Hm. I understand your point, Alex, though I'm tempted to keep it as Rick intended it. Maybe it was an experiment? Although that probably wouldn't be used on EVERY ship of the class, so I'm undermining my own point ... Exactly. I haven't really decided what each pod is going to be (despite some hastily assigned functions on the MSD and similar diagrams that I've posted already). Alex, I really appreciate that. Thanks! BTW, I might just have to ask you for some help when I get to the text stage. At the moment, though, I'm only building the textual framework, so to speak, nothing substantial, mostly modifications of passages from Mr. Scott's Guide and the TNG and DS9 Technical Manuals, plus some ramblings of my own. Good point. Except that there is one Constellation in "Redemption" (don't remember which part right now) that doesn't seem to be a derelict (at least, I don't think Starfleet would resort to using one if ships in better shape were available). There might be a bow shot of that one to disprove your theory. Not in my thread. I happen to like Enterprise. Indeed, I like it more each season, it seems. Don't give up just yet. You just gave me an idea ... it's possible that one day in the not-so-far future, there'll be a picture of one of the subclasses mentioned in your Guide to Starfleet. I certainly don't have a problem with giving the Harrison subclass a nav deflector instead of a bow hangar. It would also explain their increased mass.