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# 20
01-17-2013, 01:46 PM
Originally Posted by logicalspock View Post
I am fairly certain that Akiras not only could not store 40+ ships, but that their shuttle bay is not even large enough to accommodate a runabout, if you look at the dimensions of the ship and the size of the shuttle bay. It is about 250 meters long which puts it at about 50 meters in height, which would make the shuttle bay 4-5 meters in height.

The height of a runabout is listed between about 5-6 meters, which means a normal runabout probably could not get through the doors, much less the carrier pets with the extended sensor bars.

So it is not clear that even one of these could fit into the Akira, much less 40+.

And, the canon sources seem to indicate that a Peregrine class ship is not only longer, but significantly higher than a Danube class ship. The fact that the Akira can launch one through its rear shuttle bay defies the laws of physics.
You would be quite wrong on so many levels. The Akira was conceived of as a carrier crossed with a torpedo ship. Nearly 500 meters long, pushing 400 meters wide, with almost the entire "saucer" being taken up by hangar space. She's a Heavy Cruiser, but Cryptic shoved her in with escorts 1/3 to 1/4th her size for god knows what reason. Scale in STO is beyond terrible on many, many ships. I'll be nice and save the crew compliment rant for another thread as well.

Last edited by stirling191; 01-17-2013 at 01:58 PM.