In 2335, five of the remaining Constitution Class ships were pulled from mothballs while a second major refit of the class was designed. The refit would upgrade the class to the same standards as modern ships, Ambassador, Rigel, and Renaissance classes. This refit not only addressed the ship's systems, but the ships outer appearance as well. This upgrade gave these Constitutions the new Type-IX phaser array, modern sheilding and torpedo launchers, improved sensors, warpcore, computer systems and so on. A new deflector dish, saucer section, and nacelles were also part of the package. The down side to these upgrades was the extra volume of space needed. Because of this, the ship has three fewer science labs then her predicessors, two less cargo bays, and 50 less crew. The U.S.S. Shaandra was chosen to be the first ship to be upgraded over the 2270 refits. She arrived at the OutaLance Shipyards on Dec 1, 2335. The Shaandra sat in dry dock for two years while work progressed. Once the work was completed, the U.S.S. Resurrection was scheduled to under go refit, followed by three other ships. When the Shaandra proceeded on trials, problems began to manifest themselves. First was the ship was heavily underpowered while at Red Alert. Even with a new generation warp core and fusion generators the power needed for the new shields, weapons, sensors, and structural intergrity field over loaded the power systems. Corrections were made and bugs fixed, but the power problems plagued the ship and Starfleet decided to postpone further upgrades to this class. The other four Constitution Refits in the program would receive system upgrades, but not an overall refit. ------------- Author : ModelsPlease Original Mesh and Textures : Wicked Zombie45 Kitbashed by : ModelsPlease and 9th Daihak Registry and HP : 9th Daihak
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