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Last Updated June 24, 2007
D-12 Bird of Prey


Klingon Empire
Class Light Combat Vessel
Availability Common Variant
In Service 2352
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Trek: Generations
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated November 23, 2002
D-12 Bird of Prey

A variation of the B'rel Bird of Prey popular within the Klingon navy since the 2270s, the D-12 is a design plagued by problems. The designers attempted in the D-12 to refine the hull and increase the overall firepower of the ship. In this they managed to succeed. However, power problems plagued the D-12 Bird of Prey line. Weapon systems would not necessarily shutdown or fail due to these power spikes, but systems that were more sensitive tended to fail at inappropriate times. Faulty plasma coils in the cloaking devices onboard these ships were prone to a cascading shutdown because of the problem, and this eventually led to the class being phased out of active service. They were not mothballed, however; instead they were sold off to Klingon houses as honor guard and local defense craft.

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'rel Bird of Prey
K'Vort Bird of Prey
Design Notes:

The D-12 is an attempt to make sense of the Star Trek: Generations battle. The ships used by Lursa and Be'tor was
noted by Worf to be D-12's, and the cloaking problems were mentioned in dialogue. However, the crew of each of the birds of prey
was on par with that of the B'rel. So I created this uprated version of the B'rel, swapping its light disruptors for a medium disruptors at a
rate of 2:1. In the context of the movie, the D-12 could feasibly get a good enough hit against the Enterprise-D in an opening salvo to
seal its fate, especially if they could get a few lucky hits.

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