Unidentified Spacecraft in Into Darkness

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  1. Mountie1988

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  3. King Daniel Beyond

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    I can't see your hotlink, but if you're taking about the ship I think you're talking about, then the design has definitely been influenced by FJ's Transport/Tug class. IIRC it had a half-saucer like the Newton and red nacelle caps? I'm gonna have to rewatch the scene.
     
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    Damn photos keep disappearing. Maybe this one will work for more than 5 minutes. I brightened & lowered the contrast.

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    The ship that was circled on the other pic looks like another 3 nacelled ship, similar or identical to the one to the left.
     
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    That's what it looks like to me - an Armstrong type.
     
  11. Ar-Pharazon

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    What does a saucer-only ship need with 3 nacelles?

    A dreadnought I could see.
     
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    I don't know why ships need two nacelles. Or one. Or five.

    The Trek physics of it all has never been explained in-verse, has itt??
     
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    to be... ähm... fast?
     
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    Or at least to "look cool" :techman:

    And being as this isn't TNG, they're probably not going to explain it :guffaw:

    I'm not sure they ever really explained it onscreen. There was that imperative from Gene that they all had to have even numbers of nacelles.
     
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    There's no one like Roddenberry or Berman overseeing the franchise anymore, so the new films can pretty much do whatever they want.
     
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    Oh, no doubt. I just think Roddenbery's theory of even nacelles was the only "real" mention of the subject.
     
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    Aircraft have different numbers of engines. some really huge planes have only two while some smaller ones have four. It's a combination of factors. Two of one kind of engine may be more powerful than four of another, so maybe the 3 nacelled ships have less powerful engines in each.
     
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    Strange thing about that ship is the light is coming down from the upper right, if there were a saucer above those nacelles, the rim should be nicely illuminated, just as the closest nacelle is.

    And I think it's a twin nacelle ship, with the red-orange shape slightly to the left being a space-suited person in the foreground, standing atop the space station upper surface. The shape isn't a part of the ship.

    There's another red-orange figure farther to the left, a second space-suited person?

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    Speed over long distances. It's probably classed as a "fast frigate"
     
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    She has one large nacelle the size of the Kelvins and two that are under 2/3rd's the length.

    There could be all sorts of reasons, we know warp drive functions differently in this universe, the Armstrong class could well have been part of the progression to it.