- The light fighter was given no class name.
Said to be designed as a defensive weapon to counter fighters from the Klingons, Romulans, Tholians and Gorn, the light fighter consisted of a flattened wedge-shaped hull that housed the cockpit. The cockpit had two seats, for a pilot and a gunner/navigator.
- The general lines of the light fighter would seem to indicate that it entered service around the same time as the Galileo-type (aka Class F) shuttlecraft (contemporary with the launch of the first Constitution-class heavy cruisers ca. 2245?) and no later than first official contact with the Gorn and Tholians in the mid-2260s.
Propulsion consisted of a main unit aft and two booster propulsion units (on outboard support pylons) to aid in maneuvering. The range was said to be "limited".
- No warp capability was mentioned for this class of fighter, so it is assumed that it was capable of high-impulse speeds only.