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 Paris Class Flyers

Name:            SSC Harrison, SSC Viper, SSC Sierra
Registry:        - - -
Class:             Paris (modified)
Subclass:       GSC-DFT
Type:              General Operations Support Craft
Mission:        Reconnaisance, survey operations, insertion platform.

Dimensions:
         Overall Length:  21.0 meters
         Overall Beam: 12.2 meters
         Overall Draft: 5.3 meters
Displacement:  180.6 metric tons
Crew:  1 pilot; 1 OPS manager, 1 tactical operator.
Passenger capacity: 12
Velocity:
         Cruising: Warp Factor 4
         Maximum: Warp Factor 7
Acceleration:
         Rest-onset Critical Momentum: 8.21 sec.
         Onset Critical Momentum-Warp Engage: 1.2 sec.
         Warp 1-Warp 4:  4.82 sec.
         Warp 4-Warp 7:  3.27 sec.
Duration:
         Standard Mission: 10 days
         Recommended Yard Overhaul: 4 months
Propulsion Systems:
         Warp: (2) Tuned Circumferential Warp Drive Units
         Impulse: (2) Modified Compact Subatomic Unified Energy Impulse Units
Weapons:
         8 Type V Collimated Phaser Arrays
         2 Mk 35 Direct-Fire Photon Microtorpedo Tubes
Primary Computer System: DF-class Isolinear III Processor
Primary Navigation System: RAV/ISHAK Mod 3 Warp Celestial Guidance
Deflector Shield Grid:  FSQ-2 Primary Force Field and Deflector Control System
Stealth Device:  Mk IV Low-Output Small Craft Stealth Emitters; CAD9 Generator

Cockpit layout:
         The cockpit of the Paris-class support craft is unusual, in that all personnel are not sitting at the same level.  The OPS manager and tactical officer sit on either side of a cleft rampway running down the center of the room; the pilot, whose station is at the bottom of this rampway, is sitting more towards the nose of the craft.  This vantage point allows the pilot to operate the craft from a non-distracted position away from the other operators of the vessel.
         When Starfleet took over production of the Paris-class support craft, it modified the blueprints from those originally provided by USS Voyager's Thomas Paris.  Among other modifications (Borg components are absent on the Alpha Quadrant version of the ship), custom-built internal consoles have been replaced with standard Starfleet interfaces and LCARS database controls.  However, Starfleet did retain elements of the pilot's station, and though the controls no longer resemble those of "Captain Proton's" ship, they are just as functional and aesthetic.  Vector exhaust, impulse, and warp engine control have been replaced by standard touchscreens, but the true sub-impulse flight of the craft is still controlled by a joystick, steering column, or V-stick--depending on the model.  The Viper and Sierra are controlled by a "steering wheel" type controller; the Harrison has been fitted with complex joystick control.  This unorthadox arrangement makes the Paris-class support craft one of the more exciting vehicles to operate (of course, the on-board computer can also be programmed to pilot the ship on longer missions).

Sierra/Viper/Harrison:
         The SSC Sierra, SSC Harison, and SSC Viper are two Paris-class support craft donated to the Mercutio by Starfleet Security, Special Operations division.  They are outfitted with CAD9 generators and stealth emitters, and painted in a black matte EM absorbing coating to minimize their own EM emissions as well as make the crafts more difficult to see visually or "find" on another vessel's sensors.  Though these emitters are not quite a full cloak, they do make it easier for the the two ships to accomplish covert operations missions.  The Viper and Scorpion are usually used for such missions, though the Mercutio's aeroshuttle has also been fitted with stealth emitters (the matte paint and sensor damping armor of the Sierra, Harrison, and Viper makes them usually a better choice).

 

 

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