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Old April 29 2009, 05:13 PM   #46
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Re: Another take on the Original Enterprise...

Cary, regarding the deck below the hangar, I might suggest simply having that section/room have a 'stepdown' from the rest of the deck to allow a safer clearance for the shuttles.

Also, I don't think we've ever reached concensus on the number of shuttles. Common sense would suggest seven based on the '7' on Galileo, but for all we know there are only two Class Fs (Columbus and Galileo, and of course then the replacement Galileo-II) and everything else is a different type - among them, inspection pods inspired by Jefferies's unused drawings perhaps?

If we assume that the ship didn't have any landing-capable shuttles in 'The Enemy Within' we might then conclude that the embarked craft load changes frequently and there is no 'standard' set.
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