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Offline sm12905

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Raptor-class escort/patrol vessel
« on: 24 March 2008 05:25 PM »
Raptor-class escort/patrol vessel

Class: Raptor-class escort vessel
Length: 300 feet
Beam: 150 feet (including nacelle)
Height: 150feet (including nacelle)
Departmental class:  combat vessel
Cruise Velocity: Warp 7
Maximum Velocity: Warp 9 (for three hours)
Weapons systems:  Four photon torpedo launchers (mounted on the warp nacelle), 10 disruptor emitters, one plasma torpedo launcher (below the navigational deflector).
Decks: 6
Crew compliment: 150, evacuation limit unknown.
Design:
The raptor-class escorts were designed shortly after the end of the Dominion war.  Desperately needing an escort vessel to reinforce the weakened fleet, the designers turned to the old ring-nacelle design. They were able to design and build the first Raptor-class inside of a year.
Despite several early design flaws, and the common complaint that the disrupters weren’t powerful enough or placed correctly, the Raptor-class became quite a common sight patrolling the Romulan Empire’s borders.

Alignment & Era: Romulan Star Empire, “Nemesis” Era
Mission profile: these ships have two major missions. The primary mission it to escort the larger D’drex- and Valdore-class warbirds, and prevent them from being outmaneuvered. The secondary one is as patrol ships on the Romulan border.
Purpose within Romulan Star Empire: To escort the larger Warbirds, and to patrol the borders.
Purpose within Star Trek Online: the Raptor-class patrol/escort craft is primarily a mid-level enemy craft, but a high-level quest could allow you to capture one to use as  your personal ship.
« Last Edit: 24 March 2008 05:43 PM by sm12905 »

Offline Titan-Amaranth

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Re: Raptor-class escort/patrol vessel
« Reply #1 on: 24 March 2008 06:23 PM »
nice design^^ i like it^^

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Re: Raptor-class escort/patrol vessel
« Reply #2 on: 24 March 2008 09:06 PM »
im not totally sure...but i dont think a torpedo launcher can be mounted on a warp nacelle... shouldnt people be able to get into it? last time i checked, warp plasma burns. badly.  :huh:

also...i dont think "raptor" is a good name for a rommie ship...but now im just nit picking :P

besides that it looks pretty good. nice to blow up :3
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Re: Raptor-class escort/patrol vessel
« Reply #3 on: 25 March 2008 11:57 AM »
Good question. The launchers are automated, so no one has to be in them to run them. Also, I forgot to mention that the nacelle includes a shielded corridor that allows easy access to the torpedo bays, even while at warp.

I would have given it a more Romulan name, but I couldn't think one up.

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Re: Raptor-class escort/patrol vessel
« Reply #4 on: 25 March 2008 12:57 PM »
well in my experiences, the rommies like to use birds as their ship classes. but then again the feds use birds too every so often  >_<

as for the shielded pathway, that sounds good.
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Re: Raptor-class escort/patrol vessel
« Reply #5 on: 25 March 2008 02:35 PM »
try find a name here;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_of_pray

and you can use the same names as the feds, i at least dont see the problem as long as you dont use the same designasion.

(eks. dont do: Kite class Scout. Romulan Kite class Scout. Do: Kite class scout. Romulan Kite class destroyer. did that figure?)

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Re: Raptor-class escort/patrol vessel
« Reply #6 on: 25 March 2008 03:36 PM »
I would have given it a more Romulan name, but I couldn't think one up.


Actually, I would try HERE, the Dictionary of Romulan Language.
 You could name a class ch'Havran, which would be named after the Planet of the Wandering Travellers!
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Offline LF Montgomery

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Re: Raptor-class escort/patrol vessel
« Reply #7 on: 25 March 2008 10:41 PM »
I would hope there is a frontal view coming soon. And,though not a cannon vessel, there was a raptor class in Armada so that actualy might be a good name for a Romulan ship.

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Re: Raptor-class escort/patrol vessel
« Reply #8 on: 26 March 2008 04:00 PM »
I finished the front and rear views.
that dictonary is cool, but it is also Romulan-to-English, so it isn't much help.

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Re: Raptor-class escort/patrol vessel
« Reply #9 on: 26 March 2008 06:37 PM »
Interesting design - seems to be influenced by Vulcan Ships.