Honestly...I would say the Bird of Prey is. (forgot to add why >.<)
Well its the iron man...its been around forever and keeps on ticking. Probably the most seen Klingon ship around and the first Klingon ship I have ever seen. Plus there was a BoP in enterprise so it would be the oldest ship the Klingon's ever had if you count Enterprise. (I grew up with the movies and TNG...I'm only in the mid 20's)
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Long, long before anything but TOS, there was the D7.
Long before TNG, there was the D7.
Before the Federation was even aware of V'Ger, it was encountered by some D7s.
Before a "Bird of Prey" was anything but the "standard" Romulan vessel, there was the D7.
Yeah, I'd have to say the D7. The ship that was known for years simply as "The Klingon ship."
I don't believe that's the best basis to argue from. The iconic Starship for the Federation is the Galaxy, not the Constitution. Star trek peaked during TNG.
If you ask someone to describe a Klingon, in all likelyhood they aren't going to describe the ToS version. If you ask someone to describe a Klingon ship, they are likely to describe a Bird of Prey. I'd describe the D7 as classic, not iconic.
B'rel, K'vort, or K'T'inga (in any of it's forms, all D7's are K'T'ingas to me). Or the Vor'Cha or Neg'Var, surprisingly these are more iconic to me than the D-6, D-5, Raptor, and Old BOP, despite the fact I'm only old enough to have followed Enterprise.
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JJ. Trek is just as canon and awesome as all other Trek, Get over it.