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Detroyat Cruiser

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The Detroyat class destroyer USS Niantic in fight with some romulan ships.

The Detroyat-class was a type of destroyer that saw service in the Federation Starfleet during the 23rd century in the four Years War and beyond. Deceptively large for a Destroyer Classification (why the class often also named as cruiser), these vessels were built for speed and maneuverability rather than for their potential fighting capabilities and were one of Starfleet's more expensive class of vessels to construct, to date. As a result, they were commissioned into the full-time fleet where their potential was realized.

During its first service, the Detroyat Class Destroyers, although not the strongest, but certainly one of the fastest in the fleet, proved to be extremely versatile and efficient vessels. By 2257, however, these vessels were used as escort vessels rather than as destroyers.

Rendered in 3d Max 10
Post Work and Background space painting in Paint Shop Pro 7.
Additional post work (glows and lighting) in Adobe After Effects CS4

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JESzaszStudent Traditional Artist

I believe that “Destroyer“ is the wrong classification. A Destroyer is smaller and more lightly armed than a Light Cruiser or Frigate, sacrificing that and armor for better speed and agility. I believe that the Detroyat class is the Saber class of the TOS era.

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It depends on the definitation of the term Destroyers. Sure, in first, when the class was bringing to the war in reallife during the early 20th century, it was only a small, shortrange torpedo boat destroyer. But today, the destroyers are nearly equivalent in tonnage and size to cruisers.

But Star trek has always had a confusing deal with military terms.
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Beautiful work!  
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Hello:
 That is a very nice action scene, let's hope that destroyer came out in one piece :D .

 Also, I like that romulan ship, it looks more like a saller destroyer (smaller than the normal Romulan ship of the era). I hope it is fine if someday I use it as inspiration source?
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Thank you!
Yes, feel free to use them if you like.
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Hello:
 You are welcome :) .

 Awesome! Thank you very much! :la:
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Great work of a rarely depicted class starship.
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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BalloonPrincessHobbyist Filmographer
Fantastic!  :heart:
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Thank you!
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Great work, love the destruction element to the saucer section!
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Thank you!
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great work
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Thanks!
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Nice work.
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ShpleemHobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like an ancestor to the Centaur Class, very nice.
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, was also my first thought when I saw this ship.
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