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Here is an older design I made three years ago by taking the traditional Coronado through-deck cruiser and refitting it. This refit is part of my "What if" fleet I started to show on the forum. I drew her before Kobani, Fairfax and Lindbergh. She was in fact the first ship to be shown before I changed my mind.
Now I decided to introduce both the schematics and the build model of the refit U.S.S. Devonshire to all of you guys.

First TOS/TMP comparison:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146439747@N06/34733957720/in/album-72157677426348932/


06 Jun 2017 15:12
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That's pretty. Nice lines. Good use of the Raan nacelles. But how do you deal with the intermix shaft interfering with the through deck?

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06 Jun 2017 15:36
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Well if you’re familiar with my Federation Frontiers plans, you’ll know that carriers and through-decks are near and dear to my heart. :)

Does the TOS version have slightly different lines in the secondary hull than Coronado? It looks like the curvatures forward especially are a little more “s” shaped. I like the subtle line-work. Your drawings overall are really good by the way. Not just this one but others you’ve posted previously.

I really like the look of the TMP version, but like aridas I’m wondering how you envision the interior of that secondary hull. Do you have a cutaway view? Even something simple just to get an idea?

I played around with similar ideas way back when, but could never come up with anything that I felt worked right for how the technology purportedly functioned. That’s why I moved all the engineering areas to the top to meet up with Coronado’s expanded impulse drive plus ran the shaft down the front of the secondary hull like Enterprise, and moved the shuttlebays aft and gave up on a true-throughdeck layout. I’d be curious to see how you’re handling it.

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The primary hull has an aft extension for all the engineering with an ejectable antimatter containment just above. The warp core configuration is mostly horizontal and could share similarities with Miranda/Avenger classes intermix. I have analyzed the Coronado neck extension configuration and finally I've come out with this one, letting the plasma conduit lead almost directly to the nacelle pylons. The secondary hull is entirely dedicated to craft operations and cargo storage.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146439747@N06/32461712595/in/album-72157677426348932/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/146439747@N06/32461700565/in/album-72157677426348932/

The model:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146439747@N06/31669322511/in/album-72157678017165876/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/146439747@N06/31785547835/in/album-72157678017165876/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/146439747@N06/31413096920/in/album-72157678017165876/

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Well if you’re familiar with my Federation Frontiers plans, you’ll know that carriers and through-decks are near and dear to my heart. :)


The Youngblood/Jenshahn are pretty cool and interesting too.


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Nice work on the drawings and model :D

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06 Jun 2017 19:33
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Kelvin0514 wrote:
The primary hull has an aft extension for all the engineering with an ejectable antimatter containment just above. The warp core configuration is mostly horizontal and could share similarities with Miranda/Avenger classes intermix. I have analyzed the Coronado neck extension configuration and finally I've come out with this one, letting the plasma conduit lead almost directly to the nacelle pylons. The secondary hull is entirely dedicated to craft operations and cargo storage.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146439747@N06/32461712595/in/album-72157677426348932/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/146439747@N06/32461700565/in/album-72157677426348932/

The model:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146439747@N06/31669322511/in/album-72157678017165876/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/146439747@N06/31785547835/in/album-72157678017165876/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/146439747@N06/31413096920/in/album-72157678017165876/

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Well if you’re familiar with my Federation Frontiers plans, you’ll know that carriers and through-decks are near and dear to my heart. :)

Cool! I'll be anxious to check these out on my PC tonight. For some reason my iPhone is having trouble expanding the images.

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I have simultaneously developed both drawings and the kitbashed model. That gave me a clearer idea of the inner secondary hull arrangement.


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Kelvin0514 wrote:
I have simultaneously developed both drawings and the kitbashed model. That gave me a clearer idea of the inner secondary hull arrangement.

I was going to ask which came first. Very nice work on both of them. Wasn't able to get on computer last night but hope to get a better look at both later.

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Very nice, Anthony. The placement of the intermix chamber about the hanger connecting corridor is a good idea.

A question about your Kobani class, is the dome at the back of the secondary hull a weapon emitter or a sensor of some type?
Or just a dome with no function? :)


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Concerning the Kobani class she has a second ground reconnaissance planetary sensor on the aft secondary hull. When orbiting a planet it helps the ship calculating the best location for embarked crafts to land. It also insures small crafts during landing and evacuation procedures by a constant triangulation calculus. The aft vertical position also indicates the monitoring of azimuthal and geodesic behavior of small crafts operations. In other terms it's an embarked kind of "global positioning system" keeping an almost constant relation with shuttlecrafts. :D


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