And to celebrate, here is my freshly completed (as in only 20 minutes ago) TOS Enterprise schematic 🙂
I have also uploaded it to my ETSY in glorious high definition.
But rather the Springfield class, seen only as a few pixels on our TV screens as part of the destroyed fleet at Wolf 359.
This is my interpretation.
I decided that the curious looking pod type construction that is slung underneath could be a mission specific pod which always contains a navigational deflector and then whatever equipment the ship might need for upcomming missions. Having the deflector as part of this pod would make replacing it when damaged an easier task in my opinion.
There is a lot of on screen evidence to show that the defiant was actualy meant to be an 8 deck ship. The map in the turbolifts shows 8 decks. The window configuration hinted at something much larger than 4 or 5 decks and flying along side a Miranda class, the defiant certainly looked big enough for 8 decks.
So, here is what an 8 deck defiant MSD might look like. Extra large as a christmas treat to anyone watching.