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Old November 27 2012, 10:10 AM   #107
Re: Constitution, Miranda, and Constelation Class

Power isn't necessarily all that important. A tiny wooden torpedo boat would in theory have the same firepower as a much larger steel destroyer, a few guns aside - but a torpedo boat would be useless in waging naval war, as it would have no fuel, supplies or accommodation for practical operational range, it would sink in the first squall or after taking the first glancing hit from the secondary or tertiary weaponry of an actual warship, and it could not accommodate useful new sensors or weapons or even the means to repair or maintain the existing systems.

Timo Saloniemi
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