For the similar, larger type of craft, please see Maquis raider.

The Maquis fighter was a type of small and maneuverable shuttle used by the Federation and later commonly utilized by the Maquis as a fighter craft in their battle against the Cardassians.


In late 2370, Lieutenant Ro Laren used one of these ships to mount a staged "raid" against the USS Enterprise-D in order to obtain medical supplies for her Maquis cell.

The same ship was later used by Ro and Commander Riker during an aborted trap set by Starfleet to raid a Yridian convoy. (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")

Technical data

Operational systems

The ship has multiple propulsion systems including thrusters, impulse and warp drives. The warp drive emitted a Federation warp signature.

Firing phasers

For defense, they were equipped with photon torpedoes, type 8 phasers, and deflector shields.

Additionally, they were equipped with a transporter system, capable of transporting objects one stationary location to another without the use of a transporter pad. (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")

Interior design

This type of ship had a shuttle-size cockpit with seating for two, with a central display monitor between the two stations. (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")

The interior set was designed "with a cockpit window matching the regular "alien shuttle," with the outline of the "alien shuttle" matching the structure of the cockpit on the Maquis ship's exterior. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (3rd ed., p. 298))

The aft section of the ship contained the ship's hold, which was separated from the cockpit by a doorway, with an additional doorway beyond. The ship's transporter was located within, with the transporter controls mounted on the aft bulkhead. (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")

Ships of the class



Background information

The "fighter" designation given to a camera test model, sold as Lot 8338 in the It's A Wrap! sale and auction, which was inscribed with the annotation "Federation Fighter Scale to Defiant 1/5.5 scale". The Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (p. 298) described it as "Ro's fighter/transport".

For further information on the filmed studio model that was used as both the fighter and the raider, please see: Maquis fighter model.

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