I-18 (Gliding Talon) Class VII Freighter

«Last Updated – December 15, 2020»

Romulan-I18

design by Morgan Donivan

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

NOTES:
No other vessel in the Romulan arsenal is quite as unusual at the Gliding Talon. The I-18 seems to be part combat vessel, part explorer and part freighter. The Talon has been observed operating in frontier areas and near large-scale research projects, possibly indicating that it is a front line support vessel. However, the hand full of short-range scans indicate that the ship is not equipped with the traditional support equipment found on other tenders and supply vessels.

The I-18’s large cargo hold and multiple cargo transporters indicate the ship is designed to upload and offload cargo quickly, possibly during combat operations. All three current variants are also extremely well armed for a transport vessel. Crew size would be considered skeleton at best for a warship of this size, though. The vessel seems to be equipped with sensitive sensor emplacements as well as an effective cloaking device.

Because the I-18 is observed in both military convoys and operating independently, Star Fleet may never truly know what the mission objectives for this ship are. However, it’s combat potential and production rate of 15 ships per year does have Federation planners worried.

All three models are identical except for their weapon emplacements. The Type-1 has six heavy disruptors and two medium torpedoes, one for and on aft. The Type-2 have heavier weapons but only a single forward torpedo. Limited scans of the Type-3 indicate it have medium disruptors and a single forward torpedo as well. It is unknown why all three variants are so similar yet so uniquely armed.

The vessel is name for a Corrillian raptor that hunts with it’s talons extended at all times, unlike other birds of prey.


Construction Data:
Model Number — Type 1 Type 2 Type 3
Ship Class — VII VII VII
Date Entering Service — 2270 2270 2270
Number Constructed — 90 90 90
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 20 20 20
Damage Chart — C C C
Size:
Length — 175.9 m 175.9 m 175.9 m
Width — 156.6 m 156.6 m 156.6 m
Height — 51.8 m 51.8 m 51.8 m
Weight — 99,198 mt 98,813 mt 98,763 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 1,400 SCU 1,400 SCU 1,400 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 70,000 mt 70,000 mt 70,000 mt
Landing Capacity — None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-4M R-4M R-4M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 2 2 2
Emergency 20-person — 1 1 1
Cargo: 7 7 7
Small Cargo — 3 3 3
Medium Cargo — 2 2 2
Large Cargo — 2 2 2
Cloaking Device Type — RCC RCC RCC
Power Requirements — 15 15 15
Other Data:
Crew — 76 81 83
Passengers — 25 25 25
Shuttlecraft – 8 8 8
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 42 42 42
Movement Point Ratio:
Unloaded — 3/1 3/1 3/1
Loaded — 4/1 4/1 4/1
Warp Engine Type — RWD-1 RWD-1 RWD-1
Number — 2 2 2
Power Units Available — 16 ea. 16 ea. 16 ea.
Stress Charts — O/O O/O O/O
Max Safe Cruising Speed:
Unloaded — Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6
Loaded — Warp 5 Warp 5 Warp 5
Emergency Speed:
Unloaded — Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
Loaded — Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 6
Impulse Engine Type — RIE-1 RIE-1 RIE-1
Power Units Available — 10 10 10
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-10 RB-11 RB-9
Number — 6 5 6
Firing Arcs — 2 f, 2 f/p, 2 f/s 1 f, 1 f/p, 1 f/s, 2 a 2 f/p, 2 f/s, 2 a
Firing Chart — U V W
Maximum Power — 8 9 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-8) (1-10) (1-8)
+2 (9-16) (11-16) (9-16)
+1 (17-20) (17-21) (17-20)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RP-2 RP-3 RP-3
Number — 2 1 1
Firing Arcs — 1 f, 1 a 1 f 1 f
Firing Chart — H Q Q
Power to Arm — 1 1 1
Damage — 8 10 10
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSK RSK RSK
Shield Point Ratio — 1/2 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 14 14 14
Combat Efficiency:
D:
Unloaded — 88.6 88.6 88.6
Loaded — 78.6 78.6 78.6
WDF — 46.2 45.0 43.9