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Old May 6 2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Question for Rick Sternbach Re: Qo'Nos One Size

Mr. Sternbach:

Another conversation surfaced over at the Starship Modeler discussion thread about the size of the Kronos One as compared to the standard K'T'inga battlecruiser. Apparently (and I don't have the book in front of me right now, but) the Haynes Klingon Bird of Prey manual shows Kronos One to be around 349 meters in length, whereas the standard K'T'inga is supposed to be 214m (awfully small by comparison). One poster cited the shot with K1 flying along side the Enterprise in ST6, looking considerably larger than the E-A (305m), but others feel this is an optical illusion with the K1 being "closer to the camera", as it were.

I personally always thought the K1 was simply a souped-up KT'inga, with a new paint job and enhanced engine/weapons systems (by modifying the original TMP filming miniature). However, if the book mentions different dimensions for that one ship, I was wondering if this was for real or (for lack of a better word) a typo.

I did mention on the other site that there is canonical evidence that Klingons liked to resize similar designs based on mission needs, as shown by the amazing morphing Bird of Prey. In fact, IIRC, in one of the old FASA sourcebooks (I think it was the Klingon Ship Recognition Manual) they mentioned that once the Klingons procured the design for the BoP, the Romulans became rather irritated that they started seeing larger (K'Vort) versions flying near their shared border.

I just figured I'd drop you a line to see if you could shed some light on this, when you get the opportunity.

Thanks very much for your time.
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