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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 13
09-24-2011, 12:53 PM
Originally Posted by KBFLordKrueg View Post
lol...unarmed? hardly.
Obviously you've never actually been on one, nor even know much about them.
While a carrier relys on fighters for a lot, they are never "unarmed" outside of the aircraft.
They actually are extremly well armed, although it's almost all defensive weaponry rather than offensive weapons outside of few missles.
As far as armor, they are as well armored as any capitol ship, which is still pretty much useless against modern weapons. The best you can hope for is to be armored just enough to give your crew a chance to survive long enough to get off the ship before it sinks.
They aren't floating cities, they're floating fortresses.
Well, they've got two defensive missile launchers for RIM-116 missiles and two Sea Sparrow Launchers.
Given their hughe size that is very litle when you compare that to the armament the KDF carriers have.
As I pointed out, the Russian concept seems more balanced given the armament relative to their size (which is rather small compared to the Nimitz-class)

as for armor:
I am aware of the problems of armor given modern weapons.
Bulge became totally useless once torpedoes were changed so they would detonate under the ship instead of impact on the side near the waterline.
Which is once again an example why they are no good examples of how a Star Trek ship should be designed, which do seem to have armor.