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Class Name : Vor'cha-class Attack Cruiser.
Classification : Warship
Typical Roles : Strategic Front Line Attack.
SFE Designation : CA (Heavy Cruiser)
Introduced : 2345
Model Number : V3
Number in service : 180
Known Registries : I.K.C. Bortas, I.K.C. Maht-H'a
I.K.C. Qu'Vat, I.K.C. Toh'Kaht.
Length : 555 m
Span : 230 m
Draft : 102 m
Displacement : 5,900,000 mt
Total Standard : 1,160
Officers : 60
Crew : 600
Troops : 500 (1,200 Maximum non-stasis life support)
Warp Propulsion System
Drive Type : Vor'cha-Class Variant Grade 6.
Number : 2
Main Reactor : Vor'cha-Class Dilithium M/AM Reactor, Grade 12.
Drive Type : toQvo'wI'-Class Multiple-Vent Vector Type,
Number : 3
Secondary Reactor : vor'chaghor-Class Generic Operations, Grade 9.
Velocity (V3 Refit only)
Standard Cruise Speed : 6.0
Maximum Cruise Speed : 9.0
Sustainable for 12 hours : 9.3
Maximum Emergency Speed : 9.5
Core Failure Imminent : 9.65
Phase Disruptors, Pulse Type, Class 10 Power Output.
Number : 6
Range : 250,000 km
Arcs : Aft hemispherical twin cannon turret,
2 port pylon forward firing, 50 degree conical
2 starboard pylon forward firing, 50 degree
Phase Disruptors, Omnidirectional Crystal Type, Class 10.
Number : 10 banks.
Range : 300,000 km
Arcs : 8 'rapid-fire' arrays, port/starboard nose mounted,
Aft port/starboard pylon trailing edge arrays.
Photon Torpedo Launchers
Number : 10 tubes, 250 torpedoes.
Range : peng'otlh-Class Photon-Type : 2,700,000 km
Arcs : 4 forward, 2 aft
Port/starboard pylon forward, Port/starboard pylon aft.
Deflector System : SurghwI'-Class Conformal Multiphasic type, Grade
Cloaking Device : ghomSo'wI'-Class Plasma Matrix Strategic type.
6-person, small cargo : 6
25-person, Troop movement : 6
Cargo, recovery : 2
1, ventral access.
Travelpod, 4 man : 8
Su'negh-Class 20 man Troop Carrier : 12
Su'tep-Class Cargo Shuttle : 2
Mogh-Class Runabout : 1 (V3 refit only.)
When the decision has been made and a strike fleet is ordered to
pounce, the first Klingon Defense Force 'Big Gun' to arrive on the
scene is the Vor'cha-class attack cruiser.
For around thirty years the largest vessel in the KDF, the record of
the Vor'cha is exemplary. It has matured into a strike vessel of
great capability. Tough and compact, it is able to take tremendous
punishment and even structural breaches, and yet still fight on,
bestow honour on its crew and return home victorious.
The basic design of the Vor'cha is now, however, dated. The class is
due for a refit, certainly to retrofit new torpedo systems. If not
underpowered, the ship is slow, and the only glitch in the service
record of the class is a poor warp-coil reliability, possibly due to
impatient Captains wanting to run the vessels at higher and higher
On the other hand, the ship is capable at sublight, and is well armed
for her size, a match even for recent CA designs from SFE drawing
boards. Tough to break at any point, the Vor'cha array of weaponry
is well thought out, even though at first it seems random. The
forward disruptor clusters are small yet have fast cycle times.
The ship can bring to four of these clusters to bear on a ship
anywhere in the forward hemisphere, and then rotate fire between them
to 'dimple' a single point on an enemies shields. In its day, this
was devastatingly effective, and now, the brand new DujHoH-class
Battlecruiser is thought to apply similar tactical software with more
Latest intelligence suggests heavy subspace sensor probing of the
area at close range to a cloaked Vor'cha will reveal limitations of
the strategic cloak. Similar probing of the same cloak in its
Negh'var configuration suggests no such weak points. TACFLEET/SFE
preliminary findings suggest this is a hull structure design flaw,
but it is expected the V4 variant will be as invisible as its
=^= Commander Darius Cannell,
Executive Officer, Starfleet Engineering.