starfighters were a type of auxiliary craft in service to the Earth Starfleet, ca. 2160. (date adapted from Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology)The Normandy class of
- As the United Federation of Planets was founded shortly after the end of the Earth-Romulan War, these were probably in service to the nascent Federation Starfleet as well. Despite Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology's assertions that the fighters had "advanced second generation warp drive," they could not have been warp-capable, given the technology level of the era. It is possible, however, that the fighters had some kind of one-use only emergency fusion-powered low-yield drive.