The Akira-class was first commissioned in 2365, and built at the Antares IV Fleet Yards and Utopia Planitia
Fleet Yards. The Akira is one of Starfleet's most heavily armed starships, designed during the Cardassian war
featuring a weapons pod located at the aft section of the ship that is armed with torpedoes launchers and
phasers. Akira-class ships have since become one of Starfleet's most active battleships, used during both Borg
and Dominion conflicts.
The Akira-class starship was designed by Alex Jaeger at Industrial Light & Magic. It was rendered as a
computer generated visual effect for Star Trek: First Contact. Named for the Japanese anime movie. The Akira
has served as the basis for the new ship for Enterprise, with the two ships being almost identical.
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 Akira article also mentioned
that the ship may be able to perform saucer separations.
Designing the Akira-class.
Size of the Akira-class (EAS).