«Last Updated – December 14, 2017»
From Romulan Ship Recognition Manual, 2nd Edition, FASA, Design by Forest G. Brown, Graphics by Dana Knutson
Known sphere Of Operation: Empire-wide Use
Data Reliability: A
Major Data Source: Project Grey Ghost; Romulan Sector Intelligence
The V-6 class was considered to be the ultimate replacement to fill the need for both a military vessel and a research vessel. Designed much like Star Fleet research cruisers, they are well equipped for research duties and for combat.
At the time of their introduction about Stardate 2/09, they were the most powerful ships in the fleet. The Type 1 mounted six of the most powerful disruptors available and the RPL-2 plasma weapon. Although these vessels never saw combat with any Federation ships, it is speculated that this model would have been an even match for a Constitution Class cruiser.
With the Type 5, introduced about Stardate 2/11, the combat efficiency improved because its more powerful disruptors, more efficient shields, and stronger superstructure. At this time, all Type 1s were recalled for refitting to the new configuration, and, by Stardate 2/13, this process had been completed. The Type 5 remained in service until about Stardate 2/22, when all had been converted to the Type 7.
The Type 7, introduced on Stardate 2/1607, mounted improved engines and was structurally improved. Vessels of this type are expected to remain a mainstay of the active Navy.
They Type 8 was the last major modification of the V-6 and served will into the 2330’s before finally being retired. An improved computer and enlarged impulse drive gave the Type 8 sufficient firepower to allow the Romulans to hold the boarder with the Klingons, while continuing their military activities against the Gorn.
Of the approximately 100 V-6s built, nearly all are in reserve fleets. One Type 1 operates as a private research vessel, appearing infrequently in the Triangle. Romulan Intelligence reports that 83 reserve fleet units are Type 8’s. Several reports from the Klingons indicate that some V-6’s were reactivated during the Dominion War.
The class is named from the RomuIan s’ten vastam (gallant wing).
|Model –||Type 1||Type 5||Type 7||Type 8|
|Ship Class –||X||X||XII||XII|
|Date Entering Service –||2268||2269||2271||2298|
|Number Constructed –||30||50||16||Refit|
|Superstructure Points –||22||24||26||32|
|Damage Chart –||C||C||C||C|
|Length –||172 m||172 m||172 m||172 m|
|Width –||250 m||252 m||252 m||252 m|
|Height –||47 m||47 m||47 m||47 m|
|Weight –||143,470 mt||146,945 mt||189,945 mt||206,617 mt|
|Total SCU –||250 SCU||250 SCU||250 SCU||250 SCU|
|Cargo Capacity –||12,500 mt||12,500 mt||12,500 mt||12,500 mt|
|Landing Capacity –||None||None||None||None|
|Control Computer Type –||R-5M||R-5M||R-5M||R-7M|
|Standard 9-person –||4||4||4||4|
|Emergency 20-person –||2||2||2||2|
|Cloaking Device Type:||RCD||RCD||RCE||RCE|
|Engines And Power Data:|
|Total Power Units Available –||40||40||52||68|
|Movement Point Ratio –||4/1||4/1||4/1||4/1|
|Warp Engine Type –||RWF-1||RWF-1||RWG-1||RWG-1|
|Power Units Available –||18 ea.||18 ea.||24 ea.||24 ea.|
|Stress Chart –||G/L||G/L||G/L||G/L|
|Max Safe Cruising Speed –||Warp 7||Warp 7||Warp 7||Warp 7|
|Emergency Speed –||Warp 8||Warp 8||Warp 9||Warp 9|
|Impulse Engine Type –||RID-1||RID-1||RID-1||RIG-1|
|Power Units Available –||4||4||4||20|
|Weapons And Firing Data:|
|Beam Weapon Type –||RB-6||RB-9||RB-9||RB-13|
|Firing Arcs –||2 f/p, 2 f, 2 f/s||2 f/p, 2 f, 2 f/s||2 f/p, 2 f, 2 f/s||2 f/p, 2 f, 2 f/s|
|Firing Chart –||T||W||W||V|
|Maximum Power –||6||6||6||11|
|Torpedo Weapon Type –||RPL-2||RPL-2||RPL-2||RPL-4|
|Firing Arcs –||1 f||1 f||1 f||1 f|
|Firing Chart –||M||M||M||T|
|Power to Arm –||15||15||15||12|
|Deflector Shield Type –||RSN||RSO||RSO||RSS|
|Shield Point Ratio –||1/2||1/3||1/3||1/4|
|Maximum Shield Power –||15||15||15||27|