but just like the oversized bridges it's a bit out of proportion.
And since placing an officer in a seated model would have required some work to get it right they probably opted for this strange solution.
I'd like to add that even though a scope was added to Klaa's BoP in Star trek V, nobody has a clue what it's actually there for.
It does not seem to provide information the viewscreen could not provide and with the scope in your face you're not going to see the viewscreen either so it's an either-or situation anyway.
Also the "information" provided on the scope liiks like this:
What would be really fun is if we had a type of patrol for BoP's that was like this one episode from DS9 I remember where Kor begged Worf to get him onto a ship to fight the war and they found out he had really bad memory problems from old age. Anyways if we had a patrol since ground and space are similar in nature if we had a mission where you were flying your bop on a planet destroying targets on the surface as a marauder type sortie. It would tie in nice I would think with the talk of the marauder system
Quite possible! They would likely have to design an entirely new set of art for small trees and buildings and stuff like that, scaled to the size of the ship (and to allow for the illusion of a larger map as the ship would be moving pretty fast).
But other than that ... Thanks to sci-fi futuretech, not even the existing movement model would have to change, despite flying in atmosphere. You'd basically swoop around and destroy stuff here and there, occasionally dogfighting with defense fighters or evading AA laz0rs. A bit like in the Vault mission, just with a ground map instead of inside a gigantic space station.
The question would be if it'd pay off putting all that manpower into designing that map. In theory, it could be used as a basis for many future missions (especially fighter missions, for Feds too) - I could see potential in this.