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Old March 9 2013, 11:16 PM   #10
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Re: TOS Alphabetical Starship Classifications

The "J" class could refer to the type of engines. That means a cargo ship and Starship with that type of stardrive could be very different in size, shape, armament, and duty.

And by type of engines, it could be a way in which the anti-matter flow is controlled, possibly having a higher danger possiblity eliminated in more modern designs.

But I agree overall, I think they wanted things to me simple and not overly complicated, thus the "J" class rather than some other name, human or alien.
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