Re: D'deridex class Warbird vs Galaxy class
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.
"When I first heard about it (the Enterprise underwater), my inner Trekkie was in a rage. When I saw it, my inner kid beat up my inner Trekkie and made him go sit in the corner." - Bill Jasper
Last edited by BillJ; August 9 2013 at 05:17 PM.