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When the waves turn the minutes to hours by thefirstfleet When the waves turn the minutes to hours by thefirstfleet
In the early days of the Dominion War, the Jem'Hadar fighters became the most feared things for many Starfleet officers. Although quickly overshadowed by the more massive designs, this small, nimble ship was capable of taking down Starfleet's biggest, most advanced ships. Fighting one became a task many who were seeking glory yearned for. Not many who have actually done it lived to actually tell the tale...
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USSTalladega Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
Love the shield effect. That bug is about to punch a nasty hole in that poor Steamy.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
Thank you!
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JakeBondage Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Professional Writer
great render
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
Thank you!
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JakeBondage Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Professional Writer
very welcome
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monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Awesome picture!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
Thank you very much!
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:iconmonkeysuncle30:
monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
You’re welcome. I wish I could write for some of the Next Gen ships that you design.

Keep up the great work, Admiral!
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Catwacher Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Outstanding pic!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
Thank you very much!
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FactionParadox Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Cool Action Pic.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
Thank you very much!
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Giving some love to a little known ship, the Steamrunner!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
Indeed :D
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Considering how tough these little ships were, I'd keep on firing.  :)
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
"Damn the torpedoes!" :D
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:iconballoonprincess:
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
**Giggles!**

And the engineers cry.  :)
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TrekkieGal Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Before they take out your weapons all together.
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Or worse.
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Dominion fighters were no way puny they were definitely bigger than a Runabout though and it took two kamikaziing the Odyssee to take her out.
What got them the advantage was the energy dampening weapons they had that most Federation starships couldn't overcome til later and it was the Klingons that solved that problem
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
Oh yeah!
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Omega719 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Partially true. The energy dampening weapons weren't introduced until the Breen joined the war.
During the Odyssey's battle with the Dominion, it was discovered that Federation Shields couldn't block Dominion phased polaron weapons at which point Captain Keogh ordered shield power transferred to the weapons which left the Odyssey vulnerable to the ramming and self-destructing of the Jem'Hadar Attack ship.

The issue with the shields wouldn't be solved until after the Federation captured a crashed Attack Ship in The Ship
During the most of the war, the biggest issue with them wasn't their strength but pure numbers combined with the ability to rapidly replace lost ships and personnel. 
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes the Breen had the energy dampening I got them confused. The Polaron weapons the Dominion had were a bitch and yes the dominion fighters were reminiscent of the tie fighters in Star Wars where they swarm ships
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Omega719 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Aye.
And also of how they have horrible design flaws. Remember when in Treachery, Faith and the Great River a Danube class runabout was able to target the dorsal field junction and destroy the entire ship with their shields up? 
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Archanubis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Yes, but it took a Dominion defector to reveal that (to Odo in particular).  Apparently Starfleet wasn't aware of that little flaw, or they would have had runabouts blowing up Jem'Hadar "fighters" left and right even before then (should have kept their salvaged attack ship longer).
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Omega719 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Oh I know, I just didn't feel that bit of data was relevant. 

Apparently Starfleet wasn't aware of that little flaw, or they would have had runabouts blowing up Jem'Hadar "fighters" left and right even before then (should have kept their salvaged attack ship longer).
Well I theorize that the flaw is only present in Alpha Quadrant made Attack Ships as a result of the compromise of having to build them in unfamiliar shipyards and in ever larger numbers for the war effort. 
Either that or that system was destroyed when the Attack Ship crash-landed.
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah considering how small they were compared to the Jem`Hadar fighters
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Omega719 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Aye. 
It's either that or Federation technology just packs that much of a punch.
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TrekkieGal Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Simple fact, the Dominion Attack ships were smaller than every vessel in the Federation.  There size was comparable to it's Purpose build.  They had no crew quarters, Mess Halls, weapon lockers, Lifepods, not even a chair.  Between propulsion, weapons, and life support, it didn't need much.  Yet a ship it's size (68.3 meters) it packed as much power as let's say a Defiant Class.  It would also make in more maneuverable than the Defiant, and possibly as maneuverable to a Danube Class Runabout (23 meters).  Add the fact a wing of Jen Hedar Attack ships are possibly as deadly as going up against a Galaxy Class Cruiser multiplied by 5.  You might take some of them out, but hell if you will be walking out this dance.
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Omega719 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
True, although I wouldn't rank them as being Defiant levels of strength. I'd say closer to a Miranda, Centaur, or Saber given their performance. 

Still damn impressive for it's size though.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Great image and story.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Thank you very much!
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RoseElegance Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Shouldn't she be named the Edmund Fitzgerald, with that title? 
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
I'm glad you got the reference.
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Puts "Bug Stomper!", with sexy Starfleet marines in huge boots squashing a toon Jem'Hadar fighter,  in graffiti on every single quantum torpedo casing. ;P
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
:D

This has a massive Starship Troopers vibe
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
Yeah, I was reminded of the nose are for the dropship in Aliens. :D
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Bry-Sinclair Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great to see a Steamrunner in action!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Thank you :D
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Traeumer1981 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Great work! The Action of the Moment is great.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Thank you very much!
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Omega719 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Poor Appalachia, first the Borg and now the Dominion.

Although I wouldn't call her advanced. Her registry is only NCC-52136. By comparison, the Excelsior class USS Melbourne was NCC-62403.
She's probably an Early-Mid 24th century build, say around 2340s. Meaning that she would have been around 30 years old during the Dominion War.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
I need to check her canonical background...
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Omega719 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
There isn't much.
In canon her only appearance is in First Contact. 
And sadly, there is no canon information about most of the classes. Even my estimate is based on trying to observe patterns from the NCC Registry.
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