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Class Name        : Qa'teq-class Bird-Of-Prey.
Classification    : Multi-Mission Scout.
Typical Roles     : Patrol, Reconnaissance, Orbit Superiority.
SFE Designation   : FF (Frigate)
Introduced        : 2380
Model Number      : H2
Number in service : Approximately 150

Known Registries  : I.K.C. Qa'teq
Length            : 60 m
Span              : 80 m
Draft             : 22 m  (20m Atmospheric, 35m Landing.)
Displacement      : 71,000 mt

Total Standard    : 16
Officers          :  5
Crew              : 11
Passengers        :  4 maximum.

Warp Propulsion System
Drive Type        : Qa'teq-Class Variant, Grade 2.
     Number       : 2 Inboard (Aft plasma venting.)
Main Reactor      : Qa'teq-Class Dilithium M/AM Reactor, Grade 5.

Impulse System
Drive Type        : teqtaQbang-Class Dual Redundant Vector Type, 
                    Grade 3.   
     Number       : 1
Secondary Reactor : teqghor-Class Generic Operations, Grade 4.

     Standard Cruise Speed    : 6.0
     Maximum Cruise Speed     : 9.3
     Sustainable for 12 hours : 9.6
     Maximum Emergency Speed  : 9.8
     Core Failure Imminent    : 9.85

     Phase Disruptors, Pulse Type, Class 9 power output.
          Number : 2 cannons.
          Range  : 225,000 km
          Arcs   : Wing mounted forward firing, 60 degree conical 

     Phase Disruptors, Omnidirectional Crystal Type, Class 9 power 
          Number : 1 bank.
          Range  : 180,000 km
          Arcs   : Aft dorsal.

     Tactical Photon Torpedo, to'peng-Class.
          Number : 2 tubes (20 torpedoes)
          Range  : 1,900,000 km
          Arcs   : 1 forward, 1 aft

Deflector System : teqyoD-Class Cocoon Multiphasic type, Grade 6.

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

Atmospheric Flight System
     Variable Geometry Wing Control.
     teqtaQbang Vectored Impulse Drive.
     teqchuyDaH Reaction Control Thrusters.

     6-person, cargo      : 1

Cargo/Shuttle Bay         : None


Introduced as a replacement for the veteran B'rel-class Bird-Of-Prey 
Scout, this recent design re-establishes the Klingon design ethos for
fast, maneuverable, sub-light interception vessels.  Now in its 
second design variant, the H2-Class is a formidable vessel to deal 
with at close range.

Although over three hundred B'rel Birds-of-Prey are still in service 
with the Klingon Defense Force, the well-designed, efficient, and most
importantly simple to manufacture Qa'teq Bird-of-Prey is being found 
at more and more forward Klingon outposts, as well as performing 
patrol duties around the Klingon Empire Worlds closer to Qo'nos.

Slightly lighter than the end of the line D19-Class B'rel, the new 
ships are larger in internal volume.  Advances in materials and 
structural rigidity provide some savings, but the latest Klingon 
Structural Integrity Field and Inertial Damping devices now rival 
the best that Federation Shipyards can produce.

Not especially fast in terminal speeds, the Qa'teq has good warp 
efficiency for a small ship, and can comfortably keep up with most 
GALAXY Variants, and even outpace a THUNDERBOLT over distance.  This 
efficiency also shows in in-warp acceleration; at cruise warps, it is
the best known non-Federation vessel.

Like the corvette, the Qa'teq Birds-of-Prey concentrate on high 
sub-light power-to-weight ratio, coupled with the low-lag IDF systems,
to give outstanding sub-light acceleration and excellent 

Reasonably well armed, a Qa'teq can defend itself from all quarters 
in and out of warp.  As befits Klingon vessels, however, it is 
strongest at close range, facing its adversary.  Klingon tactical 
weaponry has always been dangerous at worst, and a single Qa'teq can 
pose a nasty threat to vessels as large as cruisers.  Class 9 pulse 
disruptors and T'Ika tactical photon torpedoes are not to be 
dismissed because of their short range.

The latest teqSo'wI'-Class cloaking device appears exceptionally 
sturdy from initial reports.  The machSo'wI'-Class fitted to the 
early H1-Class Qa'teq appears to have been withdrawn, continued 
problems with plasma-coil defects allowing an ionic-radiation burst 
to automatically cloak and drop shields - a tactical nightmare for 
Klingon Captains.  A handful of H1-Class Qa'teq Birds-of-Prey remain 

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