USS Reliant

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What class do you see a TNG USS Reliant becoming? To be a counterpart to the USS Enterprise-E?

Akira class
6
75%
Borodin class
1
13%
Luna class
0
No votes
Nebula class
1
13%
Norway class
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 8

Re: USS Reliant

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sat May 20, 2017 11:08 pm

Interestingly, I've seen sources that say the Miranda is actually larger than the Constitution.
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Re: USS Reliant

Postby Meste17 » Sat May 20, 2017 11:19 pm

Graham Kennedy wrote:Interestingly, I've seen sources that say the Miranda is actually larger than the Constitution.


Hmmm, as a legendary Star Trek icon would say, "fascinating."

Though I must say I find it extremely, to again quote said icon, "illogical."

P.S. I pmed you on something that I had to ask.
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Re: USS Reliant

Postby Captain Seafort » Sun May 21, 2017 7:52 am

Graham Kennedy wrote:Interestingly, I've seen sources that say the Miranda is actually larger than the Constitution.


Define "larger". In maximum dimensions, given how many times we can directly compare the two in TWOK, that obviously isn't the case, but in terms of volume I think it's at least plausible, given the size of the aft superstructure.

As to the "TOS Miranda", my own view is that the lead ship was launched, appearing as Reliant does in TWOK, during Kirk's five year mission, and aspects of her design (bridge, nacelles, etc) were used in the refit-Connie, rather than them both being refits.
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Re: USS Reliant

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sun May 21, 2017 12:14 pm

I know he's not popular around here and his site theme is off topic, but the old st-v-sw.net site has a page listing the volumes of various ships. He has it as :

Original Connie : 211,248 m^3
Miranda : 217,770 m^3

So the Miranda is about 3% bigger.

My own Blender Connie model shows it as having a volume of 256,116 m^3, though. No idea why there would be that much of a discrepancy there. I have a TOS Miranda model, but I can't get a volume off it.
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Re: USS Reliant

Postby Meste17 » Mon May 22, 2017 2:18 am

Hmmm .... Well I guess that would be possible. After all, you've clearly established and confirmed that there ARE so many variants of the Miranda after all ....
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