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TOSS Ship Size Chart by leckford TOSS Ship Size Chart by leckford
A quick (actually not very quick) scale chart for some of the ships seen in my web comic TOSS. One pixel represents one metre.

The USS Ballarat cameos in the fleet scene. It is an older design than the Enterprise, and was originally designed as a carrier, but the sublight fighters it used to carry have been made obsolete by warp-drive destroyers and its weaponry is unimpressive compared to more modern warships. It now functions as an escort for a construction fleet, with much of its giant shuttledeck given over to construction equipment and supplies.

The USS Mumbai is even older. Its original purpose was to be a fast bulk carrier for supporting colonization efforts, so its secondary hull has been designed around maximizing its cargo space. Its top-opening bays force the main engineering to the bottom of the hull. It is no longer fast or capacious compared to some newer ships, and has been relegated to transporting engineering crews around within Federation borders.

The science vessel USS Prospero by contrast is a new ship, the first of a new design of warp drive (developed in the TEMPEST project), out on its first science mission exploring MS2061-1957, a solar system in the throes planetary formation. In my version of Starfleet history, the Prospero class is the immediate ancestor of the more powerful Miranda class.

The Constitution-class ship is shown to give an idea of relative scale. In the continuity of my comic, the is the fastest and most powerful ship in Starfleet. Primarily designed as a long-range explorer, it also has a defensive role due to its sheer speed and size.

I stole Bernd Schneiderís chart and Constitution from the Ex Astris Scientia fleet charts.
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Lascas Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh so she was a "little" freighter then.
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leckford Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My logic was that most other fan-fiction ships are bigger or faster or generally more exciting than the Enterprise, wo why not do the opposite? :-)
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Lascas Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well in your comic the ship's usually by herself or with a fellow sister ship so we never see any comparison with more commonly known like the Constitution class. The "beef" (best I could call it) look makes the freighter SEEM like it is "big".
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