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AndrewR
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Originally posted by Jason Abbadon:
"Fighter"?!?
As though there would be a carrier for such a massive vessel.

*neither do I see a reason why the BoP needs to be contained within a carriers hull. What's wrong with docking on the outside and being hauled along on the bigger ship, ramora style?
I had a few designs with a Defiant Class Starship - hard-docked to a much larger vessel like a Nebula or a Galaxy. It looked OK.

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I did that myself. I hollowed out the underside of the saucer of a Galaxy with the idea that some Defiant-type ship could nestle in there. Came ro me when I was reading about how Andy Probert intended the "battle section" to be detached from a similar place, & how it turned into the captain's gig.

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Read a TOS Trek novel once that detailed a K'Tinga Class ship remote-controlled by a cloaked Bird of Prey. When not in combat, the Bird of Prey was docked under the K'Tinga.
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Shik
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That would be Rules Of Engagement, Herb, & not a bad novel. One of the 3 or 4 I own. I particularly liked the use of tractors in an offensive capacity.

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Daniel Butler
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That reminds me of somethin kind of off-topic - the TNG Movie-era novels about areas of space where higher technology quit working. Think they were called Maximum Warp. Antimatter reactions quit working, yet somehow tractor beams still worked... anyway, the Ent-E and the Romulan warbird trapped with them used tractor beams to pull each other toward themselves, then push off to throw each other out of the so-called Dead Zone.

Now back to topic, about docking, I was thinking about the Prometheus. Which part of the docked configuration would be the 'main' ship, or would there be a main section at all? And it occurs to me that several small BoP size vessels could also dock together to create a larger ship.

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Um.... if antimatter reactions didn't work, I can see the Ent-E not having power. But the Romulans use an artificial quantum singularity, so they should've still had oodles of power...

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quote:
Ent-E and the Romulan warbird trapped with them used tractor beams to pull each other toward themselves, then push off to throw each other out of the so-called Dead Zone.
Young lady, in this house we obey conservation of momentum!

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Daniel Butler
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Yeah, so it wasn't the most well-written book...
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