My journey back through the TMP era continues here folks, hope you’re enjoying the ride as much as I am 🙂
This update concerns the Linear Warp update to the Saladin class Destroyer–one of the designs that made up the original Class I ‘trinity’ (the others being Constitution and Ptolemny). Like I did with my recent publication on Loknar’s TMP era update, I broadened my scope and made this more of an overarching kind of publication to cover 2 additional variants of the base design.
This is something that I thought a little longer about given that I don’t view these latter two classes (Daytona and Jenghiz) as significant of departures as I do their Loknar class counterparts (Valley Forge and Phobos). The history I’ve written then is somewhat bare bones, but does cover the basics I believe.
Ideas are also slowly starting to coalesce in my head regarding the ‘Starfleet Reserves’ and you can see this in my mention of the Reserve Forces Command which I intend to expand upon here slowly.
Saladin Class Linear Warp Upgrade Project
Well it’s taken me some time, but I’m back again with a fresh TMP era update as promised. While my current hours at work (8AM – 4:30PM) are somewhat difficult to work around, I’m optimistic that once I start my regular shift (4AM – 12:30PM) in two weeks, I’ll have more time/energy to devote to this 🙂
This update concerns the Abbe class ‘PT Destroyer’ from Eric “Jackill” Kristiansen. One of the more well known designs (in my opinion) from his series of publications (Jackill’s Starfleet Reference Manual: Ships of the Fleet), Abbe is a clean, minimalist design that stands out thanks to its torpedo pod–holding a total of 8 launchers (4 forward/4 aft)–which packs a big punch into a small package. A spiritual successor to the Marklin class (see my take on it here), I repositioned it as an ‘artillery’ ship of sorts, operating in concert with other ship classes/types, but only where it was needed or could otherwise press home an advantage.
Abbe class Heavy Destroyer
Am back with yet another Future era Klingon update – going to get back to the TMP era here with my next class, promise!
The D-90 is another creation from modeler/designer ‘Raven Night’. At first glance, it’s pretty clear what class/classes his ‘E-7′ is trying to emulate/replace and after looking it over and doing a little brainstorming, I decided to whip up a publication around it. Though classified as a Battlecruiser, it’s actually closer to a Light Cruiser in terms of size/capability – the KDF’s belated answer to Starfleet’s Intrepid class if you will.
D-90 class Battlecruiser