CS-2 (Graceful Flyer) Class V Courier-Scout

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from FASA Star Trek© Starship Tactical Combat Simulator – Romulan Ship Recognition Manual (1st Edition)

NOTES:
Known Sphere Of Operation: Empire-wide use
Data Reliability: A for all models
Major Data Source: Type-10 vessel in Starfleet possession; captured Romulan data.

The ships in this class were used for long-range courier missions for many years. Carrying light armament, they were used extensively along the Federation borders and in the Triangle. Because they can sustain Warp 7 speeds, they have been used as V.I.P. transport throughout the Empire.

About June of 2243, the CS-2 Type-2 was introduced into service to replace the Type-1; though quite suitable for its role, its weapons systems were light, a trend that continued until the introduction of the Type-6 about 2256. This newer model carried an upgraded beam weapon and mounted a more powerful engine; existing vessels of Type-2 through 5 were not refitted, but were relegated to duties within the Empire. Types-7 through 9 showed cosmetic changes to the Type-6, but about 2264, the Type-10 was introduced with new-style shields and more powerful weapons and engines. Vessels in this class were put into the reserve fleets about 2270.

Of the approximately 300 built, about 150 currently serve in the reserve fleet. It is known that at least 90 have been sold to the private sector; one Type-5, one Type-7, and one Type-10 operate exclusively within the Triangle.

Named for the Romulan verelan vastarum (graceful flyer), a Romulan bird know for its ability to glide gracefully for hours at a time, these ships are common along the borders of the Empire, though they normally are not involved in military missions.


Construction Data:
     Model – Type-2 Type-6 Type-10
     Ship Class – V V V
     Date Entering Service – 2247 2257 2262
     Number Constructed – 120 70 110
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points – 7 7 8
     Damage Chart – A A A
     Size:
           Length – 164 164 164
          Width – 156 156 156
          Height – 31 31 30
          Weight – 42,073 mt 43,883 mt 46,085 mt
     Cargo:
          Total SCU – 110 SCU 110 SCU 110 SCU
          Cargo Capacity – 5,500 mt 5,500 mt 5,500 mt
     Landing Capacity – Yes Yes Yes
Equipment Date:
     Control Computer Type – R2M R3M R3M
     Transporters:
          Standard 9-person – 1 1 1
          Emergency 20-person – 1 1 1
          Cargo – 1 1 1
Other Data:
     Crew – 118 118 118
     Passengers – 60 60 60
Engines And Power Data:
     Total Power Units Available – 20 23 30
     Movement Point Ratio – 2/1 2/1 2/1
     Warp Engine Type – RWD-1 RWD-2 RWD-2
          Number – 1 1 1
          Power Units Available – 15 18 18
          Stress Chart – N/O O/Q O/Q
          Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 7 Warp 7 Warp 7
          Emergency Speed – Warp 8 Warp 8 Warp 8
     Impulse Engine Type – RIB-3 RIB-3 RID-3
          Power Units Available – 5 5 12
Weapons And Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type – RB-2 RB-7 RB-8
          Number – 2 2 2
          Firing Arcs – 1 f/p, 1 f/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s
          Firing Chart – K J N
          Maximum Power – 2 4 6
          Damage Modifiers:
               +3 (-) (-) (1-4)
               +2 (-) (1-6) (5-9)
               +1 (-) (7-10) (10-13)
Shield Data:
     Deflector Shield Type – RSD RSD RSE
     Shield Point Ratio – 1/1 1/1 1/2
     Maximum Shield Power – 8 8 8
Combat Efficiency:
     D – 36.0 38.0 66.4
     WDF – 1.6 4.4 8.0