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Old August 11 2013, 03:59 PM   #13
Robert Comsol
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Re: Oberth Class the missing link between Enterprise and Reliant

Patrickivan wrote: View Post
If we consider the study model excelsior (with nacelles that were used in TNG), then no, it looks like a new (or different) line of ships with a different design from both TOS E and TMP E.
I feel the nacelle caps are the only design element suggesting "new" while everything else is vastly different.

Patrickivan wrote: View Post
I'm firmly entrenched in the original intention being a sensor pod of some sort. Take it as a scout or a science vessel, a big ass sensor platform dedicated to performing long range or dedicated complicated scanning makes a lot of sense.
I have no doubt that this is a function the pod eventually acquired but I'm firmly "entrenched" that in terms of volume requirements warp drive technology and/or antimatter containment will use up considerably more space than sensor equipment.

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I've always liked the MARC being in the nacelles, but TMP and post trek clearly made choices to throw them in the secondary hulls of ships.
Then I hope there's at least one discovery in my treatise / proposal you like.

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