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Akira Retrofit !
I'm sure some of you Escort Captains out there might like the Defiant Refit but myself and others did'nt waste our tokens on it. To be honest the only Escort that I like is the Prometheus but i fly my Fleet Escort instead becuase it seems to fit my needs a lil better. But the Akira is by far my favorite ship...her design is sexy as hell, and she was our first taste of power in game. I see a list of ships to be released in the future and it is very sad to see that the Akira did not make the list to be Refitted. Ships like the Enterprise J, NX-01 are really making the list before the well loved Akira!!!! REALLY!!! Please Cryptic give us escort Captains a real Escort to be proud of in the Akira.....PLEASE
Basic Information Type: Heavy Cruiser
Commissioned: 2363 - present
Dimensions: Length : 464.43 m
Beam : 316.67 m
Height : 87.43 m
Decks : 19
Mass: 3,055,000 metric tons
Crew: 500, evacuation limit 4500
Armament: 3 Type X phaser arrays, total output 17,500 TeraWatts
15 Pulse fire photon torpedo tube + 300 torpedoes
Defence Systems: Standard shield system, total capacity 1,876,500 TeraJoules
Standard Duranium/Tritanium Double hull plus 5.4 cm High density armour.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Ablative armour generators
Warp Speeds: Normal Cruise : 6
Maximum Cruise : 9.3
Maximum Rated : 9.8 for 12 hours.
Expected Hull Life: 80 years
Refit Cycle: Minor: 1 year
Major: 20 years
Notes: The USS Akira is one of the very few Starfleet vessels which is heavily biased toward the combat role. The ships carry an extremely heavy torpedo armament of no less than 15 photon torpedo tubes. Seven of these are mounted in the large roll bar pod, all facing forwards; the remaining eight are located in the saucer section, two of which face directly out to port and starboard - an unusual feature in a Starfleet vessel.
Another unusual feature of the Akira class is the hangar bay arrangements. There are two large shuttle bays in the saucer section, one at the forward edge of the saucer section and one at the rear. These are linked together through the centre of the ship, allowing large numbers of launch and landing operations to be handled simultaneously. During peacetime this allows the Akira to evacuate large numbers of small survey craft, or ferry evacuees on board at a high rate. During the Dominion war the ships often serve as fighter carriers; in this role they can carry up to one hundred attack fighters, although a load of thirty six fighters and a dozen utility craft is more usual.The USS Akira entered service in 2363, and a rapid production run put nearly a hundred others into the fleet over the next twelve years. Most were assigned to units on the outer Federation territories, performing patrol and presence missions as well as the normal mapping and exploration duties which any Starfleet vessel is expected to handle.
More recently the escalation of tensions at the Federations core over the last few years has led to almost all of the Akiras being recalled to operate nearer to Earth; thirty five where assigned to the Typhon Sector Fleet in 2370, the remainder being assigned to the areas adjacent to the Cardassian, Klingon and Romulan borders. Akira class vessels featured prominently in the 2373 Borg attack on Earth; the Typhon Fleet, together with several reinforcement squadrons, fought a running battle with the Borg vessel from the Typhon sector to Earth. Many of the ships were destroyed during this battle. A notable participant was the USS Thunderchild, NCC 63549, which participated in the final assault which destroyed the Borg cube.
The Akiras had been due to cease production in 2373, but with the disastrous contact with the Dominion Starfleet decided to continue production at an increased rate. When the Dominion war began, production of the Akira was boosted to eighteen per year as the Federation converted its economy to a war footing. The Akiras have now become a common sight on the front lines, participating in most of the major battles.
Deck Layout Weapons Pod C Photon torpedo bays, Sensor Array
B Phaser bank 1. Torpedo Storage
A Phaser bank 2., Torpedo Storage, Maintenance
The Akira Class was designed to serve as a heavy gunship and carrier to protect space stations and ships devoted more to exploration than firepower. Created in between the development of the Sovereign and Galaxy classes, the Akira incorporates those elements from both designs best suited to a carrier ship.