The SW7-class was a type of shuttlecraft that was operated by the United Federation of Planets in the late-23rd century. The class was designed and built by the Chiokis Starship Construction Corporation.
History and specifications
By 2273, they were commonly seen on many Starfleet vessels such as the Enterprise-class. An SW7 was a small craft that was able to hold seven passengers. Its features included a standard Starfleet docking collar along with a side door, magnetic field drive, thrusters and an airlock. They were also capable of warp speed when attached to a warp sled, and atmospheric re-entry and take off from a planet either with or without the warp sled. The SW7 contained enough consumables for twenty days length at maximum warp and allowing any travel within that timeframe. However, careful rationing was also able to extend the time available though generally any interstellar travel needed to occur between two relatively close points. (FASA RPG module: Star Trek III Sourcebook Update; ST reference: Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise)
|This article or subsection has an associated category.||SW7 class shuttlecraft|
|Federation, Starfleet||Copernicus (NCC-1701/5) • Copernicus (NCC-1701-A) • Galileo (NCC-1701/7) • Galileo (NCC-1701-A/05) • Halley • Herschel • Surak|
|Terran Empire, Starfleet||Genghis|
|Starfleet shuttlecraft classes|
|Federation, Starfleet||named classes||Aeroshuttle • Danube • Epoch • Flyer • Greyhound • McCall • Mercury (warpshuttle) • Pulsar • Sphinx • Tesla • Valkyrie • Venture (scout) • Waverider • Wraith • Yellowstone • Zodiac (warp shuttle)||alphanumeric designations||2 • A • C • F • G • H • R10 • S3 • S4 • S5 • S6 • S7 • S10 • S11 • S12 • S20 • SC22 • SW7 • SW21|
|type designations||type-1 • type-3 • type-4 • type-5 • type-6 • type-6A • type-6C • type-7 • type-8 • type-9 • type-9A • type-10 • type-11 • type-15 • type-15A • type-16 • type-17 • type-18 • type-18H • Zhang Sui|
|others||mark II • captain's skiff • captain's yacht • Academy trainer craft • unnamed Federation shuttlecraft classes|
|military shuttle • passenger shuttle • Starfleet shuttle (2230s)|
The FASA RPG module: Star Trek III Sourcebook Update maintains that the SW7-class was the first standard Starfleet shuttle to have warp drive, however, this is contradicted in canon by the regular warp flights conducted by the Class F shuttlecraft.
The FASA Sourcebook also states that the shuttle was unarmed and did not possess deflector shields but, Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise states that it did. However, Mr. Scott's Guide does not give a class-name for the shuttle, so they could be two different types, despite appearing identical.