I know it does look that way...
That's kinda cool. It's actualy a Torpedo Pod. Fore and aft.
My intent was to create a Pod that was detachable...modular. The location could house a different module.
Many times I've seen others try to put roll bars and torpedo pods on Constitution style vessels. They really don't belong there. They become inappropriate for the warp field and debris makers against the warp engines in battle.