Why Hate a NX Retrofit?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
11-26-2010, 07:29 AM
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So you can't argue with what I said? Whats wrong with the old boat analogy? I was pointing out that because something was proven in its own time doesn't mean its proven now.
Your other mistake is in assuming that the Connie and the NX were in fact simple and proven. The Connie was used for quite a while, so I'll grant it proven, but we don't know how long the NX was used for. We also have no idea how simple they were, for all you know they were both pains in the ass to build.
In soft canon, the NX was being phased out in the Romulan war due to its high cost to build. That means it was launched in 2151 and dumped in 2156, a mere 5 years. Hardly simple and proven at all.
1) A galley, lets retrofit its hull to a modern aluminum one. Retrofit the oarsmen with with a turbine engine and slap a torpedo launcher or surface to surface missile launcher. Let's retrofit the swords and boards to FN F2000 and you have a proven design.
2) Compared to a Galaxy, Sovereign or Luna they are simple to 25th century technology. So yes a cost effective supplement to the fleet.