Excelsior kitbash with awacs type sensor pod. Similar to the Columbus, except this one has impulse engines instead of shuttle bays on the saucer section.
====Starforce Productions Commendant Refit==== USS Magellan 1.2 Credits: Model and textures: P81 Kitbash: FOAS Texture enhancements: GAFY Registrey: F9thDaihak Weapons: Dreamyards HP and conversion: Starforce2 One of the things that came from the dominion war was the realisation by starfleet that it could not continue to operate effectivley with a fleet of vessels that were built during the careers of most of it's current officers parents or grandparents still surving as the fleet's "backbone". One step in updating the fleet, incluidng the eventual phase-out of the Miranda, was to salvage and repair all surviving type 1 Excelcior classes directly to the type 2 refit, like the Enterprise B. Those Type 1's which did survive the Dominion war with minimal damage, including the frankiensien configurations, would continue to serve and slowly be refit after those badly damaged were either refit or scrapped for raw materials. Type one Nacelles we used for parts to repair non-warp capable vessels able to accept excelcior nacelles on their space frames and return them to space dock, or to repair type one Excelciors with disabled engines. The Excelcior type 2's currently in service were delegated to science and colony services, such as this vessel. The Magellan, along with other Commendant variants, were given leftover sensor pods from Nebula class vessels which had been upgraded to combat pods. These vessels then became communications relays and sensor vessels for colony worlds and starbases damaged in the dominion wars, or other areas where relays and sensor stations had been destroyed. This one served at DS9, serving as the stations "eyes and ears" untill sufficient repairs to the stations comuter and power systems could be made fallowing the evaucation sabotage before the cardassians took the station during the Dominion war. Afterward, this vessel began duity as a mapping vessel.
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