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khayuung 04-19-2013 03:59 AM

Federation Dreadnought Flight Deck Cruiser Refit
 
This hilarious idea hit me while staring at my dreadnought.

As you can see, most shots of the dreadnought depicts the expanded main shuttle bay, so much so that the bridge had to be raised and resulted in the "box top" addition to the saucer section.

Just what the Feds need, a Flight Deck Cruiser. :cool:

(my apologies to my Klingon friends...)

neo1nx 04-19-2013 05:51 AM

I found that idea exelent, i am sorry, if that is what it take to make it on part with other cruiser!
Since it is hard to bielieve that the lance, turn rate, bo layout will ever been look at.
Something with 3 or 4 runabouts, just like the odyssey in ds9.
Just no tractor beam runabout, these things are overpowered.
That would do great to compensate all the over shortcomming.
If the akira class can have this, why the hell can a galaxy class can't!

stirling191 04-19-2013 05:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neo1nx (Post 9308531)
If the akira class can have this, why the hell can a galaxy class can't!

Because the Akira class is an in-universe carrier (it's saucer is effectively one large hangar bay). The Gal-X isn't.

maximumname 04-19-2013 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stirling191 (Post 9308611)
Because the Akira class is an in-universe carrier (it's saucer is effectively one large hangar bay). The Gal-X isn't.

Decks 3 and 4 in the galaxy's saucer are almost entirely shuttlebay 1, it can hold a rather large compliment as well.

skollulfr 04-19-2013 11:36 AM

i have been posting this about the galaxy since i started posting on the forums.
it was even part of canon discussion to a carrier refit galaxy during the dominion war.

stirling191 04-19-2013 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maximumname (Post 9316111)
Decks 3 and 4 in the galaxy's saucer are almost entirely shuttlebay 1, it can hold a rather large compliment as well.

Federation vessels have a standard range of deck size at roughly 3.5 meters (it varies a bit, but that's a solid average number to use). That means on a ship with quantifiable volume (the saucer of a galaxy is somewhat larger than an Akira's, but close enough for comparative purpose) you're pretty readily able to come up with interior volume.

Minus the weapons pod the Akira is a 19 deck ship. 14-15 of which in the primary hull are, in full or in part, hangar space. In addition, the Akira is sourced as being capable of carrying 40+ combat craft plus several more (sources vary but it's in the 10-20+ range) support ships.

That's a hell of a lot more than a two deck shuttle bay in a Galaxy. Support craft complement alone is more than a Galaxy carries, and that's not even considering the combat squadron.

mreeves7a 04-19-2013 01:23 PM

If I remember correctly from the Ed Whitefire blueprints, the Main shuttlebay on the D has a multideck maintenance/storage area under the shuttlebay itself. Plenty of room to support a squad or 2 of fighters/attack craft. And, a hangar bay would add an interesting bit of additional strategy for putting together a G-X.

melisande77 04-20-2013 12:40 AM

If any Fed cruiser gets promoted to carrier status, it should be the Star Cruiser, not the Dreadnought. The Dread needs to be a stronger ship of the line, rather than what it is now. Besides the Star Cruiser, being described as a CIC ship could easily be shown to have hangars.

revan999 04-20-2013 01:02 AM

I don't generally join a topic but I will leave this here for you, a link to the msd for the galaxy class. Is shown on the page and can be made much larger to see that the shuttle bay on the galaxy class is massive. That is not counting the Aux shuttle bay in the engineering section of the ship.

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Galaxy_class
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/File..._class_MSD.jpg

Really I don't care either way , but sometimes images can help everyone.

edit: To look into this a little bit more there are at lest 21 shuttles listed to have been with the Enterprise-D on the show , now if they are at the same time , that's a different story , but it seems that it could easily be a carrier ship if wanted that way. Like I said tho , don't really care either way , don't have the ship personally in game anyway. Just stating that it seems to be plausible that it could be used as a carrier.

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Federation_shuttlecraft
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Main_shuttlebay

drkfrontiers 04-20-2013 04:22 AM

Every cruiser ever designed for Star Trek has shuttle bays. That does not mean in Star Trek Online its deserving of carrier or flight-deck status. That's just not realistically how the ships are intended.


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