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Class Name        : Q'vort (K'Vort)-class Battle Cruiser 
Classification    : Warship
Typical roles     : First Strike Attack, Short Range Patrol, 
SFE Designation   : DD (Destroyer)
Introduced        : 2310
Model Number      : G11  (G7, G9-G11 in service.)
Number in service : 440  (95 G11 or G11 Refit.)

Known Registries  : I.K.C. Buruk,    I.K.C. Pagh,
                    I.K.C. Pagh,     I.K.C. P'Rang,
                    I.K.C. T'Acog,   I.K.C. Vorn...
                   (I.K.C. K'Vort,   I.K.C. K't'inga,
                    I.K.C. Praxis,   I.K.C. T'Ong,
                    I.K.C. Amar,     I.K.C. Mogh...)

                  * One assumes these are phonetic pronunciations.

Length            : 300 m
Span              : 350 m
Draft             : 80 m
Displacement      : 1,850,000 mt

Total Standard    : 200
Officers          :  20
Crew              : 180
Troop Capability  : Berthing for 100 Troops.

Warp Propulsion System
Drive Type        : Q'vort-Class Refit G10 Variant, Grade 4.
     Number       : 2 Inboard (Aft plasma venting.)
Main Reactor      : Q'vort-Class Refit G7 Dilithium M/AM Reactor, 
                    Grade 7.

Impulse System
Drive Type        : toQvo'wI'-Class Multiple-Vent Vector Type, 
                    Grade 3.
     Number       : 2
Secondary Reactor : toQghor-Class Generic Operations, Grade 6.

Velocity  (G9 Onwards.)
     Standard Cruise Speed    : 6.0
     Maximum Cruise Speed     : 9.1
     Sustainable for 12 hours : 9.5
     Maximum Emergency Speed  : 9.7
     Core Failure Imminent    : 9.8

     Phase Disruptors, Pulse Type, Class 10 power output.
          Number : 2 cannons.
          Range  : 250,000 km
          Arcs   : 2 wing mounted forward firing, 50 degree conical 
     Phase Disruptors, Omnidirectional Crystal Type, Class 9.  
     (G9 On.)
          Number : 2 banks.
          Range  : 225,000 km
          Arcs   : Port Wing Trailing Edge array
                   Starboard Wing Trailing Edge array

     Photon Torpedo Launchers
          Number : 2 tubes (30 Torpedoes.)
          Range  : peng'otlh-Class Photon-Type  : 2,700,000 km
          Arcs   : 1 forward, 1 aft

Deflector System : teqyoD'-Class Cocoon Multiphasic type, Grade 7.

Cloaking Device  : machSo'wI'-Class Plasma Coil Tactical type.

Atmospheric Flight System
     Variable Geometry Wing Control.
     toQvo'wI' Multiple-Vent Vectored Impulse Drive.
     toQchuyDaH Reaction Control Thrusters.

     6-person, small cargo           : 3
     25-person, Troop movement       : 2

Embarked Craft (G9 Onwards)
     Travelpod, 4 man                : 2 in aft docking recesses.


A basic design of eighty years heritage, this vessel has been the 
mainstay of the Klingon Defense Force, and a useful source of funding
for the Klingon government; with over two hundred of these ships in 
various guises being used by freelance security task forces, military
alliances etc.  The Nh'Briht Alliance of Beta Quadrant is known to 
keep a fleet of fifty G10-Class "K'Vort" vessels in good working 
order, with well-disciplined crews.

Rugged, reliable and trustworthy, K'Vort Birds-of-Prey have regularly
engaged Romulan Warbirds in battle since their introduction in the 
early 2300s.  During these times of war, these ships were configured 
as fast response ships, patrolling a number of systems in groups of 2
to 6.  More recently, K'Vort variants have become lighter, with 
improved systems and standard weaponry; the G9 variant finally 
letting a Klingon Captain use aft mounted phase disruptors as a 
tactical weapon, and have the ability to cruise at warp six.

A single K'Vort was always at a disadvantage to the superior 
firepower and tactical computer systems of a GALAXY-Class Light 
Cruiser, but a pair of the vessels could dispatch a poorly prepared 
Romulan Warbird with relative ease.

Always sufficiently quick, and certainly a match for Romulan vessels,
K'Vorts always sacrificed speed for weapons and endurance.  
Overengineered, the sturdy yet flexible impulse drives made for a 
powerful and agile vessel in sublight maneuvers, like all 

Well armed, further weapons upgrades are becoming more and more 
difficult as the basic spaceframe does not keep up with advances in 
disruptor systems and the new generation of to'peng and Duppeng 
torpedoes.  K'Vort continues to use the venerable peng'otlh design, 
in service since the 2330s.  Since the G9 refit, however, all ships 
use the teqyoD-Class deflector system, a unit still under examination
by StarFleet Engineering.

The biggest K'Vort weak point, as the ship extends service into the 
2400s, is the elderly machSo'wI' Cloak, as used by late B'Rel-class 
scouts.  The design was amazingly compact in its day, yet recent 
service records suggest that it is difficult to maintain, and 
relatively easy to spot an ill-repaired cloaked K'Vort.  The most 
obvious tell-tale is an intermittent ionised plasma trace emitted 
from impulse drive radiation venting, unsuccessfully masked by the 

    Mark Fox.
=^= Commander Darius Cannell,
    Executive Officer, Starfleet Engineering.
    Mark Fox.
=^= Commander Darius Cannell,
    Executive Officer, Starfleet Engineering.