Bader Class VIII Scout

Bader Class VIII Scout

 

From Ship Recognition Manual-The Federation (2nd Edition), FASA

Notes - circa 2400:

      Shortly after the Organian Treaty had been imposed, Star Fleet began a buildup of its research ships. Contracts were let out for ships with limited combat ability and extensive research facilities. The most famous of those commissioned was the Bader. Although classified and armed as a scout because of its military role, it was in all respects a research vessel. The research facilities aboard the Bader were the most extensive of any on a Star Fleet vessel until the Gagarin Class research vessel entered service.
     The USS Bader, USS Clifton, and USS Tombaugh are the research vessels awarded to the winner of the coveted Sagan Award for research contributing to the advancement of Federation science. Every year, each of the three research teams that win the award is given one of these vessels for two years, fully equipped to perform whatever studies and research the teams wish. This has made the Bader Class a popular and easily-recognized vessel throughout the scientific community.
     In its military role, the Bader is not quite as exciting. The warp engines are not as efficient as those mounted on other scouts, and the vessels are not as maneuverable. Due to the displacement of the Bader, this deficiency cannot be corrected. Attempts have been made to increase the impulse drive power, but even this has not brought the performance level up to that of other scouts. Furthermore, compared to other scout vessels, the Bader is undergunned, mounting only 4 phasers. The Bader is the only modern scout that does not mount photon torpedo tubes. For these reasons, the Bader is not popular among the crews assigned to the borders of the other major powers.
     In its military role, the Bader is not quite as exciting. The warp engines are not as efficient as those mounted on other scouts, and the vessels are not as maneuverable. Due to the displacement of the Bader, this deficiency cannot be corrected. Attempts have been made to increase the impulse drive power, but even this has not brought the performance level up to that of other scouts. Furthermore, compared to other scout vessels, the Bader is undergunned, mounting only 4 phasers. The Bader is the only modern scout that does not mount photon torpedo tubes. For these reasons, the Bader is not popular among the crews assigned to the borders of the other major powers.
     As tension rose in 2285, the decision to produce a more combat oriented version fo the Bader was greenlighted. Finished in 2286, the Mk VI had a significant increase in combat capability, nearly doubling it's original offensive firepower and adding two torpedo launchers. This version saw limited production, but proved instrumental during the later Klingon incursions and early Cardassian conflicts.
     The more militaristic version of the Bader reduced the number of labs, and reduced the vessels popularity among civilian concerns, yet served well for over 50 years. In early 2335, the decision to upgrade the old design, rather than retire it created a surprise frenzy of design contracts to refit the design. By 2340, an inexpensive yet significant upgrade was chosen, and the Mk VII was comissioned the next year.
     The Mk VII saw the replacement of significant amounts of the Bader's internal superstructure as well as new computer layouts and the incorporation of a significantly most efficient engineering section. The larger space allowed for the newer FNWD warp drive to be installed, rather than the refitting of a fourth generation FWE-2 system. Although a new bridge modual was installed, the remaininder of the vessels crew quarters and support areas saw primarily cospetic improvements.
     The Mk VIII was fielded 14 years later as war with the Cardassians loomed. Although many wanted the Bader to continue it's legacy of non-combat research, Fleet Commanders realized that the Bader needed extra punch should it run into enemy vessels. Two more labs were removed to make room for the larger FP-11 torpedo system, giving the Bader sufficient combat capablilty to stave off most one-on-one contacts with similar vessels. Although unpopular, the upgrade did allow the Bader to continue it's research and exploration duties near hostile territory
     Of the 253 Baders built, 148 Mk VIII's remain in active service, with 4 Mk IIs in reserve fleets. Five Mk Is, 6 Mk IIs, 1 Mk V and 3 Mk VII's have been destroyed; 4 Mk Is and 2 Mk IIs are listed as missing; 2 Mk IIs and 1 Mk VII have been scrapped; and 4 Mk Is and 2 Mk IIs have been sold to private commercial concerns. The Bader was produced at the Sol V shipyards at a combined rate of 4 per year.

