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# 16
09-20-2012, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by phyrexianhero View Post
When looking at hull and turn rate (which are fairly closely correlated) for Federation cruisers and KDF battle cruisers it is true that the KDF is objectively "better":

Turn rates (hull)
* 6 = Galaxy/Galaxy-X (40000), Odyssey (42000), Fleet Galaxy (44000)
* 7 = Assault/Star Cruiser (39000), Fleet Star Cruiser (42900)
* 8 = Cheyenne Retrofit (36000), Excelsior Retrofit (39000), Fleet Cheyenne Retrofit (39600)

* 8 = D'Kora (36000)
* 10 = Galor (34500)

* 5.5 = Bortas/Bortasqu' (43500)
* 9 = Negh'Var (39000), Fleet Negh'Var (42900)
* 10 = Vor'cha Retrofit (36000), Fleet Vor'cha Retrofit (39600)
* 11 = K'tinga Retrofit (31500), Fleet K't'inga Retrofit (34450)

Does that mean KDF ships are better? No. There are a whole host of other factors -- number of crew, bridge officer, console, and device slots (all Fed T5 cruisers have 4 devices, all KDF T5 battle cruisers have 3 devices except for the Bortas/Bortasqu') all make a difference.
I would trade a device slot for a higher turn rate for my Fed ship any day of the week. I run PvP and most of the time I don't even use the extra device slot, so missing it wouldn't make much of a difference to me (personally).

Last edited by paragon92518; 09-20-2012 at 08:20 AM.