RACE:†††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Federation
STARSHIP CLASS: †††††††††††††††††††††††† Defiant Class Escort
††††††† Model Number-††††††††††††††††† †††††† †I
††††††† Date Entering Service-††††††††† †† 3/1109
††††††† Number Constructed-††††††††††† †† 11
††††††† Superstructure Points-††††††††† ††† 60
††††††† Damage Chart-†††††††††††††††††† ††††††† B
††††††††††††††† Length-†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† 170.68 m
††††††††††††††† Width-††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† 134.11 m
††††††††††††††† Height-††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† 30.1 m
††††††††††††††† Weight-††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† 355,000 mt
††††††††††††††† Cargo units-††††††††††† †††††††††† 56 SCU
††††††††††††††† Cargo Capacity-†††††††† ††††††† 2,800 mt
††††††††††††††† Landing Capability-†††† ††††† no
††††††† Control Computer Type-††††††††† M-6A AICS
††††††† Long-range Sensors-†††††††††††††††† 17 light-years†††††
††††††††††††††† standard 6 person-††††† †††††† 2
††††††††††††††† cargo, small††††††††††† †††††††††† 2
††††††† Cloaking Device Type-††††††††††† RCI
††††††††††††††† Power points-†††††††††† †††††††† 38
†† †††††Crew-†††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† 40
††††††† Passengers-†††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† 150 (Evac. Limit)
††††††† Shuttlecraft-†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 2
††††††† Bay Size-††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6††††††††††††
Engines and Power Data:
††††††† Total Power Units Available-†† 144
††††††† Movement Point Ratio-†††††††††† 4/1
††††††† Warp Engine Type-†††††††††††††† ††† FUWF-1a
†††††††††† ††† Number-†††††††††††††††† †††††††††††† 2
Power Units Available-† ††† 60
Stress Charts-†††††††† ††††††††††† H/I
Maximum Safe Cruising- Warp 6.0/8.7
Emergency Speed-††††††† †††† Warp 9.982 (12 hours)
Impulse Engine Type-†††††† †††††††† FIE-2
† †††††††††††† Power Units Available-† ††† 24
Speed-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† .75 c/.9 c
Weapons and Firing Data:
††††††† Beam Weapon Type-†††††††††††††† † FH-10P
††††††††††††††† Number-†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 4 in two banks of 2
††††††††††††††† Firing Arcs- ††††††††††††††††††††† 4f/p/s† (Forward only when pulsing)
††††††††††††††† Firing Chart-†††††††††† †††††††††† W
††††††††††††††† Maximum Power-††††††††† †† 7 †††††††††††††††††††††††††† Pulse 1† †††††††††††††† Pulse 2† †††††††††††††† Pulse 3
††††††††††††††† Power to Arm-†††††††††† ††††††† +0††††† †††††††††††††††††† 2-7 +2†† †††††††††††††† 3-7 +4†† †††††††††††††† 4-7 +6
††††††††††††† ††Damage Modifiers-††††††
†††††††††††††† ††††††††† +3†† †††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1-10)† †††††††††††††††† +6†††††† ††††††††††††††††† +9†††††† ††††††††††††††††† +12
††††††††††††††††††††††† +2††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††† (11-17) ††††††††††††††† +4†††††† ††††††††††††††††† +6†††††† ††††††††††††††††† +8
††††††††††††††††††††††† +1††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††† (18-20) ††††††††††††††† +2†††††† ††††††††††††††††† +3††††† †††††††††††††††††† +4
††††††††††††††† Chance system failure: ††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4%†††††† †††††††††††††††† 6%†††††† †††††††††††††††† 8%
††††††† Missile Weapon Type-††††††††††† FQ-1D
††††††††††††††† Number-†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 3 Dual Fire bays (Banked)
††††††††††††††† Firing Arcs-††††††††††† †††††††††† 4 f/p/s, 2a
††††††††††††††† Firing Chart-†††††††††† †††††††††† W
†††††††††† †††††Power to Arm-†††††††††† ††††††† 2
††††††††††††††† Damage-†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 20+2D10 Quantum
††††††† Deflector Shield Type-††††††††† †† FSP
††††††††††††††† Shield Point Ratio-†††† ††††† 1/8
††††††††††††††† Maximum Shield Power- 48
Structural Integrity Field
†††††††††††††† †SIF Point Ratio-†††† †††††††††† 1/2
†Maximum Strength††††††††††† 20
Ablative Shielding-†††††††††††† †††††††††††††† 42 each Hexside
††††††††† ††††††(Effective fully against beam weapons. Only absorbs HALF damage of torpedo)
†††††† NOTE: Not repairable during combat, only in spacedock.
