Kinshaya Lesser Globe

       

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Lesser Globe Class V- VI Destroyer
Known Sphere of Operation: Tyranny-wide use
Data Reliability: E
Major Data Source: Klingon Intelligence

 

After the initial war with the Kinshaya degraded into silence, the Klingon High Council has kept a wary eye on their border with their still wholly unknown enemy. Given the proven ferocity of the “Demon Possessed,” the Council did not wish to provoke another assault like the one they had only just barely driven back at horrendous cost. Due to this lack of probing into Kinshaya space, the capabilities of the Kinshaya vessels were completely unknown beyond their globe configuration with external warp drive and that ship for ship, the Demon’s ships were far superior to anything the Klingons had or were planning.

Many years passed before an extraordinary stroke of luck gave Klingon Intelligence something beyond complete supposition to base Kinshaya capabilities on. A K-14 Scout the IKV Lurker, while probing as deep into Kinshaya space as her sensors could reach, picked up an extremely weak Klingon signature power source inside Kinshaya space. Taking a potentially catastrophic risk to both his ship and the Empire, the scout captain chose to cross the border and investigate. The power source proved to be the lifeless boom section of the long missing K-22 scout IKV Veiled Dagger that disappeared during an attempted intelligence gathering mission some five years earlier.

All systems on the boom section had failed over the intervening years except a battery powered computer backup. As this was not a standard feature for the K-22, the conjecture was that as the few surviving crew realized they would not make it home, the boom was drifting toward Klingon space at a lower sublight speed, the information they had gathered at the cost of the ship and crew might one day be salvaged. The precious data recovered from the wrecked scout provided the only scans to ever be recovered of Kinshaya vessels. In addition to the captain of the Dagger receiving a statue in the Hall of Heroes on Qo’Nos, the captain of the Lurker received a promotion along with posthumous promotions for the Veiled Daggers entire crew for their service to the Empire.

The scans showed the Kinshaya to still be using the globe shape, but have shifted to an internal warp engine configuration. However, just as before, their ships are class for class still better than anything in the Klingon inventory. With only the limited scans to base their latest evaluations, much of the information presented is conjectural based on the capabilities of the scanned ships and extensive computer modeling of the recovered data.

Klingon Intelligence has speculated that the Kinshaya limit the number of classes of ships in their fleet to a minimum in order to standardize production, repair, and support for those vessels. Projections based on the scans theorize that there only seems to be two major types of ships, but those ships consist of multiple sub-classes. Klingon Intelligence has conjectured that both versions of the Lesser Globe are classified as destroyers. This designation is certainly appropriate for the Type 1 however the Type 2 is actually more than a match for many Klingon battlecruisers most notably the D-7M and D-7R classes.

The Lesser Globe does not have the same top warp speed of the Greater Globe, but shares with the larger ship’s extremely high tactical maneuverability. It was this superior maneuverability that sealed the Veiled Dagger’s fate by repeatedly closing off all attempts to evade the Kinshaya battle group. The troop carrying ability is based on the Kinshaya passion for close combat, but the number of troops carried is highly speculative as are the numbers in service as they are based on computer projections of Kinshaya manufacturing capabilities. As the size of the Kinshaya Tyranny is still a completely unknown factor, the numbers of these powerful ships must remain, at best, an educated guess.


Construction Data:
     Model Numbers-
     Ship Class-
     Date Entering Service-
     Number Constructed


Type 1
V
2/0211
1450


Type 2
VI
2/1404
875

Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Diameter-

         Circumference-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-


18
B

50 meters

157 meters
45,559 tons

25 units
1,250 tons
None


24
B


60 meters

188 meters
61,608 tons

40 units
2,000 tons
None

Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
         Standard 6-person-
        Emergency 18-person-
         cargo-


KM-5

3
1
2


KM-5

4
1
2

Other Data:
     Crew-
     Troops-
     Shuttlecraft-

 
240
60
8

 
248
100
8

Engines and Power Data:
     Total Power Units Available-
     Movement Point Ratio-
     Warp Engine Type-
         Number-
         Power Units Available-
         Stress Charts-
         Maximum Safe Cruising Speed-
         Emergency Speed-
     Impulse Engine Type-
         Power Units Available-

 
36
2/1
KMWC-1

2
13
K/N
Warp 7
Warp 9
KMIC-1
10

 
44
3/1
KMWD-1
2
15
J/M
Warp 7
Warp 8
KMIC-2
14

Weapons and Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1
     Missile Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Power To Arm-
         Damage-

   
KH-3
4
2f/p, 2f/s
V
4

(1 - 9)
(10 - 17)
(18 - 20)
KT-2
1
1f
H
1
12

   
KH-6
4
2f/p, 2f/s
R
8

(1 - 12)
(13 - 14)
(15 - 16)
KT-3
3
2f,

J
2
15

Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-

 
KMSH
1/3
14

 
KMSN
1/3
20

Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-

121.7**
21.5

155.8**
39.0