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Brenton class  ●   Cruiser











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BRAD'S COMMENTS:  Ugh!  As originally shown, the Brenton is an ugly design that never made any aesthetic sense to me. They basically took a saucer off a refit Constitution class vessel, chopped it in half, and stretched it out like the leaves in a dining room table, then stuck two warp engines on both ends. When approaching the re-draw in 2007 I considered various, often radical options, some of which would have dramatically altered the look of this class. However, because I am not a total anti-classicist, I opted to keep the shape and feel of the ship, with mostly minor modifications, save for one: the merging of the two saucer halves. That "feature" always seemed asinine to me, and I couldn't find any rational way to explain why that would have been done on a Starfleet ship; especially given the original "stretch" version of the bridge. Better, in my opinion, to have a standard saucer and then fill in some details on the slab-like secondary hull. All in all, she's still the Brenton, as you all know her. Only, slightly refined.
     For game play, this is a solid ship. The Mark V Brenton is about as potent as a Reliant (Miranda) class cruiser, and it has been my experience that the Brenton is a little better off than the Reliant as an offensive weapon, mainly because the Brenton has more torpedo tubes and phaser banks. Superstructure is very good, and the shielding system is also good. Along with the Enterprise and Reliant classes, the Brenton is actually one of the most playable cruisers in the FASA Federation inventory. However, because of the relative (apparent) size of the class, when compared to the Miranda or the Constitution (refit) designs, I opted to give this class some additional stats that would a) reflect its true size/mass and b) make it playable into the interim years between the end of Kirk's era and the beginning of ST:TNG.


     — Brad, STSTCSOLD&A

From the FASA Star Trek FEDERATION SHIP RECOGNITION MANUAL, circa 1985
Brenton Class XI Cruiser
NOTES:  Of the 185 Brentons built, 28 Mk Is, 57 Mk Ills, and 18 Mk Vs remain in active service, with 12 Mk Is in reserve fleets; 1 Mk I is used by Star Fleet Training Command, 6 Mk Is have been destroyed, 1 Mk I has been captured by the Klingons, 1 Mk I and 1 Mk III are listed as missing, 2 Mk Is and 1 Mk III have been scrapped, and 2 Mk Is have been disarmed and sold to private commercial concerns.  The Brenton is produced at the Sol IV, Cait, and Morena shipyards at a combined rate of 12 per year.

Construction Data:
     Model Numbers-
     Ship Class-
     Date Entering Service-
     Number Constructed


MK I
XI
2/1404
108


MK III
XI
2/1810
59


MK V
XI
2/2101
18

 
MK VI
XII
classified
refit(?)

 
MK VII
XII
classified
refit(?)

Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-


21
C

260 meters
254 meters
55 meters
162,200 tons
  
450 units
22,500 tons
None


26
C

260 meters
254 meters
55 meters
173,100 tons
  
450 units
22,500 tons
None


28
C

275 meters
258 meters
57 meters
177,300 tons
  
400 units
20,000 tons
None

 
36
C

261.8 meters
272.3 meters
55.2 meters
198,560 tons
  
400 units
20,000 tons
None

      
38
C

261.8 meters
272.3 meters
55.2 meters
204,830 tons
  
400 units
20,000 tons
None

Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 6-person-
         Combat 20-person-
         Emergency 22-person-
         cargo large-
         cargo small-

  
M-4
  
4
None
3
2
None

  
M-4
  
4
None
3
2
None

  
M-4
  
4
None
3
2
None

 
MBT-06
  
4
None
3
2

 
MBT-07
  
4
None
3
2

Other Data:
     Crew-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-

  
378
60
4

  
386
60
4

  
395
60
4

 
372
60
8

 
340
80
8

Engines and Power Data:
     Total Power Units Available-
     Movement Point Ratio-
     Warp Core Type-
         Warp Core Output-
         Stress Charts-
         Maximum Safe Cruising Speed-
         Emergency Speed-
     Impulse Engine(s) Type-
         Power Units Available-

    
44
4/1
FWF-1
40
G/L
Warp 6
Warp 8
FID-2
4

    
44
4/1
FWF-1
40
G/L
Warp 6
Warp 8
FID-2
4

    
48
4/1
FWF-1
40
G/L
Warp 6
Warp 8
FIE-2
8

 
60
4/1
FWG-1
52
D/F
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
FIE-2
8

 
71
4/1
FWG-4
56
D/F
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
FNIS-100
15

Weapons and Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1
     Missile Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Power To Arm-
         Damage-

   
FH-5
6 in three banks
2f/p, 2f/s, 2f
R
4
 
 
(1 - 8)
(9 - 16)
FP-3
3
2f, 1a
D
1
6

   
FH-8
6 in three banks
2f/p, 2f/s, 2f
T
5
 
 
(1 - 10)
(11 - 18)
FP-6
3
2f, 1a
O
1
12

   
FH-8
8 in 3 banks
2f/p, 2f/s, 4f
T
5
 
 
(1 - 10)
(11 - 18)
FP-5
3
2f, 1a
R
1
16

 
FH-11
8 in three banks
2f/p, 2f/s, 4f
Y
10
 
(1 - 10)
(11 - 17)
(18 - 24)
FP-4
3
2f, 1a
S
1
20

 
FH-11
8 in three banks
2f/p, 2f/s, 4f
Y
10
 
(1 - 10)
(11 - 17)
(18 - 24)
FP-4
3
2f, 1a
S
1
20

Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-

  
FSK
1/2
14

  
FSL
1/3
14

  
FSL
1/3
14

 
NGSS-D
1/3
15

  
NGSS-E
1/3
18

Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-

82
22.2

106
45.9

113.5
62.9

unknown
unknown

unknown
unknown

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