Romulan Bird of Prey

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==Technical Data==
 
==Technical Data==
 
*The [[plasma torpedo]]s carried by the Romulan ship were far more powerful than the [[phaser]] armament of the ''USS Enterprise'', but their range was considerably shorter.
 
*The [[plasma torpedo]]s carried by the Romulan ship were far more powerful than the [[phaser]] armament of the ''USS Enterprise'', but their range was considerably shorter.
*While capable of [[warp drive|warp speed]], the Romulan ship did not have [[warp core|warp power]], relying instead on [[impulse engine]]s for all of its [[power generation]]. Incidentally, this demonstrates that faster-than-light propulsion is possible in ''Star Trek'' without a warp core. It also demonstrates that a ship that relies only on impulse power ([[nuclear fusion]]) is capable of threatening a ship that uses warp power ([[matter-antimatter annihilation]]). The lower energy density of its fuel, however, meant that the Romulan ship had a far more limited range than its Federation counterpart; fuel conservation was a major concern of the Romulan captain.
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*While capable of [[warp drive|warp speed]], the Romulan ship did not have [[warp core|warp power]], relying instead on [[impulse engine]]s for all of its [[power generation]].
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**Incidentally, this demonstrates that faster-than-light propulsion is possible in ''Star Trek'' without a warp core.
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**It also demonstrates that a ship that relies only on impulse power ([[nuclear fusion]]) is capable of threatening a ship that uses warp power ([[matter-antimatter annihilation]]).
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**The lower energy density of its fuel, however, meant that the Romulan ship had a far more limited range than its Federation counterpart; fuel conservation was a major concern of the Romulan captain.
 
*The Bird of Prey was the first Star Trek ship to demonstrate a [[cloaking device]].  The device made the ship invisible to normal light and targeting [[sensor]]s, but it could still be detected with [[subspace]] motion detectors.  The ''Enterprise'' was able to attack it by laying down patterns of fire in the area where its movement had been detected.
 
*The Bird of Prey was the first Star Trek ship to demonstrate a [[cloaking device]].  The device made the ship invisible to normal light and targeting [[sensor]]s, but it could still be detected with [[subspace]] motion detectors.  The ''Enterprise'' was able to attack it by laying down patterns of fire in the area where its movement had been detected.
  
 
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[[Category: ST Starships]]

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