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Last Updated June 24, 2007
Gladiator-I Fighter Shuttle


Romulan Star Empire
Class Shuttle
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2270
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Fleet Battles
Author Ben Rubery
Last Updated November 25, 2002
No Image Available

An early attempt by the Romulans to build a small shuttle-sized attrition unit with which to counter Klingon small craft and to inundate Federation cruisers. The Gladiator models met with limited success in this department. Without warp capabilities the Gladiators were forced to be deployed upon dedicated carriers, and such vessels were expensive and rare within the Romulan fleet. The lessons learned from these models are reflected in later Romulan military doctrine, as their frigate craft descended from the original Vas'Hatham Birds of Prey take over the escort and fast interception roles for the fleet.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Gladiator-I Fighter Shuttle - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
Gladiator-II Fighter Shuttle - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
Related Entries:
Gladiator-II Fighter Shuttle
Gladiator-II Fighter Shuttle
Vas'Hatham Bird of Prey
Vas'Ralaaram War Carrier
Design Notes:
No Design Notes Available

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