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Old May 2 2013, 01:23 PM   #15
Re: D'deridex-class Warbird Maneuverability

...Indeed, the point might be that an AQS powerplant needs to be swapped regularly, but since it can't be shut down (echoes of fission reactors of today), there have to be special accommodations to enable the swapping - and one of these is the cavity inside the ship.

Basically, you activate an AQS, it runs through a life cycle, and at some point you start getting diminishing returns from it - so you dump this still active AQS and get a fresh one, and the dockyards then have to deal with the slowly decaying, active but useless older core.

Timo Saloniemi
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