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The shields of the Discovery-class like most starfleet ships of the time, are capable of auto-modulating themselves to adjust to incoming weapons fire to provide the maximum amount of protection.
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===Point Defense Pulse Phasers===
 
===Point Defense Pulse Phasers===

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Discovery Class
Class Information
Resupply Interval: 24-36 Months
Refit Interval: 20-25 Years
Role: Deep Space Explorer
Length: 1,200 Metres
Width: 550 Metres
Height: 160 metres
Decks: 34
Warp Rating
Cruising Speed: Warp 8.2
Maximum Speed: Warp 9.99 (17 Hrs)
Slipstream
Emergency Speed: Warp 9.975 (3 Hrs)
Personnel
Crew Compliment: 1,215
Officers: 320
Enlisted: 700
Marines: 175
Civilians: 20
Passengers: 8,000 emergency
Auxiliary Craft
Shuttlebays:

2

Shuttles:

30

Runabouts:

4

Transports:

2

Fighters:

30 (20 active)

Tactical Systems
Phasers:

22 Type XIIa arrays
Point Defense Pulse Phasers

Torpedo Launchers:

12 (8 fore, 4 aft)

Torpedo Compliment:

300 Quantum Torpedos
35 Graviton Torpedos
20 Tri-Cobalt Devices

Shields:

Dual Layer Regenerative

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Propulsion

Quantite Fusion Warp Core

The class is equipped with the same Quantite Fusion Warp Core that was first installed on the refit Excalibur-class, another large explorer type ship.

Like on the Excalibur-class, the four cores put out a significant warp signature which is difficult if not impossible to mask.

This issue is mitigated somewhat by new warp coil designs and a modified warp field geometry.

Due to the four core configuration, engineers can re-distribute power from any core at any time and even leave two cores in a hot standby mode for quick activation.

Under normal conditions the ship can operate on a single core at full capacity but would be limited to low warp speeds even with non-essential systems disabled.


Slipstream Drive

The Discovery class is equipped with a new model of the Starfleet Quantum Slipstream Generator. This model is designed specifically to propel a ship as large as the Discovery class through a slipstream tunnel.

As a result of the power requirements the drive cannot be used on any standard starship and requires at a minimum all four cores of the warp core to be operating at 50% of capacity; or two cores operating at 100% capacity.

Another limitation of the design which is mostly attributed to the mass of the starship is the recommended limit of 3-5 days straight travel through slipstream. Any longer could risk damage to the drive, or to the ship if the tunnel should collapse.


Impulse Drives

The Discovery-class has a total of four impulse engines which are each powered by large fusion reactors.

The additional impulse engines over the previous explorer type ship (Excalibur-class) provides the Discovery-class with much improved acceleration.


Tactical

Phasers

The Discovery-class is equipped with a total of 22 phaser arrays of Type XIIa which provides the class with potential firepower equivalent to a small starbase.

The size and power of the phaser arrays make them unsuitable for targeting small, fast moving hostile ships such as fighters and escorts which is why the phaser power on the ship is supplemented by point defense pulse phasers and a fighter squadron.

Torpedos

The Discovery-class has one of the highest number of torpedo launchers of Starfleet vessels in service today.

The ship has eight total forward launchers, two of which are situated on deck 6 above the fighter launch tubes and the remaining six are on deck 17 above the main deflector.

The four aft torpedo tubes are located on deck 22 on the underside of the secondary hull.

All torpedo launchers on the Discovery-class are the standard pulse fire tubes (1/second). It was deemed unnecessary to equip the class with a rapid fire tube given the large number of planned individual launchers.


Defensive Systems

Shields

Shields Type: Regenerative Shield Matrix
Shields Sustainable Load: 9,400 MW/second
Shields Auxiliary Load: 6,619.2 mW/second

The shields of the Discovery-class, like most starfleet ships of the time, are capable of auto-modulating themselves to adjust to incoming weapons fire to provide the maximum amount of protection.

Point Defense Pulse Phasers

As a new addition to the design of Starfleet vessels, the Discovery has an assortment of point Defense Pulse Phasers. These are a variation on the rapid fire pulse phaser cannons developed for the Defiant-class escort. Each pulse phaser unit is comprised of two cannons and

Each bank of pulse phasers has its own tracking and targeting array that allows it to operate independently of the primary tactical systems if desired. This allows the Tactical officer to focus the main weapons on larger targets while the point defense system picks off smaller craft such as fighters and escorts or incoming ordinance that threatens key areas.

Key areas covered by the point defense system include decks 1 & 2, the forward fighter launch tubes and both shuttle bays.


Hull

Three layer suspension "sandwich"

  • [Outer Layer] Type-IV Ablative Armor Matrix
  • [Middle Layer] Self-Sealing Tripolymer/Duranium Suspension
  • [Inner layer] Tritanium/Cortanium Alloy


Holosystems

Auxiliary Craft

Shuttles:

  • 25 x Type 14 (20 standard, 5 science)
  • 5 x Type 19 Cargo shuttles

Other:

  • 10 x Mk. II Workerbees

Flight Deck:

Sensors

Sickbay

Science Labs

Computer Core

Probe Compliment

Credits

Original Discovery design & images by madeinjapan1988.