Forward port quarter
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.
2370, Lieutenant Ro Laren used one of these ships to mount a staged "raid" against the USS 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 ")
The ship has multiple
propulsion systems including thrusters, impulse and warp drives. The warp drive emitted a Federation warp signature.
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 ")
This type of ship had a shuttle-size
cockpit with seating for two, with a central display monitor between the two stations. ( : " TNG ")
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 ")
Ships of the class
The "fighter" designation given to a
camera test model, sold as in the Lot 8338 , which was inscribed with the annotation "Federation Fighter Scale to Defiant 1/5.5 scale". The It's A Wrap! sale and auction 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.