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D'valek class

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The D'valek-class was a type of swift warbird that saw service with the Romulan Star Empire during the 24th century. The class entered service in 2368. (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 3: Ships of the Klingon Empire; The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

Developed in the 2360s using many of the specifications from the D'deridex-class the D'valek resembles its larger cousin with the principle differences being the lack of ventral superstructure between the nacelles and that the wing pylons sweep forwards more sharply.

The D'valek was a fast and maneuverable craft despite its size. It had a high standard and maximum warp speed but was not able to maintain its maximum warp as long as the D'deridex. It is also heavily armed and shielded.

The class was initially designed as a support vessel for the enormous S'varen-class dreadnought. After the S'varen design was cancelled the class was shifted to perimeter defense and rapid response role. Many served in the fleets the Romulan Star Navy assigned to defend its core worlds. (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 5: Starships of the Romulan Star Empire)

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