Originally Posted by 1THGfan
Defiant was all rough and tough in DS9, but with 50 other ships against a borg cube it was badly damaged and Worf was going to ram it!
One part of FC I didn't like was showing us a pathetic ship that was almost unbeatable in DS9!
Well, to be fair, the Defiant
was supposed to be the first of a fleet
of "Borg busters," but it was likely the only one around at the time of First Contact
(other Defiant-class ships may have still been under construction or deployed elsewhere in the Federation, IMO). I would imagine that a bunch of Defiant-class ships working together would be able to take down a Borg cube fairly easy.
On the other hand, perhaps First Contact
showed that the Defiant-class really isn't "all that" as a Borg buster anyway. Aside from its quantum torpedoes, it's biggest weapon would seem to be its pulse phaser cannons which can make mincemeat of Jem'Hadar vessels, but may be only marginally more effective the Borg. The Defiant
has overpowered engines for a ship of its size
, but then that would probably make it on par with ships that are
several times its size...