cruisers and dreadnoughts were types of Federation starships on active duty in Starfleet during at least the early 24th century.The Orion class of
There were three variants:
- AWACS - The primary hull was directly mated to a secondary hull. Two warp nacelles below the Ambassador secondary hull on downward pylons; a sensor pod was on dorsal pylons above the rear of the primary hull. Example: USS Farriss (NCC-54601)
- Cruiser - the two warp nacelles were on horizontal pylons attached to the rear of a secondary hull. Example: USS Patterson (NCC-54652)
- Dreadnought - the two warp nacelles were on downward pylons attached to the rear of a secondary hull, while a third (above the primary hull) was on an extension connected to the pylons. Example: USS Simenon (NCC-55254)
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