P-3 (Caladan) Class II Cutter

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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: C for all models
Major Data Source: Romulan Sector Intelligence

Built to supplement the P-2s, the P-3s are used in groups of two or three in the more hostile areas of the Empire. Unlike the P-2s, however, the P-3s have no warp drive capability, but rely on a powerful impulse engine for their maneuver power. These ships are transferred from one system to another by a special carrier designed to carry up to nine at one time, which can be transported freely.

The Type 1 was found to be under gunned. This fault was corrected by adding slightly more powerful weapons in the Type 3. By Stardate 2/0612, all Type 1s and Type 2s in service were refitted with the newer weapons. By 2287, it was felt that the Type 3 could be further upgraded and the Type 4 was lunched in early 2288. The Type 5 was launched with a computer update in 2292, but did little to improve the combat capability of the P-3. The Final production variant – the Type 6, was lunched in 2303. It was the most radical change to the sub-light vessel in 50 years. The addition of a powerful torpedo system allowed the P-3 to remain active and effective will into the 2340’s.

Of the approximately 1,500 P-3s built, about 1,250 are in active service with the Romulan Free State, about 150 are in reserve fleets, and about 175 have been lost or destroyed. Intelligence estimates show about 100 Type 1/Type 2s and 30 Type 3s in use in the civil sector; of these, two Type 1s, two Type 2s, and one Type 3 are based in the Triangle.

The class is reportedly named for the Caladan Mountains of Remus, which are reputed to protect the city-states on their leeward sides from the constant and violent winds and also from marauders.
 

Construction Data:
Model Number — Type-1 Type-3 Type-4 Type-6
Ship Class — II II II II
Date Entering Service — 2252 2262 2288 2303
Number Constructed — 210 665 525 175
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points — 3 4 4 7
Damage Chart — B B B B
Size:
Length — 45 m 45 m 45 m 45 m
Width — 32 m 32 m 32 m 32 m
Height — 12 m 12 m 12 m 12 m
Weight — 5,603 mt 8,183 mt 8,683 mt 14,748 mt
Cargo:
Cargo Units — 20 SCU 20 SCU 20 SCU 10 SCU
Cargo Capacity — 1,000 mt 1,000 mt 1,000 mt 500 mt
Landing Capacity — None None None None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type — R1M R2M R2M R3M
Transporters:
Standard 9-person — 1 1 1 1
Cargo — 1 1 1 1
Other Data:
Crew — 12 12 12 12
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available — 11 11 12 13
Movement Point Ratio — 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Warp Engine Type — RSLA RSLA RSLA RSLA
Number — 1 1 1 1
Power Units Available — 10 10 10 10
Impulse Engine Type — RIA-1 RIA-1 RIA-2 RIA-3
Power Units Available — 1 1 2 3
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type — RB-2 RB-2a RB-4 RB-6
Number — 2 2 2 2
Firing Arcs — 1 f/p, 1 f/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s 1 f/p, 1 f/s
Firing Chart — K K J T
Maximum Power — 2 3 6 6
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-) (1-4) (1-2) (-)
+2 (-) (5-9) (3-6) (1-18)
+1 (-) (10-14) (7-10) (-)
Torpedo Weapon Type — RP-5
Number — 1
Firing Arcs — 1 f
Firing Chart — R
Power to Arm — 1
Damage — 15
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type — RSA RSC RSC RSE
Shield Point Ratio — 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/2
Maximum Shield Power — 5 10 10 13
Combat Efficiency:
D — 42.8 82.7 87.7 102
WDF — 1.6 4.2 6.4 19.1
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