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The '''Andorian battle cruiser''' was a type of [[warship]] in service with the [[Andorian Imperial Guard]] during the mid-[[22nd century]].
 
The '''Andorian battle cruiser''' was a type of [[warship]] in service with the [[Andorian Imperial Guard]] during the mid-[[22nd century]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
The first ship of this class was the ''[[Kumari]]'', a vessel commanded by [[Commander]] [[Thy'lek Shran]] from [[2142]] to [[2154]]. ({{ENT|Babel One}})
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The first ship of this class, the ''[[Kumari]]'', was commanded by [[Commander]] [[Thy'lek Shran]] from [[2142]] to [[2154]]. ({{ENT|Babel One}})
   
Following their launch in the [[2140s]], several Andorian warships had been reported missing over the years since. When the [[Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'' (NX-01)]] was attacked by a [[Romulan drone-ship]] [[hologram|disguised]] as an Andorian battle cruiser, Shran suggested that perhaps the [[Tellarite]]s had taken one of the missing ships and enhanced its systems. ({{ENT|Babel One}})
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Since their launch in the [[2140s]], several Andorian warships of this type had been reported missing. When the {{EnterpriseNX}} was attacked by a [[Romulan drone-ship]] [[hologram|disguised]] as an Andorian battle cruiser, Shran suggested that the [[Tellarite]]s may have been responsible, using one of these missing ships after enhancing its systems. ({{ENT|Babel One}})
   
In [[2154]], several Andorian battle cruisers were incorporated into an Andorian-Tellarite-[[Vulcan]] [[fleet]] that consisted of 128 ships, formed in lieu of a [[Romulan]] marauder that threatened the entire region. ({{ENT|United}})
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In [[2154]], several Andorian battle cruisers were incorporated into an Andorian-Tellarite-[[Vulcan]] [[fleet]] which consisted of some 128 ships, formed in response to a [[Romulan]] marauder that threatened the entire region. ({{ENT|United}})
   
In the [[mirror universe]], the Andorian rebels utilized this class of vessel to engage the [[Terran (mirror)|Terran]] fleet in [[2155]]. At least two of these vessels were among the rebel ships attacking the {{ISS|Avenger}}. ({{ENT|In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II}})
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In the [[mirror universe]], the Andorian rebels utilized this class of vessel to engage the {{mu|Terran}} fleet in [[2155]]. At least two of these vessels were among the rebel ships attacking the {{ISS|Avenger}}. ({{ENT|In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II}})
   
 
==Technical data==
 
==Technical data==
The Andorian battle cruiser was considerably more rugged than the designs utilized by contemporary [[United Earth]]-[[Starfleet]] vessels. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}}) Like all Andorian combat vessels, the Andorian battle cruiser was constructed with a "significant quantity" of [[duranium]] [[alloy]]. ({{ENT|Babel One}}) Despite the vessels larger size, it was crewed with an operating complement of eighty-six. ({{ENT|United}})
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The Andorian battle cruiser was considerably more rugged than the designs utilized by contemporary [[United Earth]] [[Starfleet]] vessels. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}}) Like all Andorian combat vessels, the Andorian battle cruiser was constructed using a "significant quantity" of [[duranium]] [[alloy]]. ({{ENT|Babel One}}) Despite the vessel's fairly large size, it was crewed by a complement of only eighty-six. ({{ENT|United}}) In comparison, Starfleet's smaller {{Class|NX}} had a standard compliment of eighty-three. ({{ENT|E²}})
   
 
===Physical arrangement===
 
===Physical arrangement===
[[Image:Andorian battle cruiser overview.jpg|thumb|Design overview]]
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[[File:Andorian battle cruiser overview.jpg|thumb|Design overview]]
The outboard plan of the Andorian battle cruiser's design consisted of a central "spine" that contained a vertically bifurcated forward [[hull]], which contained several decks. The central "spine" gradually narrowed towards the [[aft]] section of the ship where it connected to two vertically stacked [[warp nacelle]]s. Located midway down the "spine" were a pair of forward-swept wings which contained the [[impulse engine]]s and [[defensive system]]s. ({{ENT|Cease Fire|Proving Ground|Zero Hour}}, etc.)
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The outboard plan of the Andorian battle cruiser's design consisted of a central "spine" that contained a vertically bifurcated forward [[hull]] containing several decks. The central "spine" gradually narrowed toward the [[aft]] section of the ship where it connected to two vertically stacked [[warp nacelle]]s. Located midway down the "spine" were a pair of forward-swept wings which contained the [[impulse engine]]s and [[defensive system]]s. ({{ENT|Cease Fire|Proving Ground|Zero Hour}}, etc.)
:''The additional "pods" located on the wings were never explicitly given a purpose when the ship was initially design; in theory, the production staff suggests that they may have been intended as auxiliary warp engines.''
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{{bginfo|The additional "pods" located on the wings were never explicitly given a purpose when the ship was initially designed; the production staff suggests that they may have been intended as auxiliary warp engines. (Per [[User:Gvsualan|contributor's]] email correspondence with [[Robert Bonchune]]).}}
   
