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Class F shuttlecraft Edit
Star Trek Encyclopedia and the official StarTrek.com database entry under "Ion Propulsion" states that ion propulsion was in use on "Class F shuttles in the 2260's". This seems to be in contradiction to the statement that the Federation considered it only theoretical, though the actual statement makes reference to it being theoretical for interstellar travel. Since the primary method of interstellar travel on Federation ships is warp drive, it could be this reference meant that ion propulsion is theoretical as a basis for interstellar (presumably FTL) travel (which makes sense with real-world physics regarding our current understanding of ion propulsion, it's much too slow). --188.8.131.52 15:04, August 15, 2014 (UTC)
"Kukulkan's probe"? Edit
Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 1, Issue 17, p. 73 mentions "Kukulkan's probe" as having ion propulsion in TAS: "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth", but I notice it's not mentioned in this article. Unfortunately, I don't have time to investigate that reference myself but someone else might. --Defiant (talk) 07:41, April 30, 2015 (UTC)