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Archived Post 06-13-2011 04:05 PM

Ship Size Comparison Chart (Klingon)
 
This is a repost of my Ship Size Comparison Chart, which I originally posted in the Academy forum. This is the Klingon version of the chart, although I'm including the Federation version here as well. For more information on these charts and some others I came up with, visit the thread in the Fed Shipyard forum.

Klingon Ship Size Comparison Chart

Here's the Fed chart just in case you don't want to visit the other thread:

Federation Ship Size Comparison Chart

Unlike with the Federation ships, most of the Klingon ships are not canon, and thus I have no "official" source for the lengths. Thus most of them are estimates based on the Federation ships' canon lengths. I include some Fed ships in the Klingon chart just to give a point of reference. The Klingon ships get WAY bigger than the Federation with those carriers, and so their chart is to a smaller scale. (The smallest ships may be a bit harder to see)

The ships that are canon seem to not be to scale either, particularly the Negh'Var, which is huge. I'm guessing the devs either made it bigger to make it comparable to the Star and Assault Cruisers, or the KDF has just evolved the design so it is larger. Likewise, the Somraw Raptor is a ST: Enterprise design, and this may be just a 2409 design that is named the same.

I have posted both the fighters from the Vo'Qov and the Kar'fi, as a comparison to the shuttles. While I have not posted the new playable fighter yet, I plan to replace the Vo'Qov fighter with it if they turn out to be the same size.

Archived Post 06-21-2011 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blayyde
This is a repost of my Ship Size Comparison Chart, which I originally posted in the Academy forum. This is the Klingon version of the chart, although I'm including the Federation version here as well. For more information on these charts and some others I came up with, visit the thread in the Fed Shipyard forum.

Klingon Ship Size Comparison Chart

Here's the Fed chart just in case you don't want to visit the other thread:

Federation Ship Size Comparison Chart

Unlike with the Federation ships, most of the Klingon ships are not canon, and thus I have no "official" source for the lengths. Thus most of them are estimates based on the Federation ships' canon lengths. I include some Fed ships in the Klingon chart just to give a point of reference. The Klingon ships get WAY bigger than the Federation with those carriers, and so their chart is to a smaller scale. (The smallest ships may be a bit harder to see)

The ships that are canon seem to not be to scale either, particularly the Negh'Var, which is huge. I'm guessing the devs either made it bigger to make it comparable to the Star and Assault Cruisers, or the KDF has just evolved the design so it is larger. Likewise, the Somraw Raptor is a ST: Enterprise design, and this may be just a 2409 design that is named the same.

I have posted both the fighters from the Vo'Qov and the Kar'fi, as a comparison to the shuttles. While I have not posted the new playable fighter yet, I plan to replace the Vo'Qov fighter with it if they turn out to be the same size.

Neat, really interesting chart, and well worth a sticky.

Archived Post 06-22-2011 02:20 PM

nice charts
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blayyde
This is a repost of my Ship Size Comparison Chart, which I originally posted in the Academy forum. This is the Klingon version of the chart, although I'm including the Federation version here as well. For more information on these charts and some others I came up with, visit the thread in the Fed Shipyard forum.

Klingon Ship Size Comparison Chart

Here's the Fed chart just in case you don't want to visit the other thread:

Federation Ship Size Comparison Chart

Unlike with the Federation ships, most of the Klingon ships are not canon, and thus I have no "official" source for the lengths. Thus most of them are estimates based on the Federation ships' canon lengths. I include some Fed ships in the Klingon chart just to give a point of reference. The Klingon ships get WAY bigger than the Federation with those carriers, and so their chart is to a smaller scale. (The smallest ships may be a bit harder to see)

The ships that are canon seem to not be to scale either, particularly the Negh'Var, which is huge. I'm guessing the devs either made it bigger to make it comparable to the Star and Assault Cruisers, or the KDF has just evolved the design so it is larger. Likewise, the Somraw Raptor is a ST: Enterprise design, and this may be just a 2409 design that is named the same.

I have posted both the fighters from the Vo'Qov and the Kar'fi, as a comparison to the shuttles. While I have not posted the new playable fighter yet, I plan to replace the Vo'Qov fighter with it if they turn out to be the same size.

Yeah i think the Negh'Var was sized like that for the intimidation factor and so the can launch the fighters.

Archived Post 06-29-2011 01:07 AM

Does anyone else find it odd that my BoP is both longer and wider than the intrepid and comparing it to the other fed and KDF vessels that it is above average size even for cruisers(not counting T5 and 4 cruisers). Isnt the BoP supposed to be more fighter like in stature, maybe its just me.

Archived Post 06-29-2011 01:45 AM

hmmm the bop is an odd beast at best, its a front line attack vessel, klingons dont ever make anything for the defensive stance of a tank, they hide in the shadows, pop out an blast. dont think there is much difference between a bop and a raptor apart from the fact the raptor is more an infiltration vessel then the bop and the bop is more of an all rounder. both tactical but for different uses.

but i know what ye mean, when you see a bop in the films they look as big as the enterprise but think it was the voyage home when a bop was on the ground it looked no where near as big as the enterprise so go figure.

its like when you watch star trek they dont even seem that much of an honourable race to me (i play orion) as they hunt in packs like dogs when they go head to head anything else they sneak up on someone and have a pop if they fail they usually try an hide an have another go so for such a race of honor hounds they dont half hide alot.

Archived Post 06-29-2011 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by 12guageshotgun
Does anyone else find it odd that my BoP is both longer and wider than the intrepid and comparing it to the other fed and KDF vessels that it is above average size even for cruisers(not counting T5 and 4 cruisers). Isnt the BoP supposed to be more fighter like in stature, maybe its just me.

