Klingon Bird of Prey

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===Scout model===
 
===Scout model===
The scout model bird of prey, sometimes erroneously referred to as the ''B'Rel'' class was most frequently encountered during the TOS movie era and DS9.  It is a small, agile and very light craft with a crew between 12 and 36.  The class was first encountered on screen during the [[Genesis device|Genesis Incident]], when Captain Kruge took his Bird of Prey deep into Federation space and destroyed the ''[[USS Grissom]]'' and ambushed and crippled the ''[[USS Enterprise]]''.  [[Pavel Chekov]] detected the Bird of Prey for a moment on the scanners before she cloaked and identified her as a "scout class vessel"  (''[[Star Trek III: The Search for Spock]]''). [[Sulu]] verified that the crew compliment of as about a dozen. The Bird of Prey in the movie novelization is described as a Klingon fighter.
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The scout model bird of prey, sometimes erroneously referred to as the ''B'Rel'' class, was most frequently encountered during the TOS movie era and DS9.  It is a small, agile and very light craft with a crew between 12 and 36.  The class was first encountered on screen during the [[Genesis device|Genesis Incident]], when Captain Kruge took his Bird of Prey deep into Federation space and destroyed the ''[[USS Grissom]]'' and ambushed and crippled the ''[[USS Enterprise]]''.  [[Pavel Chekov]] detected the Bird of Prey for a moment on the scanners before she cloaked and identified her as a "scout class vessel"  (''[[Star Trek III: The Search for Spock]]''). [[Sulu]] verified that the crew compliment of as about a dozen. The Bird of Prey in the movie novelization is described as a Klingon fighter.
  
 
===Cruiser model===
 
===Cruiser model===
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===Atmospheric Flight===
 
===Atmospheric Flight===
The ''B'Rel''-class has one feature that is not confirmed in the ''K'Vort''-class.  The ''B'Rel''-class can safely enter a planet's atmosphere and land on the surface.  There is one instance where K'Vort cruisers may have exhibited atmospheric capabilities.  During the Dominion War, an attack led by General [[Martok]] against a Dominion base on Trekla V shows Birds of Prey decloaking and strafing a base on the surface.  There is no mention of the class of these vessels, but the fact that they later engaged Cardassian capital ships -- and Kor commanded a single Bird of Prey in a suicide attack on 10 Dominion fighters -- suggests that this was a ''K'Vort''-class cruiser. ([[DS9]], "Once more Unto the Breach")
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The scout model has one feature that is not confirmed in the cruiser model.  The scout can safely enter a planet's atmosphere and land on the surface.  There is one instance where cruisers may have exhibited atmospheric capabilities.  During the Dominion War, an attack led by General [[Martok]] against a Dominion base on Trekla V shows Birds of Prey decloaking and strafing a base on the surface.  There is no mention of the class of these vessels, but the fact that they later engaged Cardassian capital ships -- and Kor commanded a single Bird of Prey in a suicide attack on 10 Dominion fighters -- suggests that this was a cruiser. ([[DS9]], "Once more Unto the Breach")
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==

Revision as of 15:46, 1 February 2009

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