Ships of the Fleet 

Last Updated June 24, 2007
Riskadh Heavy Battlecruiser


Klingon Empire
Class Heavy Combat Vessel
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2257
Out of Service n/a
Source FASA Star Trek Starship Tactical Combat Simulator
Author Paul Brown & Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated December 13, 2002
Riskadh Heavy Battlecruiser

The Riskadh-class Heavy Battlecruiser is named for the house of Kahless the Unforgettable, and it is an ample name for such a majestic and deadly warship. Sharing many of the typical Klingon design elements found in the D7 lineage, the Riskadh was design in such a way to maximize internal volume so that more weapons and associated equipment could be loaded into the hull.

The net effect was a seriously over-gunned battlecruiser that was more than a match for almost any other ship in the fleet, including the C8 Dreadnought that followed only a few years on the heels of the Riskadh. Despite the improved weaponry and shielding systems, though, the Riskadh had its failings. The Riskadh was tragically slow, with less linear thrust abilities than the larger C8 Dreadnought. The ship could only maneuver marginally better than that ship, either. These two factors made the the Riskadh cumbersome, and unable to stay in formation with faster and more maneuverable D7 Battlecruiser contingents. It also did not help that the Riskadh Heavy Battlecruiser was unable to take much damage after its shields had failed, being little more survivable than the D7 Battlecruiser in this area.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
Riskadh Heavy Battlecruiser - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
Related Entries:
D7 Battlecruiser
Laraatan Destroyer
Laraatan Early Destroyer
Design Notes:

Paul recommended this ship for its flavor, and the armament and general flavor of the
ship is his. I made it so that it was a step above the D7 Battlecruiser, but still inadequate compared to
some of the ship developed after it.

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