«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).
|Ship Class –||X||X||XII||XII|
|Date Entering Service –||2268||2269||2271||2298|
|Number Constructed –||30||50||20||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|