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K'T'inga Battlecruiser

Owner

Klingon Empire
Class Heavy Combat Vessel
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2271
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated December 12, 2002
K'T'inga Battlecruiser
Description:

Just as the Federation upgraded the Constitution design the Klingons upgraded their own cruiser, the D7 Battlecruiser. The end result--the K'T'inga Battlecruiser--was just as much a match for the improved Constitution-class vessels as their respective predecessors had been. Nearly evenly matched in firepower, gunnery, and damage potential, the two designs were the best of their period.

Soon after they entered service the K'T'inga received cloaking devices, a result of the brief alliance with the Romulan Star Empire. Newly developed and testbedded on other hulls, the Klingon Empire saw virtue in the ability to launch sneak attacks and then disappear. Despite the advantages of cloaking technology, however, the K'T'inga Battlecruiser was not a big enough leap in technology to make it superior to the Federation's Excelsior Cruiser.

After the Excelsior entered frequent Federation service, the age of the K'T'inga came to a close. The design was ill equipped to fight this newer Federation threat without superiority in numbers, and even then they faired poorly.

Ships of this class continue to be used in the Klingon navy, though they usually are acting in a destroyer role, escorting the larger Vor'cha Attack Cruisers or providing fire support for smaller B'rel Birds of Prey.


Ship Control Sheet(s):
K'T'inga Battlecruiser - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
 
K'T'amar Torpedo Cruiser - SCS
 Uncommon Variant
 
Kronos One Command Cruiser - SCS
 Unique Variant
 
K'Targha Escort Battlecruiser - SCS
 Common Variant
 
   
Related Entries:
B'rel Bird of Prey
Constitution Cruiser
Constitution Light Cruiser
D7 Battlecruiser
Excelsior Cruiser
K'Targha Escort Battlecruiser
K'Vort Bird of Prey
Kronos One Command Cruiser
Tro'Qa Fast Destroyer
Vas'Kalabam Cruiser
Vor'Cha Attack Cruiser
 
Design Notes:


The classic Klingon starship design, the D7 progression to K'T'inga (the latter debuting in Star Trek: The Motion Picture) was as
aesthetically pleasing as the jump from the Constitution to the Constitution refit. With more money to build better models, the
new vessels look nice and, while being more elaborate, also retain the qualities of the older ships. I made the upgrade from D7 to K'T'inga
similar to that of the Constitution's upgrade, retaining the dynamic between those two classes of ships.



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