H-4 (Preator) Class II Heavy Shuttle

«Last Updated – May 17, 2022»


Known Sphere Of Operation:  Empire-wide use
Data Reliability:  A
Major Data Source:  Romlan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
The more popular of the two major warp shuttles, the H-4 lives up to its name (Praetor translates as ‘leader’). Its spacious quarters are the most luxurious of all Romulan shuttles, and, therefore, makes for the most desired and comfortable travel. With a crew of two and passenger facilities for eight, it is considered to be large for the mission requirements. It is found either ground based or attached to an outpost or orbital station, probably due to the vessel’s size, but some are known to be carried aboard Class V or larger vessels. The H-4 carries out courier and VIP transport duties for both the Navy and government agencies throughout the Empire; as it is not armed, it is not usually seen in sensitive areas.

Production of the Type-1 appears to have slowed drastically after the introduction of the Type-2. Sources report that as more and more Type-2s became available, the Type-1s were taken out of production, and those existing models were refit and modified as Type-2s. The Type-2s use a newer, lighter version of the same engine, which requires less space and allows more room in the crew compartments.

Of the approximately 2,500 H-4 warp shuttles built, about 2,000 are still in service. About 30% of the remaining vessels have been lost or destroyed; another 40% are in the reserve fleets. By best count, at least 28 Type-1s and 121 Type-2s are operating in the civil sector. Current production capabilities are estimated to add an additional 50 Type-2s per year to the number in service.


Construction Data:
Model Number — Type-1 Type-2 Type-3
Ship Class — II II II
Date Entering Service — 2247 2268 2287
Number Constructed — 1,400 1,000 310
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 2 2 3
Damage Chart — C C C
Size:
Length — 20 m 20 m 20 m
Width — 21 m 21 m 21 m
Height — 6 m 6 m 6 m
Weight — 9,983 mt 10,843 mt 13,643 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 10 SCU 10 SCU 8 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 5,500 mt 5,500 mt 4,400 mt
Landing Capacity — Yes Yes Yes
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-2M R-3M R-3M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 1 1 1
Other Data:
Crew — 2 2 2
Passengers — 8 8 8
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 14 20 20
Movement Point Ratio — 1/1 1/1 1/1
Warp Engine Type — RWA-1 RWA-2 RWA-2
Number — 2 2 2
Power Units Available — 6 ea. 9 ea. 9 ea.
Stress Charts — M/O J/M J/M
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6
Emergency Speed — Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
Impulse Engine Type — RIA-2 RIA-2 RIA-2
Power Units Available — 2 2 2
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-3
Number — 2
Firing Arcs — 2 f
Firing Chart — A
Maximum Power — 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-)
+2 (-)
+1 (1-4)
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSA RSA RSC
Shield Point Ratio — 1/1 1/1 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 5 5 10
Combat Efficiency:
D — 29.9 38.9 76.3
WDF — 0 0 1.6