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Join Date: Dec 2007
04-03-2010, 03:24 PM
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Short duty? Specialized? Going by internal volume (the only measure worth considering when looking at the size of a space vessel) the Nebula is the second biggest ship in the fleet by a fair margin. Plus the technical manuals (the closest thing we have to actual official information regarding the Nebula class' function; other than that, all we have is fan speculation) state that both the Galaxy and Nebula are explorer ships.
Not only that, but the very early Nebula models really were just kitbashes of the Galaxy; and later ones were only slightly different.
Simply put, that class is not designed to be away from a port of call for a long period of time. The specialized mission pod located above the saucer section is changeable at drydock, based on what the ship is being used for... combat, survey, or medium range exploration.
As for the Soyuz, no that ship is not in the game; the Shikahr is what I was thinking of (I looked it up on Suricata's ship chart).
My bad. Yeah, I looked that up after I wrote it cuz I was like, "no, that isn't right, you idiot". Mainly cuz of the nacelles, I remembered it had some funky-looking ones.