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Old May 30 2013, 05:49 PM   #13
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Re: Miranda Class VS Refit Constitution class round 2

SchwEnt wrote: View Post
If you wanna accept the ships as "heavy cruiser" or "frigate" or "light cruiser", there may be differences.
The Miranda's not really lighter than the Constitution, though. Maybe a bit, but in total volume, say, it's about the same. It just looks smaller because it's more compact. Anyway, I don't remember where I read this, but the Reliant in TWOK was meant to be more advanced. Whether this translates as "more powerful" is a matter for debate.

Sure, you can count the phaser banks and compare numerical superiority. But maybe the Constitution class phasers are an equivalent of a battleship 15" gun while the Miranda class phasers are equivalent to a cruiser's 8" gun.
Again, from TWOK, the weapons and hulls seem evenly matched. Of course we don't have much to go by.

Maybe the Miranda's torpedo pod carried a smaller less powerful torpedo type than the Constitution class.
Maybe it carried Cracker Jack boxes.
And that's my opinion.
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