Q: Rexy The Akira class ship was designed as part of Star Fleets response to the Borg threat, and is a newer ship design then the Defiant, Galaxy, Nebula, and Excelsior classes, which are T5 ships. So, when are we getting a t5 Akira?
A: We are scheduled to release an enhanced version of the Akira to be released sometime during Season 4, but we are still on the fence about whether or not we will release a Vice Admiral variant of the ship.
I cannot emphasise how much there must be a T5 Akira, Its horribly misplaced as is as a T3.
The Akira is both newer and more powerful than the T4 & T5 retrofit that is the Defiant.
And it is definitely vastly more powerful than a puny Excelsior Class starship.
But most of all, the Akira is Cryptic's flagship.
It proudly adorns the cover of the the Gold Edition of STO.
Stay out of Akira related threads if you don't like it, An enhanced version would be great, hopefully some cool ability like a 360 degree torpedo launcher will be added
He/she doesn't have the right to express an opposing opinion in an Akira related thread? I don't particularly care one way or the other about an Akira at T-5, but I can tell you I'd never fly one. I happen to agree with the person you're quoting.
Actually the fine details on the model clearly show that its a carrier with a pass-through hanger deck. The artist went into detail about it on either Eaves or Drexler's blog sometime last year as well.
The shots shown in the movie and on TV may not have been close enough to show such detail, but the original model had them.