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Class Name        : Negh'var
Classification    : Dreadnought
Typical Roles     : Tactical Fleet Flagship, Strategic 
                    Command Vessel.
SFE Designation   : BB (Battleship)
Introduced        : 2372
Model Number      : N5
Number in service : 20  (Mostly N4 and N5 variants.)

Known Registries  : 
Length            : 750 m
Span              : 350 m
Draft             : 120 m
Displacement      : 8,800,000 mt

Total Standard    : 1,520
Officers          :   100
Crew              :   620
Troop Capability  :   800 (2,500 Maximum non-stasis life support)

Warp Propulsion System
Drive Type        : Negh'var-Class Variant Grade 9.
     Number       : 2
Main Reactor      : Negh'var-Class Twin-core Dilithium M/AM Reactor,
                    Grade 19.

Impulse System
Drive Type        : HoSHugh-Class Throttle Type, Grade 3.
     Number       : 5 (4 Aft mounted, 1 Forward mounted, forward 
Secondary Reactor : HoSghajghor-Class High Auxiliary Output, Grade 5.

     Standard Cruise Speed    : 6.0
     Maximum Cruise Speed     : 9.0
     Sustainable for 12 hours : 9.4
     Maximum Emergency Speed  : 9.55
     Core Failure Imminent    : Unknown

     Phase Disruptors, Pulse Type, Class 10 Power Output.
          Number : 12 twin cannon hemispherical arc turrets.
          Range  : 250,000 km
          Arcs   : Dorsal/Ventral; Port/Starboard; Forward/Mid/Aft.

     Phase Disruptors, Heavy Assault Cannon Type, Class 14.
          Number : 4 cannons.
          Range  : 220,000 km
          Arcs   : 2 forward, 2 aft.
     Phase Disruptors, Omnidirectional Crystal Type, Class 10.
          Number : 14 banks.
          Range  : 300,000 km
          Arcs   : Ventral, 4 arrays, Dorsal 4 arrays
                   Forward, upper and lower arrays
                   Aft, upper and lower arrays
                   Port and Starboard 'waistline' arrays

     Photon Torpedo Launchers
          Number : 12 tubes (Number of torpedoes, unknown.)
          Range  : Tactical to'peng-Class Photon-Type  : 1,900,000 km (N5) 
                   Strategic Duppeng-Class Flux-Type  : 3,200,000 km  (N5) 
          Arcs   : 4 forward, 4 aft, 2 port, 2 starboard

Deflector System : SurghwI'-Class Conformal Multiphasic type, 
                   Grade 18.

Cloaking Device  : ghomSo'wI'-Class Plasma Matrix Strategic type.


     6-person, small cargo           : 8
     25-person, Troop movement       : 10
     Cargo, recovery                 : 6

Cargo Bays
     2, multiple dorsal and ventral access ports.
Embarked Craft (Typical tactical configuration.)
     Travelpod, 4 man                   : 10
     jach-Class Orbital Interceptor     : 40(dorsal/ventral docking ports) 
     Su'negh-Class 20 man Troop Carrier : 20
     Su'noch-Class Sensor/Support Base  : 4       
     Su'tep-Class Cargo Shuttle         : 6
     Mogh-Class 6 man Runabout          : 4     


Patrolling slowly, stalking the battle before it has begun, 
Negh'var-class Dreadnoughts have been the harbinger of defeat for 
many enemies of the Klingon empire.

The most massive and heavily armed ship of the Klingon Defense Force,
in times of peace these massive vessels are the warrior ambassador 
ships of the fleet.  To have one's lowly defensive outpost visited by
a Council member or General commanding a Negh'var is to be truly 
honoured.  To meet one in close combat is doom.

Adequately rapid for their size, the Negh'var is generally escorted 
into the thick of battle by an array of lesser vessels.  When the 
enemy is considered dangerous, Negh'var will join attacks.  When the 
enemy is considered deadly, even Klingons observe caution.  A 
Negh'var will spend much time patrolling as command-level strategic 
decisions are made.  The number of officers on board a Negh'var 
configured as a Command Battleship will rise to as many as 300, 
although this is usually highly fluid as Captains will take command 
of vessels travelling to the frontline.  When the Negh'var arrives, 
as many as two-and-a-half thousand troops can beam out in minutes.

Power usage is not something much thought of when in the heart of the
battle.  A Negh'var has two large reactor cores, and its impulse 
reactors are designed to provide 40% of their energy directly to 
weapons dedicated plasma conduits under normal operating conditions.
A curious arrangement of impulse exhausts is necessitated by the 
vessel's bulk.  The forward engine provides braking thrust and also a
high yaw rate if required.  While this can turn the ship around 
quickly if necessary, it does not make the nine-million tonne 
leviathan any more nimble in normal sublight maneuvers.

Recent revisions have produced the N5 evolution of the vessel, and it is
known that all twenty of the Negh'var are to be refitted to the N5 
spec.  The revisions include the advanced to'peng and Duppeng-class 
torpedoes, and uprated IDF and SIF fields to allow marginally better 

All Negh'var are armed as might be expected.  Ability to fight any 
enemy at any range is granted by as formidable an array of weaponry 
as any of the major powers' dreadnoughts.  Strategic strikes may be 
launched from out of reach with Duppeng torpedoes, followed by 
to'peng launches, and the possible deployment of forty jach-Class 
interceptors.  At closer range, first, phase disruptor banks 
discharge, followed by rapid fire cannons in turrets at each corner 
of the ship and around its middle.

Being lined up for attack is a daunting proposition.  The N2 Negh'var
introduced the four cannon missing from the N1 prototypes.  At close 
range, a single sustained shot perpendicular to the saucer of a 
Galaxy-class or derivative would pierce the shields and vapourise a 
hole through the ship.  Instantaneous firepower is equivalent to the 
X+ phaser bank array at the weapons research facility at Starbase 12.
It is noted, however, that the power grid of the ship cannot supply 
enough energy to run a cannon in a continuous beam.  Individual 
capacitance banks give a thirteen-second 'magazine' before a complex 
cooling and recharge cycle. Running the cannon in bursts is known to 
improve matters; latest intelligence suggests as many as thirty 
one-second-on, one-second-off pulses are possible.

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