Hunters' ship disabling DS9

The Hunters' ship depolarizing DS9's shields

The Hunters' ship was a type of starship utilized by the Gamma Quadrant species, known simply as the Hunters, during the late-24th century. It was equipped with an emitter that could fire an unusual type of radiation at a target, with the effect of reversing the polarity of their shields allowing for transporters to penetrate. When in motion, the ship's engines also gave off detectable ionized L-band emissions, identical to that of the Tosk's ship.

In 2369, a vessel of this type was the second to cross from the Gamma Quadrant to the Alpha Quadrant via the Bajoran wormhole, in pursuit of a Tosk vessel. (DS9: "Captive Pursuit")

According to the script notes on this design, it was described as "another, larger ship (three passengers)" (versus Tosk's ship being previously described as "a single pilot vessel").
For more information on history of this studio model, please see: TNG studio models.
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