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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 53,032 Community Moderator
    Well... I'd mention my main's Aeon but that's a bit too small I guess. B)
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  • meimeitoomeimeitoo Member Posts: 12,117 Arc User
    There's also the Tholian Widow Fighter.
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  • fallenkezef#4581 fallenkezef Member Posts: 633 Arc User
    Well after a good run in the Khitomer I've finaly got the kit I need to make the Kor work and I'm back in the I.K.S Thunder Child (Khitomer will be my fed's main ship as I actualy can't stand fed designs).

    Have to say I love darting around in my little bird, squishy as hell but fun.
  • kidinthehall#2744 kidinthehall Member Posts: 68 Arc User
    You know I was one that liked really big ships up until I started getting them and realized, I'm more medium to small sized ship kind of guy. My Scott class MW is about the only really big ship I'll use moderately otherwise my Narenda for a medium size ship and crazy enough, my Daedalus class T6.
  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 9,288 Arc User
    For small ships, I like either the Bajoran Interceptor or the Sommerville. USS Panther Modern does a great job of sneaking up on a target, then decloaking and unloading.
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  • mneme0mneme0 Member Posts: 469 Arc User
    Malem. ChR Susse-thrai standing by, all torpedoes and mines ready. Decloaking not required.
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 53,032 Community Moderator
    jonsills wrote: »
    For small ships, I like either the Bajoran Interceptor or the Sommerville. USS Panther Modern does a great job of sneaking up on a target, then decloaking and unloading.

    I had some fun with the USS Tamamo-no-Mae.
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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,230 Arc User
    I like the Tal'kir. It has 2 boff seats and a clicky power.
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  • bcstarbcstar Member Posts: 263 Arc User
    I finally got the Nandi and loving it! fast, agile and packs a punch!!
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  • joshmauljoshmaul Member Posts: 327 Arc User
    My go-to "small ship" at the moment is the legendary pilot Defiant. Somehow seeing this ship doing barrel rolls warms my fickle heart.
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  • meimeitoomeimeitoo Member Posts: 12,117 Arc User
    I just looked over the fidget spinner stats again, If I could ever afford said jellyfish, it would probably be my absolute fave Science vessel.
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  • fallenkezef#4581 fallenkezef Member Posts: 633 Arc User
    I've been using the Crit % consoles from the discovery stuff with fleet anti-proton on my Kor. In TFO's it's a thing of beauty, a bit over squishy in patrols. I was planning to get the Advanced light battlecruiser with the event T6 token as a cannon ship and when I get a fleet B'rell refit her as a torpedo sub.

    I do think we need more Klingon BoP at T6, the more bug like varants are cool but only found at low tiers :neutral:
  • trennantrennan Member Posts: 2,839 Arc User
    edited March 2020
    Weighing in at half the size of the Defiant we have...
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  • gaevsmangaevsman Member Posts: 2,920 Arc User
    bcstar wrote: »
    steaen wrote: »
    I'd have to say the Bajoran Interceptor.

    Small, tough, manoeuvres well and hits hard - basically fun to fly all round, and it looks good too.

    Any chance you know what the current smallest T6 is? I am guessing the Enterprise from the golden days of ST. But the Defiant is quite small, I might have to take a look and see what's Available for Rom. Not sure on the warbird I used my upgrade on the Blockade Runner. hmm

    I haven't lined them all up, but I think the smallest is the Maquis Raider, it's really small. The TOS Enterprise is pretty small too, considerably smaller then the Discovery Enterprise.

    My personal favorite small ship is the Earhart Strike Wing Escort.. I just really like the ship and have a lot of fun flying it using a DBB Phaser layout. My other favorites are the Andorian Kuthar and the T5U Fleet Patrol Escort.

    My god, the Earhart is great!, sooo nimble, love it... i kind of love it when i got the Engle by chance, wanted to sell it, but i said, oh, well, let's give it a spin... and fell in love with it.
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  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 12,292 Arc User
    How small is the Aquarius Light Escort in comparison?
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  • trennantrennan Member Posts: 2,839 Arc User
    edited March 2020
    ltminns wrote: »
    How small is the Aquarius Light Escort in comparison?

