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Old May 29 2013, 07:15 PM   #54
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Re: AFT NACELLE (Spoilers)

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There can't be an "impulse nacelle," nacelle means separate enclosure.
Which, if the impulse engine is housed in an armored compartment inside of the saucer section, would still qualify.
Not really. A nacelle is, by definition, a feature external (as a pod or gondola) to the main body to which it is attached.
Yes, like the engine Nacelles on the F-14 Tomcat, which are partially embedded in the fuselage and partially exposed.

Like this structure on the spine of the saucer section. A similar feature exists on the TOS Enterprise, yet to this day we have never really come up with terminology to describe it. "Aft nacelle" fits as well as anything else.
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