Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated June 24, 2007
Danube Runabout


United Federation of Planets
Class Super-Heavy Fighter
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2368
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated November 25, 2002
Danube Runabout

A small craft introduced in the 24th Century to facilitate short-range scientific, exploratory, and personnel transfer missions, Danube-class Runabouts are commonly based off of Federation outposts, effectively extending their spheres of influence. These bases use Danube Runabouts on missions that standard shuttlecraft cannot. These vessels are quite successful, and the design continues to be refined.

Runabouts can under some circumstances be carried and based off of starships rather than orbital or planetary bases. A runabout stored in a ship's standard shuttlebay facilities occupies four (4) contiguous hangar boxes. Any ship that elects to convert hangar space for runabout use must pay 5 combat points per structure box (20 per runabout) for the conversion. A minimum of two shuttlecraft must remain onboard any ship. When launching runabouts, one runabout counts as a single launch/land point.

The Danube Runabout can elect when purchasing micro-torpedoes to assign up to 5 of them as being rear mounted torpedoes, in which case micro-torpedoes can fire with the same arc as the aft-mounted gun. Note that when running in this configuration the Runabout still can only fire one torpedo per turn.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Danube Runabout - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
This ship is included in the:
Ships of the Fleet: United Federation of Planets
Ship Archive
Related Entries:
Scorpio Corvette
Design Notes:

I modeled Runabouts as SHF after trying them out as LCV's and deciding that it just didn't work right at that scale. The weapons
on the Danube are approximations of the type of firepower that I think they should have, given the way they performed on DS9.

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