 

Construction Data:                        
     Model-    Mk I    Mk II    Mk V    MK VI    Mk VII    Mk VIII
     Class-    VIII    VIII    VIII    VIII    VIII    VIII
     Class Commission Date-    2269    2270    2284    2286    2341    2355
     Number Produced-    81    135    16    21    153 refit    148 refit
Hull Data:                        
     Superstructure-    16    16    16    19    23    27
     Damage Chart-    C    C    C    C    C    C
     Size:                        
          Length-    232 m    232 m    232 m    232 m    232 m    232 m
          Width-    180 m    180 m    180 m    180 m    180 m    180 m
          Height-    80 m    80 m    80 m    80 m    80 m    80 m
          Displacement-    109,920 mt    110,055 mt    109,983 mt    116,353 mt    102,078 mt    110,881 mt
Cargo:                        
     Total SCU-    510 SCU    600 SCU    600 SCU    600 SCU    600 SCU    600 SCU
     Cargo Capacity-    25,500 mt    30,000 mt    30,000 mt    30,000 mt    30,000 mt    30,000 mt
Equipment Data:                        
     Computer Type-    M-2    M-2    M-2    M-3    I-3    I-5
     Transporters-                        
          Standard 6-person-    3    3    3    3    3    3
          Emergency 18-person-    2    2    2    2    2    2
          Cargo-    3    3    3    3    3    3
Other Data:                        
     Crew-    160    166    166    166    166    166
     Passengers-    30    30    30    30    30    30
     Shuttlecraft-    12    12    12    12    12    12
Engines and Power Data:                        
     Total Power Available-    30    34    42    42    63    63
     Movement Point Ratio-    3/1    3/1    3/1    3/1    3/1    3/1
     Warp Engine Type-    FWE-2    FWE-2    FWE-2    FWE-2    FNWD-1b    FNWD-1b
          Number-    2    2    2    2    2    2
          Power-    13 ea.    13 ea.    13 ea.    13 ea.    20 ea.    20 ea.
          Stress Chart-    G/K    G/K    G/K    G/K    D/E    D/E
          Max Safe Cruising-    Warp 7    Warp 7    Warp 7    Warp 7    Warp 9    Warp 9
          Emergency Speed-    Warp 9    Warp 9    Warp 9    Warp 9    Warp 10    Warp 10
     Impulse Engine Type-    FID-2    FIE-2    FIF-2    FIF-2    FII-6    FII-6
          Power Units-    4    8    16    16    23    23
Weapons and Firing Data:                        
     Beam Weapon Type-    FH-4    FH-7    FH-12    FH-10    FNH-13    FNH-13
          Number-    4    4    4    4    4    4
          Firing Arcs-    2 f/p, 2 f/s    2 f/p, 2 f/s    2 f/p, 2 f/s    2 f/p, 2 f/s    2 f/p, 2 f/s    2 f/p, 2 f/s
          Firing Chart-    Q    Q    R    W    Y    Y
          Maximum Power-    3    4    6    7    13    13
          Damage Modifiers                        
               +3    (-)    (-)    (-)    (1-10)    (1-14)    (1-14)
               +2    (1-8)    (1-8)    (1-9)    (11-17)    (15-20)    (15-20)
               +1    (9-14)    (9-14)    (10-16)    (18-20)    (21-24)    (21-24)
     Torpedo Type-    -    -    -    FP-7    FP-6    FP-11
          Number-    -    -    -    2    2    2
          Firing Arcs-    -    -    -    1 f, 1 a    1 f, 1 a    1 f, 1 a
          Firing Chart-    -    -    -    R    O    S
          Power To Arm-    -    -    -    1    1    1
          Damage-    -    -    -    8    12    30
Shield Data:                        
     Shield Type-    FSH    FSH    FSH    FSO    FNSJ    FNSJ
          Shield Point Ratio-    1/2    1/2    1/2    1/3    1/3    1/3
          Maximum Shield-    12    12    12    16    34    34
Combat Efficiency:                        
     D-    68.9    72.9    79.9    109.7    170.9    176.6
     WDF-    10.4    12.8    19.6    38.8    66.2    90.4