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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 43
12-09-2012, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by misterde3 View Post
Well, while it's certainly true that it's not a particularly smart idea to do this with large craft we have today we've also seen larger ships in Star Trek do it without getting torn apart...at reasonable speeds.
Big ships in Trek can do that because of the Structural Integrity Field embedded within the ships hull frames.
Without that, they'd even break in half just from orbiting Planets . It's the same effect that happens when you pull up a big rope over a larger distance. Even though it's as taut as it could be, the middle part will hang through simply due to gravity.