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Old January 11 2012, 12:24 PM   #50
Methos
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Re: Vesta class bridge??

Ok, this is my 'reimagining' of the Aventine Bridge... taking cues from what people have suggested and discussed here...



Taking a lot of cues from both the Prometheus and Sovereign class ships... as we know those two were around and designed approximately the same time as the Vesta class, so it makes sense there would be similarities between them...

More elongated design is one thing we all seem to agree on, so that what i reflected here... with a 4 tier system basically, allowing The Captain clean line of sight around the bridge and to the view screen at the very front...

To in order, from the top left to start with...

Science console far left... with Slipstream Drive Operations opposite it (Far top console)... i kept the Slipstream Drive seperate from the standard helm, as it made sense that it was a seperate engine, with different principals, it would have its own control area to bring the drive online and control it from there... destinations would still be controlled from the helm, but the operations of the slipstream drive i think would definitely need its own console...

Captain's Chair center, same level as the 'main' bridge, console to the Captain's right for access to multiple systems and control of holocommunication, with stations in front of it dropped down to allow line of sight around the entire bridge area... In front of the Captain's chair, lower level, we have the holocommunicator... I know the Prometheus or Sovereign class didn't have one, but there was at least one installed in Deep Space Nine and The Defiant refit, so i believe it was something that Starfleet would be rolling out in their newer ships...

Level down from the holocommunication station we have Tactical (Top) and Communications (Bottom)... i always thought Tactical needed to be closer to the Captain than on the far side of the Bridge where it was in the Sovereign class, and behind the Captain in the Galaxy class, so placing it in front of the Captain's area on a lower level gives the Tactical station a direct line of sight to the view screen and a prominent station on the bridge...

On the next level down with have Conn and Ops... at the very front of the bridge in front of the main dropdown

Technical and Environmental, master systems display and stuff like that, would be along the wall (bottom wall) within easy view of The Captain... Turbolift on the bottom left area, with doors to the Captain's Ready Room (Top left) and conference room (Top right)

This is still a work in progress for my imagination though... ideally i'm also thinking there should be steps down to the 3rd level (Where tactical and communications are) on either side... so people don't have to move past The Captain constantly to get in and out of the lower bridge area... with possible another console at the top middle (Between the two doors) for sensors and astrometrics...

Well, that's my design anyway... anyone like or dislike it? Comments are definitely welcome lol

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