To be honest, I think they missed out when they released the Steamrunner. From comparison charts, the Steamrunner and Norway are practically the same size. If they designed a third ship to merge with these two, they could have released another class of ship with three-way customization.
Either way, I'd like to see the Norway (just because it's a 24th Century design) though I'd hope they scale it better than they have the Steamrunner. Last I saw one, it was far too big.
Comparing the Galaxy and the New Orleans using only stats from ditl.org, the new orleans should be 4 times maneuverable as a galaxy class in combat. However realistically, it would only be 2 to three times as much in STO for purposes of maintaining KDF, Fed PVP balance. I'd say give it a turn-rate between 10 and 14 and make it a destroyer class like the Chel Grett.
Aside from the Ambassador, I've also been asking for the New Orleans since about 2011. It has a much sleeker overall look because it's nacelles are much less bulkier than the Enterprise D's.
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The only "source" for most of this BS is the author's own mind.
Originally Posted by Colour Key on DITL.ORG
White Text : Anything in white is my own invention. Sometimes this is just extrapolation - I guesstimated that the Nebula class has eight phaser arrays compared to the Galaxy classes twelve, for example, because the Nebula class is slightly smaller so probably slightly less powerful. But here and there I have gone into invention meltdown, inventing entire histories for ships about which we know little. Now and again I have even made up new backgrounds to known events just to make them sound a bit more dramatic. So be warned, if it's in white you can take it or leave it!
The Norway is already sort-of in the game as the Oslo variant of the Heavy Escort, but the model looks goofy. If they were to just make the Akira variant exclusive to the Escort Carrier, they could replace it with a true Norway class variant model.