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The Akira-class began construction in 2350's at the Antares IV Fleet Yards and Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards at Mars. The Akira is one of Starfleet's most heavily armed starships, designed during the Cardassian war featuring a weapons pod located at the aft part of the ship that is armed with photon torpedoes and phasers. There are two shuttlebays, one directly in front of the ship and the other in the back. It also believed that the Akira have two warp cores, one each in the catamaran-like secondary hull.

The Akira-class starship was designed by Alex Jaeger at ILM. It was rendered as a computer generated visual effect. Named for the Japanese anime movie.

The names and registries of the Akira, Rabin, and Spector come from the Star Trek Fact Files. In Star Trek: The Magazine issue 3 Alex Jaeger claims the Akira-class has 15 torpedo launchers. The DS9: Tech Manual says it has just two. The Akira article also mentioned that the ship may be able to perform saucer separations.

Related Links: Designing the Akira-class. Size of the Akira-class (EAS).

Ships of class:
USS Akira NCC-62497
   Star Trek Fact Files.
USS Rabin NCC-63293
   Star Trek Fact Files.
USS Spector NCC-65549
   Lead ship sent to recover the top-secret USS Prometheus NX-74913.
   "Message in a Bottle" - VOY.
USS Thunderchild NCC-63549
   Fought the Borg at Sector 001 in 2373.
   Named for the H.M.S. Thunderchild in H.G. Well's novel The War of the Worlds.
   Star Trek: First Contact.

Type: Heavy Cruiser
Accommodation: 500 Personnel
Length: 464.43 Meters
Height: 87.43 Meters
Beam: 316.67 Meters
Mass: 3,055,000 Metric Tonnes
Warp factor: 9.8
Weapons: Fifteen photon torpedo launchers
Six Type-10 phaser arrays

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