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Why UFP throw the Prometheus class warship into Dominion war

Jason222

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Report this Aug. 18 2013, 9:01 pm

Basic put Prometheus class at least after Romulus enter the war even before then. Ok Prometheus class pro type however it had show effectiveness powerful easily stand up at least one Romulus warbird alone perhaps more. For that matter Prometheus class destory Defaint class warship pretty easily. Ok pro type but proven it self in combat pretty well and rush into combat. What reason might UFP had not rush into combat after Voyager epsidoe message in Bottle.

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Report this Aug. 19 2013, 10:17 am

I suspect that it was in the works, but building ships take time.

Jason222

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Report this Sep. 01 2013, 3:29 pm

Not that long the Terrian Rebel able build Defaint class Starship less then few months. Way the Promethus class starship build section had fleet worth them being build time.

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Report this Sep. 05 2013, 9:40 am

For one, the Terran Rebel stole the plans from the Federation - they didn't go through all the R&D.  Also, they were having problems with it, which is why they needed Sisko.  And.... they only had one ship, not a fleet of them.

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Report this Sep. 09 2013, 8:57 am

Also, throwing a prototype warship into battle--especially if it is one of your only such ships!--could be dangerous, since, if it is captured, your enemy might be able to learn your current state of technology, but also they might be able to use whatever you have developed even-better than you can!  Then, your R & D would have given them a huge, perhaps insurmountable, boost!


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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Report this Sep. 26 2013, 11:18 am

The wheels of military R&D don't run at warp speed.  Even today, prototypes and new technology of the sort take a great deal of time to develop and perfect before unveiling to the public (or your ememies as miklamar states very well above).   I suspect that the Prometheus was just at the shakedown stage where the real field testing was beginning.  I ask you this, how long did the stealth fighter fly before anyone knew of it's existance, certainly well before any enemy felt it's bite.  I suspect that the Prometheus was in the Area 51 equivalent of Starfleet Command.


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