V-103 (Mauler) Class VIII Cruiser

«Last Updated – December 10, 2020»

Romulan-V103

design by Morgan Donivan

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

NOTES:
The V-103 was a design created by shipwright at the Southern Defense Complex intended to provide a powerful first strike cruiser that could supplement the popular V-9 class. Like the V-9, the V-103 uses a dual forward plasma torpedo system that ensure a devastating attack at close range. Coupled with the RCC cloaking device, the V-103 remained a dangerous and successful strike cruiser against the Klingons and other enemies of the Empire.
The Type-1, launched in early 2273, was more powerful than its cousin. Designers used the reliable – although less powerful – RB-7a disruptors, well aware that most commanders would opt to use the dual plasma torpedoes, rather than disruptors. The Type-1 was also known for being significantly roomier than other Romulan vessels. With additional deck space and several main-line support systems moved into the wings, the V-103 had a far larger crew than the V-9. This allowed for a more efficient maintenance schedule and better damage control response during combat. Yet the V-103 came at a significant cost – nearly twice that of the V-9 and other lighter ships.
In late 2282, the decision was made to upgrade the V-103, with the Type-2 launched two years later. Despite the popularity of the dual plasma torpedo, the decision to enlarge the warp drive force the removal of the plasma torpedoes in favor of the now standard RP-3 photon torpedo system. The RP-3 took up far less room than the RPL-3, which allowed for the installation of a large plasma convergence chamber as well as reinforced plasma conduits. An improved shield system as well as upgrades to the primary beam weapons and secondary sensor array rounded out the Type-2’s improvements.
Of the estimated 100 V-103’s built, 4 Type-1s and 2 Type-2s have been destroyed. 1 Type-2 is listed as missing. Intelligence indicates that 5 Type-1s were sold to Bolian interests.


Construction Data:
Model Number — Type 1 Type 2
Ship Class — VIII VIII
Date Entering Service — 2273 2284
Number Constructed — 47 52
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 19 19
Damage Chart — B B
Size:
Length — 188 m 188 m
Width — 220 m 220 m
Height — 73 m 73 m
Weight — 117,900 mt 118,340 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 180 SCU 180 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 9,000 mt 9,000 mt
Landing Capacity — None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-5M R-5M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 3 3
Emergency 20-person — 2 2
Cargo — 2 2
Cloaking Device Type — RCC RCC
Power Requirements — 15 15
Other Data:
Crew — 272 276
Passengers — 0 0
Shuttlecraft – 4 4
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 38 46
Movement Point Ratio — 3/1 3/1
Warp Engine Type — RWE-1 RWE-2
Number — 2 2
Power Units Available — 13 ea. 17 ea.
Stress Charts — I/L I/L
Max Safe Cruising Speed — Warp 7 Warp 7
Emergency Speed — Warp 8 Warp 8
Impulse Engine Type — RID-3 RID-3
Power Units Available — 12 12
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-7a RB-6
Number — 4 4
Firing Arcs — 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s
Firing Chart — M T
Maximum Power — 4 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-3) (-)
+2 (4-9) (1-18)
+1 (10-14) (-)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RPL-3 RP-3
Number — 2 3
Firing Arcs — 2 f 2 f, 1 a
Firing Chart — T Q
Power to Arm — 8 1
Damage — RL-3 10
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSI RSO
Shield Point Ratio — 1/3 1/3
Maximum Shield Power — 11 15
Combat Efficiency:
D — 96.2 112.7
WDF — 38.6 36.9