Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - Starfleet Runabout
Star Trek The Official Starships Collection Issue 32's painstakingly recreated die-cast vehicle, is a Starfleet Runabout. Larger than regular shuttlecraft, the Danube-class Runabout was an essential component of 24th-century Starfleet space stations. Three Runabouts of this type were assigned to the station Deep Space 9 in 2369 the U.S.S. Ganges, U.S.S. Yangtzee Kiang and U.S.S. Rio Grande.The design and use of this high-warp capable starship is explored in the magazine, along with insights and early concepts from senior production illustrator Rick Sternbach.