Thread: A Warp Fighter
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Old September 4 2012, 05:11 PM   #33
Re: A Warp Fighter

CorporalCaptain wrote: View Post
The Orion suicide craft in Journey to Babel was doing just fine until it underestimated the Enterprise and slowed down.

But, yeah, I agree with Unicron: the assumptions discussed in the forum of how fighters would be used in the Star Trek universe are generally all wrong. It's a straw man fallacy to say that, since a small number of unsupported fighters aren't expected to defeat a top-of-the-line ship in a frontal attack, therefore fighters have no place in the Star Trek universe.
Even in Star Wars, and X-Wing fighter is not going to blow up a Star Destroyer, usually it takes swarms of fighters to do that. One is not going to pit one capital ship against one fighter, but a squadron of fighters could destroy a capital ship, as has been done in World War II. For example the Battle of Midway.
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