has anyone every drawn one of these? I was always a Duane fan;)

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)

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