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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Galor Class







Here are some images of AMT's Cardassian Galor Class Starship from Star Trek the Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. From Wikipedia "

The Galor class is a group of starships used by the Cardassian Union. Galor class destroyers have a low profile, are long and narrow and are usually painted in a burnt orange color. The ship has a special raised semicircular 'head' at the front, containing the bridge and command section; this head contains one yellow impulse engine. The navigational deflector dish and forward disruptor cannon occupy the bow; the deflector color may vary from blue to yellow or orange. Two additional impulse engines, various disruptor cannons and two warp engines are embedded in two large fin-shaped extensions to port and starboard. A fork-shaped disruptor beam weapon sits at the far aft protecting the stern. According to the non-canon Deep Space Nine Technical Manual, Starfleet Intelligence believed that 63 new Galor class starships were built in an average year. The Galor class starship is the backbone of the Cardassian fleet, much like the Excelsior class starship is to Starfleet, and formed the basis for the Keldon class starship.

In the episode The Wounded, a single ship proved to be no match for the Galaxy Class Enterprise D, though due to ships the following season being described as "type III", it is unclear what the standard tactical value of the ship is. The presence of subtypes may also help to explain the description of the weapons systems variously as phasers, disruptors, and phase-disruptors.

In reality, the Galor class was designed by Rick Sternbach for Star Trek: The Next Generation.

2 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

What is the "Deep Space Nine Technical Manual?"
Was that an aftermarket item, or did was it something that came out the same time the show did, and was added to as time went on?

Warren Zoell said...

Generally yes. I've got the original series technical manual 1st edition. They're a fun read.