Considered the "Death Trap" of the fleet. The Edsel class was designed to confound the enemy with shear girth and mass. It is often positioned at the front line of the fleet formation.
-2 command decks simultaneously and the 1st officer is required to be the engineer.
-2 Deflectors: One for the saucer and one for the Star Drive.
-8 Nacells, and 3 times the cache firepower of the Dreadnought.
-14 Type 2 tractor beams.
It basically will sit there and let you shoot your self until exhausted. The Nacells are to draw your fire and will be ejected to create a dangerous debris field. As long as two remain it can still go to warp.
Fights with tractor beams essentially turning the enemy into a vulnerable position AND it's sssllllllooooooow.
-No escape pods, no shuttles, and no launch bays.
Admiral McNamara filed a formal complaint when this ship pulled into dock at K-6. "The damn thing takes up enough room for 5 ships needlessly. It's a greedy, lethargic, piece of junk. Curse Captain Brown for it's design!", "I hate that ship!"