CLASS NAME: MD-8
CLASS TYPE: Cruiser
GOVERNMENT: Gorn Alliance

Port
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Dorsal
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Bow
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BRAD'S COMMENTS:  The MD-8 is the Gorn answer to cruisers like the V-27 or frigates like the Chandley.  Its strong superstructure gives it staying power in a firefight, while the triple forward-facing torpedoes give the MD-8 a decidedly evil first strike capability.  Beam weapon power is somewhat weak compared to advanced Federation phaser technology, but the tradeoff in increased armor protection makes this deficiency manageable.  Its numbers don't say so, but I think I've actually had better luck with the MD-8 than the MA-12 in spite of the former being smaller than the latter.

Construction Data:
     Model Numbers-
     Ship Class-
     Date Entering Service-
     Number Constructed

C
X
unknown
unknown
Hull Data:
     Superstructure Points-
     Damage Chart-
     Size
         Length-
         Width-
         Height-
         Weight-
     Cargo
         Cargo Units-
         Cargo Capacity-
     Landing Capability-

34
C

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Equipment Data:
     Control Computer Type-
     Transporters-
  
?
?
Other Data:
     Crew-
     Passengers-
     Shuttlecraft-
  
170
?
?
Engines and Power Data:
     Total Power Units Available-
     Movement Point Ratio-
     Warp Engine Type-
         Number-
         Power Units Available-
         Stress Charts-
         Maximum Safe Cruising Speed-
         Emergency Speed-
     Impulse Engine Type-
         Power Units Available-
    
42
4/1
GWD-2
2
18
Q/P
Warp 7
Warp 8
GID-2
6
Weapons and Firing Data:
     Beam Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Maximum Power-
         Damage Modifiers
               +3
               +2
               +1
     Missile Weapon Type-
         Number-
         Firing Arcs-
         Firing Chart-
         Power To Arm-
         Damage-
   
GBL-4
8 in four banks
2f/p, 2f/s, 2a/s, 2a/p
P
5
 
(1 - 8)
(7 - 12)
(13 - 18)
GP-3
3
F
O
2
8
Shields Data:
     Deflector Shield Type-
         Shield Point Ratio-
         Maximum Shield Power-
  
GSK
1/2
12
Defense Factor-
Weapon Damage Factor-
95.8
34.7

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