Bader Class VIII Scout

«Last Updated – January 3, 2019»

from Ship Recognition Manual-The Federation (2nd Edition), FASA

NOTES:
Shortly after the Organian Treaty had been imposed, Star Fleet began a buildup of its research ships. Contracts were let out for ships with limited combat ability and extensive research facilities. The most famous of those commissioned was the Bader. Although classified and armed as a scout because of its military role, it was in all respects a research vessel. The research facilities aboard the Bader were the most extensive of any on a Star Fleet vessel until the Gagarin Class research vessel entered service.

The USS Bader, USS Clifton, and USS Tombaugh are the research vessels awarded to the winner of the coveted Sagan Award for research contributing to the advancement of Federation science. Every year, each of the three research teams that win the award is given one of these vessels for two years, fully equipped to perform whatever studies and research the teams wish. This has made the Bader Class a popular and easily-recognized vessel throughout the scientific community.

In its military role, the Bader is not quite as exciting. The warp engines are not as efficient as those mounted on other scouts, and the vessels are not as maneuverable. Due to the displacement of the Bader, this deficiency cannot be corrected. Attempts have been made to increase the impulse drive power, but even this has not brought the performance level up to that of other scouts. Furthermore, compared to other scout vessels, the Bader is undergunned, mounting only 4 phasers. The Bader is the only modern scout that does not mount photon torpedo tubes. For these reasons, the Bader is not popular among the crews assigned to the borders of the other major powers.

In its military role, the Bader is not quite as exciting. The warp engines are not as efficient as those mounted on other scouts, and the vessels are not as maneuverable. Due to the displacement of the Bader, this deficiency cannot be corrected. Attempts have been made to increase the impulse drive power, but even this has not brought the performance level up to that of other scouts. Furthermore, compared to other scout vessels, the Bader is undergunned, mounting only 4 phasers. The Bader is the only modern scout that does not mount photon torpedo tubes. For these reasons, the Bader is not popular among the crews assigned to the borders of the other major powers.

As tension rose in 2285, the decision to produce a more combat oriented version fo the Bader was greenlighted. Finished in 2286, the Mk VI had a significant increase in combat capability, nearly doubling it’s original offensive firepower and adding two torpedo launchers. This version saw limited production, but proved instrumental during the later Klingon incursions and early Cardassian conflicts.

The more militaristic version of the Bader reduced the number of labs, and reduced the vessels popularity among civilian concerns, yet served well for over 50 years. In early 2335, the decision to upgrade the old design, rather than retire it created a surprise frenzy of design contracts to refit the design. By 2340, an inexpensive yet significant upgrade was chosen, and the Mk VII was comissioned the next year.

The Mk VII saw the replacement of significant amounts of the Bader’s internal superstructure as well as new computer layouts and the incorporation of a significantly most efficient engineering section. The larger space allowed for the newer FNWD warp drive to be installed, rather than the refitting of a fourth generation FWE-2 system. Although a new bridge modual was installed, the remaininder of the vessels crew quarters and support areas saw primarily cospetic improvements.

The Mk VIII was fielded 14 years later as war with the Cardassians loomed. Although many wanted the Bader to continue it’s legacy of non-combat research, Fleet Commanders realized that the Bader needed extra punch should it run into enemy vessels. Two more labs were removed to make room for the larger FP-11 torpedo system, giving the Bader sufficient combat capablilty to stave off most one-on-one contacts with similar vessels. Although unpopular, the upgrade did allow the Bader to continue it’s research and exploration duties near hostile territory

Of the 253 Baders built, 148 Mk VIII’s remain in active service, with 4 Mk IIs in reserve fleets. Five Mk Is, 6 Mk IIs, 1 Mk V and 3 Mk VII’s have been destroyed; 4 Mk Is and 2 Mk IIs are listed as missing; 2 Mk IIs and 1 Mk VII have been scrapped; and 4 Mk Is and 2 Mk IIs have been sold to private commercial concerns. The Bader was produced at the Sol V shipyards at a combined rate of 4 per year.


Construction Data:
Model – Mk I Mk II Mk V MK VI Mk VII Mk VIII
Ship Class – VIII VIII VIII VIII VIII VIII
Date Entering Service – 2269 2270 2284 2286 2341 2355
Number Constructed – 81 135 16 21 Refit Refit
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 16 16 16 18 22 28
Damage Chart – C C C C C C
Size:
Length – 232 m 232 m 232 m 232 m 232 m 232 m
Width – 180 m 180 m 180 m 180 m 180 m 180 m
Height – 80 m 80 m 80 m 80 m 80 m 80 m
Weight – 109,920 mt 110,055 mt 109,983 mt 114,813 mt 100,318 mt 112,381 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 510 SCU 600 SCU 600 SCU 600 SCU 600 SCU 600 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 25,500 mt 30,000 mt 30,000 mt 30,000 mt 30,000 mt 30,000 mt
Landing Capacity – None None None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – M-2 M-2 M-2 M-3 I-3 I-5
Transporters:
Standard 6-person – 3 3 3 3 3 3
Emergency 22-person – 2 2 2 2 2 2
Cargo – 3 3 3 3 3 3
Other Data:
Crew – 160 166 166 166 166 166
Passengers – 30 30 30 30 30
Shuttlecraft – 4 4 4 12 12
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 30 34 38 38 62 64
Movement Point Ratio – 3/1 3/1 3/1 3/1 3/1 3/1
Warp Engine Type – FWE-2 FWE-2 FWE-2 FWE-2 FNWD-1b FNWD-1b
Number – 2 2 2 2 2 2
Power Units Available – 13 ea. 13 ea. 13 ea. 13 ea. 20 ea. 20 ea.
Stress Chart – G/K G/K G/K G/K D/E D/E
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 9 Warp 9
Emergency Speed – Warp 9 Warp 9 Warp 9 Warp 9 Warp 10 Warp 10
Impulse Engine Type – FID-2 FIE-2 FIF-1 FIF-1 FII-5 FII-7
Power Units Available – 4 8 12 12 22 24
Weapons And Firing Data:
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – FH-4 FH-7 FH-12 FH-10 FNH-13 FNH-13
Number – 4 4 4 4 4 4
Firing Arcs – 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s
Firing Chart – Q Q R W Y Y
Maximum Power – 3 4 6 7 13 13
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (-) (-) (1-10) (1-14) (1-14)
+2 (1-8) (1-8) (1-9) (11-17) (15-20) (15-20)
+1 (9-14) (9-14) (10-16) (18-20) (21-24) (21-24)
Torpedo Weapon Type – FP-7 FP-6 FP-11
Number – 2 2 2
Firing Arcs – 1 f, 1 a 1 f, 1 a 1 f, 1 a
Firing Chart – R O S
Power to Arm – 1 1 1
Damage – 8 12 30
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – FSH FSH FSH FSL FNSH FNSJ
Shield Point Ratio – 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/3 1/3 1/3
Maximum Shield Power – 12 12 12 16 28 34
Combat Efficiency:
D – 68.9 72.9 75.9 102.2 159 179.5
WDF – 10.4 12.8 19.6 38.8 66.2 90.4