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Old June 21 2013, 05:51 AM   #108
Albertese
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Re: Let's Discuss the Romulan Bird of Prey!

I would further add, that, given that lack of any other sign of enginery elsewhere, the warp nacelles pull double duty as the STL drive. I have long supported the contention that an Impulse Engine is a subspace field device and not a rocket. So, keeping the nacelles powered at a low throttle setting makes the ship putter around a bit compared to other ships, or even it's own performance at other times. But it serves a twofold purpose; allowing the required energy for the cloaking device to operate as well as keeping the field signature low enough to be be more readily suppressed.

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