S-3 (Free Flight) Class III-IV Scout

«Last Updated – December 20, 2017»

From Romulan Ship Recognition Manual, 2nd Edition, FASA, Design by Forest G. Brown, Graphics by Dana Knutson

Known sphere Of Operation: Empire Interior
Data Reliability: C
Major Data Source: Contact reports from border conflicts; Project Grey Ghost data acquisition

NOTES:
This reserve-status class was once in the forefront of early coreward and spinward advances, accounting for a reported 60% of the contacts made with new civilizations. Known from its introduction for its speed and maneuverability, the Type 1 was found only to be lacking in the power of its weaponry. By Stardate 1/8707, the Type 3 is known to have been introduced, and, by Stardate 1/9902, the Type 1 no longer existed in the fleet.

The S-3 underwent internal changes that did not effect the overall performance of the vessel until the Type 8 was introduced about Stardate 2/0000. This new type mounted more powerful engines and weapons than earlier versions; the overall warp speed was increased. The final modification to this class was the Type 11, introduced about Stardate 2/0910; this version had an impressive array of weapons and an upgraded shield system.

At this time, all vessels of this class are believed to have been removed from active duty. Of the nearly 800 Vessels constructed, about 400 were placed into reserve status and about 200 are assumed to have been lost. Most of the vessels sold are being used as light transport, though several are being used for private research; of the 176 vessels known to be operating in the civil sector, two are Type 11s and frequent the Triangle.

The class is named from the RomuIan revastal (free flight), a reference to its speed and maneuverability.


Construction Data:
Model – Type 1 Type 3 Type 8 Type 11
Ship Class – III III IV IV
Date Entering Service – 2235 2243 2257 2268
Number Constructed – 200 370 150 84
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 5 5 5 6
Damage Chart – B B B B
Size:
Length – 80 m 80 m 80 m 80 m
Width – 132 m 132 m 132 m 132 m
Height – 30 m 30 m 30 m 30 m
Weight – 15,583 mt 15,833 mt 26,783 mt 30,963 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 10 SCU 10 SCU 10 SCU 10 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 5,500 mt 5,500 mt 5,500 mt 5,500 mt
Landing Capacity – Yes Yes Yes Yes
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – R-3M R-3M R-3M R-4M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person – 1 1 1 1
Other Data:
Crew – 12 12 12 12
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 21 21 23 25
Movement Point Ratio – 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1
Warp Engine Type – RWA-2 RWA-2 RWB-1 RWB-2
Number – 2 2 2 2
Power Units Available – 9 ea. 9 ea. 10 ea. 11 ea.
Stress Chart – J/M J/M M/P N/P
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 6 Warp 6 Warp 7 Warp 7
Emergency Speed – Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 8 Warp 8
Impulse Engine Type – RIA-3 RIA-3 RIA-3 RIA-3
Power Units Available – 3 3 3 3
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – RB-1 RB-2 RB-7 RB-7
Number – 1 2 2 4
Firing Arcs – 1 f 2 f 2 f 2 f/p, 2 f/s
Firing Chart – G K J J
Maximum Power – 2 2 4 4
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (-) (-) (-)
+2 (-) (-) (1-6) (1-6)
+1 (-) (-) (7-10) (7-10)
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – RSB RSB RSB RSC
Shield Point Ratio – 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/2
Maximum Shield Power – 7 7 7 7
Combat Efficiency:
D – 47.2 47.2 49.7 89.6
WDF – 0.5 1.6 4.6 9.2