"Lieutenant, confirm! Is that a federation starship or not?" "I-I-I'm not sure Captain." Imagine Starfleet encountering an unknown alien spacecraft that shared the same characterists of the consitution class . A saucer shaped hull- neck, secondary hull , nacelles and pylons and deflector dish. How would it look? I always loved the uniqueness of federation ships. They are so easily identifiable from any other fleet. But it annoys me that so many ships in Star Trek share the same basic design such as the Klingon Vorch'a class and the Romulan scout ship. Countless aliens of the week from Voyager have the same underpinning design. Everything on the constitution class is well placed in terms of engineering and ship systems- it's entirely possible that another race who had never heard of the Federation would come up with a similar design. I don't want any MSD's, cutaways or diagrams. I want an image of a Federation ship encountering this newly discovered doppleganger vessel for the first time. Don't just draw a constitution class and add alien decalls to it. It can be as alien looking as you want to take it.