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Unlike the rest of the galaxy, humanity never was able to work out a good sub-light drive before first contact. This means that their ships outsize the galactic average by kilometers through sheer necessity and need for fuel space, which gives quite a fright when first contact does occur.

Of course, even with a good sub-light drive all human infrastructure is sized for ships far larger and hungrier than the rest of the galaxies and we don't really see much of a reason to stop. After all, we can drag a lot more with us now.
 
#3
Unlike the rest of the galaxy, humanity never was able to work out a good sub-light drive before first contact. This means that their ships outsize the galactic average by kilometers through sheer necessity and need for fuel space, which gives quite a fright when first contact does occur.

Of course, even with a good sub-light drive all human infrastructure is sized for ships far larger and hungrier than the rest of the galaxies and we don't really see much of a reason to stop. After all, we can drag a lot more with us now.
and we can properly do the good ol' ramming speed. Worked against the scimitar [insert shrug emoji here]
 
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