Planetside
Planetside


 Ships of the Fleet 


Planetside
Last Updated December 14, 2003
K'vort Cha Light Cruiser

Owner

Klingon Empire
Class Capital Ship
Availability Limited Availability (33%)
In Service 2372
Out of Service n/a
Source Dominion Wars
Author Epyon
Last Updated December 14, 2003
K'vort Cha Light Cruiser
Description:
On the verge of losing its edge in ship-to-ship actions, the Klingon Defense Force was in desperate need on a heavy hitting, low cost ship. In battle, the existing B'rel and K'T’inga fleets were simply outgunned and K'vort and Vor’Cha fleets were overgunned. The preferred hit-and-run tactics had become less effective as the enemy escorts improved and proliferated, making sustained strategic advances excessively slow and costly.

It was during the period just prior to the Dominion War, when Klingon Empire was at war with the Federation, that the KDF convinced the High Council to authorize a new, inexpensive, light cruiser: the K'vort Cha. More durable than other Klingon cruiser designs, it was hoped that this new light cruiser would be more successful than the K’T’inga in battle.

Within a period of 14 months the first of three K'vort Cha prototypes were ready to be tested. Following the Klingon belief that the best test is in battle, the first of the K'vort Cha's was dispatched to wreak havoc upon unsuspecting convoys and small military installations. These battle tests demonstrated the viability of the K'vort Cha design while showing several designs flaws. The K’vort Cha was eventually upgraded after the war with newer, advanced technologies. The ships electronics package was improved, increasing sensor strength and improving firing solutions. The cruiser also saw an upgrade to its disruptor banks, the existing medium disruptors being replaced with experimental threshold disruptors capable of firing faster and for more damage.

The flaws of the K’vort Cha were its eventual undoing. The ship never caught on and the High Council ultimately decided to retain their aging stock of K’vorts and B’rels to fill the same mission role.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
K'vort Cha Light Cruiser - SCS
 Limited Availability (33%)
 
   
Related Entries:
No Related Entries
 
Design Notes:
Design by Epyon. Based on a ship from the Dominion Wars computer game.


| Planetside Main | Planetside Forums | Features | Supplements | Ships of the Fleet | Resources | Scenarios | Recent Updates | The Great Machine | Babcom Archive | Links |

Questions, comments, or suggestions? Please contact Tyrel Lohr at tyrel_lohr@wyoming.com or via this online contact form. I look forward to hearing your feedback and ideas.

All original content © 2017, Tyrel Lohr.
All other materials are owned by their respective authors.