Models by me
I read somewhere (TNG Companion?) that they originally wanted a Consititution Class, but the idea was scrapped due to cost.
Great pic as always!
Venting the main shuttle bay... to move a massive pile of metal like 1701-D...
I know that Trek in its various shows has never been very faithful to boring, real-life physics and the like, but... well... given that they had so little time before the impact, Riker's plan wouldn't really have worked. The 'D' is supposed to weigh in at 6 million metric tonnes.
Maybe I'm overthinking this.
The registry is incorrect, but my USS Dzerzhinsky model is standing in here as the Bozeman. 1926 is the year the real-life Iron Felix died, so...