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The '''''Wanderer''-class''', model number A, was a [[starship]] of [[Orion]] design, classed as a [[Starship classification|Class V]] [[blockade runner]] ({{rpg|FASA RPG|The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge}}) or a [[cruiser]] ({{g|ST|Conquest}}). It was in operation during the late [[23rd century]]. It was a symbol of Orion space power, and known as "the Orion [[D7 class|D7]]".
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The '''''Wanderer''-class''', model number A, was a [[starship]] of [[Orion]] design, classed as a [[Starship classification|Class V]] [[blockade runner]] ({{rpg|FASA RPG|The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge}}) or a [[cruiser]] ({{g|ST|Conquest}}). It was in operation during the late [[23rd century]] and became a symbol of Orion space power, known as "the Orion [[D7 class|D7]]".
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
The ''Wanderer''-class was a fairly recent design of the late [[23rd century]], drawing heavily on the architecture of Human starships, such as in the ovoid main hull. It entered service on [[reference stardate]] 2/1701 (c. [[2278]]), and approximately 100 were constructed by the late 23rd century. It became a popular native Orion design, and ''Wanderer''s were even purchased by several [[Federation]]-based groups, despite the high import duties. ({{rpg|FASA RPG|The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge}})
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The ''Wanderer''-class was a fairly recent design of the late 23rd century, drawing heavily on the architecture of [[Human]] starships, such as in the ovoid main hull. It entered service on [[reference stardate]] 2/1701 (c. [[2278]]), and at least 100 were constructed within its first decade. It became a popular native Orion design, and ''Wanderer''s were even purchased by several [[Federation]]-based groups, despite the high import duties. ({{rpg|FASA RPG|The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge}})
   
 
In [[2364]], information on vessels of this type was displayed on the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D}} [[library computer]] ({{e|TNG|The Naked Now|The Last Outpost|Datalore|Conspiracy}}).
 
In [[2364]], information on vessels of this type was displayed on the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D}} [[library computer]] ({{e|TNG|The Naked Now|The Last Outpost|Datalore|Conspiracy}}).
   
:''Upside-down images of the ''Wanderer''-class taken from [[FASA RPG]] materials appeared in background computer displays in several episodes of ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]'' Season 1. It has also appeared in several [[video game]]s, including ''[[Encounters]]'' and ''[[Conquest]]''.''
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:''Upside-down images of the ''Wanderer''-class taken from [[FASA RPG]] materials appeared in background computer displays in several episodes of ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]'' Season 1. It has also appeared in several [[video game]]s, including ''[[Encounters]]'' and ''[[Conquest]]''. The latter potentially indicates that ''Wanderers'' are still in use by the mid-[[2360s]].''
   
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
 
[[File:WandererSpace.jpg|thumb|left|A ''Wanderer'' in an [[asteroid]] field.]]The ship was divided into a number of distinct sections for different functions and purposes. The ovoid main hull contained the [[bridge]], [[sensor]]s, the M1 control [[computer]], and the majority of crew quarters. Its "abdomen", meanwhile, was home to the engineering section. It included a small shuttlecraft bay, with confined spaces for two eight-person [[shuttlecraft]] that could be launched simultaneously. The [[tractor beam]] was also situated here; this was strong enough that a ''Wanderer'' could tow ships up to twice its own mass.
 
[[File:WandererSpace.jpg|thumb|left|A ''Wanderer'' in an [[asteroid]] field.]]The ship was divided into a number of distinct sections for different functions and purposes. The ovoid main hull contained the [[bridge]], [[sensor]]s, the M1 control [[computer]], and the majority of crew quarters. Its "abdomen", meanwhile, was home to the engineering section. It included a small shuttlecraft bay, with confined spaces for two eight-person [[shuttlecraft]] that could be launched simultaneously. The [[tractor beam]] was also situated here; this was strong enough that a ''Wanderer'' could tow ships up to twice its own mass.
   
The ''Wanderer'''s most unusual features were its outrigger weapons pods, hanging off the base of its narrow waist hull. These were convenient for attaching heavy or dangerous weapons, and allowed for easier access for repairs. They could also be jettisoned in the event of leakage, fire, or the risk of explosion. These allowed for a range of different weaponry options; the heaviest load consisted of four OD-4 [[disruptor]]s and four Federation-designed FP-1 [[photon torpedo]]s. With further modifications, like reducing [[deflector shield]]s, it was possible to equip even heavier weapons.
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The ''Wanderer'''s most unusual features were its outrigger weapons pods, hanging off the base of its narrow waist hull. These were convenient for attaching heavy or dangerous weapons, and allowed for easier access for repairs. They could also be jettisoned in the event of leakage, fire, or the risk of explosion. They allowed for a range of different weaponry options; the heaviest loaded ''Wanderer'' had four OD-4 [[disruptor]]s and four Federation-designed FP-1 [[photon torpedo]]s. With further modifications, like reducing [[deflector shield]]s, it was possible to equip even heavier weapons.
   
 
It had two OWA-2 [[warp engine]]s, with a maximum safe cruising speed of [[warp factor]] 6 and an emergency speed of [[warp speed|warp]] 8. It also had an OIB-3 [[impulse engine]]. It had no landing capability however. It was equipped with an OSJ [[deflector shield]].
 
