V-5 (Skyfire) Class VII/VIII Cruiser

«Last Updated – December 8, 2017»

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

Known sphere Of Operation: Romulan interior
Data Reliability: D
Major Data Source: Project Grey Ghost; Klingon Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
The V-5 Class, apparently brought into service to supplement the V-2 Class, combined the need for a military vessel with that of a research vessel. Though it reportedly was quite capable for combat roles in which the V-2 was a failure, it filled its research roles less well. The Type 1 mounted an impressive array of disruptors with very good fields of fire. The Type 2, introduced in 2257, saw the removal of the forward firing disruptors in favor of a bow-mounted plasma weapon, but this version did not prove to be as combat efficient as the earlier model and was never reported in any great numbers.

Of the approximately 80 built, about 50 are assigned to reserve fleets. Several were used as training vessels well into the 2290’s, and eight are reported to be in use as private research vessels or cruisers.

The class is named from the Romulan ralaaram ocala (fire from the sky), in reference to its military capabilities.


Construction Data:
Model – Type 1 Type 2
Ship Class – VII VIII
Date Entering Service – 2253 2257
Number Constructed – 40 48
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 17 18
Damage Chart – B B
Size:
Length – 160 m 160 m
Width – 233 m 233 m
Height – 60 m 60 m
Weight – 93,503 mt 114,260 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 170 SCU 190 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 8,500 mt 9,500 mt
Landing Capacity – None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – R-4M R-4M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person – 3 3
Emergency 20-person – 2 2
Cargo – 1 1
Cloaking Device Type: RCC RCC
Power Requirements: 15 15
Other Data:
Crew – 270 270
Shuttlecraft – 2 2
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 35 38
Movement Point Ratio – 3/1 3/1
Warp Engine Type – RWD-1 RWE-1
Number – 2 2
Power Units Available – 16 ea. 13 ea.
Stress Chart – O/O I/L
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 7 Warp 7
Emergency Speed – Warp 8 Warp 8
Impulse Engine Type – RIB-2 RID-3
Power Units Available – 3 12
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – RB-6 RB-5
Number – 2 4
Firing Arcs – 2 f 2 p/a, 2 s/a
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-5
Number – 4
Firing Arcs – 2 p/a, 2 s/a
Firing Chart – V
Maximum Power – 5
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-10)
+2 (11-16)
+1 (17-21)
Torpedo Weapon Type – RPL-1
Number – 9999 1
Firing Arcs – 1 f
Firing Chart – E
Power to Arm – 10
Damage – RL-1
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – RSJ RSJ
Shield Point Ratio – 1/1 1/1
Maximum Shield Power – 14 13
Combat Efficiency:
D – 60.8 62.2
WDF – 29 22.7