|Expected Duration:||40 Years|
|Resupply Interval:||4 Years|
|Refit Interval:||8 Years|
|Cruising Speed:||Warp 6|
|Maximum Speed:||Warp 9.9|
|Emergency Speed:||Warp 9.95 for 12 hours|
40 Scorpion Class Fighters
52x Type 16 Disruptor (Capable of Beam or Pulse)
27x Type 6 Plasma Torpedo Tubes
1000 Plasma Torpedoes
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The Scimitar class was the culmination of a Romulan development program to create a powerful new class to utilize against the Dominion.
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.
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.