"Walk softly and carry a big Phaser spinal lance..."
In retrospect, the 2380s of the 24th century meant the greatest advance in fleet-wide rearmament of Starfleet. The initial impuls of the Battle of Wolf 359 and the Dominion War let starfleet recognize that they neglected the military development in the previous decades. The Defiant class, a direct response to the Borg threat, was the ultimate symbol of what Starfleet is capable if you poke the bear once too often. Showing her strenght in countless battles during the Dominion War, soon the ship design got lots of different sister classes such as the Hornet, Valiant or Rapier classes.
Older ships, such as the Galaxy class were upgraded with a very powerful belly mounted phaser lance weapon and quantum torpedo launcher.
Rendered in 3d Max 10
Background Nebula painted in Paint Shop pro 7
Post Work in Adobe After Effects CS6
Hornet class by Cyrille 'Tachy' Lefevre
Defiant class by Skye Dodds
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