Here’s a classic starship design from the Pre-Federation time period- the Daedalus Class Starship. It’s too bad we never got to see this class of starship in action. Having read a portion of the novel “The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor’s Wings”, the Daedalus class is mentioned a number of times as being pressed into service to support the Coalition of Planets as they prepare for conflict against the Romulan Star Empire.
The design itself was born from the conceptual designs by Matt Jeffires as he was working on the design that led the Starship Enterprise from The Original Series. It is also the obvious precursor to the Olympic Class Federation Starship that made an appearance in the The Next Generation’ series finale “…All Good Things.”