6 Type-X Phaser Arrays
By the early 2370's Starfleet was forced acknowledge that its previous attempts to develop a delivery system for the fighter craft which had proved such a valuable tool in major fleet engagements during the Dominion War had been entirely unsatisfactory. While the Akira class continued to perform admirably as a light carrier in both the escort and attack roles, its cramped flight deck could provide only a limited amount of fighter cover at significant cost to the ship's internal volume. The emergency war-time expedient of the Carrier class, which had so inelegantly involved refitting Galaxy class battle sections with custom-built saucers thrown together for flight operations, had proven far less successful than even the most pessimistic admirals had expected, and an attempt to modify the Sovereign space frame into a heavier version of the Akira's role had also proved fruitless. With the new Valkyrie fighter design only a few years from operation, the admiralty turned to Starfleet Engineering with a simple, unambiguous order: produce a working carrier design with at least double the Akira's capacity within no more than four years.
- Concorde-Class at the Bravo Fleet Infobase
|SUPPORT CRAFT||Workbee • Type-6 Shuttlecraft • Type-8 Shuttlecraft • Type-11 Shuttlecraft • Type-15 Shuttlepod • Danube Runabout|
|FIGHTERS||Gryphon • Peregrine • Valkyrie|
|ACTIVE CLASSES||Akira • Ambassador • Argonaut • Century • Concorde • Defiant • Excalibur • Excelsior • Galaxy • Insignia • Intrepid • Luna • Miranda • Nebula • Nova • Olympic • Prometheus • Rhode Island • Ronin • Saber • Sovereign • Steamrunner|