The Federation Cruiser Refit is a Lieutenant Commander (Tier 2) level Cruiser. The Cruiser Refit comes equipped with a [Console - Universal - Ionized Gas Sensor] that provides a bonus to Starship Sensors and can modify a torpedo to track down and target a cloaked ship. The Ionized Gas Sensor can be equipped in any console slot of any Cruiser. This ship can be purchased from the C-Store for 750.
Purchasing the Cruiser Refit unlocks the Exeter class skin on the Cruiser (Federation).
Exeter classU.S.S. Exeter who were killed by a biological agent in 2268. The Exeter class has the white hull texture common to Federation refit vessels.
Constitution class (refit)
In the late 2260s to early 2270s, the Constitution class underwent its final major refit program. The refitting process took eighteen months of work, and essentially a new vessel was built onto the structure, replacing virtually every major system and component. Thus, the Constitution-class continued in service for a further twenty years.
Essential upgrades were made to the Constitution-class' critical systems, some of which would be reflected on in Starfleet designs in the 25th century.
The original cylindrical warp nacelles were replaced with enhanced, angular ones, and the warp nacelle struts were of a slanted design. The engineering hull roughly retained its original shape, with the addition of two torpedo bays inset at the base of the "neck", above the main deflector, and forward tractor emitters located fore and ventral. The main deflector dish was upgraded, removing the "satellite dish" design and replacing it with an efficient design, reflected in most Starfleet vessels to this day. Also, the phaser bank system was refitted and the tactical systems upgraded.
As for interior systems, the most prominent upgrades and changes were done to power generation, main bridge, and crew faculties. The shuttle deck and landing bay were enlarged to accomodate more craft. The main M/ARA warp reactor was replaced with a vertical unit. Main Engineering was moved from behind the sublight engines to the secondary hull, alongside the warp core. The main bridge was designed to be "plugged in", and Constitution-class vessels' bridges often varied due to mission profiles and requirements. Finally, the main crew facilities were heavily modified; a "rec deck" was added, and the size of the corridors and crew quarters were shrunk and reallocated to other priorities. With all of these changes, the Constitution-class still remained a formidable presence in any sector until the advent and mass-production of the much larger and superior Excelsior-class.
Excalibur classStarfleet as a vessel used to resupply planets, space stations, and other starships. The power systems make it possible to run industrial replicators indefinitely, making this class the ideal choice for evacuation and mercy missions.
Vesper classExcelsior class line of ships. However the general layout reflects that of the more traditional Cruiser. The saucer, unlike that of the Excalibur, is completely round.
Cruisers are larger than the other ships at this tier. They also have a much stronger hull than the Tier 2 Escort and Science vessels and only Cruisers can hold two Engineering Bridge Officers. They have a balanced weapon system, neither aft or fore being more favored. This is beneficial for the ship given its sub-par turn rates.
Compared to the standard Cruiser, the Cruiser Refit upgrades its Ensign Engineering Bridge Officer to Lieutenant and can equip one additional Science Console in addition to its Ionized Gas Sensor/Emission-Seeking Torpedo combo.
Comparison with Regular variant
|Universal Console||Ionized Gas Sensor|
Federation starships come with standard equipment and weapons of the lowest mark available at the ship's minimum rank. The items provided are appropriate to the type of vessel and its related playing style.
As a cruiser, this ship supports the following cruiser commands
- Ability: Strategic Maneuvering
- Ability: Shield Frequency Modulation
- Ability: Weapon System Efficiency
- Ability: Attract Fire