Re: Galaxy & Sovereign-class designations
Well the Hood was considered by their standards, the pinnacle of RN shipbuilding and so received little in the upgrading the forward magazine.
Hate to say it but the TNG tech manual says very little in regards to the political atmosphere of that class' time period in which Trek has shown to be very turbulent and violent. Besides the time table presented would make the Galaxy obsolete upon commissioning.
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