S-4 (Swift Wing) Class IV Scout

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

Known sphere Of Operation:  Empire-wide use as civilian craft
Data Reliability:  C
Major Data Source:  Triangle Sector Intelligence

The S-4 Class was commissioned to lead the expansion into the galactic trailing arm. To accomplish its mission, this class needed speed and maneuverability; it is reported that these sleek ships were a real joy to fly in the atmosphere due to their responsive manual controls. Its light armament was a liability, making the vessels unsuitable for combat roles and endangering crews when exploring new worlds with their own starfaring capabilities.

Due to its inability to perform its assigned tasks, the Swift Wings were not produced in any great number and were not modified or upgraded. Of the approximately 160 vessels produced, about 100 are known to be operating in the civil sector, many within the Triangle. Project Grey Ghost found no evidence of any use in the Romulan reserve fleets.

The class is named from the Romulan delon vastam (swift wing), in reference to its atmospheric capabilities.

Construction Data:
Model – Type 1
Ship Class – IV
Date Entering Service – 2251
Number Constructed – 150
Hull Data:
Superstructure Points – 5
Damage Chart – B
Length – 120 m
Width – 60 m
Height – 28 m
Weight – 26,858 mt
Total SCU – 30 SCU
Cargo Capacity – 1,500 mt
Landing Capacity – None
Equipment Date:
Control Computer Type – R3M
Standard 9-person – 1
Other Data:
Crew – 28
Passengers – 12
Engines And Power Data:
Total Power Units Available – 23
Movement Point Ratio – 2/1
Warp Engine Type – RWB-1
Number – 2
Power Units Available – 10 ea.
Stress Chart – M/P
Max Safe Cruising Speed – Warp 6
Emergency Speed – Warp 7
Impulse Engine Type – RIB-2
Power Units Available – 3
Weapons And Firing Data:
Beam Weapon Type – RB-7
Number – 2
Firing Arcs – 1 f/p, 1 f/s
Firing Chart – J
Maximum Power – 4
Damage Modifiers:
+3 (-)
+2 (1-6)
+1 (7-10)
Shield Data:
Deflector Shield Type – RSB
Shield Point Ratio – 1/1
Maximum Shield Power – 7
Combat Efficiency:
D – 33.2
WDF – 4.4