the Nova-Class Variant Specs?
The Nova Class Variant was
produced in response to the growing threat that the Nova Class was
falling to the same fate as the Oberth Class, an easy target.
Therefore, Starfleet began to produced a modified version of the Nova
Class starship. The starship was a favourite design among Starfleet
Scientists and they were not ready to give up on it. They worked
together with Starfleet Tactical Department to design and create the
Nova Class Variant. Since they Nova Class Variant is a modified version
of the Nova Class Starship, many of the technical details remained the
same with differences in Warp/Speed and Weapons.
Since many of the technical specifications are the same, you will not
find a separate specs page for the Nova Class Variant. It would be a
waste of time to just copy and paste and just to modified the necessary
area. Therefore, the specs are provided here.
There are limited information regarding the Nova Class Variant, since
it only appeared on one episode (Star Trek Voyager: Endgame). However,
the are some technical specifications put out by ST: The Magazine and
Star Trek The Official Fact Files. There are also websites dedicated to
the Nova Class Variant. Here are the specs that the sources and the
majority of the websites agreed upon:
The Nova Class Variant is redesigned for deep space exploration (as
stated by Harry Kim in Endgame) and not short range missions as the
Type VIII Phaser arrays
| 1x Type X
pulse phaser array
| 2x Standard
photon torpedo tubes + 125 torpedoes
|| Normal Cruise
- Warp Factor 8
Cruise - Warp Factor 9
| Maximum Rated
- Warp Factor 9.92 for 24 hours
increased armament and warp capabilities, the Nova Class Variant is
considered as a Scout/Escort Type Vessel in which their mission objects
include all of the Nova Class mission objectives along with the
multi-mission mobile platform for a wide range of scientific and
explorative research, and diplomatic projects.
autonomous capability for full execution of Federation defensive,
cultural, scientific, and explorative policy in deep space or border
Some of you
might say that the Nova Class Variant only existed on an alternate
timeline. Even though that is true, there is evidence that it may have
already existed. Judging from the Registry number of the USS Rhode
Island (NCC-72701) and the way that Starfleet has registered their
ships (chronological), it would suggest that the Nova Class Variant was
built before Voyager (NCC-74656) and after the Equinox (NCC-72381).
Overall, the Nova Class Variant is a balance between scientific
exploration and defense.