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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 20
07-28-2011, 12:40 PM
Originally Posted by mister_dee
I strongly suggest you get your numbers right, it's 2279. I understand what you're saying but it makes you look like you don't know what you're talking about to others.
My bad, I even checked on that when I first posted. I wonder how I made that mistake. Ohwell.

The question I'd ask then is: when advanced technology makes is possible to get additional weapons into the hull without the weapons "rollbar" the Miranda has: would the Miranda not have dropped it if it was not needed?
Or even more to the point, the same upgrades could be applied to the Miranda as well.
Yet the Miranda has the rollbar in addition to that upgraded weaponry.
So the Miranda would end up being better armed in any case.
Perhaps the Miranda's that we see are "refits" in the truest sense of the word, in that they have been in use well past their expected service life and still need the rollbar for those weapon mounts. Where as the "Suyez" being suggested is only a "refit" in the Da'Kyr or B'Rel sense of having the same hull configuration but built from the ground up with fully modern technology, it did not require a "rollbar" to get, not just the same results, but far better results. Does it strain credibility? Yes. But no more than the B'Rel and Da'Kyr refits.

Unless the laws of physics are reversed, meaning "less" is suddenly "more" I don't see how the timeframe is relevant.
Weapons traded for sensors will mean the same no matter which century you're in.
Nah, the laws of physics can stay the same, but if our understanding of the laws of physics become more precise, then maybe we don't need to trade sensors for weapons or mount silly rollbars.