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Most Powerful Federation Starship Class

pjbliverpool

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Report this Jun. 07 2004, 5:17 pm

My vote goes to Promethius, closely followed by Soveriegn and then Defiant.

Grabbaba

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Report this Jun. 07 2004, 10:28 pm

The power of a ship is decided by the size of its warpcore. Since the Galixy class is  larger than the Soverign class the Soverign class still has a bigger warp core so it would be the most powerfull starship. Because of it's high tactical demand.Since the Promethius Class has 4 nacels it has a bigger warp core so it would be one of the more powerfull starships.

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Report this Jun. 08 2004, 9:40 am

Defiant class starships are small but they have the power out put of a Galaxy class starship, and the pulse phaser cannons on a Defiant class starship are more powerful then the type XII phasers on a Soverign class starship.

pjbliverpool

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Report this Jun. 08 2004, 2:29 pm

Quote (Grabbaba @ June 07 2004, 7:28 pm)
The power of a ship is decided by the size of its warpcore. Since the Galixy class is larger than the Soverign class the Soverign class still has a bigger warp core so it would be the most powerfull starship. Because of it's high tactical demand.Since the Promethius Class has 4 nacels it has a bigger warp core so it would be one of the more powerfull starships.

By that logic, Kirks original Enterprise would be more powerful than the Defiant.  The power output of a warp core has more to do with its design than its size, but even a more powerful warp core doesn't make for a more powerful ship (in combat terms).  How much of that power is devoted to shield and weapons is just as important, aswell as the design of those shields and weapons systems.

Muneverabiltiy and hull resilience are also important, as well as the general design of the ship and its systems.  Ita about a lot more than merely warp core size.

Wyatt51

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Report this Jun. 08 2004, 3:13 pm

Promethius.

Grabbaba

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Report this Jun. 08 2004, 5:18 pm

Quote (pjbliverpool @ June 08 2004, 11:29 am)
Quote (Grabbaba @ June 07 2004, 7:28 pm)
The power of a ship is decided by the size of its warpcore. Since the Galixy class is  larger than the Soverign class the Soverign class still has a bigger warp core so it would be the most powerfull starship. Because of it's high tactical demand.Since the Promethius Class has 4 nacels it has a bigger warp core so it would be one of the more powerfull starships.

By that logic, Kirks original Enterprise would be more powerful than the Defiant. The power output of a warp core has more to do with its design than its size, but even a more powerful warp core doesn't make for a more powerful ship (in combat terms). How much of that power is devoted to shield and weapons is just as important, aswell as the design of those shields and weapons systems.

Muneverabiltiy and hull resilience are also important, as well as the general design of the ship and its systems. Ita about a lot more than merely warp core size.

Yes but the pulses of the pulse phaser need time to charge up making it a projectile. And if a ship is designed for combat than it would have a bigger warp core to power the weponds and sheilds.

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Report this Jun. 08 2004, 5:44 pm

Quote (Grabbaba @ June 07 2004, 7:28 pm)
The power of a ship is decided by the size of its warpcore. Since the Galixy class is larger than the Soverign class the Soverign class still has a bigger warp core so it would be the most powerfull starship. Because of it's high tactical demand.Since the Promethius Class has 4 nacels it has a bigger warp core so it would be one of the more powerfull starships.

I have to dissagree here.if this is what you are saying then that would mean apart from the venture class the defiant class would be the weakest ship in the fleet,and i have observed it to be a very powerfull ship.anyhow weapons dont use the warp core,they use a different power sorce.besides, the strengh of a ship relys on the class of weapons (Example:Voyager equiped with quantram torpidos wold be much more powerfull)

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Report this Jun. 08 2004, 7:37 pm

how about voyager equiped with transphasic torpedoes!:D

pjbliverpool

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Report this Jun. 09 2004, 3:59 pm

Quote (Grabbaba @ June 08 2004, 2:18 pm)
Quote (pjbliverpool @ June 08 2004, 11:29 am)
Quote (Grabbaba @ June 07 2004, 7:28 pm)
The power of a ship is decided by the size of its warpcore. Since the Galixy class is larger than the Soverign class the Soverign class still has a bigger warp core so it would be the most powerfull starship. Because of it's high tactical demand.Since the Promethius Class has 4 nacels it has a bigger warp core so it would be one of the more powerfull starships.

By that logic, Kirks original Enterprise would be more powerful than the Defiant.  The power output of a warp core has more to do with its design than its size, but even a more powerful warp core doesn't make for a more powerful ship (in combat terms).  How much of that power is devoted to shield and weapons is just as important, aswell as the design of those shields and weapons systems.

Muneverabiltiy and hull resilience are also important, as well as the general design of the ship and its systems.  Ita about a lot more than merely warp core size.

Yes but the pulses of the pulse phaser need time to charge up making it a projectile. And if a ship is designed for combat than it would have a bigger warp core to power the weponds and sheilds.

That doesn't make any sense, the Defiant was one of the only ships in Starfleet ever to be exclusively designed for combat.  It also had one of the smallest Warp Cores. Clearly the two arn't that closely related.

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Report this Jun. 09 2004, 4:49 pm

it is the Promethius and hears why in enterprices you get a flash forward to see the battle agenst the trademetional aliens in that clip we see the Promethius from abord the enterprices(someting it was a new dessin not yet seen) and since this was well in the furture the Promethius must be best to have survived. we did not see any of the other classes you list

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Report this Jun. 10 2004, 1:32 pm

Sovereign :)

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Report this Jun. 12 2004, 4:01 pm

Sovereign tactically, Energy wise is the galaxy, for size it is the defiant

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Report this Jun. 12 2004, 10:32 pm

The Galaxy X class from the episode "All Good Things" was probably the most powerful.

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Report this Jun. 13 2004, 1:00 am

Enterprise-E definitely. Even Geordi said it was the most advanced ship in the fleet!  Riker even teased Worf at how the Defiant was just a peppy little ship on steroids.

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Report this Jun. 13 2004, 1:31 pm

Quote (spacemonster @ June 12 2004, 10:00 pm)
Enterprise-E definitely. Even Geordi said it was the most advanced ship in the fleet! Riker even teased Worf at how the Defiant was just a peppy little ship on steroids.

Most advanced doesn't necesserily translate into most powerful, but even if it did, this statement was made before the promethius entered active service (indeed, Geordie would have had no idea that it even existed).

Also, Riker was wasn't insulting the Defiant in any way, he was actually complementing the ship on how tough it was.  It was Worf who took mock offense at Rikers use of the word "little", which lets fact it, is perfectly accurate.

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