Interesting....................can you cite direct evidence the Navy isn't interested in the name Enterprise specifically because of Star Trek? I'd like to read that for personal interest.
I'd say the Patton design is more along the lines of what they should have done but it still looks like Voyager from the aft shot, so it still doesn't seem to fully break from later designs. I figured it should really have been unrecogniseable as any kind of later starship design.
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