Originally Posted by Buckman
the Daedalus-class is ment to be smaller then the NX-class. which i never got.
It's simple. The Daedalus-class was meant to be roughly half the size of the Constitution-class (since the Constitution-class was roughly half the size of the Galaxy-class, there was a certain logic to the Daedalus-class being a very small ship).
That was too
small for the NX-class to be, though, so it wound up being only marginally smaller than the Constitution-class. Volume-wise
, however, NX-01 is a substantially smaller ship than NCC-1701, and that's probably what was considered more important...