V-7 (Whitewind) Class IX-X Cruiser

«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: B
Major Data Source: Romulan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
Like their counterparts in the V-6 Class, the V-7s were designed for multiple roles, with spacious interiors and complete onboard research facilities.

The Type-1 entered service in early 2269 and is still being produced as a support ship, even though it is not as efficient in combat as later models. Mounting the RPL-2 plasma weapon and a cloaking device, the Type-1 is capable of operating alone.

The Type-3, introduced in 2271, is the preferred model of the class. It mounts two additional disruptors and three photon torpedoes, and it has more efficient shields.

Of the approximately 80 V-7s built, nearly all remain in active service. Current production of the Whitewind is estimated at six per year.

The aft weaponry of the V-7s has set the standard for the Romulan Navy, as exemplified by this Project Grey Ghost report of an incident between two V-7s and two Klingon L-9 class frigates. The V-7s, investigating asteroid clusters, detected the Klingons as they approached. Both V-7s cloaked and deployed. As the unsuspecting Klingons began surveying the asteroids, the V-7s de-cloaked and opened fire, only to have the Klingons disappear from view and sensor, obviously taking advantage of cloaking capabilities acquired in the technological exchange. In the waiting game that followed, all four ships remained cloaked and invisible to sensors for several hours. Finally, one of the Klingon commanders became impatient and attempted to warp away from the area. Unfortunately, his path of departure resulted in a collision and catastrophic explosion. The remaining ships immediately de-cloaked, only to find themselves lying aft to aft, which put the Klingon at a disadvantage because of its lack of torpedoes to the rear. It suffered serious damage and surrendered to the Romulan commander, who allowed the Klingon to leave after surrendering the cloaking device.
The class is named for a meteorological disturbance peculiar to Remus. As described in The Eridam Papers, twice per Remus year, a hot wind blows across the northern hemisphere for as long as five days. Mineral particles from the western cliffs are borne aloft by the winds, and, at night, their phosphorescense causes the hemisphere-wide nightglow that gives the weather phenomenon its name aye mosaram (white wind).


Construction Data:
Model – Type 1 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5 Type 6 Type 7 Type 8 Type 9 Type 10 Type 12
Ship Class – IX X IX X IX X IX X IX X
Date Entering Service – 2269 2271 2286 2287 2295 2297 2334 2335 2359 2360
Number Constructed – 60 26 40 30 128 99 Refit Refit Refit Refit
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 20 24 25 24 26 26 30 28 32 30
Damage Chart – B B C C C C C C C C
Size:
Length – 140 m 140 m 140 m 140 m 140 m 140 m 140 m 140 m 140 m 140 m
Width – 260 m 260 m 260 m 260 m 260 m 260 m 260 m 260 m 260 m 260 m
Height – 48 m 48 m 48 m 48 m 48 m 48 m 48 m 48 m 48 m 48 m
Weight – 137,430 mt 150,270 mt 126,660 mt 150,023 mt 128,800 mt 154,550 mt 135,655 mt 155,770 mt 139,292 mt 158,540 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 320 SCU 320 SCU 320 SCU 320 SCU 320 SCU 320 SCU 320 SCU 320 SCU 320 SCU 320 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 16,000 mt 16,000 mt 16,000 mt 16,000 mt 16,000 mt 16,000 mt 16,000 mt 16,000 mt 16,000 mt 16,000 mt
Landing Capacity – None None None None None None None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – R-4M R-6M R-5M R-6M R-5M R-6M R-5M-1 R-6M-1 R-5M-1 R-6M-1
Transporters:
Standard 9-person – 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Emergency 20-person – 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Cargo – 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Cloaking Device Type: RCC RCD RCC RCD RCC RCD RCC RCD RCC RCD
Power Requirements: 15 22 15 22 15 22 15 22 15 22
Other Data:
Crew – 320 322 326 361 330 364 206 219 225 229
Passengers – 20 20 20 20
Shuttlecraft – 6 6 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 8
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 44 44 46 55 54 64 54 73 54 81
Movement Point Ratio – 4/1 4/1 3/1 4/1 3/1 4/1 3/1 4/1 3/1 4/1
Warp Engine Type – RWF-1 RWF-1 RWE-2 RWF-2 RWE-2 RWF-3 RWE-2 RWL-1 RWE-2 RWL-3
Number – 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Power Units Available – 18 ea. 18 ea. 17 ea. 20 ea. 17 ea. 22 ea. 17 ea. 24 ea. 17 ea. 28 ea.
Stress Chart – G/L G/L I/L G/M I/L G/N I/L F/K I/L F/L
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
Emergency Speed – Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 9 Warp 8 Warp 9 Warp 9 Warp 9 Warp 8 Warp 9 Warp 9
Impulse Engine Type – RID-2 RID-2 RID-3 RIE-2 RIG-1 RIG-1 RIG-1 RIH-1 RIG-1 RIH-1
Power Units Available – 8 8 12 15 20 20 20 25 20 25
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – RB-5 RB-5 RB-12 RB-12 RB-12 RB-13 RB-12 RB-15 RB-12 RB-15
Number – 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Firing Arcs – 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s 2 f/p, 2 f/s
Firing Chart – V V W W W V W U W U
Maximum Power – 5 5 9 9 9 11 9 15 9 15
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-10) (1-10) (1-10) (1-10) (1-10) (1-10) (1-10) (1-8) (1-10) (1-8)
+2 (11-16) (11-16) (11-15) (11-15) (11-15) (11-16) (11-15) (9-16) (11-15) (9-16)
+1 (17-21) (17-21) (16-20) (16-20) (16-20) (17-21) (16-20) (17-20) (16-20) (17-20)
Beam Weapon Type – RB-9 RB-9 RB-9 RB-11 RB-26
Number – 2 2 2 2 2
Firing Arcs – 2 f 2 f 2 f 2 f 2 f
Firing Chart – W W W V Y
Maximum Power – 6 6 6 9 8
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-8) (1-8) (1-8) (1-10) (1-20)
+2 (9-16) (9-16) (9-16) (11-16) (21-22)
+1 (17-20) (17-20) (17-20) (17-21) (23-24)
Torpedo Weapon Type – RPL-2 RP-2 RPL-3 RP-5 RP-7 RP-7 RP-8 RP-8 RP-18 RP-8
Number – 1 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Firing Arcs – 1 f 2 f, 1 a 1 f, 1 a 2 f, 1 a 2 f, 1 a 2 f, 1 a 2 f, 1 a 2 f, 1 a 2 f, 1 a 2 f, 1 a
Firing Chart – M H T R R R S S Q S
Power to Arm – 15 1 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Damage – RL-2 8 RL-3 15 20 20 30 30 35 30
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – RSK RSL RSP RSP RSP RSR RSU RSR RSY RSZ
Shield Point Ratio – 1/2 1/3 1/3 1/3 1/3 1/3 1/3 1/3 1/3 1/3
Maximum Shield Power – 13 14 18 18 18 24 24 24 27 35
Combat Efficiency:
D – 78.6 101.8 125.8 116.8 137.7 140.7 152.4 152.5 159.8 179.4
WDF – 31.5 40.4 62.6 74.7 70.9 85.7 91.3 118.3 92.5 121.5