H-5 (Ras Lovah) Class II Warp Shuttle

«Last Updated – May 17, 2022»


Known Sphere Of Operation:  Empire-wide use
Data Reliability:  A
Major Data Source:  Romulan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
The H-5 warp shuttle, one of the most common types found in the Romulan Empire, is used to transport passengers and act as a courier. Although its exterior dimensions would make it seem to have a roomy interior, it really is very cramped because of its large cargo bay. Its small crew and passenger quarters reportedly make the ship unpopular with travelers and crews alike; when it is used as a courier, the crew are said to occupy the unused staterooms. Named for an early explorer of Romulus, this craft perpetuates the tradition that adventurers and explorers neither live nor travel in comfort. Because of Romulan need to conserve resources, and because it is unnecessary to maintain an armament systems for vessels that are only exposed to the hazards of the border areas for only a brief period, these ships are unarmed.

The Type-3 appears to have completely replaced the Type 1s within the fleet, but some Type 1s still remain in reserve fleets. The newer model has a more powerful warp engine and impulse engine, making operation of the ship more efficient. The Type 2 appears to have been a failure.

Of the 1,300 H-5s built, about 800 serve in the fleet, about 100 in reserve fleets, and 300 or so have been lost or destroyed. Best estimates show 86 Type-1s and 22 Type-3s operating in the civil sector; two Type-1s operate exclusively in the Triangle.


Construction Data:
Model Number — Type-1 Type-3 Type-4
Ship Class — II II II
Date Entering Service — 2254 2270 2288
Number Constructed — 850 400 350
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 2 2 3
Damage Chart — C C C
Size:
Length — 38 m 38 m 38 m
Width — 20 m 20 m 20 m
Height — 12 m 12 m 12 m
Weight — 9,983 mt 10,843 mt 13,708 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 18 SCU 18 SCU 18 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 9,900 mt 9,900 mt 9,900 mt
Landing Capacity — Yes Yes Yes
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-2M R-3M R-3M
Transporters:
Standard 3-person — 1 1 1
Other Data:
Crew — 2 2 2
Passengers — 14 14 14
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 13 20 21
Movement Point Ratio — 1/1 1/1 1/1
Warp Engine Type — RWA-1 RWA-2 RWA-2
Number — 2 2 2
Power Units Available — 6 ea. 9 ea. 9 ea.
Stress Charts — M/O J/M J/M
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6
Emergency Speed — Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
Impulse Engine Type — RIA-1 RIA-2 RIA-3
Power Units Available — 1 2 3
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-4
Number — 2
Firing Arcs — 2 p/f/s
Firing Chart — J
Maximum Power — 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-2)
+2 (3-6)
+1 (7-10)
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSA RSA RSD
Shield Point Ratio — 1/1 1/1 1/1
Maximum Shield Power — 5 5 10
Combat Efficiency:
D — 28.4 38.9 48.3
WDF — 0.0 0.0 6.4