The K'Vort-class is a light cruiser, armed with disruptor cannons mounted on the tips of the wings and a forward torpedo launcher. The K'Vort-class possesses an extra two ship-mounted disruptor banks and a second torpedo launcher, equipped with cloaking devices and is capable of impulse and warp speeds. The K'Vort-class measures 320 meters and possesses a crew of 300+. The Klingon Bird-of-Prey is built for warp speeds and can operate and land in terrestrial environments. The K'Vort version of the Bird-of-Prey is quite larger than the older B'rel-class model. The most intriguing feature of this ship is its infamous cloaking device, which prevents the ship from being detected by both eyes and sensors. The Bird-of-Prey, however, cannot fire missles while the cloaking mechanism is operating. The Klingons have attempted to solve this technical glitch, and once built a prototype that could fire torpedoes while still hidden with the cloaking device. Subsequent production models of the Bird-of-Prey have not mastered this experimental weapons-cloaking technology. Secret Federation plans have utilized the Bird-of-Prey: Captain Picard and Lt. Data once used a cloaked Bird-of-Pray to enter Romulan space and contact Mr. Spock, who was attempting to reunify the Vulcans and Romulans peacefully. Most recently the renagade Duras sisters used a Bird-of-Prey in suspicious dealing with Yridians.
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