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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 51
08-19-2011, 05:23 PM
Originally Posted by dontdrunkimshoot View Post
my problem with the enterprise F is that its phaser arrays are to damn short, even shorter then the sov's. the (now old) galaxy class is still the heaviest hitter because of that. big design mistake, the new enterprise is just a big low offense starcruiser.
My dear friend allow me to explain how a phaser array works.

The phaser array is build of many phaser emitters which where used as sole units on the older vessels like the excelsior.

When a phaser array prepares to fire the computer tracks the target and emitters ready up when they are likely to be used, once the target is fully within aim a group of 3 to 4 emitters fire as one to create the phaser beam that will hopefully hit the target.

Also the notion that the Galaxy class is the heaviest hitter is utter and entire rubbish as the sovereign packs more punch, in fact more than twice the punch the galaxy fielded. The galaxy was never build for combat and that was a flaw all to often encountered.