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has anyone every drawn one of these? I was always a Duane fan;) - The preceding unsigned comment was added by JustinGann (talk • contribs) .

I tried years ago and never came up with anything feasible. The closest thing to this description (I think possibly designed as a homage) would be the TOS-style Proxima class from Star Trek Legacy. -- Captain MKB 11:44, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
That is a shame. I always thought that was an interesting sounding ship. I want an illustrated edition of this book, showing the Defender-class and all the species of Denebians!JustinGann 06:17, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

I too was very taken with the concept of this ship and her crew, even included it in my fan fic as I too am a huge fan of Duane and her Rihannsu -- and her alien Federation crewmembers. However... this ship is simply ludicrous. I kitbashed a 3D model of it and stuck a TOS Enterprise next to it for comparison, and it just looks stupid. After creating this rough scale model, I abandoned it. Think on it; with the stated dimensions, this ship is:

  • Primary hull diameter: 381.3m (92m wider than TOS Enterprise length)
  • Nacelle length: 307.2m (29m longer than TOS Enterprise length)
  • Secondary hull length: 1,600m (over 15 times the length of the TOS Enterprise secondary hull!)
  • Secondary hull diameter: 400m (nearly 12 times the diameter of the TOS Enterprise secondary hull!

The secondary hull alone is the length of an Imperial Star Destroyer, and allowing for a 50m overlap of saucer and secondary, the damn thing is over 1,900m long! Also bear in mind that this was probably a 2240s or 2250s design and implemented in 2260s (TOS) technology. I'll dig up that comparison file and upload it later, but I would let this one go. This design is nothing like ST:Legacy's Proxima-class. However, in it's place, the Defender design is indeed a lot more workable with more realistic dimensions substituted. I may even play around with that for a kitbash... say 200m diameter saucer, 250m length nacelles, maybe a 300m-by-75m secondary hull. Commander, Starbase 23 (talk) 18:51, July 10, 2017 (UTC)

Wow! Let's see this ship go up against an ISD! That would surely bring an end to all those tech-based ST vs. SW discussions. Anyway, please keep in mind that this wiki is for (official and) licensed publications ONLY. Fan creations should be uploaded externally and only linked to this site if they add to the discussion (like on this talk page). - Bell'Orso (talk) 20:04, July 10, 2017 (UTC)
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