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

V-1 "Starglider" class   ●   Cruiser

he backstory for this class is not kidding in that the V-1 (click here for original FASA graphic) is not well suited to its role.  Underpowered and lacking weapons with bite, the Starglider is nice to look at but not very much fun to play.  Only the earliest cruisers like the Federation Anton or the Klingon D-7C make good opponents for the V-1, since these vessels are similarly weak; though, even then, the Federation and Klingon ships have the upper hand.

          --- Brad, STSTCSOLD&A

From the FASA Star Trek ROMULAN SHIP RECOGNITION MANUAL, circa 1985
V-1 (Starglider) Class V Cruiser
Known Sphere Of Operation: Romulan interior
Data Reliability: D
Major Data Source: Project Grey Ghost
Soon after its introduction into exploratory service, the V-1 vessels were found to be unsuitable for their mission.  The cramped quarters and work areas would not permit extensive onboard research and testing, which meant that the ships were compelled to land on most worlds to carry out their studies.  Not only were such atmospheric operations difficu It, but the exposure of the entire ship to unknown environments put them in constant danger.  These risks were unacceptable to the Romulan High Command, so the class was reassigned as cruisers to supplement the fleets.  It evidently saw no greater success in this role, for it was removed from active service about Stardate 2/0806.  The Type 2 mounted better, bank-mounted weaponry and a more powerful impulse drive.
        Of the approximately 100 built, half are assigned to reserve fleets.  Eighteen have been sold to the civil sector, where they are used as private research vessels; two operate exclusively within the Triangle.
        The class is named for Vadaso Stelri (glider in the stars), an asteroid in the Romulan home system.  Ancient legend is reported to state that this glider was a returning message from the gods, directing the Romulans to follow it on its road through the stars.

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

Type 1
V
1/88
70

Type 2
V
1/98
40
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

10
C

59.8 meters
162 meters
39.6 meters
48,700 tons
  
120 units
6,000 tons
yes

11
C

59.8 meters
162 meters
39.6 meters
52,000 tons
  
120 units
6,000 tons
yes
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 9-person-
         Emergency 20-person-
         cargo-
     Cloaking Device Type-
         Power Requirement-
  
R3M
  
1
1
1
None
None
  
R3M
  
1
1
1
None
None
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Troops-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
135
None
16
none
  
135
None
16
none
Engines and Power Data:
     Total Power Units Available-
     Movement Point Ratio-
     Warp Core Type-
         Warp Core Output-
         Stress Charts-
         Maximum Safe Cruising Speed-
         Emergency Speed-
     Impulse Reactor(s) Type-
         Impulse Reactor(s) Output-
    
20
2/1
RWD-2
18
O/Q
Warp 7
Warp 8
RIB-1
2
    
23
2/1
RWD-2
18
O/Q
Warp 7
Warp 8
RIB-3
5
Weapons and Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1

RB-2
6 in 3 banks
4f, 1a/s, 1a/p
K
2
   
-
-
-

RB-7
6 in 3 banks
4f, 1a/s, 1a/p
J
4
   
-
(1 - 6)
(7 - 10)
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
RSD
1/1
8
  
RSG
1/1
13
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
40.3
4.8
50.7
13.8

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