 
=== Defensive systems ===
 
=== Defensive systems ===
[[Image:Andorian battle cruiser, forward beam.jpg|thumb|Forward [[particle cannon]].]]
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[[File:Andorian battle cruiser, forward beam.jpg|thumb|Forward particle cannon]]
The [[defensive system]]s utilized by the Andorian battle cruiser included a formidable array of [[particle cannon]]s including forward cannon emplacements, port and starboard wing emitters, and dorsal and ventral emitters that were capable of firing in a 180 degree arc. ({{ENT|Zero Hour|Kir'Shara}})
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The [[defensive system]]s utilized by the Andorian battle cruiser included a formidable array of [[particle cannon]]s composed of multiple forward cannon emplacements, port and starboard wing emitters, as well as dorsal and ventral emitters capable of firing in 180 degree arcs. ({{ENT|Zero Hour|Kir'Shara}})
:''The cannons on the wings possibly contained multiple emitters or an array system, based on the observation that beams were emitted from various points therein.''
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{{bginfo|The cannons on the wings may have contained multiple emitters or an array system, based on observations that beams were emitted from various points on their surfaces.}}
   
Despite the advantage it had over other inferior vessels of this era thanks to the utilization of [[shield]] technology, this class was most susceptible to attacks directed towards the [[shield generator]]. The shield generator itself was distantly located from [[power grid]]. ({{ENT|Kir'Shara|Babel One}})
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The Andorian battle cruiser enjoyed an advantage over other less advanced vessels of this era due to its utilization of [[deflector shield]] technology. Nevertheless, this class was somewhat susceptible to attacks directed towards its [[shield generator]]. The shield generator itself was located distantly from the vessel's [[power grid]], leaving it vulnerable to damage. ({{ENT|Kir'Shara|Babel One}})
   
 
<gallery>
 
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Image:Andorian battle cruiser, forward ventral beam.jpg|Ventral cannon
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File:Andorian battle cruiser, forward ventral beam.jpg|Ventral cannon
Image:Andorian battle cruiser, forward dorsal beam.jpg|Dorsal cannon
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File:Andorian battle cruiser, forward dorsal beam.jpg|Dorsal cannon
Image:Andorian battle cruiser, port beam.jpg|Port wing cannon
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File:Andorian battle cruiser, port beam.jpg|Port wing cannon
Image:Andorian battle cruiser, starboard beam.jpg|Starboard wing cannon
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File:Andorian battle cruiser, starboard beam.jpg|Starboard wing cannon
 
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During the [[2150s]], Andorian [[technology]] was considered to be more advanced than Tellarite technology of the time. One [[Tellarite cruiser]] would not "stand a chance" against two Andorian warships. ({{ENT|Babel One}}) The Andorian battle cruiser was comparable in firepower to the [[Xindi-Reptilian warship]] and the [[Vulcan High Command|Vulcan's]] {{ShipType|D'Kyr}} [[combat cruiser]]. ({{ENT|Zero Hour|Kir'Shara}})
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During the [[2150s]], Andorian [[technology]] was considered to be more advanced than analogous Tellarite technology. One [[Tellarite cruiser]] was said to not be able to "stand a chance" against two Andorian warships. ({{ENT|Babel One}}) The Andorian battle cruiser had a level of firepower comparable to the [[Xindi-Reptilian warship]] and the [[Vulcan High Command|Vulcan]] {{type|D'Kyr}} [[combat cruiser]]. ({{ENT|Zero Hour|Kir'Shara}})
   
In the mirror universe, this class was significantly inferior to the [[Federation]]'s {{ShipClass|Constitution}} {{USS|Defiant|NCC-1764}}. ({{ENT|In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II}})
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In the [[mirror universe]], this class proved significantly inferior to a mid-[[23rd century]] [[Federation]] {{Class|Constitution}} starship. This was clearly illustrated when the {{USS|Defiant|NCC-1764}}, defending the [[Terran Empire|Terran]] warship {{ISS|Avenger}} from rebel attack, engaged and destroyed one Andorian battle cruiser within seconds and inflicted heavy damage to a second before allowing it to escape. ({{ENT|In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II}})
   
