Not involving the refit, I know, but another 3:1 situation, besides the Kobayashi Maru
scenario, was in The Enterprise Incident
(original effects), when the Enterprise
was surrounded by three Klingon-type Romulan ships. Everyone seemed to accept that the Enterprise
would go down fighting, and that she would have, were it not for the stolen cloaking device.
On the other hand, in The Deadly Years
, it took perhaps ten Romulan Birds of Prey to really threaten the Enterprise
, but they got out-Kirked. No doubt, the Klingon ships were better than the Romulan ships.