Another beef of mine is that the written text describes a Federation space navy that is horribly small compared to, say, that fielded by the Klingons. Yes, the UFP does have better technology, and yes Starfleet's primary mission is still one of exploration, but the. This to me is not very believable, especially since we eventually see Starfleet ship registry numbers that run into the tens of thousands. Where are all the rest of the ships? Like all the old FASA manuals, this one was made thoroughly outdated by the. Manual is apocryphal, having little or no basis in the actual television program. Unless otherwise noted, all of the ships listed here can be found in the FASA Federation Ship Recognition Manual 2nd Edition. Those ships which originate from other sources, such as the FASA. FASA ship designers to slap an Enterprise saucer and nacelles on a scout or an escort or a destroyer when these ships are clearly much smaller than the heavy cruiser that is the. USS Enterprise. Star Trek VI and Star Trek Generations. There was a late effort to bring the UFP fleet up to date with the introduction of the FASA -produced Next Generation Officer's. Manual, but as with the older UFP recognition manual, just about every design in the. Mostly because the scaling is all cattywompus! Very often it seems the illustrators for the Federation manual just photocopied the saucer section and warp nacelles from a motion picture era Constitution class (Enterprise class in the old FASA books) and then slapped a bunch of. The designers at FASA used an old black and white layout trick where the "gray" color that shades the ships is not gray at all, but instead composed of thousands of tiny black dots on a field of white.