Prometheus-class

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==Multi-Vector Assault Mode==
 
==Multi-Vector Assault Mode==
 
[[Image:Prometheus earth.jpg|thumb|left|The Prometheus-class]]
 
[[Image:Prometheus earth.jpg|thumb|left|The Prometheus-class]]
This is that ship that splits into three ships.  Yeah, it's a really stupid idea: get three bad destroyer-size vessels from one bad cruiser-sized one.  Oddly, it kicks Romulan ass even when crewed by incompetent [[hologram]]s.  Since we only ever saw it in one episode of ''[[Star Trek: Voyager|Voyager]]'', its abilities are dubious at best.
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This is that ship that splits into three ships.  Yeah, it's a really stupid idea: get three bad destroyer-size vessels from one bad cruiser-sized one.  Oddly, it kicks Romulan ass even when crewed by incompetent [[hologram]]s.  Since we only ever saw it in one episode of ''[[Star Trek: Voyager|Voyager]]'', its abilities are dubious at best.  The only advantage at all seems to be in implying that Alpha-Quadrant vessels have difficulty targeting multiple targets effectively.
  
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On an engineering level it means that the ship requires 3 sets of all of the major systems only smaller then a single powerplant.  While this does give the ship a level of redundancy, it is no guarantee that the vessel has more power available in either mode.  While the central 'saucer' section does not seem to have visible nacelles, it operates as if it does have Warp Drive. Having 3 warp cores does look good on paper on a superficial level however it does mean that the ship has to include space for all those systems reducing the remaining space for weapons, crew and other vital systems.  This may be why the Multi-vector Assault mode appears to be dropped from the design.
 
[[Category: Star Trek]]
 
[[Category: Star Trek]]
 
[[Category: ST Starships]]
 
[[Category: ST Starships]]

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