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Kazon Raider

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Affiliation : Kazon
Class Name : Kazon Raider
Type : General purpose warship
Unit Run : Unknown; large numbers in service with both the Trabe and the Kazon sects.
Commissioned : 2300 - 2330, class remains in service
Dimensions : Length : 165 m [1]
Beam : 40 m
Height : 70 m
Decks : 15
Mass : 100,000 metric tons
Crew : 225
Armament : 4 x phaser banks, total output 5,000 TeraWatts
2 x torpedo tube equivalent to Starfleet standard photon torpedo tube with 20 rounds
Defence Systems : Standard [2] shield system, total capacity 337,500 TeraJoules
Light Monotanium Single hull.
Low level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG scale) :
Normal Cruise : 5
Maximum Cruise : 6
Maximum Rated : 8 for 8 hours.
Strength Indices :
(Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 100
Torpedo Firepower : 250
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 250
Shield Strength : 125
Hull Armour : 0.31
Speed : 535
Combat Manoeuvrability : 9,780
Overall Strength Index : 205
Diplomatic Capability : No purpose designed diplomatic facilities, but could serve this function if required
Expected Hull Life : 100
Refit Cycle : Minor : 5 year
Standard : 10 years
Major : 25 years


Like the much larger Predator, the Kazon Raider was originally a Trabe design. When the Kazon rebelled against and ultimately overthrew the Trabe, they appropriated large numbers of these vessels. [3] Today they are to be found in the hands of most of the Kazon sects. [4]

The Kazon are not exactly expert at maintaining ships, and over the years many of these vessels have fallen into a state of some disrepair. Still others have been upgraded with systems from various sources of opportunity. As a result many of these ships differ from one another considerably, and the above specifications should be taken as a baseline only. As a rule of thumb, though, a vessel of this class has less than one third of the strength of an Intrepid class starship.

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# Series Season Source Comment
1 Speculative Scaled against Voyager in various episodes.
2 Generic canonical information
3 VOY 2 Alliances
4 Various Voyager episodes
Source : Speculative
Comment : Scaled against Voyager in various episodes.
Source : Generic canonical information
Series : VOY Season 2
Episode : Alliances
Series : VOY Season
Episode : Various Voyager episodes


The Kazon Raider was seen in Voyager's "Caretaker" and in several subsequent episodes. Like many Delta Quadrant ships the Raider was greatly outclassed by Voyager, lacking even basic replicator technology.

That the Kazon ships are appropriated Trabe designs is never outright stated, but is certainly heavily implied by the Trabe's use of the same designs, and by the Kazon history as a Trabe slave species.

The specs are intended to reflect the disparity in strength, and to complement the larger Predator class ship.

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