Impressive. Seems your variant of the class weeded out nearly all the really weird original design elements. Even the flaw of boring a drive plasma conduit through the dorsal has been fixed.
Does it have a shuttle bay?
Thank you, Chiletrek.
I wanted a proper starship/technology evolution for my Star Trek Classic Universe. Unlike STD/Picard/Lower Decks I want continuity and uniformity in how Starfleet recycles designs for as long as they can. With the level of technology in Star Trek (matter manipulation) it is not far-fetched to assume they would keep successful starship designs in service for as long as possible. Therefore, I chose to use the Pioneer class family of large-scale starships for my Dreadnought design.
Actually, last night, I watched a video about what Starfleet does with older designs and how they indeed like to refit and upgrade them for as long as possible, and how they bring back older designs in times of crisis. So your idea makes total sense as it keeps the style of Starfleet.
I am still in a non-Di$ney Star Wars mood, but I've been thinking about how I want to work with Starfleet asnd I thought of taking a new route myself, my idea is to separate the defense/combat ships from science ships, so to make Starfleet more "militarized" (as it was during the TMP era) and giving civilian organizations a much greater role and very modern ships. If you want I can explain more in notes
Even so Kodai I'd really like to see your take on a FASA style USS Vengeance like this one:
(but with a name that makes sense lol) ALSO all those D7 variants you mentioned building-up.