CLASS NAME: V-6 "Gallant Wing"
CLASS TYPE: Cruiser
GOVERNMENT: Romulan Empire

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Dorsal
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BRAD'S COMMENTS:  Greatly resembling the truncated teardrop-shaped "Bird of Prey" vessel featured in ST:TOS, the V-6 is a capable cruiser that packs good firepower and good protection.  Throw in the cloaking device, and the Gallant Wing is a deadly foe for even larger Starfleet and Klingon ships like the Constitution or the Chandley.  The Type 7 is especially powerful, with numbers matching a Mark III Reliant (Miranda) class or a later-model Klingon D-10 Riskadh.  The odd thing is that this class seems to predate the V-8 and V-9 class ships, yet the V-8 and V-9 are not nearly as well armed nor are they capable of the kind of one-on-one bludgeoning that the V-6 is capable of.  I've enjoyed playing this class very much, having staged numerous successful sneak attack missions, using the cloaking device to get in close and then de-cloaking to wallop my foe with the powerful disruptor and plasma weaponry.  The only other ships of the Romulan Star Navy that are more potent than this class are the V-30 and the Z-1, both of which are much later generation vessels in the FASA Trek timeline.
        Again, the ship's design closely resembles that of the V-8 and V-9, the three ships representing the lion's share of craft fashioned in the old TOS-era style.

From the FASA Star Trek ROMULAN SHIP RECOGNITION MANUAL, circa 1985
V-6 (Gallant Wing) Class X - XII Cruiser
Known Sphere Of Operation: Empire-wide use
Data Reliability: A
Major Data Source: Combat reports
The V-6 class was considered to be the ultimate replacement to fill the need for both a military vessel and a research vessel.  Designed much like Star Fleet research cruisers, they are well equipped for research duties and for combat.
        At the time of their introduction about Stardate 2/09, they were the most powerful ships in the fleet.  The Type 1 mounted six of the most powerful disruptors available and the RPL-2 plasma weapon.  Although these vessels never saw combat with any Federation ships, it is speculated that this model would have been an even match for a Constitution Class cruiser.
        With the Type 5, introduced about Stardate 2/11, the combat efficiency improved because its more powerful disruptors, more efficient shields, and stronger superstructure.  At this time, all Type 1s were recalled for refitting to the new configuration, and, by Stardate 2/13, this process had been completed.  The Type 5 remained in service until about Stardate 2/22, when all had been converted to the Type 7.
        The Type 7, introduced on Stardate 211607, mounted improved engines and was structurally improved.  Vessels of this type are expected to remain a mainstay of the active Navy.
        Of the approximately 100 V-6s built, nearly all remain in active service.  One operates as a private research vessel, appearing infrequently in the Triangle.
        The class is named from the RomuIan s'ten vastam (gallant wing).

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

Type 1
X
2/09
30

Type 5
X
2/11
50

Type 7
XII
2/16
20
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

20
B

172 meters
250 meters
47 meters
140,500 tons
  
250 units
12,500 tons
none

22
B

172 meters
252 meters
48 meters
144,000 tons
  
250 units
12,500 tons
none

26
B

172 meters
252 meters
48 meters
190,000 tons
  
250 units
12,500 tons
none
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 9-person-
         Emergency 20-person-
         cargo-
     Cloaking Device Type-
         Power Requirement-
  
R5M
  
4
2
2
RCD
22
  
R5M
  
4
2
2
RCD
22
  
R5M
  
4
2
2
RCE
38
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Troops-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
300
None
None
2
  
300
None
None
2
  
300
None
None
4
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-
    
40
4/1
RWF-1
2
18
G/L
Warp 7
Warp 9
RID-1
4
    
40
4/1
RWF-1
2
18
G/L
Warp 7
Warp 9
RID-1
4
    
52
4/1
RWG-1
2
24
G/L
Warp 7
Warp 9
RID-1
4
Weapons and Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1
     Plasma Weapon Type-
        Number-
        Firing Arcs-
        Firing Chart-
        Power to Arm-
        Damage-

RB-6
6 in 3 banks
2f, 2f/p, 2f/s
T
5
   
 
(1 - 18)
 
RPL-2
1
F
M
15
(see chart)

RB-9
6 in 3 banks
2f, 2f/p, 2f/s
W
6
   
(1 - 8)
(9 - 16)
(17 - 20)
RPL-2
1
F
M
15
(see chart)

RB-9
6 in 3 banks
2f, 2f/p, 2f/s
W
6
   
(1 - 8)
(9 - 16)
(17 - 20)
RPL-2
1
F
M
15
(see chart)
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
RSN
1/2
15
  
RSO
1/3
15
  
RSO
1/3
15
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
78.6
62.8
96.0
75.4
113.7
75.4

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