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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 16
01-19-2011, 05:15 AM
Originally Posted by The_Dogman
Sorry, but I'm really sick of people saying "The Feds arent really known for making battleships"

The Federation is at war with the Klingons and The Borg at this point in time and pretty much everyone wants a piece of them by now. There's no way in hell that the Federation isn't going to start pushing out true warships eventually, especially considering the main faction they're at war against makes nothing but war ready ships.
Federation ships have always been capable in combat. And yet, they are not battleships. Since they are also capable of non-combat missions. And that design seems to have been proven over time. Quite possible because the Federation can _always_ use a fleet of combat-capable exploration ships, but can only rarely ever use dedicated battleships. 95 % of the time, those battleships are wasted. They are are just dead weight. Just because there happens to be a war going on doesn't mean that you need to design a pure battleship in hope that it gets to the frontlines before the war ends.