The Type 7 shuttlecraft was a type of Allied shuttlecraft carried on board Alliance starships during the war. The Type 7 shuttle was a short to medium range auxiliary craft. Some shuttles were equipped with warp drive and were useful for interstellar travel, while others were restricted to impulse speeds. The impulse engine were located at the very aft of the vessel. The shuttles were typically unarmed and had minimal deflector shield coverage. They had escape transporters, which could be reconfigured for use as standard transporters if necessary.