|Mek'hlar Class Destroyer
|2360 - present
|IKS Mek'hlar • IKS Vang'shua'a • IKS Vaknor • IKS Shri'ku'leth
plus an additional 196 vessels
The class remains in production.
|2 x mark 12 pulse disruptor canon, total output 20,000 TeraWatts
1 x triple-fire quantum torpedo tube + 65 torpedoes
|Standard Shield System, total capacity 1,107,000 TeraJoules
Standard Duranium/Tritanium Single hull + 7.8 cm High Density Armor
Standard Level Structural Integrity Field
|NORMAL CRUISE: Warp 11.0
MAXIMUM CRUISE: Warp 12.0
MAXIMUM SPEED: Warp 12.5 for 6 hours
Galaxy Class = 1000
|BEAM FIREPOWER: 400
TORPEDO FIREPOWER: 120
WEAPON RANGE/ACCURACY: 490
SHIELD STRENGTH: 410
HULL ARMOR: 830
|MINOR: 1 year
STANDARD: 5 years
MAJOR: 20 years
|The Mek'hlar Class was first designed in the early 2320s as a replacement for the aging
K'Tinga Class. Smaller and more maneuverable than its predecessor--but every bit as
powerful--the Mek'hlar was supposed to become the Klingon Empire's premiere attack
vessel. However, the advent of the Federation's Ambassador Class starship prompted the
Klingons to delay the Mek'hlar in favor of designing an all new, much larger class of attack
warship, the Vor'cha.
The Mek'hlar remained in a state of flux for many years before the first ships were
launched in 2360. However, after the initial unit run was built, the Klingons again scaled
back their efforts in order to concentrate on designing larger warships. It was not until
the end of the Elorg War in 2400 that the Mek'hlar began production en mass. Most of the
remaining K'Tinga Class vessels were destroyed during the conflict, along with a great many
Birds of Prey. With a sudden need for small, maneuverable ships, the Mek'hlar was quickly
called back into action.
The newly upgraded Mek'hlar was given a rudimentary transwarp system and armed to the
teeth, able to carry 65 quantum torpedoes--unprecedented for a vessel of its size. At the
dawn of the 25th Century, the Mek'hlar is the new face of the Klingon Empire.
|The very, VERY high polygon Mek'hlar used throughout this site was created by Nir
Schneider, aka Don't Shoot.
This page was created using information from the Daystrom Institute Technical Library