Scimitar class

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Scimitar-class
Class Information
Expected Duration: 40 Years
Resupply Interval: 4 Years
Refit Interval: 8 Years
Role: Battleship
In Service: Unknown
Length: 890 meters
Width: 1350 meters
Height: 254 meters
Decks: 50
Warp Rating
Cruising Speed: Warp 6
Maximum Speed: Warp 9.9
Emergency Speed: Warp 9.95 for 12 hours
Personnel
Crew Compliment: 765
Marines: 175
Civilians: 20
Auxiliary Craft
Shuttlebays:

3

Fighters:

40 Scorpion Class Fighters

Tactical Systems
Phasers:

52x Type 16 Disruptor (Capable of Beam or Pulse)

Torpedo Launchers:

27x Type 6 Plasma Torpedo Tubes

Torpedo Compliment:

1000 Plasma Torpedoes

Shields:

High Output Shielding System

Other Systems:
  • Standard Duranium/Tritanium Double Hull
  • 9 CM Density Armor
  • High Intensity Structural Integrity Field
  • Class PXA-1 Experimental Cloaking Device
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The Scimitar-class is a type of Romulan warbird developed in the late 24th century. The prototype vessel of the class was destroyed in 2379.

History

The Scimitar class was the culmination of a Romulan development program to create a powerful new class to utilize against the Dominion.

The design included a revolutionary Thalaron radiation core, developed by the Tal Shiar, making it a deadly adversary.

Only one vessel of the class was completed as the necessity for such a super-weapon disappeared following the end of the Dominion War. That vessel; the Scimitar, was under the control of Shinzon of Remus, and he used it to destroy the remaining unfinished Scimitar-class vessels to make sure no one could oppose him.

The Scimitar herself was later destroyed when Lieutenant Commander Data of the USS Enterprise-E fired a phaser into the vessel's thalaron core to prevent the weapon from being used to kill his shipmates.

Features

Scimitar-class warbirds are huge, but even for their size, they have an unusually high amount of weaponry: 52 disruptor banks and 27 photon torpedo tubes. In addition, the class features at least one huge shuttle bay which can hold in excess of 40 Scorpion-class fighters. The class is also fitted with an advanced cloaking device which is undetectable by any previously known means and can also be operated whilst maintaining full shields and firing weapons.

However by the most notable feature of the Scimitar class are the thalaron cores. Scimitar-class vessels are able to create a thalaron discharge which could wipe out all organic tissue on a target ranging from a starship to a planet. To fire the weapon, the ship must splay its wings into a firing position; this takes several minutes, during which time the thalaron radiation is built up from the core. However to fire such a weaponsd requires the authorization of the The Empress and High Command.

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