The Fireball class was created to test the second generation
Matter Antimatter class reactors. The first Generation reactors
fitted to the NX class had proven to be powerful, but were expensive
and slow to produce and were also found to be much more vulnerable
to combat damage than the fusion systems. For these reason Starfleet
reverted to Fusion power after the NX class. The Fireball class
proved that the new cheaper mass produced Antimatter reactors were
mature enough for combat use. After completion of the Test program
the two ships were used as couriers.
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