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The D7M-class (known in Klingonese language as K't'inga-class, K'tinga-class or K'Tinga-class, literally translated as Bringer of Destruction-class) was one of the series of D7-class Klingon battlecruiser starships in use around the time of the 23rd century. (TOS novelization: Star Trek: The Motion Picture; FASA RPG module: Klingon Ship Recognition Manual)
- The name K't'inga first appeared in the novelization of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
K't'inga-class starships were in service to the Klingon Imperial Defense Force by at least the year 2270, when the IKS Ghaklor, under the command of General Krag, intervened in an attack of two Klingon bird-of-prey on a Federation Starfleet Type-4 shuttlecraft crewed by Lieutenants Pavel Chekov and Hikaru Sulu. (TOS - Unlimited comic: "Trekkers")
In 2273, the IKS Amar was the lead ship in a squadron of three K't'inga-class battlecruisers sent to try and halt the advance of the V'Ger entity and in 2293, the IKS Kronos One served as transport for Gorkon, the Chancellor of the Klingon High Council. (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
In 2290, the IKS T'Ong embarked on a long-term, long distance mission from which the ship returned in 2365. She remained in service by 2379. (TNG episode: "The Emissary", TNG video game: Starfleet Command III)
Several K't'inga-class starships participated in the Federation-Klingon, Klingon-Cardassian and Dominion Wars of the 2370s decade. In 2373, one such vessel, the IKS B'Moth, was patrolling the Cardassian border, when they were attacked and disabled by a Jem'Hadar patrol. The ship was subsequently retrieved and its crew rescued, with the ship itself having been repaired and put back into service by 2376, when it was part of Chancellor Martok's fleet that fought against Morjod and Gothmara after their coup d'état. (DS9 episodes: "The Way of the Warrior", "By Inferno's Light", "Call to Arms", "A Time to Stand", "What You Leave Behind", "Soldiers of the Empire", DS9 - The Left Hand of Destiny novels: Book One, Book Two)
Sitting at 349.54 meters long, 251.76 meters wide, 98.41 meters tall and a mass of 760,000 tons, these ships crewed 800 warrior, plus flight crew and troops, held at least one shuttlecraft and could reach a top speed of warp factor 9.6. (DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual, TOS - Unlimited comic: "Trekkers")
Their armaments included 6 "WP-KD-8" disruptor cannons and 2 "KP3" Photon torpedo launchers. Defenses consisted of deflector shields and a cloaking device. (DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual, FASA RPG module: Klingon Ship Recognition Manual, TOS - Unlimited comic: "Trekkers")
References and notesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 TOS - Unlimited comic: "Trekkers"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual
- ↑ TNG video game: Starfleet Command III
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 FASA RPG module: Klingon Ship Recognition Manual