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Old January 31 2014, 07:16 AM   #239
WarpFactorZ
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Re: Oberth Class the missing link between Enterprise and Reliant

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
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What would be the purpose of such paint? I mean, the Aztec pattering could have some stealth effect but why paint a ship in white which does the exact opposite (white reflects best). It's almost like saying "your target is here."

Bob
Not KD, but I'll venture an answer. NASA used to paint the fuel tank on the shuttle, too, in the first few Columbia and Challenger launches. But, they saved a pretty penny by NOT painting it, which is why it turned "rust" coloured (less weight on launch, less money on paint). Surely Starfleet has to cut significant expenses here and there, too ... even though they have no money in the 23rd century...
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