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USS Plaustrum by DonMeiklejohn USS Plaustrum by DonMeiklejohn
The USS Plaustrum.  The Roman word for a horse drawn carriage.
And updated design from an old sketch of mine - the USS Outrider.
This ship is designed to be the first on the scene hence her class name 'Response Class'.
A more efficient use of warp design where the nacelles pull the vessel through space instead of pushing the ship.
A Weapons Pod can be mounted on the struts located behind the main bridge or for large engagements the lower nacelles can be removed and replaced with various pod configurations.
The warp core is located in the Saucer forward of the Main Bridge (indicated by 3 hatches).
No Saucer separation is available in the USS Plaustrum but the Main bridge is ejectable.
Slightly smaller to her cousin the Sovereign class starship but just as powerful with fore and aft quantum torpedo launchers and ablative generators.
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SajuukkuujaS Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018
While i like that ship quite a lot the way the nacelle pylons 'bite' into the saucers rim 'against the flow' of the saucer is a bit of a negative eyecatcher. Minor cosmetic irritation.
Nice ship.
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably one of the most interesting Trek layouts for a Fed ship that I've seen in a long time.
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feedback Axe-Man.  Glad you like it
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heavenly777protector Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
REDLINE!!!!!!
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ian-stewart Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
Now THAT is a very creative starfleet design! The heavy forward section with trailing engineering hull is absolutely stunning to look at!
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DonMeiklejohn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Ian for the compliment
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ChargeBetaGT4586 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Student General Artist
Looks fast!
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LordadmiralDrake Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
I really like the design, especially as the canon Starfleet ship classes almost all share the same basic layout (and flaws)

Though, warp nacelle placement is actually quite arbitrary given the the warp drive doesn't actually move the ship by itself (it needs additional sublight engines to do so)
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kaisernathan1701 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :)
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FactionParadox Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Cool and definitely "different", in a good way.
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