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crewmanguy
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Think you need two nacelles to create the warp field. How would a single nacelle create one?

Greenman37
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Greenman37

TOS cannon has single nacelle ships. As ships got bigger they use two nacelles to create a larger warp field.

Jeez, I am such a geek.

monkeyman767
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True, but it’s also been said that Gene Roddenberry HATED the idea of ships with an un-even number of nacelles, which is why you don’t see them that often, it’s always usually 2 or 4

tiki god
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do you have a source on that? my TOS tech manual has a couple that are single nacelle ships.

Greenman37
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Greenman37

Oh thank God. I’m not the only geek here.

TGGeko
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Its my understanding that you needed two to create an asymmetric warp field. Which would make it go.

Michael
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Michael

I’ve played a variety of the different games from the Star Trek universe. (I also have an avid Trekkie fan base in my family.) Most written explanations suggest even numbers create more stable fields. There are more than one reference to Single and Triple nacelle Ships. Single Nacelle ships ones can create warp fields, but Twin Nacelles make much more stable fields. Third Nacelle ships often have ‘maulers’ which is the Phaser equivalent of a Rail gun. (One Episode in TNG, where time travel was involved, had a retrofitted Enterprise-E commanded by Admiral Riker; it was equipped with a ‘mauler’… Read more »

tiki god
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man, I do love looking at these, it’s ridiculous.

Jeros
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Same. The are strangely compelling.



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