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The Merian variant (U.S.S. Hawking) will contain:
The "dual wing" layout. (55%)
Different sensors pods (44%)
A more uniform color scheme (19%)
I decided to skip the vertical nacelle idea for now. Perhaps a different class sometime.
Totally unrelated: You can hang out at the messhall from the U.S.S. Batavia again. (Fixed the link)
(360 degrees panorama)