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Offline sm12905

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Stockdale-class border patrol cruiser
« on: 03 May 2008 02:32 PM »
Stockdale-class border patrol cruiser

Starship name: USS Stockdale
Class: Stockdale-class border patrol cruiser
Length: 60.9 yards
Beam: 40.5 yards
Height: 15.2 yards
Departmental class: multi-purpose vessel, patrol vessel/combat vessel
Cruise Velocity: Warp 6
Maximum Velocity: Warp 8 (for two hours)
Weapons systems: 2 type 10 phaser strips, 2 forward photon/quantum torpedo tubes, two rear photon/quantum torpedo tubes, 1 forward micro-photon torpedo array.
Decks: 3
Crew compliment: 50, evacuation limit of 200.
Design: The Stockdale-class ships were designed to fill the growing need for a small, reliable, combat ship to patrol the federation borders. However, the design had several troubles when first released. The Bussard collectors ingested mud and contaminants from the planet surface while landing and taking off.  The other was that the firing button for the phasers tended to become stuck in the “on” position, causing them to fire repeatedly at nothing.
The Stockdale-class was designed with a new and unique design of weapon- a micro-photon torpedo launcher array. It consists of twenty four separate micro-photon torpedo launchers, which are rigged to fire together. When fired, they create a stream of miniature photon torpedoes which impact the target, causing considerable damage. This causes tremendous stress on the target's shields, as they have no time to recover between torpedo strikes. However, a major problem with this system is that the beam can not be shut down quickly, so if the target’s shields collapse, there is a high probability that the target will be destroyed.
The ship is capable of landing on planetary surfaces, using the two landing pads on the bottom of the warp nacelles, as well as a retractable leg stored in bow.

Alignment & Era: Federation, STO Era
Mission profile: This is designed as a multi-purpose vessel, generally for use by larger starbases.  They are also used as patrol vessels on the Federation border.
Purpose within Starfleet: Stockdale-class ships are embarked on most large starbases, serving as transports and base defense vessels. Many ships of this class are also used as patrol vessels on the Federation border.

Offline Zach

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Re: Stockdale-class border patrol cruiser
« Reply #1 on: 03 May 2008 03:46 PM »
Simple, but effective design


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Re: Stockdale-class border patrol cruiser
« Reply #2 on: 03 May 2008 05:54 PM »
interesting design, however looks disproportioned to me imho. and a bit boxy for st:o era. some tips i can give you would be:

A: smooth out the saucer and nacelles
B: use measurements when u use paint. yes it sucks but its worth it
C: the bridge = 1 deck, correct? looking at ur ship its pretty safe to say theres about 6, maybe 7 decks there

other than that, excellent backstory and ship.

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Re: Stockdale-class border patrol cruiser
« Reply #3 on: 03 May 2008 10:04 PM »
I prefer boxy ships. Especially when working with paint, a more smoothed-out design is incredibly hard to draw (or ends up looking like you spent a total of two minutes on it).

A. You’re right. I should have given more attention to the saucer/nacelle connection.

B. This design, like most of mine, was measured to death.Any incorrect measurements are the result of lacking a proper formula with which to determine the measurements.

C. Oops- I never really checked whether the decks matched up with the bridge. Would 5 decks be a better figure?

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Re: Stockdale-class border patrol cruiser
« Reply #4 on: 04 May 2008 01:06 AM »
i draw all my computer generated pics in paint, and im sure my paint is the same as urs is. well if u ever need help with paint let me kno its real easy to use.

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Re: Stockdale-class border patrol cruiser
« Reply #5 on: 11 May 2008 09:12 PM »
Kindof slow there huh?  IMO, it would need to be a bit faster, otherwise enemy ships would simply out-run this boarder patrol ship.  Other than that, nice concept, though ditto on the smoothing out of the back of the hull.  I'm not a fan of it just sharply cutting off.