Experimental "Starship" Class Prototype
NX-170 (Out of Production)
The U.S.S. Archer is the first of it's kind. The experimental configuration was designed for nacelles capable of reaching warp 9, and proved to be remarkably successful. So much so that this prototype evolved, after a few refits, into the Constitution Class, to which the historic U.S.S. Enterprise belonged. The U.S.S. Archer, NX-170 was named after a famous explorer and diplomat and a founding member of the Federation Council. It is said the class was named after a musical group from the twentieth century, one that Zephram Cochran once played for Archer's father.
Armored like the NX-01, the Archer was designed prior to the development of outer shipwide defensive screens. It was bulkier than it's later counterpart, and more heavily armed as a result. In later refits, the armor would be stripped away in favor of defense grids for shields and the ship would be refined and purified through the Constitution Class of the NCC-1701 and refit again into the 1701-A.
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For a pictoral journal of the construction of this ship, go to http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c89/FeymanShipyards/Constitution%20PreTOS/ and scroll through the many shots of building, painting and finishing of this great project. The disc is bashed from a Perry Rhodan Blues Ship, the engineering hull from a large Voyager model and the nacelles from two 727 plane kits. The rest is scratch built from stryene and greebles from different kits.