Where does the nomenclature "type-8" come from for this design? I am having difficulty tracking it down to any canon sources.
I know that Voyager started it's journey with at least three different shuttle types, this, the "Short-range craft" (aka type 6 shuttlecraft) and the class 2 shuttle. "Resolutions" makes a references to the "type-9", and it has always been assumed to be the same as the "class 2", but it was not seen in that episode to make the visual/name reference connection.
Even referring to the mythical VOY Technical Manual/Writers Guide leaves me coming up short: it only refers to Voyager having 4 type-6's, 2 shuttlepods and the AeroWing for vehicles of this nature.
Either the "type-9" is the same as "class 2", as many speculate, or this "type-8" is really the "type-9," and the term "type-8" is just a farce. Any one else have any useful input to add to this? Is this perhaps a name from the DS9 Technical Manual, or what? --Alan 05:30, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
- I think we should rename this page as "Tereshkova type shuttlecraft"  following the "Chaffee type shuttlepod" precedence, as there is no canonical mention of what number type or class of shuttle this really is. Type-8 should be only mentioned in a background section as what the "Fact Files" call this design. --Pseudohuman 04:46, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
I did some research and came about these pictures and references.
Im not sure about whether these are canon but the information seems to be from the episodes. Let me cross-verify these to the respective episodes and confirm. It would be great if more can chip in !
However according to this link the Type 8 and Type 9 are different shuttlecraft design.
- Balaji 26-Sep-2007