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Old January 24 2014, 02:57 PM   #158
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Re: How powerful is a Galaxy class starship?

The Galaxy class is supposed to have a 100 year lifespan, so you would assume that it was designed with significant upgrades in mind. I also doubt there would be a big difference if any between the Galaxy & Sovereign classes as they were only launched several years apart & upgrades would be compatible with either ship.

I have always thought of the Sovereign as a replacement for the Excelsior class rather than the Galaxy. To me it would make more sense for Starfleet to have designed it to replace a much older class ship rather than a relatively new class.

Also it is likely the Sovereign would have been in the design phase when the Galaxy was launched.
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