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Old September 7 2013, 07:50 AM   #218
Albertese
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Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

I won't bother quoting the whole post, but I gotta side with Avro Arrow on this one. I really don't think an argument can be drawn from the M-5 experiment.

However, you may have a point regarding superior firepower in a series 16 ship over a series 17. At least in principle.

And, while I grant that you do indeed have a valid point, I'm still not sure it's a point that needs to be made. See my last paragraph in post #212 for an equally valid series of assumptions where the name Constitution still ends up on the series 17 ships. It also allows us to have our "Enterprise-class" cake and eat it too.

I must admit, you're about to inspire me to break out TMoST and try to suss out exactly when in the production timeline the Enterprise-class business happened and if it remained persistent after the "Space Seed" pre-production.

At any rate, I respect your right to hold your own opinion and I thank you for sharing it. It's been some interesting food for thought.

--Alex
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