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

V-7 "Whitewind" class   ●   Cruiser

ot as powerful as the V-6 class, the V-7 nevertheless is more able than its D and WDF numbers make it seem, mainly because of the decent engines, cloaking device, and the use (for the first time among Romulan cruiser designs) of a photon torpedo.  Not only that, the original FASA V-7 is one of the best examples of the "bird" aesthetic that typifies later Romulan designs, indeed the class got the full-color cover art for the entire Romulan Ship Recognition Manual.  The class is also part of the limited line featured in the original STSSTCS game manual and box set, with playing pieces already punched and stamped for play.  Thus, I have enjoyed using this class in game after game, probably more than any other Romulan ship, even the V-30 or the V-8.  The V-7 is good in numbers, makes a great backup weapon in fleet actions, can hold its own against older enemies and can draw blood against more recent enemies if used effectively.  Used in tandem with the T-10 destroyer and the V-30 cruiser, the V-7 is a great ship.

                    --- Brad, STSTCSOLD&A

From the FASA Star Trek ROMULAN SHIP RECOGNITION MANUAL, circa 1985
V-7 (Whitewind) Class IX - X Cruiser
Known Sphere Of Operation: Klingon borders
Data Reliability: C
Major Data Source: Project Grey Ghost
Like their counterparts in the V-6 Class, the V-7s were designed for multiple roles, with spacious in- teriors and complete onboard research facilities.
        The Type 1 entered service about Stardate 2/12 and is still being produced as a support ship, even though it is not as efficient in combat as later models.  Mounting the RPL-2 plasma weapon and a cloaking device, the Type 1 is capable of operating alone.
        The Type 3, introduced about Stardate 2/17, is the preferred model of the class.  It mounts two additional disruptors and three photon torpedoes, and it has more efficient shields.
        Of the approximately 80 V-7s built, nearly all remain in active service.  Current production of the Whitewind is estimated at six per year.
        The aft weaponry of the V-7s has set the standard for the Romulan Navy, as exemplified by this Project Grey Ghost report of an incident between two V-7s and two Klingon L-9 class frigates. The V-7s, investigating asteroid clusters, detected the Klingons as they approached.  Both V-7s cloaked and deployed.  As the unsuspecting Klingons began surveying the asteroids, the V-7s de-cloaked and opened fire, only to have the Klingons disappear from view and sensor, obviously taking advantage of cloaking capabilities acquired in the technological exchange.  In the waiting game that followed, all four ships remained cloaked and invisible to sensors for several hours.  Finally, one of the Klingon commanders became impatient and attempted to warp away from the area.  Unfortunately, his path of departure resulted in a collision and catastrophic explosion.  The remaining ships immediately de-cloaked, only to find themselves lying aft to aft, which put the Klingon at a disadvantage because of its lack of torpedoes to the rear.  It suffered serious damage and surrendered to the Romulan commander, who allowed the Klingon to leave after surrendering the cloaking device.
        The class is named for a meteorological disturbance peculiar to Remus.  As described in The Eridam Papers, twice per Remus year, a hot wind blows across the northern hemisphere for as long as five days.  Mineral particles from the western cliffs are borne aloft by the winds, and, at night, their phosphorescense causes the hemisphere-wide nightglow that gives the weather phenomenon its name aye mosaram (white wind).

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

Type 1
IX
2/12
60

Type 3
X
2/17
26
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

18
B

140 meters
260 meters
48 meters
139,500 tons
  
320 units
16,000 tons
none

18
B

140 meters
260 meters
48 meters
144,400 tons
  
320 units
16,000 tons
none
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 9-person-
         Emergency 20-person-
         cargo-
     Cloaking Device Type-
         Power Requirement-
  
R4M
  
4
4
2
RCC
15
  
R6M
  
4
4
2
RCD
22
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Troops-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
320
None
None
6
  
322
None
None
6
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-
    
44
4/1
RWF-1
36
G/L
Warp 7
Warp 9
RID-2
8
    
44
4/1
RWF-1
36
G/L
Warp 7
Warp 9
RID-2
8
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
     Plasma Weapon Type-
        Number-
        Firing Arcs-
        Firing Chart-
        Power to Arm-
        Damage-
     Missile Weapon Type-
       Number-
       Firing Arcs-
       Firing Chart-
       Power to Arm-
       Damage- 

RB-5
4 in 2 banks
2f/p, 2f/s
V
5
   
(1 - 10)
(11 - 1 6)
(17 - 21)
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
RPL-2
1
F
M
15
(see chart)

RB-5
4 in 2 banks
2f/p, 2f/s
V
5
   
(1 - 10)
(11 - 1 6)
(17 - 21)
RB-9
2
F
W
6
 
(1 - 8)
(9 - 16)
(17 - 20)
 
 
 
 
 
 
RP-2
3
2f, 1a
H
1
8
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
RSK
1/2
13
  
RSL
1/3
14
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
79.6
45.0
88.5
49.8

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