430 vs 300, crew numbers. Valeris in Star Trek 6 said "we have a crew of 300 turning their quarters upside down" or something like that. So what if the refit is smaller, they can make more ships. This is a moot point. Damn even that book doesn't show exact scale. Look at 1701-A and Excelsior side by side at the end of UTC, 1701-A is literally half the size. Yeah well Probert said the 1701-D deflector antenna originally wasn't supposed to be a seperate piece but things evolved. So nothing is absolutely for sure. See I knew you'd come back at me with the internet anyone can say anything comment so I threw it out anyway. I really don't care.