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# 19
10-25-2011, 11:28 AM
Actually, Though Rodenberry's theory applies. The Dreadnought Galaxy Class got away with having 3 Nacelles because each Nacelle has a pair of Warp Coils in each one. Giving the ship the 'even number of nacelles' so they could get away with it. The Galaxy Class' Nacelles are much wider than the ones like that on the Constitution Class and Excelsior Class which had only the one Warp Coil in each Nacelle. Which is why the Constellation class (U.S.S. Hathaway and U.S.S. Stargazer), as well as the Cheyenne Class had four. Despite it taking the big step from Rodenberry's design had been, they still followed the rest of the theory of even amount of Nacelles and clearance for the Nacelles to operate as designed.