Anton Class X Research Cruiser

IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Brad R. Torgersen, using original Schematics from Franz Joseph's Star Fleet Technical Manual

from Ship Recognition Manual - The Federation (2nd Edition), FASA
Re-Draw by Brad R. Torgersen

Notes - circa 2330:

     First commissioned in 2245 during the period known as "The Great Awakening", the Anton Class Cruiser was in the forefront of that expansion effort. At the time, Star Fleet itself was expanding in response to the changing and expanding economic and political goals of the UFP. To meet the demand of a larger navy, the Military Appropriations Committee authorized the development and testing of hundreds of vessel types, the Anton among them. During this same period, the concepts of ship design were rapidly evolving and becoming more sophisticated, and the technology to build and operate starships was going through an industrial revolution. Advances in all facets of the technology required to construct, maintain, and operate a starship was changing so rapidly that some ships were obsolete before they were completed. The Anton design was changed no fewer than 12 times before the tooling and machining was begun. Even so, the ship required some alterations during its trials and was to see many more changes after its commissioning, the last of which was the refitting to the Reliant Class. When these new Cruisers were launched, they were only capable of performing 3-year missions with re-supply at 1-year intervals. This made their dual-purpose role of research Cruiser harder to perform. With the great distances that had to be travelled, they could not get more than 6-months travel time from a friendly outpost. This meant they could only advance as fast as the frontier was expanding.

 

Construction Data:            
     Model-    Mk I    Mk II    Mk IV
     Class-    X    X    X
     Class Commission Date-    2245    2255    2269
     Number Produced-    68    56    12
Hull Data:            
     Superstructure-    18    18    20
     Damage Chart-    C    C    C
     Size:            
          Length-    224 m    226 m    226 m
          Width-    145 m    145 m    145 m
          Height-    51 m    51 m    51 m
          Displacement-    155,500 mt    155,810 mt    157,990 mt
Cargo:            
     Total SCU-    300 SCU    300 SCU    300 SCU
     Cargo Capacity-    15,000 mt    15,000 mt    15,000 mt
Equipment Data:            
     Computer Type-    M-3    M-4    M-4
     Transporters-            
          Standard 6-person-    4    4    4
          Emergency 22-person-    2    2    2
          Cargo-    3    3    3
Other Data:            
     Crew-    290    295    306
     Passengers-    40    40    40
     Shuttlecraft-    9    9    9
Engines and Power Data:            
     Total Power Available-    35    38    46
     Movement Point Ratio-    3/1    3/1    3/1
     Warp Engine Type-    FWC-1    FWC-1    FWC-2
          Number-    2    2    2
          Power-    16 ea.    16 ea.    20 ea.
          Stress Chart-    O/M    O/M    N/M
          Max Safe Cruising-    Warp 7    Warp 7    Warp 6
          Emergency Speed-    Warp 9    Warp 9    Warp 8
     Impulse Engine Type-    FIC-2    FIC-3    FIC-3
          Power Units-    3    6    6
Weapons and Firing Data:            
     Beam Weapon Type-    FL-5    FH-3    FH-10
          Number-    4    4    4
          Firing Arcs-    2 f/p, 2 f/s    2 f/p, 2 f/s    2 f/p, 2 f/s
          Firing Chart-    H    W    W
          Maximum Power-    2    5    7
          Damage Modifiers            
               +3    (-)    (1-10)    (1-10)
               +2    (1-4)    (11-17)    (11-17)
               +1    (5-7)    (18-20)    (18-20)
Shield Data:            
     Shield Type-    FSG    FSH    FSH
          Shield Point Ratio-    1/1    1/2    1/2
          Maximum Shield-    9    11    11
Combat Efficiency:            
     D-    52.4    77.7    87.6
     WDF-    4.4    23.2    29.2

 

UPDATE NOTES:
Superstructure increased on Mk IV.
Weight increased on all three models.
Number of shuttles increased.
D- adjusted.
WDF of Mk IV adjusted to accurate FH-10.