Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated June 24, 2007
Defiant Heavy Escort


United Federation of Planets
Class Medium Ship
Availability Limited Availability (33%)
In Service 2369
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated November 25, 2002
Defiant Heavy Escort

An advanced warship born from the first Borg attack on Federation holdings, the Defiant is a showcase for advanced Federation technologies and engineering ideologies. Foregoing the saucer section typical of most Starfleet designs, the Defiant is a small, compact, agile warship designed specifically for combat at the expense of more extensive scientific and diplomatic facilities.

The major advantage of the Defiant Escort is its use of the new pulse phaser cannon, a weapon which fires as individual pulses rather than a raking beam typical of older phasers. This coupled with a good rate of fire and high damage output makes the Defiant an excellent choice for combating enemy starships of even capital ship size.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Defiant Heavy Escort - SCS
 Limited Availability (33%)
Defiant Heavy Escort - SCS
 Alternate Design
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Related Entries:
Galor Cruiser
Saber Attack Frigate
Design Notes:

Star Trek's White Star, the Defiant displayed here is a scaled down model from what most
people think the Defiant should be. I never saw that the Defiant was the end all, beat all
warship that some people have tried making it out to be. It is a good, solid warship, but in
my mind it is simply not going to be able to go toe-to-toe with most B5 ships where pure
firepower is concerned.

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