Thread: A Warp Fighter
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Old September 4 2012, 05:08 PM   #32
Re: A Warp Fighter

tighr wrote: View Post
Wouldn't the smaller profile of a highly maneuverable fighter be more difficult to hit, even by ultra-accurate phasers? Note that we see the Delta Flyer outmanuever larger ships in several episodes while avoiding the firefight.
Yes, the only advantage Capital ships have in Star Trek is they can outrun the smaller craft, as it seems there is an efficiency of scale in Star Trek that allows the larger ships to achieve higher warps, this could be because antimatter containment is harder to achieve with smaller ships, or possibly because the components of warp drives are hard to produce in miniature. Another thing about fighters is there is no engine room, there is no damage control, there is only the pilot and the engine has go to last for as long as the pilot's using it.
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