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Ship Info : IRW Gorget
« on: August 07, 2012, 07:19:56 PM »
Quote
Space the final fronteir
These are the voyages of the Warbird Gorget
Its continuing mission
To explore strange new worlds
To Seek out new Life and new civilizations
To boldly Go where no Rihannsu has gone before

the IRW Gorget is a Mogai-class warbird launched in the initial flight of Mogai class ships in 2378


Under the command of Maec tr'Aenikh a decorated Dominion war vetren the Gorget is currently on a mission of exploration and defense of the romulan empire much like many a starfleet vessel.


History

The Mogai-class was most likely made in response to the Klingon Negh'Var-class or the Sovereign-class starships. The IRW Valdore, flagship of Commander Donatra of the Romulan Imperial Fleet, was a Mogai-class ship.


Technical data
Physical arrangement

Similar in design to the D'deridex-class warbird, the Valdore-type was a large, fixed-wing vessel, ranging in color from dark-green to brown.

With a wingspan roughly 900 meters wide, the vessel featured a large section extending forward to create a down-sloped head shape. Warp nacelles were connected at the end of each wing with impulse engines mounted aft. The hull was marked by distinctive "feather" shaped plating. (TNG movie: Star Trek Nemesis)


Tactical systems Edit

Ships of the Valdore-type featured several forward-mounted disruptor banks located on each wing and some on the forward section of the ship. It had at least one forward torpedo launcher able to fire four plasma torpedoes for each recharge.


Main bridge

The command center of the Valdore-type consisted of a roughly circular room distinguished by several console positions. With computers lining the rear bulkheads, a center seat or command chair and free-standing console were flanked by two additional stations. As another contrast to the D'deridex-class, the viewscreen of the Valdore-type was oval shaped. (TNG movie: Star Trek Nemesis)
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Re: IRW Gorget
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 02:44:50 PM »
More technical data for this ship

(courtesy of Daystrom Institute)

Affiliation :Romulan
Type :Warbird - general attack ship
Unit Run :Valdore - Active
Unknown; at least two in service as of 2378, including the Valdore.
Commissioned : Unknown, but 2378 or earlier
Dimensions : Length : 603.5 m2
Beam : 911.4 m2
Height : 94 m
Mass : Unknown
Crew : Unknown 
Armament : 12 x Medium and heavy pulse disrupter cannon, total output 55,000 TeraWatts
6 x S3 photon torpedo tube
Defence Systems :Standard shield system, total capacity 3,240,000 TeraJoules
Heavy Duranium/Tritanium Double hull plus 8 cm High density armour.
High level Structural Integrity Field
Warp Speeds
(TNG scale) :
Maximum Rated : 9.95 for 10 hours.
Strength Indices :
 (Galaxy class = 1,000)
Beam Firepower : 1,100
Torpedo Firepower : 3,750
Weapon Range and Accuracy : 1,100
Shield Strength : 1,200
Hull Armour : 1,200
Speed : 2,184
Combat Manoeuvrability : 3,700
Overall Strength Index :1,930
Diplomatic Capability :Unknown
Expected Hull Life : Unknown

Notes : Relatively little is known about these ships - they certainly have photon torpedoes and disrupter weapons, they have cloaks and shields. Their sleek lines and relatively high performance suggests a recent design, possibly even within the last few months.

Two of these ships joined the Enterprise-E in battle against the Scimitar in an attempt to prevent Praetor Shinzon from using his Thalaron weapon against Earth. Both were disabled in short order, indicating that the Mogai class are not generally a match for the Sovereign class ship.
Most probably, these ships are a result of the Dominion war. The Romulan D'Deridex did not fare especially well in the war despite its great size, and many predicted that the Romulans would move toward smaller, more sophisticated vessels in the future. Although the Scimitar itself seems to indicate that the Remans at least continue to pursue the idea of the "supership" concept, the Mogais indicate that the Romulan fleet has learned its lessons well.
 

Comments
 
The class name Mogai is not canonical, but has become widely accepted amongst fans after being listed in non-canon sources.
The sleek lines of the Mogai indicate a fast, modern ship. This is slightly reinforced by the movie Nemesis - the Romulan fleet commanders asked Shinzon how many warbirds he needed to attack Earth, indicating that many were available. Yet when they decide to stop the Scimitar, only two go to the rescue. So either those two had a mini-rebellion of their own, which seems unlikely given that Riker was on his way to Romulus just days or weeks later, or a large number headed off to the attack and the two Mogai class ships got there first. That would make them both fast and rare, which is what you would expect of a new design.

The ships didn't fare too well against the Scimitar, certainly not standing up to anything like as much punishment as the Enterprise-E did. I've rated their strengths accordingly.

The Mogais closely resemble scaled up Klingon Bird of Prey types, something the Scimitar also has a passing resemblance to. Since the Klingons and Romulans have been enemies for at least a couple of decades, a technology transfer seems unlikely. I wonder if the Romulans have some really good spies in the Klingon design centres instead?

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