Flare Sci-fi Forums
Flare Sci-Fi Forums Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Flare Sci-Fi Forums » Star Trek » Starships & Technology » Cardassian Runabout (Page 2)

  This topic comprises 3 pages: 1  2  3   
Author Topic: Cardassian Runabout
Aban Rune
Former ascended being
Member # 226

 - posted      Profile for Aban Rune     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
According to the DS9 Tech manual, the Nor Type stations also have Cardassian escape pods, some of which were replaced with Starfleet pods on DS9. And depending on which source you believe, the Danubes were specifically constructed for assignment on DS9 and built to fit in the existing landing bays.

--------------------
"Nu ani anqueatas"

Aban's Illustration
The Official Website of Shannon McRandle

Registered: Oct 1999  |  IP: Logged
Jason Abbadon
Rolls with the punches.
Member # 882

 - posted      Profile for Jason Abbadon     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hmmm...I'd imagine that the Terok Nor "cardassabouts" would have been mostly used for ore transport or mabye shuttling VIP's to Bajor.

--------------------
Justice inclines her scales so that wisdom comes at the price of suffering.
-Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Registered: Aug 2002  |  IP: Logged
J
Active Member
Member # 608

 - posted      Profile for J     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
No... the ore would have been transported by freighters and would have been off-loaded at one of the six docking arms. Each of these arms is where the ore processing centers are. And then the refined ore would be transferred off the station in the same way.

I think the most likely use of the cardassabouts [good name] is that they are what the Cardassians used to transport small groups of Bajorans to the station as workers.

--------------------
Later, J
_ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ _
The Last Person to post in the late Voyager Forum. Bashing both Voyager, Enterprise, and "The Bun" in one glorious post.

me@webj.cjb.net
http://webj.cjb.net

Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Jason Abbadon
Rolls with the punches.
Member # 882

 - posted      Profile for Jason Abbadon     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hmmm...consulting the DS9TM, you're right about the docking arms.
I cant imagine the cardassabouts being used as prisoner transport though (unless the ships are not warp capable) as it presents an obvious prisoner escape risk.
Prisoners should be moved via larger vessels so there's no chance of them taking over the ship.

--------------------
Justice inclines her scales so that wisdom comes at the price of suffering.
-Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Registered: Aug 2002  |  IP: Logged
TSN
I'm... from Earth.
Member # 31

 - posted      Profile for TSN     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Um... Are we that sure that they aren't just shuttles?
Registered: Mar 1999  |  IP: Logged
Jason Abbadon
Rolls with the punches.
Member # 882

 - posted      Profile for Jason Abbadon     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nonsense!
Everything Cardassian is something special: only the Federation would have boring ol' "shuttles". [Wink]

--------------------
Justice inclines her scales so that wisdom comes at the price of suffering.
-Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Registered: Aug 2002  |  IP: Logged
Guardian 2000
Senior Member
Member # 743

 - posted      Profile for Guardian 2000     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Guardian 2000:
After all, Empok Nor also had landing pads, IIRC.

I was correct. They are mentioned as being sealed in "Empok Nor"[DS9-5], hence the runabout's docking at the upper pylon.

--------------------
G2k's ST v. SW Tech Assessment

Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged
SoundEffect
Active Member
Member # 926

 - posted      Profile for SoundEffect     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by J:
I think the most likely use of the cardassabouts [good name] is that they are what the Cardassians used to transport small groups of Bajorans to the station as workers.

Maybe what we see in the screen cap is the kind of ship the Ravinok was!? It was a prisoner transport we know, and we did see Runabout parts sticking out of the sand...

Cardassabouts indeed...

Registered: Nov 2002  |  IP: Logged
Hunter
Member
Member # 611

 - posted      Profile for Hunter     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Didn't Gul Dukat mention something about a small craft equal to a Federation Runabout in Maquis part 2? I think he called it an interceptor? Could that be one of them?
Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Apostle
Junior Member
Member # 1267

 - posted      Profile for Apostle     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Actually, Gul Dukat said that the Cardassian Runabouts (can't remember what word he used) were years ahead of the Danube class [Embarrassed]


Good thing we know he's a dirty, lying whore.

