M-39 (Illuminator) Class IX Assault Ship

«Last Updated – December 15, 2020»

Romulan-M39

design by Morgan Donivan

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Conflict zones
Data Reliability:  D
Major Data Source:  Project Grey Ghost; Romulan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
Another in a long list of necessary ships purchased from the Klingons, the Illuminator is as unpopular as any other appropriated vessel. However, the M-39’s ruggedness and capabilities have been proven to be a needed addition to the Romulan fleet.
Twenty M-39s were originally purchased in 2268, with all quickly converted and prepared for operations both inside and outside the Romulan sphere of influence. The Type-1 retained is weapon mounting points, allowing for the installation of a combined RB-6 and RB-8 weapon arsenal. An RP-3 gave the M-39 more firepower to help defend it during combat operations.
In late 2269, an additional 20 hulls were delivered which became the Type-2. With a larger impulse drive, the Type-2 was better equipped for independent combat operations and required fewer escorts while fielded.
The M-39 was still considered cramped and was unpopular with crew and troops alike. Both variants struggled to maintain their cruising speed when fully loaded. Although ground troops could be quickly beamed to the battlefield, their equipment and support vehicles often required the use of both cargo transporters and the large fleet of onboard shuttles to be effective. On more than one occasion, this slowed efforts to follow up on fast-moving combat operations.
Because of the unpopularity and moderate effectiveness of the M-39, it is believed that the vessel will be retired from service in the near future. To date, none are known to have been lost, although several are believed to have been damaged and are not longer in service.


Construction Data:
Model Number — Type 1 Type 2
Ship Class — IX IX
Date Entering Service — 2268 2270
Number Constructed — 20 20
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 24 24
Damage Chart — C C
Size:
Length — 343.4 m 343.4 m
Width — 199.8 m 199.8 m
Height — 73 m 73 m
Weight — 126,763 mt 127,163 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 2000 SCU 2000 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 100,000 mt 100,000 mt
Landing Capacity — None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-4M R-4M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 3 3
Combat 20-person — 12 12
Emergency 20-person — 10 10
Cargo — 8 8
Cloaking Device Type — RCC RCC
Power Requirements — 15 15
Other Data:
Crew — 192 192
Troops — 620 620
Passengers — 60 60
Shuttlecraft – 35 35
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 36 41
Movement Point Ratio — 4/1 4/1
Warp Engine Type — RWE-1 RWE-1
Number — 2 2
Power Units Available — 13 ea. 13 ea.
Stress Charts — I/L I/L
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 6 Warp 6
Emergency Speed — Warp 7 Warp 7
Impulse Engine Type — RIE-1 RIE-2
Power Units Available — 10 15
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-6 RB-5
Number — 4 4
Firing Arcs — 1 f/p, 1 f/s, 1 f, 1 p/a/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s, 1 f, 1 p/a/s
Firing Chart — T V
Maximum Power — 6 5
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (1-10)
+2 (1-18) (11-16)
+1 (-) (17-21)
Beam Weapon Type — RB-8 RB-8
Number — 6 6
Firing Arcs — 3 p, 3 s 3 p, 3 s
Firing Chart — N N
Maximum Power — 6 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-4) (1-4)
+2 (5-9) (5-9)
+1 (10-13) (10-13)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RP-3 RP-3
Number — 1 1
Firing Arcs — 1 f 1 f
Firing Chart — Q Q
Power to Arm — 1 1
Damage — 10 10
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSK RSK
Shield Point Ratio — 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 13 13
Combat Efficiency:
D — 77.3 80.3
WDF — 49.9 49.9