Star Trek Online – Special Starship – Heavy Escort Carrier – Armitage Class

The original Akira Class Heavy Escort was envisioned as a light carrier and torpedo boat.  Although it could be equipped with several torpedo launchers, it never lived up to its full potential, and Starfleet never felt much of a need to engineer its starships as carriers. But a war on multiple fronts have inspired Starfleet engineers to re-envision old designs. Building upon the Akira’s latest prodigy, the Thunderchild, Starfleet has released the latest in a proud line: The Heavy Escort Carrier: Armitage Class.

The Heavy Escort Carrier lives up to pedigree, and finally fulfills its predecessors original role. The Heavy Escort Carrier comes with a single hangar bay with a wing of Peregrine Fighters. Other hanger ships can also be equipped if desired. It is also a powerful torpedo boat that is equipped with a Photon Torpedo Point Defense System. This Console Mod fires a massive photon torpedo barrage at multiple targets in all directions. The Photon Torpedo Point Defense System can only be equipped on the Heavy Escort Carrier. It may be placed in any console slot, but you may only equip one of these mods.

The Heavy Escort Carrier configuration includes the Armitage, Akira, Oslo, and Zephyr classes.

Hull Strength: 30,000

Shield Modifier: 0.9

Crew: 200

Weapons:  4 Fore, 3 Aft

Device Slots: 2 Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Ensign Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical,  1 Lieutenant Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science

Console Modifications: 4 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 2 Science

Base Turn Rate: 15 degrees per second

Impulse Modifier: 0.2 +15 Power to Weapons

Can Load Cannons

Photon Torpedo Point Defense System

1 Hangar Bay – with 1 wing of Peregrine Fighters

 

Enterprise Evolution Chart

Suricata, check his blog out at suricatafx.com, recently released this updated Evolution Chart of the esteemed U.S.S. Enterprise. He has included the latest addiditon to the family, the Odyssey Class NCC-1701-F from Star Trek Online. Also in there is the Constitution Class from the JJVerse.

Federation Starship – Vesta Class

Designed by Mark Rademaker, the Vesta Class starship, here the U.S.S. Aventine, appeared in one of the Ships of the Line Calendars a couple of years ago. We have here a side and top profile, as well as a the image that appeared in the calendar itself.

Star Trek Online – Personal Starships – U.S.S. Rembrandt

Having progressed to Lieutenant Commander within Star Trek Online, and enjoying the newest additions that came out today, I thought I would take this opportunity to show off our current starship: the Federation Science Vessel U.S.S. Rembrandt, NCC-93276. Her design consists of a combination of components from the Aurora Class, the Quasar Class, and the Rhode Island Class starships. We also outfitted her with my Prototype Red Matter capacitor, Enhanced Plasma Manifold, and the new Photonic Dsiplacer Module.

 

 

 

Star Trek Online – Special Vessel – Thunderchild Class

The only Tier3 specialty vessel currently available in the Star Trek Online C-Store, comes the Thunderchild Class. The first U.S.S. Thunderchild was an Akira Class starship that fought the Borg at the Battle of Sector 001 in 2373. The Heavy Escort Refit: Thunderchild Class pays homage to the brave men and women who served aboard that vessel. This ship comes equipped with a Point Defense System. This console activates an automated Phaser Turret Point Defense System designed to defend the vessel from small craft, mines and targetable torpedoes, but that will also target larger vessels as well. This console can be equipped on any escort in any console slot.

Star Trek Online – Special Vessels – Venture Class

Next up for the Specialty starships available for Tier4 players of Star Trek Online comes the Exploration Cruiser Refit Venture Class. A variation on the famed Galaxy class, the Exploration Cruiser Refit: Venture Class honors the U.S.S. Venture, a Galaxy-class vessel that served with distinction during the Dominion War. This vessel comes equipped with an Antimatter Spread Module. This console allows you to fire an Antimatter Spread around your ship that will confuse enemy sensors. The Antimatter Spread Module may be equipped on any cruiserin any console slot.

The Exploration Cruiser Refit configuration includes the Venture, Galaxy, Celestial and Envoy classes. Unlocking the Exploration Cruiser Refit: Venture Class also unlocks the Venture Class costume for the Exploration Cruiser, the Exploration Cruiser Retrofit, and the Galaxy Dreadnought.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star Trek Online – Special Starship – Bellerophon Class

Moving into the Tier 4 specialty starships, we begin with the new Bellerophon Class Long Range Science Vessel

A variation of the Inrepid class, the Long Range Science Vessel Refit: Bellerophon Class takes its name from the U.S.S. Bellerophon, an Intrepid  class vessel commanded by Admiral William Ross during the Dominion War. The Bellerophon Class comes equipped with a Nadeon Detonator Module. This console modification allows you to alter a Photon Torpedo so it generates a Photonic Shockwave upon impact. The Nadeon Detonator Module may be equipped on any Science Vessel in any console slot.

Star Trek Online – Special Starship – Exeter Clas

Completing the current add-ons to the Tier 2 starships available in Star Trek Online is the new Exeter Class. A variant on the famed Constitution Class, the Exeter honors the 400 crew members of the U.S.S. Exeter who were killed by a biological agent in 2268. The Exeter Class comes equipped with an Ionized Gas Sensor that provides a bonus to Starship Sensors and can modify a torpedo to track down and target a cloaked ship. The Ionized Gas Sensor can be equipped in any console slot of any Cruiser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Trek Online – Special Starships – Gladius Class

Just recently added as a new class available for the Tier 2 Federation Escorts comes the Gladius Class. A variant on the Saber Class that saw extensive action during the Dominion War, the Gladius has an updated look and technology for Starfleet captains in the 25th century. The Gladius Class comes equipped with an Impulse Capacitance Cell that can create an Impulse Burst, greatly increasing the ship’s speed and defense in combat for a short period of time. This console may be equipped in any console slot of any Escort.