AL speculated in his most recent interview that it would most likely be both a T-3 & T-5 ship...
Perhaps using the two existing designs seen about the internetz...
The Actual Ship seen in Yesterdays Enterprise and Proberts original drawing.
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I suggested that the Ambassador be the Dilithum Carrier for the fed though I do wonder why the Excel was C-store and Connie standard that should be reverse since the Connie was decommisioned that never made sence. I love the connie but the cannon says she's out of service.
In keeping with canon and/or to make it easier to add into the current ship lineup, they should call it "Ambassador-Class Frigate"
There is no reason to call an Ambassador a "frigate".
It's never been mentioned anywhere in canon about Ambassador being a "frigate". 22 years from 1701-C destruction to 1701-D flying around is not a very long time. Hell, if an Ambassador is a frigate, logic says the older Excelsior should be one too! And we all know that's never going to happen.
What ship enters the Battle of Wolf 359 by turning on a dime at :52? An Ambassador Class!
Personally, I think the Ambassador Class should be where the standard Excelsior Class is now; as an alternative to the Cheyenee, Stargazer and Dakota. The Excelsior can simply be extended to mix with the Excelsior Refit.
There really is no other place to put the Ambassador down. It can't be that much more powerful than the Cheyenne would be, and it certainly isn't up there with the Galaxy.
I wouldnt mind seeing the 2409 equivalent with the Ambassador-class skin, sort of like the Magellan-class is the update for the Nebula-class and the Monarch-class is for the Galaxy-class. I am, also, digging the Exeter-class, why couldn't we get that instead of the Constitution-refit, with the refit as the purchasable skin.