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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 23
12-24-2012, 10:59 AM
The nifty thing of the Enterprise form factor is that there is quite a bit of survivability built in, main crew in saucer, radiation in secondary hull/nacelles. Major problem with this design is the excess conduits and structural requirements to pipe all that power etc. around...

Therefore, as much as it loathes me to say this, I think a miniaturized Galaxy class would be equally iconic and, due to it's "squished" form factor, need a lot less structural support to pull off the job...

And for a space station, Franz Joseph's Starbase One...
Well, with the upgrade announcement leaving NX and Connie fans in the dust again, can we restart / revisit the T5 Connie and NX threads - since they will no longer be "truly" endgame ships... (after we get the T5 versions, it'll be time to see them added to the T5U upgrade charts too...