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design by Adaria Sofari
Known Sphere Of Operation: Empire-wide use
Data Reliability: A for all models
Major Data Source: All models in Star Fleet Posession
The D-3 HoH’SuS class of light cruiser was the third generation of medium range combat cruiser to be assigned the designation of D-3. The previous D-3, which was officially struck from the fleet in 2215, bears little resemblance the the most recent D-3 – with good reason. The HoH’SuS was launched in late 2241 with the intention of becoming the Empires premier combat platform. Unlike a number of other vessels of the period, the D-3 became a somewhat popular design and was put into mass production thanks to the influence of Drell and Korath, two of the major shipbuilding houses of the empire.
The D-3 HoH’SuS followed in it’s predecessor’s footsteps as a lightly crewed attack platform. Armed with four main disruptors, the D-3 also retained the first generation of the KP-1 torpedo. While not the most powerful of the Klingon Torpedoes, the KP-1 was a significant improvement in targeting and flight control over older models, many of which were severely limited in range. The KP-1 gave the D-3 a powerful short range first strike capability that proved vital in the empires struggles with the Kinshaya. The D-3 saw extensive action in the waning years of the open warfare along that boarder, where its’ firepower helped turn the tide in the conflict.
The D-3A was produced in large numbers, but was soon overshadowed by a number of other designs, including the D-4 and D-6 cruisers. In 2247, the decision was made to produce an upgraded version of the D-3, with the D-3b launched the following year. The D-3b saw the improvement of the main disruptors as well as the replacement of the primary torpedo with the improved KP-2. With it’s enlarged impulse drive, the D-3B was considered a well rounded design. Despite the improvements, the significant increase in costs to construct the D-3B soon brought the design in contention with a wide range of other designs of the period. The design suffered a further blow when it was determined that updating the D-3A would prove too difficult to be completed in a timely manner. Production of the D-3B was begun in earnest as many realized that the next major conflict for the empire – what would be known as the Four-Years War – was just on the horizon. Both the D-3A and D-3B were utilized during the early part of the war, even as conversions of the A model was underway.
During the early part of the conflict, the D-3B, along with a vast number of it’s counterparts, proved vital in the early conquests of the Empire. The D-3B was still under-gunned when compared to it’s Federation contemporaries, but was effective in small squadrons and as a support vessel in use with D-6 and D-7s of the period.
As the war dragged on and the Federation began to take back territory lost to the Empire, many became increasingly frustrated with the abilities of the D-3 and a wide range of other front line vessels. In late 2254, House Korath proposed an update to the D-3. Desperate for new and more effective combat vessels, the High Council approved the D-3C and rushed the small ship into production. Unlink the D-3A, the D-3B was able to be updated easily to the “C” model. Despite having higher firepower than the larger D-7A, the D-3C, like it’s previous models, suffered from the heavy automation and light crew. Vessels damaged in battle did not have the massive crew or repair capability of the larger D-7. Most D-3s damaged in battle were forced to retire from combat – often permanently. By the end of 2256, the D-3 was considered less effective than the new D-7C. By 2262, the D-3 was scheduled for removal from production with the last main hull launched in 2263. The D-3C remained in service until 2280, serving against the Romulans and again against the Federation during the Orgainian conflict.
Of the 524 D-3s built, 201 As, 78 Bs and 10 Cs were destroyed. 7 As, 6 Bs and 2 Cs are listed as missing with indications that most defected to the IKS. 19 As 9 Bs and 2 Cs were scrapped, all after combat. 12 have been captured (5 As 1 B and 3 Cs by Star Fleet, 1 A and 1 B by Romulans and 1 C by interests in the Triangle). 85 have been sold to a wide range of interests, including the Nausiccans, Bolians, Orions, Ferengi and several governments in the Triangle. 50 As were disarmed and traded to the Romulans. 10 D-3Cs are in reserve fleets. 12 As, 10 Bs and 11 Cs are in service to Ranking Families in the Empire.
|Ship Class –||VII||VII||VII|
|Date Entering Service –||2241||2248||2255|
|Number Constructed –||410||95||19|
|Superstructure Points –||16||18||18|
|Damage Chart –||C||C||C|
|Length –||128.8 m||128.8 m||128.8 m|
|Width –||134 m||134 m||134 m|
|Height –||28 m||28 m||28 m|
|Weight –||82,365 mt||87,180 mt||90,480 mt|
|Total SCU –||70 SCU||70 SCU||70 SCU|
|Cargo Capacity –||3,500 mt||3,500 mt||3,500 mt|
|Landing Capacity –||None||None||None|
|Control Computer Type –||ZD-5||ZD-5||ZD-6|
|Standard 6-person –||2||2||2|
|Combat-22 person –||4||4||4|
|Emergency 18-person –||2||2||2|
|Engines And Power Data:|
|Total Power Units Available –||30||34||42|
|Movement Point Ratio –||4/1||4/1||4/1|
|Warp Engine Type –||KWC-1||KWC-1||KWC-2|
|Power Units Available –||14 ea.||14 ea.||18 ea.|
|Stress Chart –||L/O||L/O||L/O|
|Max Safe Cruising Speed –||Warp 7||Warp 7||Warp 7|
|Emergency Speed –||Warp 8||Warp 8||Warp 8|
|Impulse Engine Type –||KIB-2||KID-1||KID-1|
|Power Units Available –||2||6||6|
|Weapons And Firing Data:|
|Beam Weapon Type –||KD-1||KD-4||KD-6|
|Firing Arcs –||1 f/p, 2 f, 1 f/s||1 f/p, 2 f, 1 f/s||1 f/p, 2 f, 1 f/s|
|Firing Chart –||B||J||T|
|Maximum Power –||4||4||6|
|Torpedo Weapon Type –||KP-1||KP-2||KP-2|
|Firing Arcs –||1 f||1 f||1 f|
|Firing Chart –||F||H||H|
|Power to Arm –||1||1||1|
|Deflector Shield Type –||KSA||KSC||KSC|
|Shield Point Ratio –||1/1||1/1||1/1|
|Maximum Shield Power –||4||9||9|