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# 31
10-28-2012, 07:23 PM
Almost all Fed ships could field some supply of runabouts or a few fighters the difference between them and a carrier is a carrier has dedicated cargo to replace lost ones and launch new ships while in combat.

Thats something most ships lack. Also to my knowledge so does the Vesta so ??? F canon and make a fun sci flight deck carrier?
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# 32
10-28-2012, 07:26 PM
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seeing as the ent-D brought over all the runabouts in DS9s pilot plus it's normal compliment. in the tech manual the galaxy class had 10 personal shuttles, 10 cargo shuttles, 12 shuttle pods, 5 work bees.
Yes but the reason its not a carrier is because its a shuttlebay and it could not launch and recover then effectively as, I suppose, the traffic control is not really able to handle it and, of course, since there is only one door it cannot launch and recover at the same time, its either launching or recovering one at the time.

Also we never seen a Galaxy being used in such a role, I seen speculation but its just that, speculation.

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really if the vesta can have at least 1 hanger why not every ship larger then an escort
Except the Armitage is a Escort so "oops", the number of ships that argument could be used against becomes quite small.

And if the whole reason is because of the lift and the lower deck section but ... its a lift, using it BLOCKS the Shuttledoor meaning its perhaps better for larger ships to be recovered but its still bottlenecks to one shuttle at the time.

Then again, why am I arguing? Cryptic pays ZERO attention to feedback s0 we get a flight deck cruiser ... J-O-Y!

So were the Fed BoP Cryptic ... I mean why not at this point?
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# 33
10-28-2012, 07:36 PM
Vesta doesn't exist in canon, so any arguments based on that are a bit nonsensical.
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# 34
10-28-2012, 07:45 PM
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Vesta doesn't exist in canon, so any arguments based on that are a bit nonsensical.
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# 35
10-28-2012, 07:46 PM
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The ships' main shuttlebay was located on deck twelve. Behind the shuttlebay was a large flight deck, allowing small craft too large for the shuttle bay to land; this area included a large deck lift which lowered into a runabout bay. Ships of the class were equipped with a fleet of both shuttlecraft and runabouts.
the ' flight deck' is the visable section in front of the shuttle bay , thats also the lift.

still a bit sketchy calling a ship that carries a pair of runabouts a carrier lol
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# 36
10-28-2012, 08:21 PM
...am I glad not to buy the HEC just yet.

And if the Vesta is a T5.5 ship...

New Tactard Ship anyone?
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# 37
10-28-2012, 08:52 PM
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Yes but the reason its not a carrier is because its a shuttlebay and it could not launch and recover then effectively as, I suppose, the traffic control is not really able to handle it and, of course, since there is only one door it cannot launch and recover at the same time, its either launching or recovering one at the time.

Also we never seen a Galaxy being used in such a role, I seen speculation but its just that, speculation
the galaxy actually has 3 doors. the ones seen and used int he show was actually bay 3 witch was the smallest of them. never once saw the main bay

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Except the Armitage is a Escort so "oops", the number of ships that argument could be used against becomes quite small.

And if the whole reason is because of the lift and the lower deck section but ... its a lift, using it BLOCKS the Shuttledoor meaning its perhaps better for larger ships to be recovered but its still bottlenecks to one shuttle at the time.

Then again, why am I arguing? Cryptic pays ZERO attention to feedback s0 we get a flight deck cruiser ... J-O-Y!

So were the Fed BoP Cryptic ... I mean why not at this point?
the akira/armitage class should not even be an escort it's larger then some cruisers mass wise (about the same as an excelsior). in canon it's classified as a heavy cruiser and was a torpedo boat with 15 torp launchers according to the DS9 tech manual
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# 38
10-28-2012, 10:18 PM
Called it. Figured the Vesta would be the Fed equivalent of a Flight-deck cruiser.
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# 39
10-28-2012, 10:20 PM
The Aquarius should have been the Fed BoP. I'm just glad it got gimped to hell so it'll be a while more before Cryptic releases the Andorian raider with battle cloak.

Only their slow production time is preventing this from happening...

By golly, looking at the abilities of the Vesta, why isn't this a lockbox ship? At the very least it would give the Klingons a shot at a "version" of Vesta for themselves.
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# 40
10-29-2012, 12:51 AM
So Dual Cannons, Hangars, Sensor Analysis, Probably 3+ tactical consoles, probably some great layout...

I have one question cryptic...why would anyone fly other science ship?

Also, more danoobes in pvp... Why are you so persistent in destroying pvp experience for everyone Cryptic ?
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