V-9 (Night Flyer) Class VI Cruiser

«Last Updated – December 18, 2017»

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

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The V-9 Class, created from plans for the older V-8 (Bird Of Prey) Class, was constructed in response to the need for increased firepower and speed. Its similarity to the V-8 on casual inspection is responsible for the prolonged myth that the V-8 was the mainstay of the Romulan Navy.

The Type 1 was introduced about Stardate 2/0805. It was the first vessel in the Romulan fleet to carry two plasma weapons, and it had an impressive array of disruptors and a cloaking device. This vessel reportedly became extremely popular with front line commanders, because of its ability to deliver multiple plasma weapon strikes. It did not, however, address the speed problem still seen in the concurrent Type 4 V-8, and several power plant changes resulted in the successful Type 6.

Of the approximately 305 V-9s constructed, about 260 remain in active service; of these, some are known to be assigned to Romulan Intelligence as training vessels. There are reports of these vessels operating within the Triangle.

The class is named from the RomuIan temar vastaram (night flyer), in reference to a small, nocturnal, flying predator native to Remus. The Eridam Papers state that they were the source of many ancient legends and myths about invisible predators from another dimension.


Construction Data:
Model – Type 1 Type 6 Type 7 Type 9
Ship Class – VI VI VI VI
Date Entering Service – 2267 2270 2289 2293
Number Constructed – 110 70 55 70
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 15 16 20 20
Damage Chart – B B B B
Size:
Length – 136 m 136 m 136 m 136 m
Width – 190 m 190 m 190 m 190 m
Height – 57 m 57 m 57 m 57 m
Weight – 69,335 mt 70,835 mt 79,248 mt 79,358 mt
Cargo:
Total SCU – 80 SCU 80 SCU 80 SCU 80 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 4,000 mt 4,000 mt 4,000 mt 4,000 mt
Landing Capacity – None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – R-4M R-4M R-5M R-5M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person – 3 3 3 3
Emergency 20-person – 2 2 2 2
Cargo – 1 1 1 1
Cloaking Device Type: RCC RCC RCC RCC
Power Requirements: 15 15 15 15
Other Data:
Crew – 162 162 168 169
Passengers – 0 0 0 0
Shuttlecraft – 2 2 2 2
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 28 34 40 40
Movement Point Ratio – 3/1 3/1 3/1 3/1
Warp Engine Type – RWC-1 RWC-2 RWC-2 RWC-2
Number – 2 2 2 2
Power Units Available – 12 ea. 15 ea. 15 ea. 15 ea.
Stress Chart – M/P N/Q N/Q N/Q
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 6 Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
Emergency Speed – Warp 7 Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8
Impulse Engine Type – RIC-2 RIC-2 RIE-1 RIE-1
Power Units Available – 4 4 10 10
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – RB-6 RB-6 RB-12 RB-12
Number – 4 4 4 4
Firing Arcs – 2 p/f/s, 2 a 2 p/f/s, 2 a 2 p/f/s, 2 a 2 p/f/s, 2 a
Firing Chart – T T W W
Maximum Power – 6 6 9 9
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (-) (1-10) (1-10)
+2 (1-18) (1-18) (11-15) (11-15)
+1 (-) (-) (16-20) (16-20)
Torpedo Weapon Type – RPL-1 RPL-1 RPL-3 RPL-4
Number – 2 2 2 2
Firing Arcs – 2 f 2 f 2 f 2 f
Firing Chart – E E T T
Power to Arm – 10 10 8 12
Damage – RL-1 RL-1 RL-3 RL-4
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – RSH RSH RSP RSP
Shield Point Ratio – 1/2 1/2 1/3 1/3
Maximum Shield Power – 11 11 18 18
Combat Efficiency:
D – 64.5 70.9 111.1 111.1
WDF – 28.2 28.2 62.6 72.8