IMAGE SOURCE: re-draw by Brad R. Torgersen, 2007










T-8 class   ●   Frontier Transport

oly cow, the Klingons have gotten their hands on the Battlestar Galactica!!!  Heh heh heh... No, not really.  But I must admit, the design and apparent function of those shuttle bays is remarkably Battlestarish.  This is another design furnished by Bernard Guignard (and re-drawn by me, based on the originals) and I wish that I could have made the drawings above a little bit bigger.  However, for quality reasons, I had to go with a smaller version, so some of the detail is not quite as apparent as it ought to be.  This ship is also the first new Klingon design added to the Klingon section in probably 8 months!  Thanks Bernard!

          --- Brad, STSTCSOLD&A

From the FASA Star Trek Starship Tactical Combat Simulator, circa 1983 - 1986
T-8 Class VI Frontier Area Troop Carrier
Notes:  The T-8 class troop transport is one of the main types of military personnel transport in the Klingon Empire.  To better handle the greater risk and danger of frontier areas, a modified version of the T-8 class was built.
       A bow-mounted KD-8 disruptor bank is added to these models, in addition to the KD-4 disruptors mounted port and starboard on the upper dorsal spine of the vessel in front of the warp engine.  This gives the T-8 class vessels an almost 360 degree arc of fire and almost twice the firepower its present class had; a valuable asset on the imperial border.
        The T-8 class also is the first to have the new and still experimental 50-man assault transporter.  Equipped with 5 of these huge pieces of machinery, T-8 transports can beam down their entire contingent of 800 troops in less than 6 minutes.  Of course, the power drain is enormous, and the ships must be well-protected during the beaming operation, as no other power systems except life support can operate while the huge transporters are energized.
        Confidential reports indicate that the new transporters are susceptible to power fluctuations during the beam-down process, due mainly to occasional timing errors in the energy relay circuits.  This has caused 20% disincorporation (ie: loss of pattern) on mass beam-downs when these power fluctuations occur.  Because of this, it isn't known whether or not this transporter system will see further operational use in other classes.  Some discussion has taken place regarding the replacement of the new 50-man transporters by the more standard and well-proven 22-man type.
        For extended missions, the T-8 class has 600 hypothermia sleep capsules installed for the troops being transported.  Because the official attrition rate for these capsules is 4%, it is customary to carry 25 to 50 extra troops in them to make sure the unit is at full strength at warm-up.  The 200 officers and special service personnel of the unit remain awake.
        Another interesting feature of the T-8 vessels is the large number of troop shuttlecraft carried for use when transporter operations are not feasible.  The T-8 class carries 4 J-1 class and 20 J-3 class shuttlecraft housed in 2 large shuttle bays on the port and starboard sides of the vessel.  For continuous operations, the bays are designed to allow simultaneous exit from the forward end of the hangar and entrance from the aft end, thereby avoiding any traffic coordination problems.

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

A
VI
2/1800
56
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

16
C

144.7 meters
80.4 meters
41 meters
75,000 tons
  
2,000 units
100,000 tons
None
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 6-person-
         Combat 50-person-
         Emergency 18-person-
         cargo   small
                    large
     Cloaking Device Type-
         Power Requirement-
  
unknown
  
2
5
none
none
2
none
none
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Troops-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
175
800
24
Engines and Power Data:
     Total Power Units Available-
     Movement Point Ratio-
     Warp Core Type-
         Power Units Available-
         Stress Charts-
         Maximum Safe Cruising Speed-
         Emergency Speed-
     Impulse Reactor(s) Type-
         Impulse Reactor(s) Output-
    
22
3/1
KWC
18
L/M
Warp 6
Warp 7
KIC
4
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

KD-4
2
1f/p/s, 1a/p/s
O
4



 
(1 - 10)
KD-8
1
1f/p/s
U
7
  
(1 - 7)
(8 - 16)
(17 - 20)
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
KSB
1/1
7
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
43.4 *
8.9 *

* D and WDF provided by BBS member atkindave

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