Prometheus Should be a Cruiser
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-29-2011, 10:34 PM
Depending on which source you use, the
is a little over 400m long, a similar size to the
. Admittedly, the
is also listed as about 450m long, but in-game its similar in size to a
, which is listed as around 600m long. So they probably oversized the Nebula in-game.
The other thing to consider is that the
was designed as a warship, similar to how the
was designed as a warship. But Starfleet doesn't actually use warships (they're primarially exploration and peacekeeping), so Fed warships are designated escorts.
I personally prefer to see the
as destroyers rather than cruisers. Fast, maneuverable, lots of weapons, more suited for combat. It also explains why they're larger than Cruisers (
) - the line between modern cruisers and destroyers is very blurred. So ships for combat are escorts, ships for exploration are cruisers.