I've basically got the Centaur down as a Miranda-type version of the Excelsior; the model obviously uses an Excelsior saucer section, and I've used this to size the Centaur compared to the Excelsior. The Centaur shares a general similarity of layout to the Saber class, so I've shown it as being an ancestor of that ship.

There are apparently relatively few Centaur class ships in service, judging by the fact that we have only ever seen one of them. My assumption is that the Miranda just happened to hit a near-perfect balance of cost, capability, and longevity that the Centaur missed slightly. In the real world, there do seem to be designs that outlast just about everything else going - the B52, the Phantom, the DC-3, etc.

Last updated : 15th November 1998.
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