Only the newer BoPs are larger, probably for resons like the need to put those weapons, stronger hull, shields and a power source to keep it all running somewhere.
That's why the models steadily grow in size from the B'rel up.
It makes sense otherwise it's like placing a Main Battle Tank's gun turret onto a jeep.
Even thugh there is no recoil in space, the weaponry must be moved and powered somehow.
Also while the Hegh'ta has a large wingspan and long hull this is not entirely the defining factor for the ship's size, the actual volume is.
And in that category it's probably just a bit above the Nova.

The only ship that this defies this logic is of course the T5 B'rel retrofit because it's just a super-buffed version of the T1 model without any physical modifications.
You can point and laugh at me for bringin up an explanation why a larger ship for twice the guns make sense only to have my entire line of reasoning killed off by the retrofit BoP if you wish.

Archived Post 06-29-2011 09:56 AM

Yeah, my take on it is that the devs wanted to beef up the Klingon ships, perhaps to note the progress from the TOS era, and thus the BoP starts at 150 meters, and grows larger from there.

Interestingly, though, if you look at the canon, the Bird of Prey is one of the odder discontinuities. The Bird of Prey, with the exact same model with the same detailing, is depicted at dozens of different scales, varying from 110 meters to well over 700. According to [url=http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/bop-size.htm]Ex Astris[url], the most consistent scales appear to be the 110 meter length from TMP, and a length around 330 meters which was used in TNG to make the BoP comparable to the Galaxy and Romulan warships. (Which are admittedly huge in comparison to everything else) This was also apparently named the K'Vort class.

The latter very nicely fits the size of the Hegh'Ta BoP, while the K'Tang would be in the same range, if a little small. (at 290 m) The Quldun at 180 m and the Norgh at 240 m are a compromise between the two, and would fit with a 230 m IKS Pagh from the TNG episode "A Matter of Honor".

In other words, it seems like the devs, instead of scaling the same B'Rel up to different sizes as in the canon, designed their own Bird of Prey classes, and set them at the significant sizes from the show. WIth the B'Rel, it's canon length of 110 m was boosted to 150 m to match the Defiant, which apparently was upgraded from 120 to 150 as well.

The BoP isn't really a fighter, it's a small raider, like the Defiant, but it scales comparably to Federation Escorts. The Raptor seems to be a similar design lineage, only with fixed wings, and a narrower wingspan. I would guess that the BoP is designed specifically for atmospheric entry (thus it's adjustable wing angle) and so even the larger versions are probably capable of reentry, although possibly not as easily as the B'Rel. (The Intrepid class can land on a planet, though, so the same should be possible for any ship of similar size, as long as it's properly constructed)

Archived Post 07-22-2011 05:05 AM

Hello Blayyde, there is a little something that I remembered and I'd like to share with you.
I noticed that you usually gie the size of the ship and if the STO-size and the canon size differ, you give both.
In case of the T2 Raptor that is not correct however.
Back before STO came out, there were several additional pieces of information on the STO homepege.
Among them was an article about the T2 Raptor along with its given size which was 240 meters.
Unfortunately that piece of information is no longer on the page, god knows why.
However the article can still be viewed here:

http://www.warcry.com/news/view/8984...aptor-Revealed

and it also states that the STO Raptor and the Raptor from "Enterprise" look very much alike but are not the same ship and that the STO incarnation is somewhat larger.

Before the game launched, Suricata made a chart where the two Raptors were also listed as two seperate ships with their respective size attached to them:

http://suricatasblog.files.wordpress...gonships18.png

So if you ever come around to it I'd like to respectfully suggest you remove that piece about the 145 meters since it refers to another ship that just looks like the 240 meters ship in STO.
Or maybe you could add a note that the two Raptors are not the same kind of ship.
Just a thought, thanks.

Archived Post 07-22-2011 08:14 AM

The original Bird of Prey was intended to be a scout, not really a fighter, and was roughly 110m in length. That was for Star Trek III for the record, TMP only had K'T'Inga class cruisers, so the B'Rel in game is at a fairly accurate scale.

Fans have digitaly re-created the TNG BoP scenes that depict super-sized BoPs and they've pretty much confirmed that they were actually 350m in size and not 650+ like is often quoted. The 650+ rumour was generated largely by Rick Sternbach adding that into the DS9 technical manual, but he later confirmed that he had used the wrong calculation and that 350m was the accurate size for the bigger BoP's.

In regards to the wings of a BoP and atmospheric flight, they shift upward primarily to lock solidly into position, so while you could argue they lock in order to withstand the stressts of entering an atmosphere it is more to do with withstanding the effects of gravity while landed and less to do with re-entry itself. It also conviniently raises the wing-tip cannons away from the ground.

In Trek, pretty much all ships can enter an atmosphere, because they generate an electric displacement field which effectively pushes the air molecules away from the vessel which reduces drag (so you don't need aerodynamics) and reduces or removes the friction of re-entry (so you don't need heat shields).

That's my nerdy post for the day!

Archived Post 07-25-2011 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by 12guageshotgun
Does anyone else find it odd that my BoP is both longer and wider than the intrepid and comparing it to the other fed and KDF vessels that it is above average size even for cruisers(not counting T5 and 4 cruisers). Isnt the BoP supposed to be more fighter like in stature, maybe its just me.



I always thought the Hegh'ta was a bit large, but it makes it easier to fly. :) Cheers to the BoP captains. Good day.


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