The Charon Class Shuttlecraft is the Romulan Star Empire's standard long-range heavy warpshuttle. At 24.23 metres in length, it is comparable in size to the Federation Danube Class Runabout. The Charon has a crew of 5 and carries 10 troops commanded by a Decurion, for a total complement of 15.

At visual ranges the Charon is sometimes mistaken for the larger Theta Class Courier, which is greatly resembles.

Name: Imperator
Class/Type: Charon Class Shuttle
Commissioning Date: unknown
Hull Characteristics
Size: 3 (23.24m long, 1 decks)
Resistance: 2
Structure: 60
Operations Characteristics
Crew/Troops: 5/10
[3 pwr/round]
Computer: 2
[2 pwr/round]
Transporters: 1 personnel
[1 pwr/round]
Tractor Beams: 1 av
[2/rating used]
Propulsion & Power Characteristics
Warp System: 6.0/8.5/9.6 (2 hours)
[2/warp factor]
Impulse System: .5/.75c
[5/7 pwr/round]
Power: 100
Sensor Systems
Long-range Sensors: +1/14 light-years
[6 pwr/round]
Lateral Sensors: +1/1 light-year
[4 pwr/round]
Navigational Sensors: +1
[5 pwr/round]
Cloak: 5
[20 pwr/round]
Sensor Skill: 3
Weapons Systems
Type I Disruptor
Range: 10/30,000/100,000/300,000
Arc: All (720 degrees)
Accuracy: 4/5/7/10
Damage: 15
Power: [15]
Torpedoes
Number: 6
Launchers: 1ad, 1fv
Spread: 1
Arc: Forward or Aft, but are self-guided
Range15/300,000/1,000,000/3,500,000
Accuracy: 4/5/7/10
Damage: 20
Power: [5]
Weapons Skill: 5
Defensive Systems
Type R-1D Phased Deflector Shields
Protection: 47/72
Power: [47]
Notes:
The Charon Class is the shuttle seen decloaking in the runabout hangar on Deep Space Nine in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode In The Pale Moonlight. LUG calls this the Theta Class Swift Courier and makes it a somewhat larger ship, some 73 metres in length. In the scene, however, there are three size cues: the hatch in the side of the shuttle, the Danube Class Runabout behind it, and the pad markings around it. The latter are often seen with a runabout in other episodes, so they clearly show it to be about the same size. The length of 23.24 metres is taken from the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual , a rare occurrance of figures from that book being correct.

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