The Defender is another example of how Ambassador class Starship components can be reworked into several other designs. The roots of the Defender class were layed in the Saladin and later Jenghiz class Destroyers of the 2260's & 70's. A standard saucer section comprising of 8 Type X Phaser Emitters was used while a Triangular shaped torpedo pod with 2 launchers was mounted on the extreme aft portion of the saucer. A small neck section connects to the ship's single Warp Nacelle. The Defender is used as a Escort to the larger frigates and is perfectly suited to harrying & distracting Enemy fleet units.
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