CLASS NAME: Anton
CLASS TYPE: Cruiser
GOVERNMENT: United Federation of Planets

Port
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IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Brad R. Torgersen, using original Schematics from Franz Joseph's Star Fleet Technical Manual

Dorsal
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IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Brad R. Torgersen, using original Schematics from Franz Joseph's Star Fleet Technical Manual

Bow
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IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Brad R. Torgersen, using original Schematics from Franz Joseph's Star Fleet Technical Manual

CLICK BELOW TO SEE LARGER VIEWS OF THESE TERRIFIC 3D RENDERINGS OF THE ANTON CLASS!
(many thanks to 3D artist & message board member majorracal!)

           

              

BRAD'S COMMENTS:  The original concept for the Anton is pretty cool in my opinion; that being a TOS-era model of ship along the lines of the USS Reliant  (first seen in Star Trek II) and which would be "refitted" in the same fashion as the USS Enterprise  to become a whole new ship, known as the Reliant class.  This was back when FASA did not know that there would be no such thing as the Enterprise class cruiser or Reliant class cruiser, merely a Constitution Refit model and the Miranda/Soyuz models.
        My only major beef about the Anton's design, as it appears in the book, is the fact that the saucer dish is yet another carbon-copy off the Constitution Refit, but the nacelles are clearly TOS-era nacelles!  They should have made the dish a TOS-era looking dish and kept the design aesthetics in line with all TOS-era Federation vessels from that time.  For some weird reason they did not, either forgetting or just not caring.  Humph!  Since this web site is my pet project, I decided I would make the extra effort that was not made at FASA, and re-do the Anton cruiser so that it looks like it should  have looked originally.  I cut and cropped pieces off of the Constitution class that I scanned in from the old Star Fleet Technical Manual and pasted them over the original ship as scanned in from the FASA manual.  A little cleaning up, and voila, the Anton as she was supposed to look, right down to the TOS-era saucer and everything.  (see my rendition of the Anton above, or Neale Davidson's version below.)
        In game play, the Anton does okay so long as the ship is not faced with torpedo-armed opponents.  Square this ship off against opponents from a similar era, lacking beam weapons, and the Anton performs pretty well, mainly thanks to the strong superstructure and decent engines.  The older-model Klingon D-7 cruisers make very good opponents for the Anton, since each class is using only beam weapons and each class has a similar amount of superstructure and power output.  The Anton also does well against older Romulan cruisers.  The shields could really use some help, but other than that there is not much to whine about.
        I have enjoyed using this vessel as a companion to the sister Constitution class, with one Constitution entering a hostile area accompanied by one or two Antons.  The Constitution has the torpedoes to do the lion's share of the damage, while the Antons can act as distractions, zooming in to deliver phaser blows and absorbing enemy fire while the Constitution can chuck torpedoes into the fray.  You'll probably lose at least one Anton, but the ship is sturdy enough to act as a buffer between the Constitution and the enemy, allowing the Federation player to (usually) win the day.

From the FASA Star Trek FEDERATION SHIP RECOGNITION MANUAL, circa 1985
Anton Class X Science Cruiser
Notes:  First commissioned on Stardate 1/8704 during the period known as "The Great Awakening", the Anton Class cruiser was in the forefront of that expansion effort.  At the time, Star Fleet itself was expanding in response to the changing and expanding economic and political goals of the UFP.  To meet the demand of a larger navy, the Military Appropriations Committee authorized the development and testing of hundreds of vessel types, the Anton among them.
        During this same period, the concepts of ship design were rapidly evolving and becoming more sophisticated, and the technology to build and operate starships was going through an industrial revolution.  Advances in all facets of the technology required to construct, maintain, and operate a starship was changing so rapidly that some ships were obsolete before they were completed.  The Anton design was changed no fewer than 12 times before the tooling and machining was begun.  Even so, the ship required some alterations during its trials and was to see many more changes after its commissioning, the last of which was the refitting to the Reliant Class.
        When these new cruisers were launched, they were only capable of performing 3-year missions with re-supply at 1-year intervals.  This made their dual-purpose role of research cruiser harder to perform.  With the great distances that had to be traveled, they could not get more than 6-months travel time from a friendly outpost.  This meant they could only advance as fast as the frontier was expanding.

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

MK I
X
1/8704-2/1002
68

MK II
X
1/9702-2/1410
56

MK IV
X
2/1210
12
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

16
C

224 meters
145 meters
51 meters
147,800 tons
  
300 units
15,000 tons
None

18
C

226 meters
145 meters
51 meters
150,000 tons
  
300 units
15,000 tons
None

18
C

226 meters
145 meters
51 meters
149,200 tons
  
300 units
15,000 tons
None
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 6-person-
         Combat 20-person-
         Emergency 22-person-
         cargo-
  
M-3
  
4
None
2
2
  
M-4
  
4
None
3
2
  
M-4
  
4
None
3
2
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
290
40
4
  
295
40
4
  
306
40
4
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-
    
35
3/1
FWC-1
2
16
O/M
Warp 7
Warp 9
FIC-2
3
    
38
3/1
FWC-1
2
16
O/M
Warp 7
Warp 9
FIC-3
6
    
46
4/1
FWC-2
2
20
N/M
Warp 6
Warp 8
FIC-3
6
Weapons and Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1
   
FL-5
4 in two banks
2f/p, 2f/s
H
2


  
(1 - 4)
(5 - 7)
   
FH-3
4 in two banks
2f/p, 2f/s
W
5
   
(1 - 10)

(11 - 17)
(18 - 20)
   
FH-10
4 in two banks
2f/p, 2f/s
W
7
   
(1 - 10)

(11 - 17)
(18 - 20)
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
FSG
1/1
9
  
FSH
1/2
11
  
FSH
1/2
11
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
52.9
4.4
78.7
23.2
76.7
38.8

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