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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 18
10-08-2010, 09:00 PM
Originally Posted by Sleeves
The old ships are just a tough as new ones once fitted with new tech or did people forget the DS9 show "Homefront" were a old Lakota (NCC-42768) Excelsior-class refit. Toke on the Defiant and have would beat it if the Captain did hold back. You got it she held back on using the quantum torpedo the ship had. Go watch the show.


I just read this. Don't know if anyone else has responded. It should be noted that the Defiant was also pulling punches, with neither ship desiring to create massive casualties or destruction of the opposing ship.

The fact that a refit Cruiser was about evenly matched with an escort that was a third of its size says just about everything you need to know about this incident. I'm sure the Lakota can still act as a great explorer, but in the field of combat, it was past its prime and no longer suitable for the front lines. Even with the latest technology on tap, it was *just* able to hold its own against a much smaller vessel.