    By http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/

    Aquarius Type: Light Cruiser (The only Aquarius from the shows/movies)
    Length: 424m
    Width: 164m
    Height: 87m
    Crew Compliment: 320
    Max warp: 9.975

    Defiant(looking this up in various other places since EAS doesn't have the full sizes)

    Type: Escort
    Lenght: 160m
    Width: 134m
    Height: 30m
    Crew Complement: 47
    Max warp: 9.2

    This is off the ship we know. As for the escort version of the Aquarius...

    The best I can finds is on starbase400.org

    category: Light Escort/Scout/Patrol

    Personnel:
    officers: 6
    enlisted crew: 16
    marines: 4
    passengers: 0

    Speed:
    cruising speed: Warp 6
    maximum speed: Warp 9.2
    emergency speed: Warp 9.85 (for 8 hours)

    Dimensions:
    height: 20 meters
    width: 64 meters (docked), 74.5 (in flight)
    length: 97 meters
    decks: 4

    Maquis Raider(as far as I can find such things on it)

    Length: 60m
    Width: 66m
    Height: 14.6m
    Crew Complement: 4, plus 50 passengers.
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  • fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 2,416 Arc User
    I like the Caitian escort, especially its dark hull material.

    The Shran is another of my favourites.

    I was also able to claim a T6 Miranda thanks to a promo a couple of weeks ago. That is a nice ship too, and I have been considering buying the Hernandez (I'm only holding off because I already have many science ships - but it looks definitely great).
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  • trennantrennan Member Posts: 2,839 Arc User
    Also on the small ship. Let not forget that shuttles and fighters qualify here.

    I mean these are roughly half the size of the Aquarius or Maquis. They're going to range in size something like

    Length: 15-30m
    Width: Shuttle 10-15m. Fighters, 20-30m(wing span)
    Height: 15-20m.

    This is just a rough estimate. Give they're varied sizes for whatever they're used for.
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  • wideningxgyrewideningxgyre Member Posts: 664 Arc User
    The small ships are fun to zip around the maps with FAW and do donuts around targets.

    In loose order:

    Shuk-din

    Bajoran Interceptor

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    Shran / Earhart

  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,230 Arc User
    So for small, but non-shuttle craft, Malem is great. I love the beach ball of death...
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  • chastity1337chastity1337 Member Posts: 1,356 Arc User
    I wish we could get a T6 version of the Goldfish Bowl, (formally known as https://sto.gamepedia.com/Olympic_Research_Science_Vessel )
    I still think it's the best looking Science Vessel of all time, especially the Horizon variant
  • questeriusquesterius Member Posts: 7,554 Arc User
    joshmaul wrote: »
    My go-to "small ship" at the moment is the legendary pilot Defiant. Somehow seeing this ship doing barrel rolls warms my fickle heart.

    Leveled the legendary defiant, but to be honest i prefer the science pilot escort
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    The Romulan variant will probably perform better, but i haven't gotten my hands on that one yet.
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  • annemarie30annemarie30 Member Posts: 1,996 Arc User
    meimeitoo wrote: »
    bcstar wrote: »
    steaen wrote: »
    I'd have to say the Bajoran Interceptor.

    Small, tough, manoeuvres well and hits hard - basically fun to fly all round, and it looks good too.

    Any chance you know what the current smallest T6 is? I am guessing the Enterprise from the golden days of ST. But the Defiant is quite small, I might have to take a look and see what's Available for Rom. Not sure on the warbird I used my upgrade on the Blockade Runner. hmm

    I haven't lined them all up, but I think the smallest is the Maquis Raider, it's really small. The TOS Enterprise is pretty small too, considerably smaller then the Discovery Enterprise.

    My personal favorite small ship is the Earhart Strike Wing Escort.. I just really like the ship and have a lot of fun flying it using a DBB Phaser layout. My other favorites are the Andorian Kuthar and the T5U Fleet Patrol Escort.


    I don't know how big the new Defiant is, but it feels pretty small ("Size doesn't matter" anyway -- or so we're supposed to say). It's a frakkin' awesome ship, though. Due to some innovative thinking on my end (ahem), I was able to slot CSV3, FAW2, and TS3, and all down to global for perma-uptime, sans having to resort to A2B. I can tell you, that wee ship kicks some major TRIBBLE!

