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Runabouts: Arrow Class

Arrow Class Runabout

Category: Runabout


Expected Duration: 0 years
Time Between Resupply: 0 years
Time Between Refit: 0 years

Crew: 2
Passengers: 16

Cruising Velocity: Warp 6
Maximum Velocity: Warp 7.2
Emergency Velocity: Warp 7.9 (for 6 hours)

Length: 27 metres
Width: 17.5 metres (wing tips)
Height: 6 metres
Decks: 1 (with 1 subdeck)

   Micro-Torpedo Launchers: 2
      Micro-Quantum Torpedoes: 12
      Micro-Photon Torpedoes: 20
   Type VII Array: 4
Shielding Systems
   Auto-Modulating Shields
   Metaphasic Shielding

With the return of the Voyager in 2378 to the Alpha Quadrant, Starfleet was given a wealth of information on a bunch of new technologies the travelling crew from the Delta Quadrant and the now proven Delta Flyer class runabout. In comparison to the now aging Danube runabout and the proven shortcomings that had developed throughout its use on the fringes of the Federation as well as its relative slow speed Starfleet began development of a new runabout.

Taking design cues from the Delta Flyer and the modularity of the Danube runabout, the designers at Utopia Planetia came up with several ideas for new ships. The Arrow class Runabout was the culmination of 3 years of work and several failed prototypes. Larger than the Danube with a more aerodynamic design similar to the Delta Flyer, the Arrow entered limited production for a testing phase in 2381. Following 2 years of testing In the major Federation systems and some testing at the southern border the Arrow class was approved for widespread usage and production was increased to full run volumes in 2384. Ever so slowly the Arrow Class has been increasingly seen in Federation Territory taking the place of the traditional Danube runabout.

Compared to the Delta Flyer and the Danube, the Arrow runabout requires two to fly though in a pinch can be flown by one. Depending on the configuration, it can fit as many as 30 (passenger configuration), though in its normal configuration fits 16. Outfitted with a holographic system in the rear compartment to accommodate the modularity intended with its design, the rear hold of the Arrow Runabout can be changed within moments to suit the needs of the mission. Some of the preset modular set ups for the Arrow runabout include:

  • Passenger (Open hold with large amounts of seating)
  • Transport (Empty hold)
  • Extended Journey (Amenities for extend journeys, quarters, galley, etc.)
  • Security/Marine set up (Weapons Lockers, Jumpseats)
  • Science (Labratory set up, Astrometrics, Biochemistry, etc)
  • Medical (Sickbay set up, general, surgical, mass casualties all subsets)
  • Engineering (Engineering Labs)

All of these presets can be augmented by physical equipment and or walls as needed thanks to a system of hardpoints in the floor and ceiling for easy equipment installation and removal. That being said the most recognizable preset used in a large majority of the Arrow class is that of the Extended Journey.

Sim Awards

Gold Unit of Merit Quarter 1 2021

Silver Unit of Merit (Sept 2021Silver Unit of Merit (Mar 2021

Sim of the Year (2008)Gold Unit Award of Merit (DEC 2008, JUL 2009, DEC 2012, QUARTER 1 2021)Silver Unit Award of Merit (Jan 2006, Jan 2007, Jun 2008, Feb 2009, Mar 2011)Silver Unit Award of Merit (Sixth & Subsequent Awards - Feb 2012, October 2013, March 2017, Mar 2021, Sept 2021)Bronze Unit Award of Merit (March and September 2006, April 2007, July 2007, January 2008)Bronze Unit Award of Merit (March 2008, October 2008, June 2010, November 2014)
Obsidian Fleet Sim of the Month (Feb 2005)Joint Service Commendation Medal (Second Star for third Joint Mission) Tour of Duty: Romulan (Star for second award)Tour of Duty: KlingonTour of Duty: Deep SpaceTour of Duty: BreenTour of Duty: CardassianTour of Duty: Borg

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