Search
Mobile Site Shops eMail Author Caption Comp Monthly Poll Sudden Death Colour Key Statistics Cookie Usage
Ships Fleets Weaponry Species People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries
Stations Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Science / Tech Temporal Styling Maps / Politics
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New Forum
8472
Ships

Bioship

Planetbuster
Bajoran
Ships
Assault
Ship

Fighter

Emissary

Kendra

Pagh

Prophet
Solar
Sail

Additional
Borg
Ships

Cube

Probe

Sphere
Tactical
Cube
Transwarp
Prototype

Yacht
Cardassian
Ships

Dreadnought

Freighter

Galor

Hideki

Keldon
Dominion
Ships
Breen
Frigate
Attack
Ship

Battlecruiser

Battleship

Dreadnought
Karemma
Ship
Federation
Ships
Air
Tram

Akira

Ambassador

Antares

Argo

Centaur

Challenger

Cheyenne
Class F
Shuttle

Constellation

Constitution

Constitution

Daedalus

Danube

Defender

Defiant
Delta
Flyer
Endgame
Nova
Endgame
Shuttle

Excelsior
Federation
Class

Raider

Scout

Trainer

Freedom

Gage

Galaxy
Galaxy
Yacht

Griffin

Hermes
Holo
Ship

Intrepid

Kelvin

Luna

Miranda

Nebula
New
Orleans

Niagara

Norway

Nova

Oberth

Olympic
Orbital
Shuttle

Peregrine

Polaris

Prometheus

Ptolemy

Raven
Refit
Galaxy

Rigel

Saber

Saladin

Shelley

Sovereign
Sovereign
Yacht

Soyuz

Springfield

Steamrunner

Sydney
Travel
Pod

Trident
Type 3
Shuttle
Type 6
Shuttle
Type 7
Shuttle
Type 8
Shuttle
Type 9
Shuttle
Type 10
Shuttle
Type 11
Shuttle
Type 15
Shuttle
Type 18
Shuttle
Warp
Sled

Wells
Work
Bee

Yeager

Additional
Ferengi
Ships

D'Kora

Additional
Human
Ships

Ares

Conestoga

DY-100

Intrepid
J
Class

Neptune
NX
Class
NX Test
Ship

Saturn V
SS
Enterprise
The
Phoenix
Type 0
Shuttle
USS
Enterprise

Valiant
Y
Class

Additional
Kazon
Ships

Raider

Predator

Additional
Klingon
Ships

B'rel

D'tai

D-5

D-7
Early Bird
of Prey

K'pak

K'T'Inga
Bird
of Prey
Cargo
Ship

Tanker

Negh'var

Raptor

Regency

Voodieh

Vor'cha

Additional
Romulan
Ships

D'Deridex
Early Bird
of Prey

Narada

Norexan
Bird
of Prey

D7
Science
ship

Scout

Shuttle

Scimitar

Scorpion

Additional
Son'a
Ships

Battleship

Collector

Destroyer

Additional
Suliban
Ships
Cell
Ship
Module
Ship
Salvage
Ship

Additional
Talarian
Ships
Observation
Ship
War
Ship

Additional
Vulcan
Ships

D'Kyr

Sh'Raan

Suurok

Vahklas

Lander

Additional
Xindi
Ships
Insectoid
Assault Ship
Insectoid
Fighter
Insectoid
Warship
Primate
Ship
Primate
Shuttle
Reptilian
Warship

Additional
Miscellaneous
Ships
Kumari
class
Angosian
Ship
Cravic
Ship

Yonada
Hirogen
Ship
Husnock
Ship
Krenim
Patrol
Krenim
Timeship
Krenim
Warship
Malon
Ship
Mawasi
Cruiser
Eymorg
Ship
Nihydron
Ship
Pralor
Ship
Promellian
Battlecruiser

Dauntless
Tarellian
Ship
Doomsday
Machine

V'Ger
Whale
Probe
Varro
Ship
Zahl
Ship

Additional
SpecsImages
Size Comp

K'pak Class

Specs

Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Klingons
Class Name : K'pak Class
Type : Light corvette
Unit Run : 791 built in total. 364 have been lost in all. 232 have been retired from service.
Commissioned : 2345 - 2365, class remains in service
Dimensions : Length : 35 m1
Beam : 29 m
Height : 6.4 m
Decks : 1
Mass : 790 metric tons
Crew : 6
Armament : 2 x Mark 5 pulse disruptor cannon, total output 1,500 TeraWatts
1 x Basic photon torpedo tube with 6 rounds
Defence Systems : Standard shield system, total capacity 162,000 TeraJoules
Standard Duranium/Tritanium Single hull plus 2 cm High density armour.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG scale) :
Normal Cruise : 5
Maximum Cruise : 7
Maximum Rated : 9 for 12 hours.
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 30
Torpedo Firepower : 50
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 80
Shield Strength : 60
Hull Armour : 250
Speed : 792
Combat Manoeuvrability : 15,750
Overall Strength Index : 138
Diplomatic Capability : None
Expected Hull Life : 30
Refit Cycle : Minor : 1 year
Standard : 1 years
Major : 15 years

Notes

Yet another variant on the Bird of Prey design, the K'Pak is a scaled down version which the Klingons use as a Corvette or light escort vessel. The basic Bird of Prey shape has been kept, but reduced to some thirty five metres in length. At this size the forward section is just large enough to accomodate a small control compartment with a compact torpedo launcher beneath. The aft section contains a single 4.6 metre tall deck which is divided into a 3 metre work area with a 1.6 metre crawlway beneath.

As usual, the wings carry a pair of disruptor cannon, but the reduction in size means that there is no emergency torpedo tube.
Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Speculative Comparison to the Vor'cha attack cruiser in 'Way Of The Warrior'.
Source : Speculative
Comment : Comparison to the Vor'cha attack cruiser in 'Way Of The Warrior'.

Comments

The final variant of the Bird of Prey design can be seen in DS9's "Way of the Warrior", in the scene in which the Klingons approach the station to begin their attack. I scaled the ships to the Vor'cha class attack cruiser you see them accompanying, and got a length of 28 metres. Unfortunately, this is so small that a person would not be able to walk upright through the connecting neck. For a while I played with making the ship a fighter, but eventually settled on pushing the length to just enough that you could walk through the neck without banging your head. Fortunately, there is just about enough uncertainty in the length that the scene gives to allow for this size.

For further details of this ship and the sizing of ships in general, see my articles on the Bird of Prey and scaling issues.
Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 19,786 Last updated : 20 Sep 2016