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NCC-500 Saladin (Destroyer)
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The Saladin is a conjectural starship class designed by Franz Joseph using hull components of the Constitution class. The Hermes class, a variant of the Saladin, is a scout which sacrifices firepower for speed. Where the Saladin has 3 banks of phasers and a dual torpedo launcher, the Hermes has only a single bank of phasers and additional long-range sensors.
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With an overall length of 242 meters, 14 decks, and a crew of 200 (195 on the Hermes), it is considerably smaller than a heavy cruiser like the Enterprise. It is designed for short-term patrol and escort missions rather than long-term exploration missions.



In the 2250s and 2260s the Federation would have needed to maintain a significant presence along two neutral zones (Klingon and Romulan) without tying up its exploration and science vessels. There were also sporadic problems with the Orion syndicate that would have required quick response.



The internal layout would necessarily be different from the Constitution as there is no secondary hull to house main engineering. Some of this equipment is located in the neck and some in the saucer, where much of the volume devoted to crew quarters in the Constitution would be freed for other purposes here. The ship also lacks any sort of auxiliary craft.



Dorsal view.



Ventral view.



Port side view.



Forward view.



Aft view.



The warp field grille and control reactor are reoriented 90ļ down to maintain a symmetrical field with the single nacelle.



The navigational deflector is mounted to the saucer frame directly beneath the planetary sensor array. Later upgrades provided a smaller, internal deflector in the forward section of the saucer.



Not the view you want to have if you're a Klingon scout craft!



Now that's better Ė†"Pagh!"

A few notes on the LDD model:
Piece count: 47,934
File size: 2MB
Stud length: 754
Model length: 5.88 m
Piece count with full interior: 180,000+
In other words save your credits!

The warp engine feature is still coming up, I promise it'll be exciting!


Building instructions
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Comments

 I made it 
  December 6, 2015
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Beautiful model! I remember seeing this design in an old Star Fleet book from my youth, the name of which now escapes me. You did a wonderful job with the proportions and details: it looks fabulous at a distance and full of intriguing details up close. Keep up the great work!
You're thinking of Franz Joseph's Star Fleet Technical Manual, first published in 1976 I think, and which is still in print.
 I like it 
  December 4, 2015
Beautiful model! I remember seeing this design in an old Star Fleet book from my youth, the name of which now escapes me. You did a wonderful job with the proportions and details: it looks fabulous at a distance and full of intriguing details up close. Keep up the great work!
 I made it 
  August 30, 2015
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Awesome! I've always liked this variant a lot. The only problem I saw with it was where would the anti-matter reactor be located and the machinery for the deflector. Both of these are always shown in blueprints of Enterprise as taking up quite a bit of real estate. You did an amazing job on this. Outstanding!
True that, about the real estate, and I think this is why FASA and Franz Joseph envisioned the nacelles as containing individual matter/antimatter supplies and warp cores. But this is inconsistent with what we see elsewehere. I think main engineering could be located roughly where I put sickbay, including the deck above, which would then be displaced to F deck forward. This would permit a core ejection hatch to be located on the lower saucer. As for the deflector, I imagine that prior to the Excelsior/Ambassador era, the deflector was totally separate from the long-range sensors so that the emitter itself isn't that deep.
 I made it 
  August 22, 2015
I've added a few more pictures!
 I made it 
  August 21, 2015
Quoting killswitch95 [RELSH] i saw the micro build of this while looking through your builds and thought "theres no way hes not gonna make a big one of these perhaps in between the enterprise, it looks so simple" and i was right, you did make one, though with great detail like always 5/5
Thanks! I had intended to do more at that smaller scale but I wasn't satisfied with my results. Besides, how could I top Clayton Marchetti's Enterprise?
 I like it 
  August 20, 2015
A great work of Lego "Space" creationism! Very nicely done!
 I made it 
  August 19, 2015
Quoting Oliver Becker That's a real impressive starship of an extraordinary MOC-size Mica, sorrowly my LDD crashes by 80% loading (win7 64bit / I7 processor and mid grafic card), so I can't take a look nearby... ;)
I don't know much about PCs, I am using a 6-year-old out-of-the-box iMac.
 I like it 
  August 18, 2015
That's a real impressive starship of an extraordinary MOC-size Mica, sorrowly my LDD crashes by 80% loading (win7 64bit / I7 processor and mid grafic card), so I can't take a look nearby... ;)
 I like it 
  August 17, 2015
This is H-U-G-E! Great work, I respect the time and effort that must have gone into this.
  August 17, 2015
Auri from Chrome Brick City has shipped my chrome order for my superdetailed heavy rescue, so that will be finished before my next 1/64th scale fire station . That will have to wait until the home renovations are complete. It is halfway done and the parts count is at 30,000.
 I like it 
  August 16, 2015
this is more than terrific! I can hardly image how you build it with LDD, Gosh!! You did really excellent jobs!!!
 I made it 
  August 16, 2015
Quoting Jimmie Martinez Fantastic example of STAR TREK creationism. 10/10 BOAJVWD.
Thanks! When will we see more from you?
 I like it 
  August 16, 2015
Fantastic example of STAR TREK creationism. 10/10 BOAJVWD.
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  August 16, 2015
Wow, very impressive.
 I like it 
  August 16, 2015
i saw the micro build of this while looking through your builds and thought "theres no way hes not gonna make a big one of these perhaps in between the enterprise, it looks so simple" and i was right, you did make one, though with great detail like always 5/5
 I like it 
  August 16, 2015
What a creation! That's immense; well done!
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  August 16, 2015
This is amazing! Probably one of the biggest LDD things I've seen. Although I've never been a fan of this design (the deflector just looks so flimsy for a starship) you captured the look perfectly. Great job!
 I like it 
  August 16, 2015
Awesome! I've always liked this variant a lot. The only problem I saw with it was where would the anti-matter reactor be located and the machinery for the deflector. Both of these are always shown in blueprints of Enterprise as taking up quite a bit of real estate. You did an amazing job on this. Outstanding!
 
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