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Old April 29 2013, 07:22 PM   #9
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Re: D'deridex-class Warbird Maneuverability

Federation starships have "tail pipes" because they usually power the impulse drive with fusion reactors, those will emit hot gasses and heat which you have to get rid off hence the impulse exhaust we all know.

Romulans might not power the impulse drive with fusion reactors and thus not have the need for a red/blue hot glowing tail pipe.
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