It had two OWA-2 [[warp engine]]s, with a maximum safe cruising speed of [[warp factor]] 6 and an emergency speed of [[warp speed|warp]] 8. It also had an OIB-3 [[impulse engine]]. It had no landing capability however. It was equipped with an OSJ [[deflector shield]].
   
''Wanderer'''s had a crew of 102 and could accommodate 10 passengers. It had a number of [[transporter]]s, with two six-person pads, and two small, one regular and one large cargo pads. It could carry up to 9000 metric tons
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''Wanderer'''s had a crew of 102 and could accommodate 10 passengers. It had a number of [[transporter]]s, with two six-person pads, and two small, one regular and one large cargo pads. It could carry up to 9000 metric tons.
   
 
==Functions==
 
==Functions==
Like many Orion starships, the ''Wanderer'' was labeled a "blockade runner" by [[Starfleet]] for its high speed and small payload. Also like many Orion starships, it was often called little more than a "[[Orion piracy|pirate]]'s mount". However, the ''Wanderer'' was in fact a reliable, powerful and highly versatile vessel, and very different from other blockade runners like the [[Lightning class|''Lightning''-class]]. The weapons pods could be replaced by sensor pods with excellent range and sensitivity, making them highly suitable for certain tasks, such as salvage and rescue, or performing [[planet]]ary surveys, especially in dangerous and hostile areas where a quick escape might be vital. ({{rpg|FASA RPG|The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge}})
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Like many Orion starships, the ''Wanderer'' was labeled a "blockade runner" by [[Starfleet]] for its high speed and small payload. Also like many Orion starships, it was often called little more than a "[[Orion piracy|pirate]]'s mount". However, the ''Wanderer'' was in fact a reliable, powerful and highly versatile vessel, and very different from other blockade runners like the [[Lightning class|''Lightning''-class]].
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For example, the weapons pods could be replaced by sensor pods with excellent range and sensitivity. This made ''Wanderer''s highly suitable for certain tasks, such as salvage and rescue, or performing [[planet]]ary surveys. This was especially the case in dangerous and hostile areas where a quick escape might be vital. ({{rpg|FASA RPG|The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge}})
   
 
==External link==
 
==External link==

Revision as of 14:02, November 28, 2011

The Wanderer-class, model number A, was a starship of Orion design, classed as a Class V blockade runner (FASA RPG module: The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge) or a cruiser (ST video game: Conquest). It was in operation during the late 23rd century and became a symbol of Orion space power, known as "the Orion D7".

History

The Wanderer-class was a fairly recent design of the late 23rd century, drawing heavily on the architecture of Human starships, such as in the ovoid main hull. It entered service on reference stardate 2/1701 (c. 2278), and at least 100 were constructed within its first decade. It became a popular native Orion design, and Wanderers were even purchased by several Federation-based groups, despite the high import duties. (FASA RPG module: The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge)

In 2364, information on vessels of this type was displayed on the USS Enterprise library computer (TNG episodes: "The Naked Now", "The Last Outpost", "Datalore", "Conspiracy").

Upside-down images of the Wanderer-class taken from FASA RPG materials appeared in background computer displays in several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1. It has also appeared in several video games, including Encounters and Conquest. The latter potentially indicates that Wanderers are still in use by the mid-2360s.

Design

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A Wanderer in an asteroid field.

The ship was divided into a number of distinct sections for different functions and purposes. The ovoid main hull contained the bridge, sensors, the M1 control computer, and the majority of crew quarters. Its "abdomen", meanwhile, was home to the engineering section. It included a small shuttlecraft bay, with confined spaces for two eight-person shuttlecraft that could be launched simultaneously. The tractor beam was also situated here; this was strong enough that a Wanderer could tow ships up to twice its own mass.

The Wanderer's most unusual features were its outrigger weapons pods, hanging off the base of its narrow waist hull. These were convenient for attaching heavy or dangerous weapons, and allowed for easier access for repairs. They could also be jettisoned in the event of leakage, fire, or the risk of explosion. They allowed for a range of different weaponry options; the heaviest loaded Wanderer had four OD-4 disruptors and four Federation-designed FP-1 photon torpedos. With further modifications, like reducing deflector shields, it was possible to equip even heavier weapons.

It had two OWA-2 warp engines, with a maximum safe cruising speed of warp factor 6 and an emergency speed of warp 8. It also had an OIB-3 impulse engine. It had no landing capability however. It was equipped with an OSJ deflector shield.

Wanderer's had a crew of 102 and could accommodate 10 passengers. It had a number of transporters, with two six-person pads, and two small, one regular and one large cargo pads. It could carry up to 9000 metric tons.

Functions

Like many Orion starships, the Wanderer was labeled a "blockade runner" by Starfleet for its high speed and small payload. Also like many Orion starships, it was often called little more than a "pirate's mount". However, the Wanderer was in fact a reliable, powerful and highly versatile vessel, and very different from other blockade runners like the Lightning-class.

For example, the weapons pods could be replaced by sensor pods with excellent range and sensitivity. This made Wanderers highly suitable for certain tasks, such as salvage and rescue, or performing planetary surveys. This was especially the case in dangerous and hostile areas where a quick escape might be vital. (FASA RPG module: The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge)

External link

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