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Old August 9 2013, 05:05 PM   #10
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Re: D'deridex class Warbird vs Galaxy class

kgartm1185 wrote: View Post
The mass of the Warbird would never be 14,300,000 metric tons. It is about 4,300,000 metric tons because the Warbird has a lot of empty space inside it that is never used. They didn't know what to do with all the extra space. So it actually looks a lot bigger than it actually is. The Romulans ended up creating a ship that has a bigger bark than a bite.
If I remember my TNG Technical Manual correctly, the Galaxy-class also has a large amount of unused internal volume.

Maybe if I click my heels together three times and chant "there's no designer like Sternbach", Rick Sternbach will come in and offer some insight.

Though I'm pretty sure from a combat standpoint, the intent was that the two classes were roughly equal.
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