from "Star Trek Role Playing Game" (1983)
About the Design
In the early-1980s, board-and-dice-based strategy games were all the rage among the sci-fi "geek" crowd. (Computers had yet to achieve the ability to handle complex, graphically intensive games.) Among "Star Trek" fans, one of the most popular of these games was the "Star Trek Role Playing Game" and its various offshoots by FASA Corporation of Chicago. Set in the TOS era, the "Star Trek Role Playing Game" featured all the classic Matt Jefferies designs, plus numerous "non-cannon" vehicles, including this Loknar-class Federation Frigate.
According to the description found in the game's instruction manual, the Loknar was of Andorian design and ships of this class tended to be manned exclusively by these blue-skinned aliens. The Loknar Mk I was considered a 'muscle' ship because of its eight phasers in four banks of two and four photon torpedo tubes, making it equal to all but the largest Klingon vessels and more powerful than any ship in the Romulan navy. In addition, the Loknar mounted FSH shield generators, more efficient than any used by the enemies of the Federation.
About the Kit
Although the NX-01 featured in the 21st Century TV series "Enterprise" has often been liked to the ST:TNG-era "Akira," it actually bears an uncanny resemblance to this FASA design from 15 years earlier.
Starship Modeler, a popular sci-fi modeling website, released this well-engineered resin conversion kit for the Polar Lights "U.S.S. Enterprise" model in early 2004 under the name "Federation Frigate."
This model was built from an original issue.