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Old September 18 2008, 06:22 AM   #46
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Re: Navigational Defletor?

On the Big Deflector Dish - clearly you can get by without such a dish, but just how much stuff did that dish get put to on TNG & VOY to fire all sorts of all-purpose pulses? There's your advantage to it - other forms of deflectors are just deflectors (which can be enough, if the mission doesn't need the all-singing all-dancing version).
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Old September 21 2008, 02:15 AM   #47
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Re: Navigational Defletor?

After watching Star Trek II again, I think I figured out why there are phasers on Reliants' rollbar, it has to do with the ships hull behind the bridge, the phasers on the primary hull can't fire behind the ship!
The phasers on the rollbarand the hull mounted phasers may be the same "caliber" as those of the Enterprise.
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Old September 21 2008, 06:27 PM   #48
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Re: Navigational Defletor?

There's some ambiguity about the number of phasers on the actual hull of the Reliant. In one photo of the model underside, something very much like two single phaser turrets can be seen on the ventral side of the impulse nozzle assembly - they'd cover the rear angles rather nicely. Many other, later pictures, or the ATM kits, don't show this sort of detail.

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Old September 21 2008, 06:34 PM   #49
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Re: Navigational Defletor?

The model kits aren't exact copies of the ships seen in the movies or any of the series.

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Old September 21 2008, 06:46 PM   #50
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Re: Navigational Defletor?

Indeed; and this is a problem, because pictures of the underside of the actual model are hard to come by. Apart from the one pic I'm talking about, there's another one of the Saratoga from "Emissary" in the Making of DS9 book, but that's black and white and too fuzzy.

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Old September 21 2008, 07:42 PM   #51
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Re: Navigational Defletor?

I never knew that there were phasers on thr Relianr where you described them! Can you post a link?
Why do you think the model makers don't depict the models they sell as they appear in the movies or television?

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Old September 21 2008, 10:19 PM   #52
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Re: Navigational Defletor?

Probably because at the scale of most kits, there are some details that must be left out. The bigger the model, the more detail can go into it, but the higher the price is. The models that most casual modelers would buy would probably include most of the key details, but would be lacking the things that most people wouldn't miss, such as two phaser turrets that were never actually used in the show or movies, or a few windows here or there.
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Old September 22 2008, 07:55 AM   #53
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Let's try the ventral image that shows the aft phasers:



That's courtesy of Pedro's Shiporama (http://www.shiporama.org/miranda.htm), a long-since-petrified site that still hosts lots of useful images.

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