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Old December 16 2013, 04:03 PM   #27
Richard Baker
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Re: How powerful is a Galaxy class starship?

In the Dominion War the Galaxies shown fighting were not complete ships (according to the DS-9 Tech Manual and a couple of things I have read online). The hulls were partially empty, the ships were rushed into production being mostly weapons and engines, not complete exploration vessels with all the demands the full crew and all that equipment had.

A general purpose vessel always has compromises, just as a warship optimized for combat lacks some features, like comfort. I think Galaxy Class ship varied some from spec according to when it was built and what equipment was deployed at the time, upgrades and refits would shift things further as a ship on long distance exploration would make do until damaged and needing repair.
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