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Old July 9 2013, 10:38 PM   #165
Re: Let's Discuss the Romulan Bird of Prey!

In "The Deadly Years", we saw Romulans use ships of this type (or at least shape) against a starship with great success. OTOH, only one of the shots fired was depicted as a plasma bolt similar to those used in "Balance of Terror". But we might speculate that the other shots there were still the same weapon, just throttled up or down for tactically more viable form once the initial large firebolt either achieved what it was supposed to, or proved too large...

In light of this, I'd see these ships as fearsome adversaries to any ship foolish enough to loiter into weapons range. Staying out of range ought to be simple, as the launching ships themselves are slow, but once you get within optimal range, you are toast even in a fast ship - because no ship is fast enough to escape the plasma bolts.

Timo Saloniemi
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