«Last Updated – November 4, 2015»
From the FASA Star Trek Romulan Ship Recognition Manual, 2nd Edition
Known sphere Of Operation: Empire-wide use
Data Reliability: A for Type-10.
Major Data Source: Type 10 vessel in Starfleet possession; captured Romulan data.
The ships in this class were used for long-range courier missions for many years. Carrying light armament, they were used extensively along the Federation borders and in the Triangle. Because they can sustain Warp 7 speeds, they have been used as V.I.P. transport throughout the Empire.
About Stardate 1/8608, the CS-2 Type 2 was introduced into service to replace the Type 1; though quite suitable for its role, its weapons systems were light, a trend that continued until the introduction of the Type 6 about Stardate 1/9804. This newer model carried an upgraded beam weapon and mounted a more powerful engine; existing vessels of Type 2 through 5 were not refitted, but were relegated to duties within the Empire. Types 7 through 9 showed cosmetic changes to the Type 6, but about Stardate 2/0510, the Type 10 was introduced with new-style shields and more powerful weapons and engines. Vessels in this class were put into the reserve fleets about Stardate 2/14.
Of the approximately 300 built, about 150 currently serve in the reserve fleet. It is known that at least 90 have been sold to the private sector; one Type 5, one Type 7, and one Type 10 operate exclusively within the Triangle.
Named for the Romulan verelan vastarum (graceful flyer), a Romulan bird know for its ability to glide gracefully for hours at a time, these ships are common along the borders of the Empire, though they normally are not involved in military missions.
|Ship Class –||V||V||V|
|Date Entering Service –||2247||2257||2262|
|Number Constructed –||120||70||110|
|Superstructure Points –||7||7||8|
|Damage Chart –||A||A||A|
|Weight –||42,073 mt||43,883 mt||46,085 mt|
|Total SCU –||110 SCU||110 SCU||110 SCU|
|Cargo Capacity –||5,500 mt||5,500 mt||5,500 mt|
|Landing Capacity –||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Control Computer Type –||R-2M||R-3M||R-3M|
|Standard 9-person –||1||1||1|
|Emergency 20-person –||1||1||1|
|Engines And Power Data:|
|Total Power Units Available –||20||23||30|
|Movement Point Ratio –||2/1||2/1||2/1|
|Warp Engine Type –||RWD-1||RWD-2||RWD-2|
|Power Units Available –||15||18||18|
|Stress Chart –||N/O||O/Q||O/Q|
|Max Safe Cruising Speed –||Warp 7||Warp 7||Warp 7|
|Emergency Speed –||Warp 8||Warp 8||Warp 8|
|Impulse Engine Type –||RIB-3||RIB-3||RID-3|
|Power Units Available –||5||5||12|
|Weapons And Firing Data:|
|Beam Weapon Type –||RB-2||RB-7||RB-8|
|Firing Arcs –||1 f/p, 1 f/s||1 f/p, 1 f/s||1 f/p, 1 f/s|
|Firing Chart –||K||J||N|
|Maximum Power –||2||4||6|
|Deflector Shield Type –||RSD||RSD||RSE|
|Shield Point Ratio –||1/1||1/1||1/2|
|Maximum Shield Power –||8||8||8|