I've been commanding the USS Fairport, Heavy Cruiser, kitted with phasers/2xphotons(crit)/Quantum in front, Transphasic, Plasma Array and Rare Quantums in Rear. I like how it shoots, but its S L O W to turn. Thank G8d for tractor beams.
I am trying to make a good decision for my next ship, since I have a fairly well balanced crew with some tuned more for space, some more for ground. I was actually thinking a hot rod science ship with some nasty weapons on it.