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# 11
01-18-2011, 02:00 PM
I've been thinking about a fed Escort/Science ship, with the hull of an Escort, and the sheilds of a Science vessel. It would have cloak, and one Lt. Engineering Officer Boff slot, but would have a Commander and Lt. Commander Tac Boff slots, and Commander and Lt. Commander Sci. Boff slots.

It would also be a bit better with beam weapons.
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# 12
01-18-2011, 02:11 PM
Now here is what I would do. I would 'finish' rounding out some T5 ships in a manner similar to the Excelsior.

Ambassador-refit class would have Commander Engineer, Lt. Engineer, Ensign Engineer, Lt. Commander Science, and Lt. Tac.

Akira-refit class would have Commander Tac, Lt. Tac, Ensign Tac, Lt. Commander Engineer, and Lt. Sci.

Another escort (maybe the hinted 'battleship Intrepid') would have Commander Tac, Lt. Tac, Ensign Tac, Lt. Commander Science, and Lt. Engineer.

And for science vessels have a similar setup except with science officers.

Then we can start talking about maybe T6 ships.
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# 13
01-18-2011, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Xenor-Nyiad View Post
The Federation really isn't known for fighter combat >_>
Didn't see much of DS9 did ya? The fed's had wings of fighters, I believe they were called Peregrines, but don't quote me on that.

In regards to the op:

no.
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# 14
01-18-2011, 03:34 PM
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I know this may be flamed as a stupid question, but what if the escorts had a cruiser sized battleship or something slightly bigger, No I do not mean the Gal-X it is a total piece of crap in any real event. the Klingons have cannons on their ships why not the Federations? what could possibly be lost to us having a bit of cannons on our ships? I want one thing and one thing only, A large battleship with much to offer for a federation captain,

I do hope one day we have ultra powerful and expensive ships which would have the following,

6 weapon slots fore and aft,
a super power core.
4 carrier bays.
slower than the galaxy turn rate by 10x
and limited power usage.
hey there has to be a limit.
but I know this will happen one day.......probly in the next year or 2 scince ranks will go up and VA's will be commanders in comparison.

but all i really want right now is some sort of battleship not a small escort which cant hold against anything more than 3 small ships or 1 larger ship of each kind. seriously I have all mk XI very rares on my ship including aegis set and still it was torn apart by 2 large ships. not to mention it is a fleet escort which has a larger rate of survival than many of its brethren,
Prior to STO's launch, someone challenged me to drawup some Federation Starship designs and I came up with this:

Azurian's Battleships

I figured like the Defiant, heavily armored Warp Nacelles in Quads was appropriate for warships, to act as redundancy.
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# 15
01-18-2011, 04:14 PM
I like the Resolute
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# 16
01-19-2011, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by The_Dogman
Sorry, but I'm really sick of people saying "The Feds arent really known for making battleships"

The Federation is at war with the Klingons and The Borg at this point in time and pretty much everyone wants a piece of them by now. There's no way in hell that the Federation isn't going to start pushing out true warships eventually, especially considering the main faction they're at war against makes nothing but war ready ships.
Federation ships have always been capable in combat. And yet, they are not battleships. Since they are also capable of non-combat missions. And that design seems to have been proven over time. Quite possible because the Federation can _always_ use a fleet of combat-capable exploration ships, but can only rarely ever use dedicated battleships. 95 % of the time, those battleships are wasted. They are are just dead weight. Just because there happens to be a war going on doesn't mean that you need to design a pure battleship in hope that it gets to the frontlines before the war ends.
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# 17
01-19-2011, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Lockerd View Post
I do hope one day we have ultra powerful and expensive ships which would have the following,

6 weapon slots fore and aft,
a super power core.
4 carrier bays.
slower than the galaxy turn rate by 10x
and limited power usage.
hey there has to be a limit.
but I know this will happen one day.......probly in the next year or 2 scince ranks will go up and VA's will be commanders in comparison.
Oh yes, we will get something like that. In five Enterprises or one century. At the moment Negh'Vars and Sovereigns are still the best.
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# 18
01-19-2011, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKalamity View Post
Didn't see much of DS9 did ya? The fed's had wings of fighters, I believe they were called Peregrines, but don't quote me on that.

In regards to the op:

no.
they do have fighters but we never see a carrier in the show or films. Maybe they just replace shuttles on standard fed ships with the fighters.
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# 19
01-19-2011, 03:27 PM
True, we never saw a real carrier in Star Trek, with the exception of the Scimitar.

Pretty much all starships were carriers in that they could carry fighters instead of shuttles. And the Peregrines were warp capable as well so they wouldn't necessarily be transported into battle.
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# 20
01-19-2011, 06:35 PM
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Pretty much all starships were carriers in that they could carry fighters instead of shuttles.
And this begets the question:

Where are my pets?
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