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Last Updated November 22, 2002
Constitution Early Cruiser

Owner

United Federation of Planets
Class Heavy Combat Vessel
Availability Common Variant
In Service 2243
Out of Service 2256
Source Star Trek: The Original Series, FASA Star Trek Starship Tactical Combat Simulator
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated November 22, 2002
Constitution Early Cruiser
Description:

The first batch of Constitution Light Cruisers built by the Federation used tried and true laser weaponry as phasers remained in their infancy. Likewise, photon torpedo technology had not yet been successfully reverse engineered. Federation ships instead used the long range accelerator cannon to meet their needs in this area.

After the development of phaser technology, the Constitution Light Cruisers received upgrades to this new weapons technology. This was a priority for Starfleet and was done relatively quickly.


Ship Control Sheet(s):
Constitution Early Cruiser - SCS
 Common Variant
 
Constitution Light Cruiser - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
 
Constitution Cruiser - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
 
This ship is included in the:
Ships of the Fleet: United Federation of Planets
Ship Archive
   
Related Entries:
Constitution Light Cruiser
Constitution Light Cruiser
 
Design Notes:


Based on the failed Star Trek pilot "The Cage" and other statements made throughout the series, it can be determined that the Federation used laser weapons during the early missions of the U.S.S. Enterprise which were later replaced with new phaser weapony. This ship is meant to represent this pre-phaser model of the Constitution.



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