††††††††††††††† D-††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††† 187.0† (247.0 for Defiant only)
††††††††††††††† WDF-††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††† 105.83
††††††††††††††† CE††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† 197.9† (261.4 for Defiant only)
1) Phasers: There are three pulse levels. Each pulse level costs additional points to arm, but increases damage potential dramatically.
NO PULSE†††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PULSE LEVEL 1††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
7pts in each phaser yields:†††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10 pts of Damage to (7+ 3) 7pts in each phaser yields: 13 pts of Damage (7+6)
PULSE LEVEL 2††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PULSE LEVEL 3
7pts in each phaser yields: 16 pts of Damage (7+9)†† 7pts in each phaser yields: 19 pts of Damage (7+12)
PULSING is devastating at close range, a waste of power at long range.† The percent FAIL rate is from when the Defiant was first fielded in 3/11 and is no longer a factor by 3/12.
2) Ablative Armor: The Defiant's can absorb 42 points of damage protecting the ship's superstructure ONLY. Once "burnt away" the ablative shielding can't "be put back" (AKA repaired) in combat. This Shielding can only be "reapplied" once all SS has been repaired and only whole in dock.
The Defiant Development Project began in 3/01as a counter to the Borg threat.† Although its stated goal was to create a new Heavy Escort, privately Starfleet officials acknowledged that the vessel was, in fact, intended to be the first warship ever designed by the Federation.
The original testbed ship experienced numerous intractable problems.† In light of reduced concern regarding the Borg, the Defiant Development Project was placed on indefinite hold.† Only the rise of the threat of the Dominion caused it to be revived.† In 3/06, the prototype Defiant was provided to deep Space 9 as a mobile defense platform.† The crew of DS9 (including Captain Benjamin Sisko, who participated in its original design efforts) devoted considerable time and energy to overcome its deficiencies, and through hard work and experience managed to overcome most of its flaws.† This included strengthening the structural integrity field to keep the overpowered engines from tearing the ship apart at high warp speeds.† With the data from their uses of the ship in hand, Starfleet was able to build more Defiant-class vessels.† They proved to be a potent weapon against the Dominion, and a decisive factor in the Federationís victory in the Dominion War.
The Defiant incorporates a wide range of innovative and experimental starship systems.† Examples include pulse phaser cannons, quantum torpedoes, ablative hull armor, landing pads allowing for possible recovery of the vessel if it has to be abandoned near a planet or moon, and the like.† The plasma conduit is run through the primary phaser couplings, which almost doubles phaser power and provides a 30% more efficient warp drive.† The Defiant can also carry and deploy additional ordnance or explosives, such as self-replicating mines.
The Defiant has two computer cores, but they are located together in a dual configuration amidships on Decks 2 and 3.† While this makes the computers work more efficiently, it also makes them more vulnerable to attack, in that damage to a single location may affect both cores.
The Defiantís navigational deflector is located in its forward section, which is a detachable warhead.† Since use of the warhead is considered a last-ditch measure, depriving the ship of a last-ditch measure, depriving the ship of its deflector at that point should not cause problems.† In the event the ship survives an encounter in which it has to use its warhead, it cannot safely go to warp speeds until the warhead is replaced.
The original U.S.S. Defiant possessed a cloaking device on loan from the Romulan Star Empire.† Under the initial terms of the agreement with the Romulans, the cloak was to be used only in the Gamma Quadrant, but in light of the War those terms were altered to allow the cloak to be used on this side of the wormhole.† Negotiations with the Romulans have lead to cloaks being installed in some other Defiant class ships under specified conditions.† Because the Defiant-class ship has such powerful engines for its size, a cloak is not as effective as it might otherwise be.† It also emits chroniton particles, which can accumulate on the shipís ablative armor and, possibly, cause temporal accidents.† Additional ships of the class may or may not be equipped with cloaking devices.
The power of the Defiantís engines (primarily her Class 7/M warp drive) causes other problems.† Although the ship can attain speeds in excess of Warp 9, it will literally shake itself to pieces at that velocity.† For every tenth of a point of warp speed over 9, up to 9.6, the ship takes 1 points of structural damage every round, and for every tenth of a point of warp speed at 9.7 and above takes 2 points of structural damage.
The Defiant normally has a crew of 40.† However, sufficient space exists to triple its bunks, allowing it to carry up to 192 persons.†
Although not intended to perform scientific survey missions (most of its sensors are optimized for military uses), the Defiant-classís sensors and other equipment are sufficient to perform 82% of the standard scientific sensor sweeps.† The ship typically carries Class I, III, V, VIII, and /or IX probes.