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With the success of the first squadron of Arrow Class Experimental Runabouts, a second squadron is being commissioned. This squadron of Arrows will be outfitted with equipment and instrumentation which can be used for a variety of tasks and missions. Arrow Class Runabouts utilize the same “modular” construction in regard to interior makeup. They are compatible with standard Starfleet multi-use compartment modules and are much easier than even the conventional Runabouts being that the warp engines and wings feature a “gull” design which swing open for easy access to the interior.
The compartment modules fit neatly inside and lock into place for optimum refit capability. The Arrow class is slightly longer than the standard Danube. This affords a somewhat roomier cockpit area, more work stations, and a larger crew complement.
The Cockpit and each module may be used as Emergency Escape Pods, complete with independent Life Support systems, RCS Thrusters and Combat Rations. As shown in the diagrams below, should the need arise for Emergency Egress, the entire warp engine section may be jettisoned, freeing all the Modules for independent flight.
The Arrow Class Runabout was designed to complete four general mission types.
Specification Danube Class Arrow Class
Length 23.1 Meters 26 Meters
Width 13.7 Meters 16.1 Meters
Height 5.4 Meters 5.4 Meters
Decks 1 1
Transporter pads 1 2
Minimum 1 6
Standard 4 6
Phaser Emitters 2 Type IX 2 Type IX
Torpedo Launchers 2 Micro-Photon 2 Standard
Shields Auto-Modulating Shields Auto-Modulating Shields
Hull Duranium-Tritanium Composite Tritanium Composite