CLASS NAME: V-9 "Night Flyer"
      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:  Statistically the V-9 is a slight improvement on the V-8.  Visibly, the V-9 is also a slight improvement on the V-8, with a thicker main hull and more complex, industrial-looking warp nacelles.  Performance is still not improved to the point that the V-9 is a match with the Constitution class, though it does fight okay against older model D-7 and D-4 cruisers.  The two forward-facing plasma weapons can deliver wicked damaged but suck up so much juice in the process it is virtually impossible to power both weapons simultaneously and still have any energy left over to sufficiently energize either shields or provide movement.  Too often in game play I have been forced to energize only one Plasma weapon at a time, or sacrifice so much movement and shield power as to render the V-9 a sitting duck.  Like the V-8, I am not big fan of the V-9, and instead prefer the V-6.

From the FASA Star Trek ROMULAN SHIP RECOGNITION MANUAL, circa 1985
V-9 (Night Flyer) Class VI Cruiser
Known Sphere Of Operation: Federation borders
Data Reliability: C
Major Data Source: Triangle Sector Intelligence
The V-9 Class, created from plans for the older V-8 (Bird Of Prey) Class, was constructed in response to the need for increased firepower and speed.  Its similarity to the V-8 on casual inspection is responsible for the prolonged myth that the V-8 was the mainstay of the Romulan Navy.
        The Type 1 was introduced about Stardate 2/0805.  It was the first vessel in the Romulan fleet to carry two plasma weapons, and it had an impressive array of disruptors and a cloaking device.  This vessel reportedly became extremely popular with front line commanders, because of its ability to deliver multiple plasma weapon strikes.  It did not, however, address the speed problem still seen in the concurrent Type 4 V-8, and several power plant changes resulted in the successful Type 6.
        Of the approximately 180 V-9s constructed, about 160 remain in active service; of these, some are known to be assigned to Romulan Intelligence as training vessels.  There are reports of these vessels operating within the Triangle.
        The class is named from the RomuIan temar vastaram (night flyer), in reference to a small, nocturnal, flying predator native to Remus.  The Eridam Papers state that they were the source of many ancient legends and myths about invisible predators from another dimension.

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

Type 1
VI
2/00
21

Type 6
VI
2/15
70
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

15
B

136 meters
190 meters
57 meters
67,100 tons
  
80 units
4,000 tons
none

16
B

136 meters
190 meters
57 meters
70,900 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
  
3
2
1
RCC
15
  
R4M
  
3
2
1
RCC
15
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Troops-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
162
None
None
2
  
162
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-
    
28
3/1
RWC-1
2
12
M/P
Warp 4
Warp 6
RIC-2
4
    
34
3/1
RWC-2
2
15
N/Q
Warp 6
Warp 7
RIC-2
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
4 in 2 banks
2p/f/s, 2a
T
6
   
 
(1 - 18)
 
RPL-1
2
F
E
10
(see chart)

RB-6
4 in 2 banks
2p/f/s, 2a
T
6
   
 
(1 - 18)
 
RPL-1
2
F
E
10
(see chart)
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
RSH
1/2
11
  
RSH
1/2
11
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
63.5
42.4
70.4
42.4

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