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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 42
06-02-2012, 02:27 PM
Originally Posted by ZionsChild60660
Also, just going to throw this out there, the entire concept of "carriers" in Star Trek is nonsense. Its just trying to apply earth-bound naval strategy to space, where it is completely pointless. The weapons in Star Trek are far too powerful, and far too fast, for carriers to have a purpose. Why have twenty ships that explode when you so much as shine a light on them try to deliver a payload of twenty photon torpedoes and twenty mid-range phasers, when you can put a few high-power phaser strips and a quantum torpedo launcher in half the space it takes to launch those twenty ships.
Well, for one thing fighters can be good at swarming an enemy - even five fighters working together could bring down a large starship as long as they had good pilots.