CLASS NAME: Ambassador
CLASS TYPE: Heavy Cruiser
GOVERNMENT: United Federation of Planets

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BRAD'S COMMENTS:  Not to be confused with FASA's own Ambassador cruiser, the actual Ambassador Class of Trek canon did not appear until the ST:TNG episode "Yesterday's Enterprise".  Constructed under the assumption that the Ambassador had to bridge the design gap between the Excelsior cruiser and the Galaxy Class exploration series, the model does incorporate many elements from both of the previous ships.  However, I've often thought that the Ambassador also borrows from the Constitution Refit in that its engineering hull is remarkably tubular in design, with a large, circular deflector dish.  The secondary hull of the Galaxy is too flattened and elliptical, while the Excelsior hull isn't a circle nor is it an ellipse, so the Ambassador's engineering hull seems very 'retro' in comparison.
        When it comes to combat, I was unsure how to rate this vessel.  There is much evidence to suggest that the Ambassador is an explorer, like the Galaxy that would follow it.  There is also much evidence to suggest that the Ambassador is a fighting man's ship, equipped with a potent array of phasers and torpedoes.  Therefore I have taken the middle road, assuming that the Ambassador's pedigree is the same as its ancestors, the Excelsior and the Consitution: a heavy cruiser loaded down with science and exploration equipment, but also armed for bear in the event that the Ambassador has to deal with hostile situations while exploring the Federation frontier.
        I also made the assumption that the Ambassador is designed to have a lengthy lifespan, like the Excelsior before it, so that any late-model ships ought to be as well armed and well equipped as possible, bringing them roughly up to par with their younger, more potent siblings, like the Sovereign Class.   Naturally the Ambassador shouldn't be an exact match for the mighty Sovereign, but a late-model Ambassador ought to at least be close to an early-model Galaxy.  Or at least that is how I feel.

Construction Data:
     Model Numbers-
     Ship Class-
     Date Entering Service-
     Number Constructed

MK I *
XV
2305 A.D.
unknown

MK II *
XV
2327 A.D.
unknown

MK III *
XV
2344 A.D.
unknown

MK IV *
XV
2360 A.D.
unknown
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

68
C

526 meters
317 meters
130 meters
318,200 tons
  
350 units
17,500 tons
None

74
C

526 meters
317 meters
130 meters
327,900 tons
  
350 units
17,500 tons
None

80
C

528 meters
317 meters
132 meters
340,100 tons
  
375 units
18,750 tons
None

87
C

528 meters
317 meters
132 meters
349,500 tons
  
375 units
18,750 tons
None
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 6-person-
         Emergency 22-person-
         cargo-
  
MBT-08
  
10
8
6
  
MBT-09
  
11
8
6
  
MBT-09
  
11
8
6
  
MBT-10
  
11
8
6
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Troops-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
875
none
35
12
  
910
none
40
14
  
900
none
40
14
  
890
none
45
14
Engines and Power Data:
     Total Power Units Available-
     Movement Point Ratio-
     Warp Engine Type-
         Number-
         Power Units Available-
         Stress Charts-
         Maximum Safe Cruising Speed-
         Emergency Speed-
     Impulse Engine Type-
         Power Units Available-
    
124
5/1
FNWD-4C
2
47
K/F
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
FNIS-220
30
    
136
6/1
FNWD-5A
2
53
F/K
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
FNIS-220
30
    
155
6/1
FNWD-5B
2
60
F/K
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
FNIS-300
35
    
158
6/1
FNWD-5B
2
60
F/K
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
FNIS-320
38
Weapons and Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1
     Missile Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Power To Arm-
         Damage-

FAHW-20
10
4f, 2p, 2s, 2a
T
12

(1 - 6)
(7 - 14)
(15 - 18)
FP-4
7
3f, 1f/p, 1f/s, 2a
S
1
20

FAHW-22
12
4f, 3p, 3s, 2a
U
14

(1 - 7)
(8 - 14)
(15 - 20)
FP-13
9
4f, 1f/p, 1f/s, 3a
V
3
23

FAHW-23
13
4f, 3p, 3s, 3a
U
15

(1 - 7)
(8 - 14)
(15 - 20)
FP-13
9
4f, 1f/p, 1f/s, 3a
V
3
23

FAHW-25
14
4f, 3p, 3s, 4a
V
17

(1 - 8)
(9 - 15)
(16 - 21)
FP-15
9
4f, 1f/p, 1f/s, 3a
W
3
25
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
NGSS-E
1/3
18
  
NGSS-F
1/3
21
  
NGSS-G
1/3
24
  
NGSS-H
1/3
27
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown

* Denotes completely hypothetical model number and stats, devised by Brad R. Torgersen.

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