I found that idea exelent, i am sorry, if that is what it take to make it on part with other cruiser!
Since it is hard to bielieve that the lance, turn rate, bo layout will ever been look at.
Something with 3 or 4 runabouts, just like the odyssey in ds9.
Just no tractor beam runabout, these things are overpowered.
That would do great to compensate all the over shortcomming.
If the akira class can have this, why the hell can a galaxy class can't!
Decks 3 and 4 in the galaxy's saucer are almost entirely shuttlebay 1, it can hold a rather large compliment as well.
Federation vessels have a standard range of deck size at roughly 3.5 meters (it varies a bit, but that's a solid average number to use). That means on a ship with quantifiable volume (the saucer of a galaxy is somewhat larger than an Akira's, but close enough for comparative purpose) you're pretty readily able to come up with interior volume.
Minus the weapons pod the Akira is a 19 deck ship. 14-15 of which in the primary hull are, in full or in part, hangar space. In addition, the Akira is sourced as being capable of carrying 40+ combat craft plus several more (sources vary but it's in the 10-20+ range) support ships.
That's a hell of a lot more than a two deck shuttle bay in a Galaxy. Support craft complement alone is more than a Galaxy carries, and that's not even considering the combat squadron.
Last edited by stirling191; 04-19-2013 at 11:59 AM.
If I remember correctly from the Ed Whitefire blueprints, the Main shuttlebay on the D has a multideck maintenance/storage area under the shuttlebay itself. Plenty of room to support a squad or 2 of fighters/attack craft. And, a hangar bay would add an interesting bit of additional strategy for putting together a G-X.