CLASS NAME: L-20 (Keth Ke Se)
CLASS TYPE: Battleship
GOVERNMENT: Klingon Empire

Port
view

IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Brad R. Torgersen, 2005

Dorsal
view

IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Brad R. Torgersen, 2005

Bow
view

IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Brad R. Torgersen, 2005

BRAD'S COMMENTS: This is another rare design furnished by Bernard Guignard.  The stats for this sucker make it out to be even more deadly than the largest Klingon Kirk-era cruisers, like the D-7M and the Riskadh. Sadly, I don't think the ship's outward appearance matches its internal ferocity.  If the L-20 was edited from the pages of my edition of the game on account of looks, I can kind of understand why.  It looks more like a light cruiser than it does a bona fide battleship, such as the imposing L-24.  Still, the stats are great and I can't wait to try this out in a game some time.  It should kick butt. (The original pic was horribly grainy so I took the liberty of re-drawing it!)

From the FASA Star Trek Starship Tactical Combat Simulator, circa 1983 - 1986
Class design by: John J. Stevens & Forest Brown

L-20 Class X Fast Battleship
Notes:  In the years following the abortive Federation/Klingon war of Organia, the Klingon High Command decided to design and construct a cpital ship thjat would exceed the capabilities of any Federation vessel.  Many officials believed the requirements were impossible to achieve, but when the Thoras Shipyards submitted their design, these same individuals were stunned.  Here was a vessel that met and, in some cases, exceeded all the minimum standards.  The L-20 designer, Captain Kangar sutai Kinzan, had proceeded under the assumption that, if cost was no consideration, anything was possible.
        The L-20 prototype, the Keth Ke Se, was completed on Stardate 2/1504 and had the distinction of being the most expensive ship ever constructed for the Imperial Navy.  This new battleship earned her name while on trials, when she single-handedly destroyed three Romulan vessels in the Triangle, taking no damage to herself.  Her main batteries were capable of crippling the most powerful vessels then in service.
        Heavy bow and stern torpedoes give the L-20 the ability to strike hard while still maintaining high speeds.  An oversized impulse engine insures that the L-20 has plenty of maneuver power.  Equipped with the best deflectors and shielding available at the time it was constructed, and given a strengthened superstructure, the L-20 prototype could take damage as well as give it.  Design specifications called for Warp 6 capabilities, but the ship delivered went a step further with a speed of Warp 7.
        An interesting addition to the lower hull is an assault shuttle bay, which adjoins the staging area for the main transporters.  This assures that a landing by the ship's compliment of 350 marines need not be halted by transporter failure or the need to maintain shielding.  The most devastating feature of the L-20 is its basic resemblance to the famed D-7 cruiser, which could lead to tragic mistakes on the part of an opposing captain.

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Construction Data:
     Model Numbers-
     Ship Class-
     Date Entering Service-
     Number Constructed

A
X
2/1504
unknown
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

30
C

250 meters
181 meters
70 meters
156,380 tons
  
300 units
15,000 tons
None
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 6-person-
         Combat 20-person-
         Emergency 18-person-
         cargo   small
                    large
     Cloaking Device Type-
         Power Requirement-
  
ZD-7
  
5
4
2
1
1
none
none
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Troops-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
487
350
6
Engines and Power Data:
     Total Power Units Available-
     Movement Point Ratio-
     Warp Engine Type-
         Number-
         Power Units Available-
         Stress Charts-
         Maximum Safe Cruising Speed-
         Emergency Speed-
     Impulse Engine Type-
         Power Units Available-
    
53
4/1
KWE-3
2
20
J/M
Warp 7
Warp 8
KIF-2
23
Weapons and Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1
     Missile Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Power To Arm-
         Damage-

KD-12
4 in two banks
2f/p, 2f/s
H
9
  
(1 - 3)
(4 - 8)
(9 - 12)
KD-8
4 in two banks
2f, 2a
U
7
  
(1 - 7)
(8 - 16)
(17 - 20)
KP-4
3
2f, 1a
Q
2
18
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
KSL
1/3
14
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
unknown
unknown

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