The Type 9 shuttlecraft has less internal volume than other Starfleet shuttles. There is room for two pilots and four passengers. What makes the Type 9 stand out from other shuttles is its warp power, it is currently one of the fastest shuttles used by Starfleet, surpassed by the Type 11, with a top speed of warp 4. They measure 8.5 meters in length and 2.95 meters in height. The Type 9 can also be equipped with Type 4 phaser emitters.

The Type 9 was originally called the Type 12 by designer Rick Sternbach, and was again redesignated as a Class 2 shuttle. The Class 2 designation may be for shuttles with small crew cabins and very limited amenities. Class 2 shuttles include the Type 6, 8, and 9 models.

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Designing the Type 12 Shuttlecraft