Re: "She can still outrun us, and outgun us."
Don't see how a Constitution could outrun a Miranda at impulse when it has greater mass and much smaller impulse engines.
The Reliant's roll bar sits right atop the nacelles which means those phaser canons are fed power from the same huge EPS ducts. Looks like way more phaser power than a Constitution to me.
But that's assuming the reactors involved produce the same amount of power. For all we know, the Reliant
's reactor puts off a lot less power and therefore it's capable of a lesser speed despite the mass differences. Then again, for all we know it doesn't.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." - Q