Why is the Ablative Generator console not a toggle?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
01-16-2012, 11:47 AM
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Ok first things first lets correct some things.
The Defiant from D9 Does not have Ablative Armor it has a thickened hull they talk about this in a few episodes the hull is just more thick or more Armored then a normal hull is.
Nope, it was actually explicitly called "ablative armor" on screen.
First it was called "new armor" in "Way of the Warrior", which gives us a timeframe when it was installed.
In the same episode and again in "Paradise Lost" and "Timeless".
"Timeless" also established that the new armor and the cloaking device did not work perfectly well since chronitons began to build up in the armor.
However since there was no visual difference between the time before and after the armor was installed it is pretty safe to assume it's only a fraction of the thickness of the projected armor we've seen on Voyager, not to mention the projected armor covers just about anything while the armor on the Defiant does not.
So while they have both the same name (I used the "projected" term in hopes fo differentiating the two) this does no by means have to imply they are the same.