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Star Trek Patrol Ship by HandofManos Star Trek Patrol Ship by HandofManos
A patrol ship (with 2 variants) for :iconphilbob84: and another ship redesigned so it could fit in the TOS era. Small yet capable it does lack in deepspace and duration due to its limited internal volume.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every time I see these ships of yours, I get jealous because I am so tired and lacking energy to do such work - but yet, it inspires me - inspires sir!
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and I know how that feels :) at the moment I have some energy 
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Use before it goes :)
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philbob84 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018
Thank you again HandofManos

So the backstory to this vessel is it was a small economy patrol and utility ship for StarFleet. It is also quite literally the spiritual farther of 24th century Danube class runabout.... Albeit 6 times the length, 5 times the width and 4 times the height.

StarFleet and the Federation council knowing they could not build a unlimited number of Declaration class ships a small economy cruiser was needed. Considering that not every task required a cruiser the Advanced Starship Desgin Bearu began drafting requirements for a small highly automated utility cruiser that could be easily modified with out disruption to the ships warp field dynamic.

A lot of give and take was part of this ships design and to get a warp 6 capable patrol ship the trade off was extremely limited range and endurance. Fuel and consumables we're limited to a 120 day missions for a full crew and embarked mission specialist of 150. Despite never being seen far from major Starbase, ports or beyond the Federation frontier. They still had plenty of adventure.

Some variation of this design include

1) A unit lent to UESPA to function as surveyor. (The UESPA also sponsored and financially paid for construction and as well as the scientific mission package.)

2) A unit built as a Fleet Space Fire Support ship to cover the MACO, StarFleet Intelligence and Section 31 Planetfall readiness landing groups.- extra armor, optical targeting syatems and enhanced phaser cannons were fitted as part of this mission package.

3) a common utility variant that would shuffle personal and supplies between StarFleet ships and facilities.

Many more specialized version we're built or modified to support StarFleet missions and Federal Policy between the start of the 23rd century and when they began withdrawing from service in the 2250's

Eventually 25 tranches- over 250 ships...of this peppy little ship we're built between 2204 and 2224 and many of the most famous StarFleet captains of the 23rd century called these ships their first commands. While the swashbuckler missions of the Constitution class cruisers have been romanticized, it was on these ships we're StarFleets greatest heros were made.



I want to also thank the Masazaki Star Fleet Meusum for some of the story inspiration for this ship.
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No issue was fun to work on.
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philbob84 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018
One of the ideas behind this ships limited range is also there are plenty of survey, scientific, transportation, colonial, and, patrol, and defense missions it could pull off with in Federation space. As it does seem like the Federation had rapidly expanded just prior to the TOS era. It might of done so without accurately charting it's new territory.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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Shinobi109 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018
you might hear this from other Star Trek fans, or maybe not, but the name Rio Grande was already used for a federation Runabout. It was one of the ships used on Deep Space Nine. And I'm pretty sure that you can't use the same name for two different ships. But then that's being too strict about things. Overall, I do enjoy the drawings and then depict a shins of them. Very nice work!
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and I know of it. Luckily this ship is based in the TOS era so more then one hundred years before DS 9 :)
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FactionParadox Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018
Nifty Cool!
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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kaisernathan1701 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice design :)
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018
Hello ship
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