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# 252
05-21-2013, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by darkelfofficer View Post
There's more to the physics of how quickly something can turn than volume. Namely mass and how much force is applied to accelerate the object.

The size of an object (volume), does not necessarily correlate with its mass. An object can occupy more space but have less mass, and vice versa. Likewise, a more massive object could turn more quickly than a less massive object if the more massive object has more force available to accelerate it.

Not to take a side in the turn rate argument, but too many people are arguing based on the idea that volume alone should determine the turn rate, when that is not nearly the case.
My point has nothing to do with volume, in fact it has to do with relative mass. I didn't really care about the D'deridex's turn rate until they announced that the Tal Shiar Adapted Destroyer, the Khnial-class had a turn rate of 7.

The Khnial IS a D'deridex that has had a bunch of borg augmentations bolted onto it. It is more massive, by definition. Its counterintuitive at best.