X-3 (Aviary) Boarder Defense Outost

«Last Updated – April 1, 2021»

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

Known Sphere Of Operation:  Boarders
Data Reliability:  B
Major Data Source:  Romulan Sector Intelligence

NOTES:
Soon after the signing of the treaties that ended the Romulan/UFP War, the Romulan High Command began to establish border outposts along the Neutral Zone to insure that no vessels entered Romulan space.

From the outset, it was obvious that these stations would have to be built on location. This meant that construction, maintenance, and quartering facilities would have to be established at the same time. Construction completed, these facilities were left in place to create a broader and more self-sustaining base from which to work. Because of this, a Romulan outpost resembles a spaceborn city, with its many structures and high levels of traffic.

The officers and crew of these outposts are the best the empire has to offer. They support several outlying listening posts and a small detachment of warships. The outposts bordering the Triangle and the Neutral Zone support entire fleets.

On Stardate 1/8008, the first of 80 such outposts was made operational at 8.2S 7.3E, anchoring the arc of the Neutral Zone. From the first, it was capable of gathering intelligence and monitoring ship movements well past the boundaries of the Zone itself, as well as throughout the Imperial Klingon States inside the Triangle.

The commissioning of the Type-6 on Stardate 2/0609 signaled a new era. This station, located at 12.6S 7.5E at the sensitive spinward tip of the Triangle, was powered by the new RMAPG-4 engine, which boasted an increase in power of 67%, and used the RIPG-2 instead of the older RIPG-1. The weaponry was improved by upgrading the disruptors and by adding the new RPL-3 plasma weapons. The shielding was upgraded and the superstructure strength was increased by 40%. Beginning Stardate 2/2007, the four outposts bordering the Triangle were refitted. Known as the Type-7, they also have improved shielding and an increased superstructure. Refit of all Type 1s and type 3s is projected to be completed by Stardate 2/2606. The class is named from the Romulan vas’calanam (territory of birds).


Construction Data:
Model Number — Type-1 Type-3 Type-6 Type-7 Type-10
Ship Class — Station Station Station Station Station
Date Entering Service — 2239 2256 2271 2279 2352
Number Constructed — 80 88 26 38 0
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 30 41 58 70 96
Damage Chart — Station Station Station Station Station
Size:
Length — 498 m 498 m 498 m 498 m 498 m
Width — 208 m 208 m 208 m 208 m 208 m
Height — 152 m 152 m 152 m 152 m 152 m
Weight — 147,930 mt 225,310 mt 358,421 mt 385,521 mt 443,325 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 600 SCU 600 SCU 600 SCU 600 SCU 600 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 30,000 mt 30,000 mt 30,000 mt 30,000 mt 30,000 mt
Landing Capacity — None None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R-3m (x2) R-4m (x2) R-5m (x2) R-6m (x2) R-9m (x2)
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 4 4 4 4 6
Combat 20-person — 2 2 2 2 2
Emergency 20-person — 2 2 2 2 2
Cargo — 2 2 2 2 3
Other Data:
Crew — 225 240 272 296 310
Troops — 100 100 140 140 140
Passengers — 200 200 240 240 300
Shuttlecraft — 10 12 16 16 16
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 64 88 144 144 150
Movement Point Ratio — 15/1 15/1 15/1 15/1 15/1
Warp Engine Type — RMAPG-1 RMAPG-2 RMAPG-4 RMAPG-4 RMAPG-4
Number — 1 1 1 1 1
Power Units Available — 48 72 120 120 120
Stress Charts — -/- -/- -/- -/- -/-
Impulse Engine Type — RIPG-1 RIPG-1 RIPG-2 RIPG-2 RIPG-5
Power Units Available — 16 16 24 24 30
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-4 RB-8 RB-10 RB-11 RB-15
Number — 12 12 12 12 12
Firing Arcs — 4 per arc 4 per arc 4 per arc 4 per arc 4 per arc
Firing Chart — J N U V U
Maximum Power — 6 6 8 9 15
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (1-2) (1-4) (1-8) (1-10) (1-8)
+2 (3-6) (5-9) (9-16) (11-16) (9-16)
+1 (7-10) (10-13) (17-20) (17-21) (17-20)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RPL-3 RP-3 RP-7
Number — 3 9 9
Firing Arcs — 1 per arc 3 per arc 3 per arc
Firing Chart — T Q R
Power to Arm — 8 1 1
Damage — RL-3 10 20
Torpedo Weapon Type — RPL-3 RPL-4
Number — 3 3
Firing Arcs — 1 per arc 1 per arc
Firing Chart — T T
Power to Arm — 8 12
Damage — RL-3 RL-4
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSG RSJ RSN RSO RNSA
Shield Point Ratio — 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/3 1/4
Maximum Shield Power — 15 15 15 15 34
Combat Efficiency:
D — 70.4 88.6 131.9 161.6 243.3
WDF — 38.4 48 123.9 185.4 302.7