CLASS NAME: D'daridex "Warbird"
CLASS TYPE: Battlecruiser
GOVERNMENT: Romulan Empire

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BRAD'S COMMENTS:  At the time the TNG Officers Manual was written, the exact size of the warbird must have not hit home with the FASA writers.  The stats for the A and B types indicate a ship roughly equal to the Galaxy class.  But even in ST:TNG First Season we get glamour shots of the D'daridex positioned in the distance, with the NCC-1701-D in the foreground, and the D'daridex obviously dwarfs the Galaxy class.  Given the ship's apparent size, and its proposed quantum black hole power source, I think it's safe to say the stats originally provided by FASA are totally off the mark.  I have therefore included three new types of my own devising which make the warbird more formidable.  It is after all the most advanced Romulan design of the ST:TNG era, it ought to kick butt.
        The D'daridex has got to be one of the most gorgeous ship designs to emerge from the ST:TNG series.  At least as elegant and organic looking as the Galaxy class, and far cooler looking than the old teardrop shaped Bird of Prey ship from ST:TOS.  Sadly, this is about the only Romulan ship we ever see in ST:TNG or DS9.  The entire Romulan fleet seems to be composed of nothing but D'daridex class ships!  Which is one hell of a navy!  But I have to think there should be more ships of different classes, the TNG guys just never got a chance to fill in the blanks.
        The upcoming Star Trek movie is going to be the first of any Star Trek movie to focus on the Romulan Star Empire.  We'll see if they don't show some different Romulan classes when Picard squares off with his 'evil twin' in ST:NEMESIS.
       I have not tried this scenario, but it would be interesting to set up a Type C or Type D warbird against the new Sovereign class, and see which class comes out on top.  Both ships are fairly well matched, and ought to be able to compete.  The warbird has more superstructure, but like most Federation craft the Sovereign class has more power.  Try it if you want, and let me know the results! 

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

Type A
unknown
unknown
23(?)

Type B
unknown
unknown
45(?)

Type C *
unknown
unknown
60(?)

Type D *
unknown
unknown
82(?)

Type E *
unknown
unknown
33(?)
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

110
B

1,042 meters
772 meters
294 meters
unknown
  
unknown
unknown
None

145
B

1,042 meters
772 meters
294 meters
unknown
  
unknown
unknown
None

147
B

1,044 meters
775 meters
296 meters
unknown
  
unknown
unknown
None

150
B

1,044 meters
775 meters
296 meters
unknown
  
unknown
unknown
None

155
B

1,047 meters
775 meters
296 meters
unknown
  
unknown
unknown
None
Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 9-person-
         Combat 20-person-
         cargo-
     Cloaking Device Type-
         Power Requirement-
  
unknown
  
unknown
unknown
unknown
RCF
75
  
unknown
  
unknown
unknown
unknown
RCF
75
  
RSCX-D
  
25
15
8
RCG
100
  
RSCX-D
  
25
15
8
RCG
100
  
RSCX-D
  
25
15
8
RCG
100
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Troops-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
350(?)
250(?)
6(?)
  
400(?)
300(?)
6(?)
  
850
250
16
  
850
250
16
  
860
250
18
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-
    
100
4/1
RTWD-1
2
40
E/F
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
RIG-IV
20
    
130
3/1
RTWD-1B
2
50
D/E
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
RIG-V
30
    
170
5/1
RTWD-2X
2
70
F/G
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
RIG-V
30
    
190
6/1
RTWD-3X
2
80
E/G
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
RIG-V
30
    
200
6/1
RTWD-3X
2
80
E/G
Warp 8
Warp 9.9
RIG-VI
40
Weapons and Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1
     Missile Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
    
         Firing Chart-
         Power To Arm-
         Damage-

RBW-G
6
2f, 4f/p/s
S
25
   
(1 - 12)
(13 - 18)
(19 - 22)
RTA-C
4
4f/p/s
 
M
2
15

RWW-H
10
360 arc, all
T
10
   
(1 - 15)
(16 - 22)
(23 - 30)
RTA-E
6
4f/p/s, 2a
 
N
1
20

RD-25
14
8f, 2p, 2s, 2a
W
16
   
(1 - 14)
(15 - 24)
(25 - 28)
RPT-1A
9
3f/s, 3f/p,
2p/a/s, 1a
S
2
24

RD-25
14
8f, 2p, 2s, 2a
W
16
   
(1 - 14)
(15 - 24)
(25 - 28)
RPT-2C
9
3f/s, 3f/p,
2p/a/s, 1a
S
3
28

RD-26
14
8f, 2p, 2s, 2a
W
18
   
(1 - 14)
(15 - 24)
(25 - 28)
RPT-2C
9
3f/s, 3f/p,
2p/a/s, 1a
S
3
28
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
RSL-2
1/1
15
  
RSM-5
1/1
18
  
RAST-4
1/4
28
  
RAST-5
1/5
30
  
RAST-5
1/5
30
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown

* Denotes completely hypothetical model number and stats, devised by Brad R. Torgersen.

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