- For other uses, see Scimitar.
Only one vessel of the class was completed as the necessity for such a super-weapon disappeared following the end of the Dominion War. That vessel, the Scimitar, was under the control of Shinzon of Remus, and he used it to destroy the remaining unfinished Scimitar-class vessels to make sure no one could oppose him. (TOS novel: Captain's Blood)
The Scimitar herself was later destroyed when Lieutenant Commander Data of the USS Enterprise-E fired a phaser into the vessel's thalaron core to prevent the weapon from being used to kill his shipmates. (TNG movie & novelization: Nemesis)
By the 2400s Scimitar-class vessels were in use as a dreadnought by both the Romulan Star Empire and some groups of Reman rebels, the latter including the Reman Resistance under Obisek. In 2409 the Romulan Republic also developed two variant classes, designated the Falchion and Tulwar-subclasses. (ST video games: Star Trek Online, Legacy of Romulus)
A year later, the Romulan Republic launched a new line of Scimitar-derived ships, with a distinctly Romulan appearance. (Star Trek Online news )
Scimitar-class warbirds are huge, but even for their size, they have an unusually high amount of weaponry: 52 disruptor banks and 27 photon torpedo tubes. In addition, the class features at least one huge shuttle bay which can hold in excess of 40 Scorpion-class fighters. The class is also fitted with an advanced cloaking device which is undetectable by any previously known means and can also be operated whilst maintaining full shields and firing weapons. Although they are classified as warbirds, that is a gross understatement. They can take a beating from enemy fleets and keep on firing. A particularly skilled commander can destroy armadas with this vessel.
However by the most notable feature of the Scimitar class are the thalaron cores. Scimitar-class vessels are able to create a thalaron discharge which could wipe out all organic tissue on a target ranging from a starship to a planet. To fire the weapon, the ship must splay its wings into a firing position; this takes several minutes, during which time the thalaron radiation is built up from the core. (TNG movie & novelization: Nemesis)
|This article or subsection has an associated category.||Scimitar class starships|
- IRW Decius
- IRW Hook Saber
- IRW Jambiya
- IRW Khopesh
- IRW Kilij
- IRW Leahval (Flagship of Empress of the Romulan Star Empire Sela) (ST Video game: Star Trek Online)
- IRW Shamshir
- IRW Valdore (later assimilated by Borg Collective) (ST video game: Star Trek Online)
|Starship classes of the Remans|
|By name||D'deridex • Dhael • Dhelan • Haakona • Mogai • Scimitar • Scorpion • T'varo • Valdore|
|By type||Reman bird-of-prey • Reman warbird|
|Starship classes of the Romulan Republic|
|subclass groups||Ar'Kif (Ar'Kala • Jhu'ael) • Aves (Caprimul • Harpia • Tyton) • Baratan (Deihu • Vastam) • D'deridex (D'ridthau • D'Khellra) • Daeinos (Dinaes) • Dhelan (Dhael) • Scimitar (Falchion • Tulwar) • Ha'apax (Haakona) • Khaiell (Jaeih • Ohkala) • Mogai (Valdore • Morrigu)|
|other named classes||Aelahl • Faeht • Ha'feh • Ha'nom • T'liss • T'varo|
|small craft||Jarok • Kestrel • Scorpion • Talon • Tiercel|
- Scimitar article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
- Scimitar Dreadnought article at The Star Trek Online Wiki.