CLASS NAME: V-5 "Skyfire"
      CLASS TYPE: Cruiser
      GOVERNMENT: Romulan Empire

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Dorsal view

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Port view
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Bow view

BRAD'S COMMENTS:  The V-5 is the first of the early Romulan cruisers that I have found to be generally playable in any TOS-era scenario.  Good superstructure, good weapons, enough power to charge up shields and disruptors to decent levels.  I have had success playing these ships against early D-4, D-7s, D-9, and Anton class cruisers.  Though not an exact match, a trio of V-5 cruisers versus a trio of Antons can be interesting.  Likewise, a trio of V-5s against a trio of early D-7s can be fun.  The only time the V-5 starts running into real trouble is when played against obviously superior ships like late-model D-7s or Constitution, Reliant/Miranda, and Enterprise/Constitution Refit class cruisers.  The V-5's big advantage is that it comes equipped with cloaking ability, enabling it to stage sneak and surprise attacks that neither the early Federation nor early Klingon ships can match.  

From the FASA Star Trek ROMULAN SHIP RECOGNITION MANUAL, circa 1985
V-5 (Skyfire) Class VII/VIII Cruiser
Known Sphere Of Operation: Romulan interior
Data Reliability: D
Major Data Source: Project Grey Ghost; Klingon Sector Intelligence
The V-5 Class, apparently brought into service to supplement the V-2 Class, combines the need for a military vessel with that of a research vessel.  Though it reportedly is quite capable for combat roles in which the V-2 is a failure, it fills its research roles less well.  The Type 1 mounted an impressive array of disruptors with very good fields of fire.  The Type 2, introduced about Stardate 2/00, saw the removal of the forward firing disruptors in favor of a bow-mounted plasma weapon, but this version did not prove to be as combat efficient as the earlier model and has not been reported in any great numbers.
        Of the approximately 80 built, about 50 are assigned to reserve fleets.  Several are used as training vessels, and eight are reported to be in use as private research vessels or cruisers.
        The class is named from the RomuIan ralaaram ocala (fire from the sky), in reference to its military capabilities.

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

Type 1
VII
1/96
40

Type 2
VIII
2/00
40
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

17
B

160 meters
233 meters
60 meters
93,500 tons
  
170 units
6,500 tons
none

18
B

160 meters
233 meters
60 meters
114,300 tons
  
190 units
8,500 tons
none
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 9-person-
         Emergency 20-person-
         cargo-
     Cloaking Device Type-
         Power Requirement-
  
R4M
  
3
2
1
RCC
15
  
R4M
  
3
2
1
RCC
15
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Troops-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
270
None
None
2
  
270
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-
    
35
3/1
RWD-1
2
16
O/O
Warp 6
Warp 7
RIB-2
3
    
38
3/1
RWE-1
2
13
I/L
Warp 7
Warp 8
RID-3
12
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
               +2
     Plasma Weapon Type-
        Number-
        Firing Arcs-
        Firing Chart-
        Power to Arm-
        Damage-

RB-5
4 in 2 banks
2a/s, 2a/p
V
5
   
(1 - 10)
(11 - 1 6)
(17 - 21)
RB-6
2
F
T
6
   
(1- 18)
 
   

RB-5
4 in 2 banks
2a/s, 2a/p
V
5
   
(1 - 10)
(11 - 16)
(17 - 21)
 
 
 
 
 
  

RPL-1
1
F
E
10
(see chart)
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
RSJ
1/1
14
  
RSJ
1/1
13
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
61.3
43.8
61.7
28.4

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