--------------------
Webmaster,
Trekreview.com

Registered: Mar 2004  |  IP: Logged
Timo
Moderator
Member # 245

 - posted      Profile for Timo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Looking at the Ravinok again, I don't think any Danube set parts were really used in making the partial exterior. Sure, there's that ribbed vertical "belt" and the kinked wall section, but those are out of scale with anything Danube-related. I guess it's just another example of Cardies imitating Federation design solutions, like the Hideki bow section vs. Defiant bow section... In any case, the Ravinok looks "aerodynamic" somehow, and would have to be, since the prisoners survived the crash. It's a rather small design in any case, and appears only one deck high at the breached section where Kira enters. No, I don't think it's the same as those "Tears" craft.

Further negativity: on Terok Nor, I doubt there would have been a need for prisoner transports, since the station was within transporter range of the surface of Bajor originally. Since we saw Bajoran workers on the Promenade, which is rather far away from docking interfaces and such, it makes sense to assume they came and went using the Promenade transporter. Less trusted workers could have had transporter pads on the outer areas of the station.

The runabout pads could have been for defense craft or service and repair pods. More probably, since they were located in the supposed habitat section of the station, they would have been reserved for the errands of the station's Cardassian masters and permanent residents - much as they were later used by the Feds.

The DS9 TM doesn't really suggest the Danubes were built for Terok Nor, IIRC. Instead, it claims Terok Nor was modified to accept the Danubes - that is, Starfleet built the runabout pads. Which makes no sense, since those pads were there in all the alt-universe and flashback versions of the station, as well as on Empok Nor.

Timo Saloniemi

Registered: Nov 1999  |  IP: Logged
Reverend
Based on a true story...
Member # 335

 - posted      Profile for Reverend     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
For the record.

quote:
GUL DUKAT
Is that a ramscoop control or a
deflector grid panel... ?

Sisko just gives him a look...

GUL DUKAT
Just curious.
(beat)
It really doesn't matter. Cardassian pursuit vessels are years ahead of this design.

Of course he could be telling the truth since the Danubes are primarily for exploration, not police action, but then Cardassians have a different way of gauging superiority, one that usually makes them look the best at everything...or maybe it's just Dukat.

[ March 24, 2004, 01:55 AM: Message edited by: Reverend ]

--------------------
Dark Knight Adventures & Batman Beyond:Stripped - DeviantArt Gallery
================================
...what we demand is a total absence of solid facts!

Registered: Apr 2000  |  IP: Logged
Guardian 2000
Senior Member
Member # 743

 - posted      Profile for Guardian 2000     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Reverend:
Of course he could be telling the truth since the Danubes are primarily for exploration, not police action, but then Cardassians have a different way of gauging superiority, one that usually makes them look the best at everything...or maybe it's just Dukat.

He was probably referring to the decor. [Wink]

--------------------
G2k's ST v. SW Tech Assessment

Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged
J
Active Member
Member # 608

 - posted      Profile for J     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah, you're right... it's been so long I forgot about DS9 being in orbit of Bajor.

However, I would like to point out that it would be better to use a smaller vessel that is not capable of warp, and crowds the prisoners within one cramped containment field than to have what you suggest. A larger vessel requires more personnel to keep eyes on the prisoners, if there is a problem it can be overlooked, a larger vessel is more likely to be warp capable, and finally a larger vessel to be efficient in it's use would have to carry hundreds of prisoners at a time--- DS9 would only need such a large shipment in the beginning or if a large number of prisoners currently on the station "expired" under Cardassian definition.

--------------------
Later, J
_ _ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _ _ _
The Last Person to post in the late Voyager Forum. Bashing both Voyager, Enterprise, and "The Bun" in one glorious post.

me@webj.cjb.net
http://webj.cjb.net

Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Jason Abbadon
Rolls with the punches.
Member # 882

 - posted      Profile for Jason Abbadon     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A large vessel could have the prisoner bay with no point of egress to the rest of the ship:
One way in or out for the prisoners and if they want to escape, there's the external airlock. [Wink]

--------------------
Justice inclines her scales so that wisdom comes at the price of suffering.
-Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Registered: Aug 2002  |  IP: Logged
  This topic comprises 3 pages: 1  2  3   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


© 1999-2008 Solareclipse Network.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3