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Raptor Class

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Klingons
Class Name : Raptor Class
Type : Scout1
Unit Run :
SamRaH1 - Destroyed
plus 44 others built in total. 8 have been lost in all. 37 have been retired from service.
Commissioned : 2145 - 2180, remained in service until 2260
Dimensions : Length : 100 m2
Beam : 60 m
Height : 18 m
Decks : 3
Mass : 90,000 metric tons
Crew : 121
Armament : 2 x Mark 5 disruptor cannon, total output 200 TeraWatts
1 x Original photon torpedo tube with 40 rounds
Defence Systems : Standard shield system, total capacity 27,000 TeraJoules
Standard Monotanium Single hull plus 1 cm Dispersive armour.
Standard level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG scale) :
Normal Cruise : 5
Maximum Cruise : 5.5
Maximum Rated : 6 for 4 hours.
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 4
Torpedo Firepower : 20
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 10
Shield Strength : 10
Hull Armour : 55
Speed : 205
Combat Manoeuvrability : 2,900
Overall Strength Index : 42
Diplomatic Capability : 2
Expected Hull Life : 80
Refit Cycle : Minor : 1 year
Standard : 1 years
Major : 16 years


The Raptor class scout was a contemporary of the D-5 class cruiser in use during the 22nd and 23rd century.1 The ship was smaller3 and less well protected than the D-5. It also carried a weaker disruptor armament. To make up for this weakness the ship carried photon torpedoes.1

A Raptor class was found adrift in a gas giant atmosphere by the NX class Enterprise in 2151. The Enterprise was able to rescue the ship, though the Klingons showed little gratitude for the effort.1

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Canon source Backstage source Novel source DITL speculation


# Series Season Source Comment
1 ENT 1 Sleeping Dogs
2 Speculative Approximation. Length is uncertain, but probably smaller than the NX class.
3 Visible on the shooting model
Series : ENT Season 1 (Disc 3)
Episode : Sleeping Dogs
Source : Speculative
Comment : Approximation. Length is uncertain, but probably smaller than the NX class.
Source : Visible on the shooting model


The Raptor class was seen in Enterprise "Sleeping Dogs". The episode indicated that it was equipped with photon torpedoes; laser and/or plasma weapons would be suitable for this era, but the Enterprise writers have put disruptors on other Klingon ships, so the Raptor probably has them too. Since they put phase cannon on the Enterprise, I guess we should be glad that they are at least being consistent about violating the established timeline.

The Raptor didn't appear all that impressive; some sort of scoutship it seems. I tend to think it is about the equal of an NX, one on one.

We didn't get a name for the ship in "Sleeping Dogs" itself, but in "Judgement" Archer's defence advocate, Kolos, referred to the incident in which he saved the Raptor Sam Ra from a gas giant.
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