Created by Franz Joseph for the "Star Fleet Technical Manual" (pub. 1975 ISBN 0-345-34076-6), the Saladin-class starship was canonized (at least partially) by being depicted on viewer screens in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
In lore, it is called a "destroyer" or "frigate", and was in service in Starfleet in the 23rd century.
This model represents my effort at bringing it into CG, by building it in Blender. It is untextured, but has materials. While I tried to keep it as close to the original Franz Joseph design as possible, numerous additional details were added, especially to the impulse engine area of the ship, as well as the docking collars and hatches. There are also some more hull details in some places to aid in detail shots. There are also windows with 3D diorama interiors added, with emission shaders to help with illumination.
"Star Trek" and all affiliated material remain the property of CBS and Paramount. This material is a fan-based, non-commercial recreation.