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Archived Post 03-02-2009 11:28 AM

Klingon Empire - Raptor Class
Destroyer; Commissioned: 2397

After the Dominion War, the Klingon Empire embarked on an aggressive period of starship design and construction to replace ships lost during the war and subsequent conflicts.

Facing the increasing demands of Chancellor Martok and the Klingon High Council to create more ships in less time, the design teams at the shipyards of Ty'Gokor looked to the past for inspiration for new ships for the Empire.

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Archived Post 03-02-2009 11:34 AM

Cool ship design, glad to see her back in battle!

Also, can we get th social sharing buttons back in on this entry? ;)

Archived Post 03-02-2009 11:35 AM

Ooh, very nice!! I look forward to more ship info posts!

Archived Post 03-02-2009 11:40 AM

sweet i look forward to turning them into a debrie field :P

Archived Post 03-02-2009 11:43 AM


Impressive. I am very impressed. With impressionism. :D

Thank you Awen. You continue to rock!

Archived Post 03-02-2009 11:44 AM

Wow it is Klingon love :eek: Thank you Awen!


When asked, Kurak retorted that this was not a failing of the Raptor class, rather it was a reflection of the Klingon warrior ideal to fight with honor, to strive for success and, if necessary, to die in glorious battle. "Klingon warriors do not need healers to lick their wounds. Klingon warriors fight only one way to the death."
I love this bit, tip of the hat to who ever wrote it.

Archived Post 03-02-2009 11:44 AM

Very nice. I look forward to taking this fine ship into battle against the Federation and Romulan petaQ!
I also like how nicely Keith R.A. DeCandido's character "Kurak" has a part in this design. I hope this also means the Chancellor class or its refit will be a part of the klingon Defense Force.

Archived Post 03-02-2009 11:45 AM

awesome!!! Sweet!!! Kick Butt!!! lol, it's a very cool ship^^ :D

Archived Post 03-02-2009 11:46 AM

Not a "new" ship design, was used in Enterprise: :D

And why must it be named after a class of Terran birds, especially one that already has a group of ships named after it?!?


The term "raptor" is derived from the Latin word "rapere" and may refer informally to all birds of prey, or specifically to the diurnal group.

Why couldn't you have named it after one of the nearly 20 Klingon bird species we have?

Or maybe a different Klingon animal?

Archived Post 03-02-2009 11:52 AM

Nice looking ship.

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