When planning first began for Operation Delta Rising, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers quickly realized that an updated version of the famed Intrepid Class would be essential for the mission’s success. Most of the advanced technology used in the Pathfinder was first tested on the U.S.S. Voyager, which was completely updated before it departed for the Delta Quadrant. When Admiral Tuvok was satisfied with the ship’s performance, work could begin to produce Pathfinders for the fleet.
The Pathfinder Class Features a hybrid Intelligence Bridge Officer seat and comes equipped with the Aero Shuttle universal console. While this console is equipped, the Pathfinder can deploy an Aero Shuttle which will provide support during combat. The Aero Shuttle may be equipped in any console slot of any long range science vessel. The Pathfinder also comes equipped with a Deteriorating Secondary Deflector MKX. This may be equipped on any vessel with a secondary deflector slot.
When you reach level 5 in Starsip Mastery in a Pathfinder, you will unlock the Ablative Field Projector starship trait. When this trait is active, all your shield heals will provide a small measure of temporary hit-points to the target.
The Pathfinder Class also features a custom starship material. This may be used on any long range science vessel variant
Minimum Rank: Vice Admiral
Hull Strength: 31050 at Level 50 and 36000 at Level 60
The original Duantless Class science vessel, discovered by the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager, was actually alien in origin. It featured Quantum Slipstream Drive technology, which was groundbreaking at the time, but ultimately this ship was created using particle synthesis to fool and trap the crew of the Voyager. In 2410, the blueprints for the original alien ship were closely examined and Starfleet Engineering Corps were able to recreate this impressive Tier6 science vessel.
The Experimental Science Vessel comes equipped with a Particle Synthesizer Universal Console which allows your starship to project a particle synthesis beam at a distant target that causes your target and nearby enemies to take on your starship’s appearance, thus causing tremendous confusion amongst your enemies. Additionally, a photonic decoy of your starship is created near your position to draw the attention of your enemies.
This console can only be equipped on the Experimental Science Vessel and the Fleet Experimental Science Vessel, but can be put into any of their console slots. You may only equip one of these consoles.
After advancing to level 5 in your Experimental Science Vessel, you will unlock the Radiant Nanite Cloud starship trait. While this trait is slotted, causes all hull heals to heal for an additional 25% over 4 seconds in a 3km radius.
The Experimental Science Vessel comes equipped with a Deteriorating Secondary Deflector MkX. This Secondary Deflector can be equipped on any vessel with a secondary deflector slot.
Today I thought we’d bring you the schematics of the Delta Flyer, an Auxilliary craft built by the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager. I always thought this was a rather neat design and liked the way it incorporated both Starfleet and Borg technology.