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Old January 5 2014, 09:54 AM   #22
Darkwing
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Re: I never got the Akira class as a carrier.

Crazy Eddie wrote: View Post
It's the SPECS of the ship that are absolute baloney. No Starfleet vessel needs 15 photon torpedoes; they only ever fire them one at a time anyway, and even if they didn't, Star Trek is deeply enamored with the "They've hit us with our shields down, which means every single one of our 13 phaser emitters and six different torpedo launchers are now totally off-line" plot dvice.
Which is why I interpret Jaeger's 15 tubes as an attempt to circumvent the trope. We never specifically see it, but they're not the hero ship, so we also don't see them lose all tubes on a single hit, either. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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