Re: Purposing Federation Ships During the Dominion War
In "The Sound of Her Voice", the Defiant struggled to increase speed past warp 9.0, hitting structural limits that never bothered the other hero ships at those speeds yet. That seems to match the "too powerful engines threatened to tear the ship apart" thing that Sisko talked about in the introductory episode for the DS9 hero ship.
Otherwise, DS9 tended to speak of "maximum warp" rather than specific warp factors, but the writers did appear to hold on to the concept of there being something fishy about the propulsion system till the bitter end.
That's right, forgot about that part.
Niner. Lurker. Browncoat.