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Old August 17 2013, 03:52 PM   #59
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Presumably, most Starfleet designs are capable of it, even the Defiant-class.
What the hell would the Defiant-class have to separate from? It's one discrete body, not different sections combined. Deliberately so, so as to make its various parts less vulnerable in battle.

Avatar does show that its nose-cone thingy is detachable as an emergency warhead, but that's not really the same thing.
That's from the DS9 Technical Manual. The warhead is the last-ditch weapon to use when the ship is going down in flames, basically. So yeah, it's a bit of a stretch to call it a separable section; it's kind of the opposite of the usual lifeboat role of a separable saucer.
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