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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 20
03-16-2010, 11:57 PM
Originally Posted by TheWalkingLost View Post
The following information of specifications and defenses comes exclusively from the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual:

* Production Base: ASDB Integration Facility, Antares Fleet Yards, Antares IV.
* Type: Heavy Cruiser.
* Accommodation: 500 officers and crew; 4,500 personal evacuation limit.
* Power Plant: One 1,500 plus Cochrane warp core feeding two nacelles; one impulse system.
* Dimensions: Length, 464.43 meters; beam, 316.67 meters; height, 87.43 meters.
* Mass: 3,055,000 metric tonnes.
* Performance: Warp 9.8 for 12 hours.
* Armament: Six type-10 phaser emitters; two photon torpedo launchers.

The Akira was RETROFITTED to carry Fighters during the dominion war as a Last ditch desperate move by the federation to employ anything that was space worthy. The Federation believes that fighters are an out dated, inefficient and ineffective ship type.
Because I guess between the 21st and 24th centuries we forgot about bombers, guided munitions, and smaller targets being a pain to hit with big weapons.

The day someone rules something out as obsolete is the day they invite disaster from it. Best to expect too much and not see it, than to prepare for too little and be overrun by it.