Klingon Bird of Prey

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Despite the differences in size and combat role, all Klingon Birds of Prey share certain common features.
 
Despite the differences in size and combat role, all Klingon Birds of Prey share certain common features.
  
* [[Cloaking device]] - every Bird of Prey is equipped with a cloaking device.  During the Genesis incident, the cloaking device on Kruge's vessel created a visible distortion effect, especially when the ship was in motion.  No similar distortion effect has been seen in any other cloaked Bird of Prey, which could indicate that Kruge's cloak was an inferior model or malfunctioning at the time. Typical Birds of Prey had to lower their [[shields]] and could not fire weapons while cloaked, but [[Chang|General Chang]] possessed a prototype Bird of Prey which could launch torpedoes while cloaked.  Such Birds of Prey were never seen in later encounters.
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* [[Cloaking device]] - Every Bird of Prey is equipped with a cloaking device.  During the Genesis incident, the cloaking device on Kruge's vessel created a visible distortion effect, especially when the ship was in motion.  No similar distortion effect has been seen in any other cloaked Bird of Prey, which could indicate that Kruge's cloak was an inferior model or malfunctioning at the time. Typical Birds of Prey had to lower their [[shields]] and could not fire weapons while cloaked, but [[Chang|General Chang]] possessed a prototype Bird of Prey which could launch torpedoes while cloaked.  Such Birds of Prey were never seen in later encounters, possibly indicating that Federation sensor improvements made that model obsolete.
  
* [[Disruptor|Disruptor cannons]] - both variations of the Bird of Prey carry rapid-fire disruptor cannons in their wingtips.  A steady fusillade from these cannons could destroy a Dominion fighter in a single salvo.
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* [[Disruptor|Disruptor cannons]] - Both variations of the Bird of Prey carry rapid-fire disruptor cannons in their wingtips.  A steady fusillade from these cannons could destroy a Dominion fighter in a single salvo.
  
* [[Photon torpedo |Photon torpedoes]] - every Bird of Prey has a torpedo tube located in the bow. An "emergency tube" was mentioned during the ship's first appearance but quickly forgotten.  
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* [[Photon torpedo |Photon torpedoes]] - Every Bird of Prey has a torpedo tube located in the bow. An "emergency tube" was mentioned during the ship's first appearance but quickly forgotten.  
  
* Variable-geometry wing design - the angle of the wings of Bird of Prey is variable.  What role the various wing positions play is unknown, as the Birds of Prey have been observed to attack in all  wing positions: raised above the hull, parallel to the hull, and down below the hull.
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* Variable-geometry wing design - The angle of the wings of Bird of Prey is variable.  What role the various wing positions play is unknown, as the Birds of Prey have been observed to attack in all  wing positions: raised above the hull, parallel to the hull, and down below the hull.
  
 
===Atmospheric Flight===
 
===Atmospheric Flight===

Latest revision as of 15:13, 7 October 2013

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