Me too. I like to think it's the non-canon Mediterranean
Yeah, I can see the similarities, if that's
the ship class you're talking about. But I think the Centaur
looks more streamlined and elegant. And I somehow think Centaur
is a pretty good name for it. Don't ask me why, I just think it is ...
class was only mentioned in the Star Trek Encyclopaedia and has never appeared in canon. I'd guess that that image is a fan creation.
It is indeed... The Centaur
is more elegant to me too. I think the Centaur
is to Excelsior
is to Constitution
... although no doubt in smaller numbers. The similarity to the fan-created Mediterranean
makes it all the more easy for the 'real' one to take its place, IMO.
I'd be very happy to be able to fit most of those kitbashes to those names from the Encyclopedia... not sure that it's very feasible, though. I would quite like to make a table of the ships from the 'pedia, then compare it to the canon info from Memory Alpha and then try to reconcile that with the kitbashes...