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Last Updated June 24, 2007
B'rel Bird of Prey


Klingon Empire
Class Light Combat Vessel
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2270
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated November 22, 2002
B'rel Bird of Prey

One of the smaller warships employed by the Klingon Empire, the B'rel Bird of Prey is also one of the most common. The B'rel was the first Klingon ship to mount cloaking technology after its procurement from the Romulan Star Empire in the 23rd Century. Small, nimble, and stealthy, the B'rel has served as an excellent light combat craft for the Klingons into modern times. Requiring little more than a dozen crew members, B'rel Birds of Prey have been built in great numbers. Enough have been built over the years that some have even fallen into the hands of raiders, pirates, and foreign navies.

Individually, each B'rel is unable to take on enemy cruisers head to head, but in groups they are a force to be feared by even the most potent enemy battleship. A pack of B'rel Birds of Prey on the hunt are a deadly force to be reckoned with.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
B'rel Bird of Prey - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
B'ras Bird of Prey - SCS
 Uncommon/Rare Variant
B'dra Bird of Prey - SCS
 Common Variant
Chut'Duj Patrol Craft - SCS
 Common Variant
D-12 Bird of Prey - SCS
 Common Variant
Related Entries:
B'dra Bird of Prey
B'ras Bird of Prey
Chut'Duj Patrol Craft
D-12 Bird of Prey
K'T'inga Battlecruiser
K'Vort Bird of Prey
Kisarza Attack Destroyer
Laraatan Destroyer
Vkarzadan Destroyer
Vor'Sal Frigate
Design Notes:

The B'rel is one of a group of small bird of prey designs that have been shown on screen. The B'rel didn't have many crew members (Star Trek III) but
carried enough firepower to be a threat to Federation starships. They were officially named in the TNG episode "Rascals"
when they were operated by a group of Ferengi.

After the first appearance of the Bird of Prey, the ship's size jumped around
from being a small craft to being into the HCV/Capital Ship size range. Because this myself and others have included several ships of differing sizes and capabilities to fill the on-screen evidence.

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