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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 5
06-14-2012, 02:58 PM
Same reason we call other ships the Sovereign, Galaxy, Intrepid, Defiant, Prometheus, etc etc, even though all of them have multiple alternate classes. The Akira is the most popular ship of the type, and the best known - most people new to STO will know what the Akira class is, they won't know the other classes.