Starfleet Marine Corps
The Hornet-class fighter is a single-pilot fighter craft designed to be highly maneuverable in both atmosphere and space. It is propelled by two micro-fusion impulse engines for sublight speed with micro-warp drive for short range FTL capability. It is not designed for long-range autonomous missions and must be embarked aboard a larger support or mother craft, generally a starship or carrier. They are capable of speeds up to warp 8 for up to 45 minutes.
Designed to fill the role of space-superiority fighter, the Hornet class is equipped with forward mounted phaser banks and a single micro-torpedo launcher. The craft is also fully shielded, allowing it to re-enter atmosphere from orbit in pursuit of an objective.
Craft in service
As of 2383, the following Hornet-class fighters are in service:
- Aboard USS Dauntless
- Iwo Jima
- Wolf 359