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What was the fastest a Vulcan ship could go during the 22nd century, since the enterprise could only go as fast as warp 5

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The Suurok-Class vessel Sh'Ran is noted to be able of reaching warp 7. Given that it's a relatively new vessel and intended for combat, I think it's reasonable to assume that it represents the cutting edge as far as engine design is concerned.

ARCHER: What if we could get a message through? Tell them to get here as fast as they can.

T'POL: The Sh'Raan is capable of warp seven. If we could maintain warp five we'd reach them in twelve minutes.

ENT: Fallen Hero

Historically, we've seen ships exceed their stated max-warp parameters by around 5-10%, suggesting that the Sh'Ran's absolute tippy-top speed is around warp 7.5 before it shakes itself apart.

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  • A Vulcan ship meant for combat? Another reason to avoid the horrific rewriting of history that is Enterprise – user46509 Jan 23 '16 at 16:50
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    @AncalagonTheBlack - During this period Vulcan was facing a number of threats from their near neighbours. Building a vessel intended for combat seems eminently logical. – Valorum Jan 23 '16 at 16:58
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    I refuse to accept Enterprise happened. It's all a dream. – user46509 Jan 23 '16 at 17:05
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    @AncalagonTheBlack - You aren't the only person to think that – Valorum Jan 23 '16 at 17:09

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