CLASS NAME: V-4 "Wing of Vengeance"
      CLASS TYPE: Cruiser
      GOVERNMENT: Romulan Empire

IMAGE SOURCE: FASA Star Trek Role Playing Game supplement #2303: Star Trek Starship Tactical Combat Simulator - Romulan Ship Recognition Manual
 
Dorsal view

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Port view
IMAGE SOURCE: FASA Star Trek Role Playing Game supplement #2303: Star Trek Starship Tactical Combat Simulator - Romulan Ship Recognition Manual
 
Bow view

BRAD'S COMMENTS:  Like the V-1 and V-2, the V-4 is one of many early Romulan cruisers that suffers from a lack of power, weapons, and superstructure.  Like the V-1 and V-2, the V-4 is best operated in numbers against a lesser number of enemy ships, preferably the youngest Federation and Klingon designs.  The V-4 might actually make a decent light cruiser, if only it carried a torpedo or even a plasma weapon.  Instead, it suffers greatly when faced with even modest frigate and destroyer types packing torps.
        Stylistically, the V-4 is one of the first designs seen in the Romulan Ship Recognition Manual that really employs the "bird" aesthetic that dominates so much of the Romulan fleets from the FASA manuals.  Long wings covered with feather-pattern shield grids or hull plates are a hallmark of FASA's Romulan design from long ago, though one wonders what good wings of any sort will do on a spacecraft that never has to enter an atmosphere.  In reality wings would be useless on most large spacecraft, and would only serve to dramatically increase the target profile of the ship in question. 

From the FASA Star Trek ROMULAN SHIP RECOGNITION MANUAL, circa 1985
V-4 (Wing of Vengeance) Class VI Cruiser
Known Sphere Of Operation: Empire interior
Data Reliability: D
Major Data Source: Klingon sector intelligence
The V-4 class has, by far, the most unusual design to come from Romulan engineers; fashioned like a giant wing, it was created not only for aesthetics but for combat.  When the vessels were first introduced, they were intended to lead an expansion effort, but the war between the Klingons and Federation caused them to be sent to patrol the Klingon border.  The Type 2 mounted a more powerful impulse drive system and improved disruptors, which accounted for its greater combat efficiency.
        The V-4s were painted by crewmembers in a variety of patterns.  These ships, though popular with their crews, were removed from service sometime after Stardate 2/16 for more powerful designs.  Of the approximately 135 built, about 65 are in reserve fleets.  Six are reported to be used as training vessels, and two are used as spaceborn museums, one each stationed at Remus and at Corill.  Eighteen are known to be operating in the civil sector.
        On Stardate 1/9611, nine of these vessels are known to have been sent into the Triangle to liberate a small system from the Klingons.  The Romulans pressed the attack against the three D-7s protecting the system, immediately destroying two and driving the other away.  Flushed with victory, the Romulan commander sent five of his group after the fleeing enemy, but they encountered nine D-7s and three D-l0s arriving to reinforce the area.  The Romulans flew into a classic trap laid by the Klingon battlegroup, and three were destroyed before getting off one shot.  The remaining Romulans miraculously crippled four of the Klingon vessels before one was crippled itself and the remaining vessel fled.  The Klingons abandoned the effort and withdrew from the area.
        This battle caused a stir in the Klingon High Command, as the ship had never before been encountered.  Because the stories told of its abilities were inflated to make the Klingon fleet commander look good, the V-4s enjoyed an undeserved notoriety amongst the Klingons for many years.
        The class is named from the Romulan vastam cl'vangas (wing of vengeance), in reference to the vessel's combat capabilities.

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

Type 1
VI
1/90
80

Type 2
VI
1/94
60
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

12
C

85 meters
195 meters
60 meters
65,600 tons
  
80 units
4,000 tons
none

13
C

85 meters
195 meters
60 meters
66,800 tons
  
80 units
4,000 tons
none
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 9-person-
         Emergency 20-person-
         cargo-
     Cloaking Device Type-
         Power Requirement-
  
R4M
  
2
2
1
None
None
  
R4M
  
2
2
1
None
None
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Troops-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
160
None
None
2
  
160
None
None
2
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-
    
32
3/1
RWC-2
2
15
N/Q
Warp 6
Warp 7
RIB-1
2
    
35
3/1
RWC-2
2
15
N/Q
Warp 6
Warp 7
RIB-3
5
Weapons and Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1

RB-4
6 in 3 banks
2f, 2a/s, 2a/p
J
6
   
(1 - 2)
(3 - 6)
(7 - 10)

RB-8
6 in 3 banks
2f, 2a/s, 2a/p
N
6
   
(1 - 4)
(5 - 9)
(10 - 13)
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
RSG
1/1
13
  
RSJ
1/1
14
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
50.7
19.2
55.1
24.6

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