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Old September 16 2013, 10:05 AM   #228
Robert Comsol
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Re: Oberth Class the missing link between Enterprise and Reliant

Of course, I'm welcoming suggestions that the Grissom might have been intended to show us a pre-TOS Federation vessel design, but we have the same alignment of those two "thingies" on the saucer hull of the Excelsior from the same movie which are probably not warp field stabilizers.

I think we are looking at two fusion reactors, one with a clockwise and one with a counter-clockwise nuclear fusion spin and both combine their plasma exhaust towards a central exhaust nozzle which we see at the stern of the slab.

Bob
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