CLASS NAME: Envoy (FASA "Ambassador")
CLASS TYPE: Cruiser
GOVERNMENT: United Federation of Planets

Port
view

IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Brad R. Torgersen

Dorsal
view

IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Brad R. Torgersen

Bow
view

IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Brad R. Torgersen

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BRAD'S COMMENTS:  Long before the "real" Ambassador class appeared in ST:TNG, there was another Ambassador design of FASA manufacture.  First appearing in the TNG Officer's Manual, the FASA Ambassador featured Excelsior-type warp nacelles swooping down from the aft end of an angled secondary hull, which in turn was joined to a TMP-era Enterprise saucer.  Overall, I think the FASA design is quite nice, but as was too typical, no attention was paid to scale.  Excelsior nacelles should not be on the same scale as the rather diminutive TMP-era saucer section, and besides which, the TMP-era saucer is an obsolete item given the fact that FASA's Ambassador was touted as a heavy battle-cruiser serving on the main lines at the time Picard assumes command of the Galaxy class USS Enterprise.  Also, the FASA version is missing key pieces of hardware, such as a navigational deflector, apertures for torpedo tubes, and doorways for shuttle bays.
     With all of this in mind, I recently set to work and re-designed the ship from the ground up, giving it a totally new saucer, new nacelles which borrow much from the Excelsior (refit) of
ST:GENERATIONS, and adding in the missing components which I named previously.  It took a devilish amount of work, as the saucer is something of a fusion between the original style of the Excelsior, and the actual Ambassador as it is shown on-screen, making the new saucer far more complexly detailed than a mere TMP-era saucer..  I also went to great lengths to rectify the linear flaws which become apparent upon examination of the original FASA drawing; especially the variation in secondary hull shape when comparing the bow-on view with the dorsal view; neither of which matches in the original.
     All in all, I think it worked out pretty well, and the overall look of the class has not been sacrificed.  Just the same, because of the different details, and to avoid confusion between canon and FASA ships, I decided to give this class a new designation for listing in the OLD&A library; something synonymous with 'ambassador' but different at the same time.  I hope FASA purists will not mind.
     Offensively, this class is one of the most powerful of the TNG-era FASA designs, featuring a total of ten FP-4 photon torpedoes, with eight of those ten capable of firing into the forward arc at any given moment!  Combine that with 70 superstructure points and over 112 power points, and the Envoy class is one mean sumbitch!  Almost as lethal as the Galaxy class, and at least as potent as the Royal Sovereign class, this ship kicks butt.

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

MK I
XIV
2/9912
15

MK II *
XIV
2311 A.D.
unknown

MK III *
XIV
2328 A.D.
unknown

MK IV *
XIV
2347 A.D.
unknown
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

70
C

350 meters
200 meters
100 meters
286,605 tons
  
200 units
10,000 tons
None

74
C

350 meters
200 meters
100 meters
289,400 tons
  
200 units
10,000 tons
None

79
C

350 meters
200 meters
100 meters
294,300 tons
  
200 units
10,000 tons
None

83
C

350 meters
200 meters
100 meters
297,900 tons
  
200 units
10,000 tons
None
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 6-person-
         Combat 12-person-
         Emergency 22-person-
         cargo large-
         cargo small-
  
M-9A
  
5
3
none
1
2
  
MBT-08
  
5
3
none
1
2
  
MBT-09
  
5
3
none
1
2
  
MBT-09
  
5
3
none
1
2
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
400
100
6
  
373
50
8
  
351
50
8
  
325
50
8
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-
    
112
5/1
FTWD-2
2
40
E/F
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
FIG-2
32
    
134
5/1
FNWD-4C
2
47
K/F
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
FNIS-330
40
    
138
5/1
FNWD-4C
2
47
K/F
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
FNIS-400
44
    
142
5/1
FNWD-4C
2
47
K/F
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
FNIS-420
48
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-11
8 in 4 banks
2f, 2p, 2s, 2a
Y
10
 
(1 - 10)
(11 - 17)
(18 - 24)
FP-4
10 in 4 banks
4f, 2f/p, 2f/s, 2a
S
1
20
   
FAHW-22
8 in 4 banks
2f, 2p, 2s, 2a
U
14
 
(1 - 7)
(8 - 14)
(15 - 20)
FP-13
10 in 4 banks
4f, 2f/p, 2f/s, 2a
V
3
23
   
FAHW-22
8 in 4 banks
2f, 2p, 2s, 2a
U
14
 
(1 - 7)
(8 - 14)
(15 - 20)
FP-17
10 in 4 banks
4f, 2f/p, 2f/s, 2a
X
3
27
   
FAHW-26
8 in 4 banks
2f, 2p, 2s, 2a
W
18
 
(1 - 9)
(10 - 16)
(17 - 20)
FP-17
10 in 4 banks
4f, 2f/p, 2f/s, 2a
X
3
27
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
FSQ
1/4
17
  
NGSS-F
1/3
21
  
NGSS-G
1/3
24
  
NGSS-H
1/3
27
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
240.1
210.6
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown

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

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