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Sol System
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From the brand new Trek magazine.

According to the magazine, it is 246.88 meters long. I got a height of 57.44m. This is the only diagram, but I'm estimating the width of the ship to be between 110 and 130 meters.

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Sol System
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Though it is rather silly to mention the length again, isn't it?

*beats himself with a strap*

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Michael Dracon
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Uhhm Guys!! (and girls )

Impuls engines on the left, buzzard collectors on the right....
Shouldn't the bridge be on the other side??

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Interesting
So...I guess the only explanation would be that the bridge is located at the rear of the ship?

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Montgomery
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Yes, it would seem the bridge module is at the rear. Although it should also be noted that this is a STARBOARD view!

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Michael Dracon
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I've seen scematics that show the bridge on the front side.

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Bernd
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The Bussard collector and impulse engine (shouldn't it be the red thing above the center line?) clearly indicate it's a starboard view, besides the fact that the other ship diagrams also face in this direction. A bridge at the very rear end? Why not, the boxy design was more disturbing at first, but now I like it. A daring design for Star Trek. I think Shadow likes it too.

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Bernd
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Something that came just to my mind: The nacelles are very close to the hull, could it be they have pylons to be extended for warp flight?
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Michael Dracon
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Judging from the outlines, I'd say it looks like the nacelles can fold out like on the Phoenix (from First Contact).

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I do like it. In the movie it looked like a brick, but here we see the details.

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It's..different..

And if it looks like a brick on the big screen, how will it look when I see it on video? (I've decided to save money and wait for the video)


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I think TPTB were designing a ship reminiscent of a tanker---bridge at back with lots of storage space in front. Are there any unknown classes of transports??? If so this may be one of them. Probably not though, they like to make new classes way too much.
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A magazine I have that describes the construction of some of the movie models talks about the bridge location. Apparently they built a study model based on some drawings, and only after showing it to the producers or somebody did they find out that they had it backwards. I forget what the solution was (I'll have to look), but I'm sure it has something to do with the strange bridge location.
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What difference does it really make which end the bridge is at? It's not like the front end of the ship is blocking their view... :-)

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On a related subject as far as cargo ships and bridge locations, one of the trial issues talks about the design of the Cardassian freighter and mentions that it was inspired in part by modern tankers in that it has its bridge in back.

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