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# 11
11-02-2010, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by MalcomZiran View Post
This is a great idea for an STO ship! Definetely would be a great choice for an Escort. Alot of people would be overjoyed to see some new escorts in game.

Good to see you Costigan. I'll be making a return to STO in about a month, maybe less. Is Horizon's Fleet still running or is it a ghost fleet?

Unless I am seeing it wrong it is too big to be an escort since it looks to have a sizable shuttle bay but what do I know an Akira is an escort.
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# 12
11-02-2010, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Data
Unless I am seeing it wrong it is too big to be an escort since it looks to have a sizable shuttle bay but what do I know an Akira is an escort.
According to Medjai, it is only slightly bigger than the Defiant Class starships. In his notes, when he did the graphics he stated,
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Originally Posted by Medjai
...I did the mesh with this dimensions:

Lenght: 188m
width: 103m
weight: 38
decks: 8 approximately 4meter of height to each one

This dimensions work perfectly!!!...
According to a few sources on the net, but I'll quote from Memory Alpha, the Defiants dimensions are:
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Originally Posted by Memory Alpha
Length: 119.5 meters
Beam: 90.3 meters
Height: 25.5 meters
Hope this helps put it in perspective. Though I would assume it could be scaled to whatever size is needed.
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# 13
11-03-2010, 08:09 AM
From the creator of that ship class .... ASR-Coventry, aka. Ed Bell ...

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BASIC STATISTICS
Class Name : DILIGENT
Classification : Escort
Type : DE (Escort Destroyer)
Model Number : I

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Length : 187.5 m
Beam : 114.3 m
Draft : 37.2 m
Displacement : 404,060 mt

COMPLEMENT
Total Standard : 101
Officers : 7
Crew : 59
Marines : 35

Passengers : 5
and the notes they wrote for the class ...

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The DILIGENT-class escort was built with the intention of replacing the aging THUNDERBOLT/DEFIANT spaceframe with a newer, more modern design. Although she is still one of the smallest destroyers in service, the extra volume allows relative to THUNDERBOLT allows her to carry a full platoon of Marines. The somewhat larger spaceframe also allows the design to carry more supplies, thereby addressing the key flaw in the THUNDERBOLT -- lack of cruising range. However, the design incorporates everything that made the DEFIANT spaceframe a success: relatively small, highly maneuverable and, above all, a potent offensive punch for a ship of her size.

DILIGENT's main asset are her weapons array and tactical sensor systems. Unlike the THUNDERBOLT which was built around a set of narrow-angle forward-firing pulse phasers, she mounts more conventional parallel arrays which give her a far broader field of fire than her cousin. This allows DILIGENT to engage multiple targets from various attack angles. This allows the escort to place herself squarely between multiple hostile targets and her charges at all times. A large portion of her hull volume is dedicated to 7 capacitor banks to power 11 arrays. While sacrificing the hard-hitting concentrated punch of the pulse phasers hurts her maximum damage potential against a single opponent, she has nearly the flexibility of a light cruiser in her firing patterns. Her torpedoes are the longer-range, harder-hitting Mark II flux torpedoes. While the design is still too small to handle the multi-fire Mk III tube, she has an advantage oft an aft firing tube over the THUNDERBOLT. Her shields are also reinforced relative to those of THUNDERBOLT and her hull is coated with advanced ceramic ablative armor. She also carries a limited point defense laser system to further aid her ability to protect her charges.

The DILIGENT possesses 6 decks; though no science labs of any value are to be found on this warship, there is plenty of space for its officers and crew to maintain normal -- if spartan -- quarters for extended missions, alleviating the overcrowded feeling of THUNDERBOLT during long patrols.
Source: http://boi.alt-starfleet-rpg.com/Dil...tistics_Mark_I
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# 14
11-03-2010, 09:55 AM
With all that being said it still has what looks like an aft shuttle bay which I would see as a waste on a ship its size since it would be very hard to carry more then 1 shuttle.
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# 15
11-03-2010, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Captain Data
With all that being said it still has what looks like an aft shuttle bay which I would see as a waste on a ship its size since it would be very hard to carry more then 1 shuttle.
According to the description, if its carrying marines, if the transporters don't work and you need to get them somewhere, might need that shuttle.
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# 16
11-03-2010, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Costigan
According to the description, if its carrying marines, if the transporters don't work and you need to get them somewhere, might need that shuttle.
Do you know how cool it would be to see an escort with a special ability that actually is a built in drop ship that detaches from your ship's hull and boards the enemy.
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# 17
11-08-2010, 06:51 AM
If it had a special ability, like they gave some of the newer ships (Nebula, etc), I think it would become quite popular. Plus the escort class needs something about now anyway.
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# 18
11-10-2010, 04:33 PM
That ship is uuuuuuuuuuugly!
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# 19
11-10-2010, 04:34 PM
To each their own I guess, then again after reading your sig I'm not sure I really care.
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# 20
11-10-2010, 04:47 PM
i like that ship. could easily be a carrier. because of how compact it is.

Edit: i realize its too small to be one. but that would also be one sexy science ship.
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