Designed in the 2390′s (around 14 years before the game’s stardate, 2409) the Oslo class is one of the earlier heavily modular ships pushed for by Starfleet Corps of Engineers after the Dominion wars. Thus, the Oslo was based on the Norway class, although shares many components with the Akira and Zephyr classes. By emphasizing on this type of design, an Oslo class starship crew is capable of rapid field repairs after battle using generally whatever components they have on hand.
The Oslo is a fast, nimble ship able to decisively end a scrape instead of drawing it out and thus favors that style of captaining. Offensively, it’s a very modern design, with six type XII phaser arrays and fore and aft torpedo launchers.
Visually speaking, we’re suckers for this baby’s body style. There’s just something about the streamlined design that emanates a sleek and sexy lustre. We’re really starting to have a hard time picking whether we prefer the Klingon Empire ships or Federation ships.