    I'd love to see the build. Defiant is one of my favorite ships, though I like the valiant more than legendary Defiant
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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,230 Arc User
    I wish we could get a T6 version of the Goldfish Bowl, (formally known as https://sto.gamepedia.com/Olympic_Research_Science_Vessel )
    I still think it's the best looking Science Vessel of all time, especially the Horizon variant
    Well, there is this thing...

    It's one of the TOS T6 temporal ships.
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  • blitzy4blitzy4 Member Posts: 815 Arc User
    edited March 2020
    Depends on character. My main's favorite light is an fleet aquarius, the U.S.S. Prototype, where I typically test things, but it's fun to fly. my newer character that would be a kelvin more often, or a steamrunner if I'm feeling cannon-y.
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  • chastity1337chastity1337 Member Posts: 1,356 Arc User
    I wish we could get a T6 version of the Goldfish Bowl, (formally known as https://sto.gamepedia.com/Olympic_Research_Science_Vessel )
    I still think it's the best looking Science Vessel of all time, especially the Horizon variant
    Well, there is this thing...

    It's one of the TOS T6 temporal ships.

    Mark, I do thank you for that suggestion, but it's not the same. It doesn't have the transparent sphere, the "goldfish bowl", and it's all straight lines with no curves, like something built with one of those children's construction sets.
  • annemarie30annemarie30 Member Posts: 1,996 Arc User
    don't they share skins?
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  • coldnapalmcoldnapalm Member Posts: 9,245 Arc User
    I like my hathos for small ships. Along with the Kor and Valiant.
  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 14,377 Arc User
    meimeitoo wrote: »
    I just looked over the fidget spinner stats again, If I could ever afford said jellyfish, it would probably be my absolute fave Science vessel.

    Have to admit, I'm kinda tempted by it myself although if am honest, more for the Console than the ship itself; that console must be amazing on high-EPG/Control builds!


  • trillbuffettrillbuffet Member Posts: 778 Arc User
    While I've migrated to the Khitomer I do love the Kor. Mine was mostly B'rel with the Kor hull and naceles. She's small, iconic and fun but too squishy for allot of the content with my lack of decent gear.

    I can understand with how many terrible bop builds I've seen floating around especially from that one site. Anyways here are the traits that will help out Maquis Tactics, Evasion Specialist, Press the Advantage, Strike from the Shadows, Concealed repairs also one to choose instead of is pedal to the medal but those 5 listed first are my main bop traits I use. The only doff that is super important with this is that Emergency Conn Hologram officer. So when doing an ambush from cloak you'll want to use Reroute Reserves to Weapons, Omega pattern, and emr to engines this will have your weapons power at 125 the whole time and the drain coming from engine power. When Reroute Reserves to Weapons and emr to engines end you'll then use your evasive and then recloak to begin another attack. So all these traits pretty much keep your damage up but also make you extremely hard to hit so you won't need to worry about any squishy problems as long as you keep moving it will take incredibly high accuracy for anything to actually hit you. Also if you are getting hit by stuff that trait from the anniversary hybrid ship that trait is really handy to replace one of those with being that you are getting shield heals on kills of enemies and also increases damage based on how much shielding you are depleted by if I remember right. Also the today is a good day to die space trait that lets you use go down fighting at any health amount and fly her apart mixed in with all of this just adds more insane damage to it plus more speed. So if you practice with all of this even with really crappy gear you'll do fine.

    Last thing with that discovery death glider bop is insane with all the above mentioned and the best stuff I found to use was colony space gear with coalition disruptors or crafted snare ones off the exchange so it can be incredibly cheap to get it working just depends on the level of insanity you want to put into it. Also its great to pass by your target before your cannon animation gets to it. Which I have sometimes been absent minded not realizing I've vaporized something and looking all around for where it went too because it didn't get hit before I was 10km away from the target. The last lastly thing though been wanting Cryptic to create the first ever heavy bop since there was never a tier 5 one the one we did have is only a tier 4. So its like the only kind of ship missing from our ship line now to be completely on par with every thing else in the game and then hope its not put behind a paywall.
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