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TOS Klinks by Norsehound TOS Klinks by Norsehound
Following that same vein on the RelicNews forum for redesigning Trek, here's the Klingon D7 and a conjectural F5 frigate.

TOS describes a few situations where a klingon scout ship is present. The F5 would fill this role, while also serving as a predecessor to the eventual Bird of Prey (possibly even replacing that design, since the BoP From STIII is supposed to be a Romulan vessel).

In my world, Disruptors are the Klingon Photons. They never had those things that they fired out of their navigational deflectors.
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Love that F-5
Pandachan2012 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Neat designs.

As for the torpedos, in TOS the Klinks didn't have torpedos. All we see are disruptors being fired from the tips of the engine/nacelles. Later, during the movies, someone decided to give them photon torps & showed them firing from the front opening.

Of course Trek has always RETCONed itself. The Klingons went from being a military dictatorship with a poor economy that required constant expansion & government propaganda, (loosely based on WWII Facists & Stalinist Russia) to Biker Space Vikings pretending to be Samurai. Later they decided they needed a military dictatorship in the show again & poof the Cardassions come out of nowhere.
Norsehound Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
*shrug* The Torpedoes came in for VFX in ST:I. They, and the ridged foreheads, became essential to the 'next generation' of klinks to come after the movies (TNG came out after ST:IV). Apparently the whole notion of Honor and stuff was worked in there somewhere- likely a hyper-exaggerated version of klingon society that was written into "The Final Reflection." Personally I thought the Klinks before TNG had class... everything since became a comical trope for the "Proud Warrior Race". Bleh.
Lamnia Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Any chance to see more deals of the frigate/destroyer?
Aerilon87 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
To be fair, where else can Klingon Torpedoes fire from? There is no other place. The same argument here could also be used for the Bird of Prey (Klingon). She has a similar location, which could be used for both her deflector, and torpedo launcher. Maybe they are interlinked somehow?
Norsehound Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
The designers could have used the tips of the main hull (either side of the alcove connecting to the neck) to place weapons. In fact, the 2009 Klingon 'warbird' has weapons barrels mounted in this very location.

Or they could have done what TOS visibly showed us in "Elaan of Troyus"- mount them on the forward part of the nacelles.

It's worth noting that only the federation appears to have their nav deflectors remain nav deflectors. Where the primary disruptor comes from on the Romulan d'deridex's beak was supposed to be the navigational deflector for that great warbird.
Aerilon87 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
The 2009 'Warbird' is suppose to have (what look like) pulse weapons on her wings, yeah. See the Klingon Warbird here: [link]

Shame we didn't get a closeup in XI. Suffice to say, in regards to the deflectors, half the Federation ships are missing them too. The Miranda, Constellation, Oberth, Freedom, Challenger, Cheyenne, Centaur... have I missed any?

In regards to the Klingon's. Personally, I'd use that 'area' as their torpedo launcher. I've no doubt the Klingon's would have a different type of deflector, that would look very different from that of the Federation. Same goes for the Romulan's etc.
Maphisto86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
I never thought of that hole in the front as their deflector but rather a large weapon launcher. Where does it say that it is the D7's deflector? I thought I heard that before. Despite being a Trekkie all my life, I still don't know everything about Roddenberry's universe.
Zardoz84 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because isn't a deflector. It's a torpedo launcher!
Norsehound Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Well, this page of blueprints describes that hole as a sensor array:


...but I'm pretty sure the old blueprints released in the 1960s claim that hole to be anything other than a weapons system. Sadly, I lack these blueprints, despite owning ones for the Romulan BOP and original Constitution.
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