USS Thruxton Class Tactical Cruiser:
From: Starfleet Prototype
This design is meant for the times between the movies Star Trek Two: Wrath of Khan and Star Trek Six: The Undiscovered Country. This could easily also be used in Next generation times as ships pulled from Mothball / Reserve fleets to cover the huge losses incurred while fighting against the Borg and Dominion.
These ships were built as relatively short duration starships that carry a lot of firepower. The concept of the ship was to strip items that are unnecessary to both make the ship less expensive and to increase the ships top speed and more maneuverability. Because the ship was not expected to operate far from bases, the ship was designed with a fairly limited endurance. The ship was also designed to have a smaller target cross section from the front and sides so the ship would be harder to hit. These ships were designed used in trouble spots and designed to be used in a rapid response fleet that Star Fleet called TacFleet.
In physical appearance, the ship has the standard saucer section from the Enterprise class cruiser but the secondary hull is attached directly to the primary hull. The secondary hull is also much smaller than that on the Enterprise class starship. The warp nacelles are just about horizontal from the secondary hull and the struts supporting the nacelles also have mega-phasers mounted on them. Under the primary hull are two photon torpedo launchers that fire forward and near the aft of the primary hull and under the secondary hull are two photon torpedo launchers that fire aft.
This ship is very well armed. The ship has two mega phasers that can fire both forward and aft for the ships main armament. To support the mega phasers, the ship carries a total of six banks of siege phasers that are used for point defense as well. The ship also has four photon torpedo launchers.
The ship only carries a small detachment of marines assigned to shipboard defense. In order to reduce the size and cost of the ship, both shuttles and fighters were removed from the ships design. This has left the tranporters and other shuttles to transport all crew and cargo transfers.
This design is written to be able to interact with modified phase world rules. See Revised Starship Rules for Phase World for more details. There is a lack of hard detail on this ship. Some materials have suggested accelerations that are simply beyond scope. I have taken a moderate level in writing up this starship for Phase World because otherwise the ship would either be far too powerful or far too weak for Phase World. Warp speeds are far slower than the FTL speeds for Phase World but they are very close to those from the original series and Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual. Also, a note on the mass of starships. The original sources indicated much smaller masses for starships than Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual does and where possible, both masses are listed for the gamers to choose which one seems most appropriate.
Model Type: NCC-2761 (Would be considered a heavy cruiser by
Phase World terms)
Vehicle Type: Tactical Cruiser
Troops: 50 Marines and can carry up to 20 passengers in addition.
M.D.C. By Location:
|Mega Phaser Cannons (2, mounted on nacelle struts):||1,200 each|
|Siege Phaser Cannons (6 banks of 2 each):||800 each bank|
|Torpedo Tubes (4, beneath hull):||800 each|
|Warp Nacelles (2, secondary hull):||15,000 each|
|Impulse Engine:||6,000 each|
| Primary Bridge:||12,000|
| Auxiliary Bridge (Also used as Flag Bridge):||12,000|
| Primary Hull (Main Body):||30,000|
| Secondary Hull (Main Body):||25,000|
| Variable Force Field:||6,000 a side (36,000 Total)|
 In reality this is how much damage needs to be done for a weapon to hit the bridge through the ships armor. This ship does have an auxiliary bridge. Even if both of the bridges is destroyed, the ship can still be piloted from engineering but ship is -3 to dodge and all weapon systems will be at local control. Weapon hits near the bridges that do not penetrate the ships integrity can injure crew members on or near the bridge.
 Depleting the MDC of the main body will put the Frigate out of commission. All internal systems will shut down, including life support and internal gravity. The ship itself will be an unsalvageable floating wreck.
 Shields positions can be varied and all could be combined in one shield. Shields regenerate at the rate of 5% (1,800 MDC) per melee round.
Driving on the Ground: Not Possible.
Sublight: Has a special sublight engine that allows the ship to travel up to 60 percent of the speed of light. Star Ship can accelerate/decelerate at the rate of 0.9 percent of light per melee round.
As an alternative, the starship can reach .99 of the speed of light but is normally restricted to slower speeds so that starship is not effected severely by time attenuation that occurs at the higher sublight speeds.
Atmospheric Propulsion: Cannot travel within an atmosphere efficiently.
Stardrive: Uses a warp engine that allow ship to travel at Warp Factor 8.2 on cruise (0.063 light years per hour), Warp Factor 11.8 Flank (0.188 Light Years per hour), and Warp Factor 15.3 Emergency (0.417 Light Years per Hour). Warp speed is raised to the third power to figure out how many times the speed of light the ship travels. These speeds are very slow when compared to Phase World ship, so if used in that universe, they could be increased enough to operate within Three Galaxy speeds but should not exceed them.
Maximum Range: Effectively Unlimited by either Drive system. Carries about two years worth of supplies on board but does not have a hydroponics section.
Length: 1034.9 feet (315.2 meters)
Height: 110.6 feet (33.7 meters)
Width: 465.2 feet (141.7 meters)
Mass: 150,000 Metric Tons (Starfleet Prototype)
Power System: Primary power system is Anti-Matter with a 10 year life span. Ship normally only goes 3 year between refuelings.
Cargo: Cargo holds are scattered about the ship that allows for carrying up to 10,000 tons of Cargo in addition to standard compliment of supplies and ammunition.
Market Cost: 3.2 billion to construct. As far as it is known, the Federation does not sell their starship designs to other interested parties.
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