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The Elkins type was a preliminary designation for a group of Federation starships in use during the Dominion War. (DS9: "A Time to Stand")

Ships of the class




This listing is based on the name of the only known vessel of its type, the Elkins itself. The ship-type was named for DS9 VFX coordinator, Judy Elkins.

Studio model

The episode "A Time to Stand" needed a shot of a retreating flotilla of Starfleet vessels. To beef out the scene, the production staff built several new ships, "kitbashing" them out of parts from commercially available AMT/Ertl-Star Trek model kits. The Elkins-type model was kitbashed from the saucer section of a Revell-Monogram USS Voyager model, the body of an F-14 fighter jet model, warp pylons from an AMT/Ertl runabout model, and warp nacelles from an AMT/Ertl USS Reliant model.[1] The episode marks its only appearance. The Elkins-type was probably inspired by the Voyager prototype study model by Rick Sternbach. Many have confused the Elkins with the Voyager Prototype due to their similar designs.

Members of the production team who pitched in to build the models for the episode were, amongst others, Gary Hutzel, Judy Elkins, Adam Buckner and Anthony Fredrickson.

Technical Manual

The following information of specifications and defenses comes exclusively from the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual:

  • Type: Medium cruiser
  • Production Base: ASDB Integration Facility, McKinley Orbital Spacedock, Earth
  • Accommodation: 225 officers and crew
  • Power Plant: One 1,500+ Cochrane warp core feeding two nacelles; two impulse systems
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 444.39 meters
    • Beam: 155.44 meters
    • Height: 87.78 meters
  • Mass: 1,300,000 metric tons

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