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Faction FED25.pngHeavy Escort
Fed Ship Akira.png
Rank background icon.png
Commander Rank icon (Federation).png
Shield modifier:
Turn rate:
Impulse modifier:
Inertia rating:
Warp core:
Generic Warp Core.png Matter-Antimatter
Bonus Power:
+15 weapons power
Bridge Officers:
Lieutenant Commander Tactical Ensign Tactical Lieutenant Engineering Lieutenant Science
Fore 3 Aft 2
Can equip dual cannons.
Device slots:
Console tac icon.png 3 Console eng icon.png 1 Console sci icon.png 1
5,000Refined dilithium icon.png
Admiralty stats:
Adm eng fed.png 11 Adm tac fed.png 23 Adm sci fed.png 11
Disambig icon.png This article is about the tier 3 playable starship. For other uses, see Akira class.

The Akira-class Heavy Escort is a Tier 3 (Level 20) Escort which may be flown by Starfleet characters, including Federation-aligned Romulan Republic and Dominion characters. The faction restrictions of this starship can be removed by having a level 65 KDF character or by purchasing the Cross Faction Flying unlock from the Zen Store.

Players can obtain this starship from any Ship and Shuttle Requisitions officer for 5,000 Refined dilithium icon.png.  

This ship can also be obtained by Federation players for free upon reaching level 20 by using their free SRFED3.png Starship Requisition token.



The Akira-class Heavy Escort continues the design philosophy of the 22nd century NX class and featured prominently during the Battle of Sector 001 and throughout the Dominion War. The Akira's proven effectiveness have led to its current production and to one being always within one light-year of Earth. Ships of the class include the U.S.S. Geronimo, U.S.S. Kelvin and U.S.S. Thunderchild (NCC-63549).

Class variants

Class Information
Akira class

The Akira class continues the design philosophy of the 22nd century NX class, albeit with its nacelles swung downward instead of upward. It retains the long, thin deflector at the front of its primary hull, the small secondary hull connected to the warp nacelles by pylons, and the long, thick stanchions connecting the primary hull to those pylons.

In lieu of the long, thin deflector of the NX class, it has a forward hangar bay, and a standard deflector attached underneath the primary hull. It also has standard shuttle bays in the aft section where the NX class has its EVA staging area, instead of a vertical shuttle pod launching bay.

Oslo class
The Oslo-class Heavy Escort is an upgraded and modified version of the earlier Norway-class ship. It has an elongated primary hull and lacks a secondary hull, instead having weapon hardpoints attached to the nacelle pylons directly. It shares the same nacelle design as the Nova-class Science Vessel.
Zephyr class
The Zephyr-class Heavy Escort is an upgraded and modified version of the earlier Steamrunner-class ship.
Thunderchild class
SKIN UNLOCK: Thunderchild Heavy Escort Refit, 75,000  
The Thunderchild-class Heavy Escort is a tribute to the U.S.S. Thunderchild (NCC-63549) which engaged the Borg in Sector 001.
Armitage class
SKIN UNLOCK: Armitage Heavy Strike Wing Escort, 2,500  

The Armitage class features low-slung, forward-swept pylons and long, tapered nacelles. Its saucer is built around a thick central spine that contains the deflector and elevates the bridge above the split hull. A battery of cannon apertures is concentrated in the nose, above and to the sides of the deflector dish. Torpedo and turret fire comes from the top-mounted launcher in the rear pylon.

If made to use components from standard Heavy Escorts such as the Akira or Thunderchild, its size will shrink to match.

Alita class
SKIN UNLOCK: Alita Heavy Strike Wing Escort, 3,000  
The Alita-class Heavy Strike Wing Escort is based upon the highly successful Armitage-class design. This new heavy escort has been built from the ground up to most efficiently combat the Iconian threat.

Standard configurationEdit

Federation starships come with standard equipment and weapons of the lowest mark available at the ship's minimum rank. The items provided are appropriate to the type of vessel and its related playing style.

Ship comparisonEdit

The following table compares Tier 3 Federation starships.
Ship Rank Tier Hull                        Uni BOffs     IR Cost
Heavy Escort 20 3 20000 1 0.9 3 2 3 1 1 2      15 0.2 60 5,000   • 1  
Heavy Cruiser 20 3 26000 1.3 1 3 3 1 3 1 4      8 0.15 30 5,000   • 1  
Perseus Temporal Escort 20 3 18000 0.9 0.95 3 2 3 1 2 2        16 0.2 70 75,000  
Support Cruiser 20 3 27000 1.35 1 3 3 1 3 1 4      7 0.15 40 1 Mission reward
Advanced Research Vessel 20 3 21000 1.05 1.3 3 2 1 2 3 3         9 0.15 40 75,000  
Research Science Vessel 20 3 18000 0.9 1.3 3 2 1 1 3 3      13 0.15 40 5,000   • 1  
Heavy Escort Refit 20 3 20000 1 0.9 3 2 3 2 1 2        15 0.2 60 75,000  
Advanced Heavy Cruiser 20 3 26000 1.3 1 3 3 2 3 1 4        8 0.15 30 75,000  
Heavy Cruiser Refit 20 3 26000 1.3 1 3 3 1 3 2 4         8 0.15 30 75,000  

Admiralty shipEdit

2.5x Critical Rating from TAC



  • Despite its canonical origins in the 24th century, the Akira class was in fact produced before and used as inspiration for the 22nd century NX-01 Enterprise from the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise, after its popular appearances in both Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and Star Trek: Voyager.
  • The Akira class' model and material were given a revamp twice, once in July 2015, and another in April 2020 to bring it in line with the model seen on-screen in Star Trek: First Contact.
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