RACE:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Klingon†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††

STARSHIP CLASS: †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bírel††††††††††††††† ††††††

Construction Data:

††††††† Model Number-†††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††† I

††††††† Date Entering Service-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2/85

††††††† Number Constructed-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1089††††††† ††††††††

Hull Data:

††††††† Superstructure Points-††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 78††††††††††

††††††† Damage Chart-††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C††††††††††††††††††

††††††† Size

††††††††††††††† Length-††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 157.76††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††† Width-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 181.54†††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††† Height- †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 98.54†††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††† Weight-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 236000mt††††††††††††††

††††††† Cargo

††††††††††††††† Cargo units-††††††††††† ††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† 180SCU

††††††††††††††† Cargo Capacity-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9000mt††††††††

††††††††††††††† Landing Capability-††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Yes††††

Equipment Data:

††††††††††††††† Transporters

††††††††††††††† standard 6 person-††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3†††††

††††††††††††††† emergency 18 person-††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2†††††††††††† †††

††††††††††††††† cargo, large-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1††

Cloaking Device Type-††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† KCD

††††††††††††††† Power points-†††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 38

Other Data:

††††††† Crew-††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††† Passengers/Evacuation†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 28/350

††††††† Shuttlecraft††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3

††††††† Bay Size-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6

Engines and Power Data:

††††††† Total Power Units Available-††††††††††††††††††††††† 189†††††††††

††††††† Movement Point Ratio-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6/1†††††††

††††††† Warp Engine Number-††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††† Power Units Available-†††††††††††††††††††††††† 60†††

††††††††††††††† Stress Charts-††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G/I†††††††††

††††††††††††††† Maximum Safe Cruising-††††††††††††††††††††† Warp 6†††

††††††††††††††† Emergency Speed-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Warp 9.6†††††††

††††††† Impulse Engine Power Units Available-†††††††† 69†††

Weapons and Firing Data:

††††††† Beam Weapon Type-††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††† Number-††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2††††††††† †††††††

††††††††††††††† Firing Arcs-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1 f/p, 1 f/s†††††††††††

††††††††††††††† Firing Chart-††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Y††††††††††

††††††††††††††† Maximum Power-††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10†††††††††

††††††††††††††† Damage Modifiers-

††††††††††††††††††††††† +3††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1-10)

††††††††††††††††††††††† +2††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (11-17)

††††††††††††††††††††††† +1††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (18-30)

††††††† Missile Weapon Type-†††

††††††††††††††† Number-††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††† Firing Arcs-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† f†††††††††††

††††††††††††††† Firing Chart-††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S††††††††††

††††††††††††††Power to Arm-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1††††††††††

††††††††††††††† Damage-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††††††††

Shield Data:

††††††† †††††† ††Deflector Shield Point Ratio- 1/8†††

††††††††††††††† Maximum Shield Power-†††††††††††††††††††††† 48

Structural Integrity Field

SIF Point Ratio-†††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1/2

Maximum Strength††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 26


Fleet Data: The Bírel-class Light Warship, or ďbird of preyĒ as it is most often known, is one of the main vessels of the Imperial Klingon Defense Forces and various Great House military forces of the Klingon Empire. Fast and agile, it possesses atmospheric and planetfall capabilities, making it ideally suited for many different types of assaults, raids, escort, and scouting or patrol missions.

The Bírelís main weapons are two disruptor cannon, one mounted at the tip of each ďwingĒ (unlike most ships, which mount the warp nacelles at the ends of pylons, the Bírel embeds them partly within its Engineering hull in the center of its aft region). The cannons can swivel with a 270-degree arc, giving the ship a fairly broad field of fire even when it cannot move. The Bírel mounts a single photon torpedo launcher on the forward ventral side of the command module. To maximize the Bírelís offensive capacity, its commanders often fire the two disruptor cannon in tandem (i.e. as a bank). Its greatest tactical weakness is that all the weapons face forward, with limited arcs of fire. It cannot fire at opponents behind it or to its side, it can only attack targets almost in front of it.

The Bírel has got three flight modes: Landing (wings fully raised); flight (wings held at midpoint); and attack (wings fully descended). However, these are only preferred operating modes, not technological limitations; the ship can attack, cruise, or enter atmosphere in any mode. Most Bírel-class Light Warships have crews of about 12. However, in wartime or when conflict is expected, the ďpassengersĒ are actually fellow soldiers who function as additional crew, giving the vessel a complement of three-dozen or more.