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Old January 2 2013, 05:30 PM   #11
Re: Purposing Federation Ships During the Dominion War

The Intrepid Class was the Fastest and the most advanced ship
...But whether she had any respectable firepower, we don't really know. Her phaser beams may have been wimpy, kickass, or anything in between, as we only know their rate of fire and nothing else.

In First Contact,the Enterprise-E displayed amazing firepower something not rivaled by any other ship
How so? After Picard gave inside information on where and when to fire, every ship type seemed to contribute more or less equally. The Akira pumped out more torpedo fire, the Norway fired longer phaser pulses, and so on.

And being "advanced" is just another name for being "untested"...

Voyager made circles around a massive Borg tactical Cube many times.
But to no avail, because there isn't a backside to a Borg Cube.

In general, maneuvering doesn't appear to make much of a difference in Trek fights.

both of Voyager and Ent-E had the most durable shields of all the ships of the franchise
What was durable about the shields of the E-E? They went down in battle fairly quickly in ST:NEM, doing no better than their Romulan counterparts. They played no role in ST:INS, as the Briar Patch negated shields for all the fighting sides. And in ST:FC, they deflected a single Borg attempt at locking a tractor beam. None of that appears particularly impressive, in comparison with, say, the shields of Kirk's TOS ship, or those of a runabout.

...Now, a fleet of runabouts would probably defeat anything, if the durability of those things against the worst the Dominion can muster in "The Die is Cast" or "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River" is any indication!

Timo Saloniemi
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