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Just how powerful IS a romulan warbird?

Imtheman

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Report this Apr. 24 2002, 8:19 pm

Whenever we have seen a romulan warbird (especially in TNG) they looked huge and menacing and the romulans were always cocky and believed they had the superior ship. Is this the case? Where in your opinions do romulan warbirds rank against the enterprise-d? or defiant? or klingon birds of prey? or jem-hadar ships? Im curious.

lawrencelau

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Report this Apr. 24 2002, 9:03 pm

The largest and most powerful of Romulan spacecraft, first detected in late 2364 by the Federation in the first Romulan meeting in 53 years. Nearly twice the length overall of a Galaxy-class Federation starship, this vessel used an artificial quantum singularity to power its warp-drive system.Personally,i think Romulan warbird is much stronger than voyager ,Enterprise D,defiant.STILL REMEMBER IN VOYAGER,tuvok and 3 crewman on the holodeck where they pratice and tuvok suggest the voyager should consider retreat when there is no match for Romulan warbird.Enterprise E should be powerful than Romulan warbird but i heard that the Romulan had the cloacking Warbird capable of fire torpedo while cloaking(IN TNG NEW MOVIES).

Crewman6

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Report this Apr. 24 2002, 10:07 pm

Way more powerful than a Galaxy Class (Enterprise-D) and a little less than a Sovereign (Enterprise-E).

maxq

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Report this Apr. 25 2002, 1:34 am

I’m not entirely convinced that the Sovereign class starships are any more powerful than a Galaxy Class ones. Sovs have almost half the number of decks, for one thing. I’m sure Galaxy ships have quantum torpedoes these days, so the issue of firepower is moot. The question is, does size scale with power. This would make sense physically since both energy and force scale directly with mass. So if a warbird is bigger than Galaxy and Sovereign class ships, they should be more "powerful". If that translates directly into a tactical advantage...I don’t know. One can do anything with a good deflector shield!

gshep820

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Report this Apr. 25 2002, 1:46 am

What is your concept of "Powerful"? In size and apparent weapons capability the Galaxy class and Sovereign class ships might be about equal. Surely a small ship like a Klingon BOP, Jem-Hadar ship, Voyager or the Defiant may be outmatched, but these ships also have the element of speed and manueverability if it ever came to a fire-fight.

Something to consider as well are the training and experience of the captains. The federation by nature is set on exploring new space and expanding it’s borders through voluntary membership. Federation captains are probably better trained to expect the unexpected and adapt to a wider variety of situations dealing with new races or situations. The Romulans conversely are focused on monitoring existing borders and expansion through devious war tactics. In any case their training if not experience is likely to be more limited then a federation captain.

Spock

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Report this Apr. 25 2002, 1:59 am

Your mass theory is somewhat incorrect. If memory serves, a Romulan Warbird is ’hollowed out’, thereby reducing its mass. Just wanted to point that out.

lawrencelau

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Report this Apr. 25 2002, 2:42 am

ENTERPRISE E is more powerful than GALAXY CLASS.IN "First contact",Gerodi said that Enterprise E is the most advanced starship in the fleet.New Sovereign-class starship, registry NCC-1701-E, commanded by Jean-Luc Picard since its launch on stardate 49827.5 from the San Francisco Yards over Earth. With 24 decks, it was equipped with the latest in equipment and defenses, including quantum torpedoes.Enterprise E is also the fastest starship in fleet(except the interprid class) with 9.999 warp compare to Galaxy class(warp 9.3-9.5).From a startrekbook,it clearly stated that Galaxy was proved to inefficient and inferior than interprid class.

Zamb

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Report this Apr. 25 2002, 4:16 pm

The Romulan Warbid isn’t that much powerful than a galaxy-class, the galaxy calls is one of the few federation ships that could beat a romulan warbird one-on-one

Knypha

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Report this Apr. 26 2002, 12:29 am

Size wise the Romulan Warbirds are almost twice as long as a Galaxy Class ship. The Romulans also use a artificial quantum singularity to power the massive ship, and yes for the most part it is "hollowed" out.

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