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

Port
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IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw courtesy of Neale Davidson

Dorsal
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IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw courtesy of Neale Davidson

Bow
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IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw courtesy of Neale Davidson

BRAD'S COMMENTS:  Ugh!  An ugly design that never made any aesthetic sense to me!  It's almost like they took a saucer off a Constellation class vessel, chopped it in half and stretched it out like the leaves in a dining room table, and then stuck two warp engines on it.  I've hated the looks of this class since the first day I read the UFP Recognition Manual.
        Luckily, the class plays a lot better than it looks.  The Mark V Brenton is about as potent as a Reliant (Miranda) class cruiser, and it has been my experience that the Brenton is a little better off than the Reliant as an offensive weapon, mainly because the Brenton has more torpedo tubes and phaser banks.  Superstructure is very good, and the shielding system is also good.  Along with the Enterprise and Reliant classes, the Brenton is actually one of the most playable cruisers in the FASA Federation inventory.

Many thanks to Ed McCarthy for scanning in this beautiful b/w artwork of the Brenton, from the 1st edition of the Federation Ship Recognition Manual.

From the FASA Star Trek FEDERATION SHIP RECOGNITION MANUAL, circa 1985
Brenton Class XI Cruiser
NOTES:  Of the 185 Brentons built, 28 Mk Is, 57 Mk Ills, and 18 Mk Vs remain in active service, with 12 Mk Is in reserve fleets; 1 Mk I is used by Star Fleet Training Command, 6 Mk Is have been destroyed, 1 Mk I has been captured by the Klingons, 1 Mk I and 1 Mk III are listed as missing, 2 Mk Is and 1 Mk III have been scrapped, and 2 Mk Is have been disarmed and sold to private commercial concerns.  The Brenton is produced at the Sol IV, Cait, and Morena shipyards at a combined rate of 12 per year.

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

MK I
XI
2/1404
108

MK III
XI
2/1810
59

MK V
XI
2/2101
18
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

21
C

260 meters
254 meters
55 meters
162,200 tons
  
450 units
22,500 tons
None

26
C

260 meters
254 meters
55 meters
173,100 tons
  
450 units
22,500 tons
None

28
C

275 meters
258 meters
57 meters
177,300 tons
  
400 units
20,000 tons
None
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 6-person-
         Combat 20-person-
         Emergency 22-person-
         cargo large-
         cargo small-
  
M-4
  
4
None
3
2
None
  
M-4
  
4
None
3
2
None
  
M-4
  
4
None
3
2
None
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
378
60
4
  
386
60
4
  
395
60
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-
    
44
4/1
FWF-1
2
20
G/L
Warp 6
Warp 8
FID-2
4
    
44
4/1
FWF-1
2
20
G/L
Warp 6
Warp 8
FID-2
4
    
48
4/1
FWF-1
2
20
G/L
Warp 6
Warp 8
FIE-2
8
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-
   
FH-5
6 in three banks
2f/p, 2f/s, 2f
R
4
 
 
(1 - 8)
(9 - 16)
FP-3
3
2f, 1a
D
1
6
   
FH-8
6 in three banks
2f/p, 2f/s, 2f
T
5
 
 
(1 - 10)
(11 - 18)
FP-6
3
2f, 1a
O
1
12
   
FH-8
8 in 3 banks
2f/p, 2f/s, 4f
T
5
 
 
(1 - 10)
(11 - 18)
FP-5
3
2f, 1a
R
1
16
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
FSK
1/2
14
  
FSL
1/3
14
  
FSL
1/3
14
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
82
22.2
106
45.9
113.5
62.9

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