U.S.S. Curry 3D model you can rotate and explore. First seen in the opening shot of DS9's Season 6 premier "A Time to Stand,” it’s a ship that immediately inspires a W, TF, is that(?!) reaction. Despite it needing a lot of work, it’s stayed with me over the years because its unique configuration. (Diverse configurations of Starfleet ships are part of their strange appeal and curious mystique. It can be a delight to be introduced to a new configuration, and there have been many — like those of the Miranda, Oberth, Stargazer, Sydney, Pasteur, Prometheus, Voyager, Voyager, New Orleans, Centaur, NX, Altair, John Glenn, Declaration Class, Saber, Akira, Norway, Kelvin, Newton, Armstrong, Franklin, and many of the new Discovery Ships.) Versions of the Curry have appeared in games like Armada II with the saucer placed further back on the secondary hull (which suits it better) and in other games with it placed toward the middle. Some have speculated that the ship is a shuttle or fighter carrier ship — Fighter 1, Fighter 2. This lineup of shuttles on deck looks cool like aircraft carrier, but it doesn’t sit quite right remembering the vacuum of space. I don’t really like the idea of fighters in Trek, but what really sinks the Curry as a carrier for me is that it’s no larger than any other Excelsior cruiser. It could maybe work if they increased the size of the secondary hull, but mostly I find myself lamenting the missed opportunity for something different, unique, and ambitious for a carrier. There’s an amazing mesh of the Curry on this page that may have been commissioned by Eaglemoss for the toy. There are also entries for it in both Memory Alpha and Memory Beta, and there’s an article in Ex Astris Scientia discussing some issues with scale, given its use of parts from mismatched models of both the Constitution Refit and the Excelsior. In my head canon, I like to imagine it with more appropriate/ly scaled Excelsior Era nacelles.