The Wizard-class was a testbed platform for experimental weapons and propulsion systems. These vessels could be sent on crewed missions, but advanced computer systems also allowed them to operate unmanned with remote piloting. They were built with modular components that could easily be swapped out in a drydock, and were usually accompanied by an escort during test flights.
With standard equipment, a basic ship included two type FWE warp engines, two type FIB impulse engines, one type FH5 forward phaser bank and a type FSC deflector shield. It had one 6-person transporter as well as an emergency transporter for 27 people. It was usually manned by a crew of 30, though the complement varied depending on the technology being tested.
The bridge featured an exterior ring of automation systems. Deck two included an area for installing test weapons, a security office with quarters for a staff of 3, communications navigation beacon and log buoy launch area, life support and the main computer. Deck three had sleeping quarters for three doctors, 18 standard staterooms, a galley, rec room, sickbay and a surgical suite. Deck four included a cargo bay and quarters for 10 engineers. Decks three and four also housed the engineering section.
Vessels of this class were named for wizards, fantasy characters and locales associated with Earth mythology. Registry numbers ranged from 600 to 615, all using the NX prefix per the experimental nature of the ship class. (Stardate Magazine vol. 1, Issue 8: "Wizard Class Starship")
Type FH-10 and FH-11 phaser banks as well as FP-5 and FP-6 photon torpedo systems were tested and certified using Wizard-class ships. As of 2270, nine such vessels had been built. (Stardate Magazine vol. 1, Issue 8: "Wizard Class Starship")
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- USS Wizard, NX-600
- USS Oz, NX-601
- USS Gandalf, NX-602
- USS Neverland, NX-603
- USS Disney, NX-604
- USS Sparrowhawk, NX-605
- USS Gul'agil, NX-606
- USS Merlin, NX-607
- USS Allanon, NX-608
- Stardate Magazine vol. 1, Issue 8: "Wizard Class Starship"