The Type-4 shuttlecraft (also known as the Class G shuttlecraft) was a type of small spacecraft, a shuttlecraft in use by the Federation's Starfleet in the 23rd and 24th centuries.

History and specificationsEdit

This model of shuttle was functionally identical to the Class F shuttlecraft, with many cosmetic differences. Ships of this type entered service in the year 2269 on a provisional basis. One of the early models of this type of shuttle underwent test-flight piloted by Lieutenants Hikaru Sulu and Pavel Chekov in that year, while on leave from the USS Enterprise. (Decipher RPG module: Starships; TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: The Final Frontier; TNG movie: Generations; TOS - Unlimited comic: "Trekkers")

In the year 2333, the starship USS Stargazer was equipped with two type-4 shuttles, as well two type-5 shuttlecraft and a type-3 shuttlecraft. Upon Ensign Jiterica's assignment to Stargazer, Lieutenant Chiang familiarized her with the roster of the vessel's complement of shuttles. (STA novel: Gauntlet)

Known craftEdit

Type-4 shuttlecraft
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Starfleet shuttlecraft classes
Federation, Starfleet named classes AeroshuttleDanubeEpochFlyerGreyhoundMcCallMercury (warpshuttle)PulsarSphinxTeslaValkyrieVenture (scout)WaveriderWraithYellowstoneZodiac (warp shuttle) alphanumeric designations 2CFGHR10S3S4S5S6S7S10S11S12S20SC22SW7SW21 UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
type designations type-1type-4type-6type-7type-8type-9type-9Atype-10type-11type-15type-15Atype-16type-17type-18Zhang Sui
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Federation, Starfleet
(Kelvin timeline)
military shuttlepassenger shuttleStarfleet shuttle (2230s) UFP seal 2250s alt cmd badge


The designation "Class G" is from Decipher's Starships book, while "Type-4" derives from the comic "Trekkers"


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Decipher RPG module: Starships.

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