These fighters were similar in shape to the larger Klingon birds-of-prey but were the size of Terran Empire fighter craft. They were equipped with a guided photon torpedo as its primary weapon whilst disruptor bolts and a plasma cannon were its secondary armaments.
In 2293 after saving the Klingon homeworld from the doomsday machine, the Klingons gave Hikaru Sulu of the ISS Excelsior access to Taj class fighters for their use. (TOS video game: Shattered Universe)
|Klingon Empire shuttlecraft and fighter classes|
|Klingonese names||Kas Maal • Kivra • Koreba • Taj • Toron||translated names||Hunter • Speedstar||Alphanumeric names||J1 • J2 • J3 • W2 • W4|
|By time period or type||2250s shuttlecraft • 23rd century shuttlecraft • 24th century shuttlecraft • attack shuttlecraft (2280s) • aquashuttle • passenger shuttle • shuttlepod • shuttlepod (military) • warpshuttle (W2) • warpshuttle (W4)|
|Romulan Star Empire shuttlecraft and fighter classes|
|Praetor ~ H4 • Romulan shuttle • Scorpion • Shrike (fighter) • Taj • Warhawk|