The Klingon battlecruiser is just the best, just as iconic as the Enterprise. It seems the Klingon Bird of Prey is the big favorite, but it can't compare to the D-7.
The Klingon Bird of Prey that first appeared in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
was originally supposed to be a Romulan vessel, and its Romulan origin shows in the overall birdlike appearance and feather-like patterns on the wings. Furthermore, the pivoting wings, wingtip-mounted weapons and lack of engine nacelles make the Klingon BOP look more like something from the Star Wars
universe than Star Trek
. Not surprising, since the miniature was designed and built by ILM.
It's got a cobra head, batwings, from the bow it looks like a gunslinger ready to draw, it's all kinds of cool.
A gunslinger ready to draw. Funny, after all these years I never saw that until just now!