Re: A Warp Fighter
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.
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"You have been examined. Your ship must be destroyed. We make assumption you have a deity, or deities, or some such beliefs which comfort you. We therefore grant you ten Earth time periods known as minutes to make preparations."