 
=== Propulsion systems ===
 
=== Propulsion systems ===
Andorian battle cruisers utilized [[warp drive]] technology that was more advanced than Starfleet's [[warp five engine]], allowing Andorian vessels to be "considerably faster" than Earth's [[NX class]] [[starship]]. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}}) These vessels could travel at speeds that were described at the time as "high warp." ({{ENT|Zero Hour}})
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Andorian battle cruisers utilized [[warp drive]] technology that was more advanced than Starfleet's [[warp five engine]], allowing Andorian vessels to be "considerably faster" than Earth's {{Class|NX}} [[starship]]. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}}) These vessels could travel at speeds that were described at the time as "high warp." ({{ENT|Zero Hour}})
   
One of the contributing technological factors utilized in their warp drive design was the use of [[antimatter injector]]s with [[variable compression nozzle]]s. In [[2153]], knowledge of this type of "sophisticated piece of technology" was still considered to be "rather sensitive information." ({{ENT|Proving Ground}})
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One of the technological innovations contributing to the high performance of the ship's warp drive was the utilization of advanced [[antimatter injector]]s with [[variable compression nozzle]]s. In [[2153]], knowledge of this of "sophisticated piece of technology" was still considered to be "rather sensitive information." ({{ENT|Proving Ground}})
   
 
===Additional systems===
 
===Additional systems===
[[Image:Andorian_battle_cruiser,_tractor_beam.jpg|thumb|[[Tractor beam]].]]
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[[File:Andorian battle cruiser, tractor beam.jpg|thumb|Tractor beam]]
The long-range [[sensor]]s utilized on board the Andorian battle cruiser was "more sophisticated" than those utilized on board Starfleet's NX class. ({{ENT|Proving Ground|Babel One}}) These sensors were capable of scanning a [[star system]] without betraying the vessels presence. Contrarily, its short-range sensors were detectable by vessels that were being scanned. These type of sensors were innocently referred to as being "[[omni-directional sensors|omni-directional]]" by Commander Shran during a series of scans run on a number of [[Xindi starship classes|Xindi starships]] in [[2153]]. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}})
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The long-range [[sensor]]s utilized on board the Andorian battle cruiser were more sophisticated than those utilized on board Starfleet's ''NX''-class. ({{ENT|Proving Ground|Babel One}}) These sensors were capable of scanning a [[star system]] from a distance without betraying the vessel's presence. Conversely, usage of its short-range sensors was detectable by vessels that were being scanned by them. Commander Shran attempted to innocently explain away these sensors to [[Degra]] as being "[[omni-directional sensors|omni-directional]]" during a ruse to scan the second prototype of the [[Xindi superweapon]] during its test in the [[Calindra system]] in [[2153]]. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}})
   
Like Vulcan ships of the era, Andorian battle cruisers were equipped with a [[tractor beam]]. The emitter was located on the ship's forward dorsal section. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}})
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Much like Vulcan ships of the era, Andorian battle cruisers were equipped with a [[tractor beam]]. The tractor emitter was located on the ship's forward ventral section. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}})
   
Additionally, these warships were equipped with [[transporter]]s capable of performing [[site-to-site transport]]. Use of these transporters was detectable by internal sensors merely as a brief [[energy]] surge. ({{ENT|Kir'Shara}})
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Additionally, these warships were equipped with [[transporter]]s capable of performing [[site-to-site transport]]. Use of these transporters was only detectable by internal sensors as a brief [[energy]] surge. ({{ENT|Kir'Shara}})
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{{bginfo|[[T'Pol]]'s statement that Andorians did not have transporters in {{e|The Andorian Incident}} suggest that either they were added some time after [[2151]], or that the capability was kept unknown to Vulcans.}}
   
 
===Auxiliary craft===
 
===Auxiliary craft===
[[Image:Andorian escape pod.jpg|thumb|[[Andorian escape pod|Escape pod]]]]
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[[File:Andorian escape pod.jpg|thumb|Escape pod]]
 
The Andorian battle cruiser housed at least one [[Andorian shuttle|shuttle]]. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}}) They also carried multiple [[Andorian escape pod|escape pods]]. ({{ENT|Proving Ground|Babel One}})
 
The Andorian battle cruiser housed at least one [[Andorian shuttle|shuttle]]. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}}) They also carried multiple [[Andorian escape pod|escape pods]]. ({{ENT|Proving Ground|Babel One}})
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==Interior design==
 
==Interior design==
===Bridge===
 
 
{| style="float:right;"
 
{| style="float:right;"
 
|<gallery>
 
|<gallery>
Image:Kumari bridge.jpg|[[Bridge]] of the ''Kumari''.
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File:Kumari bridge.jpg|[[Bridge]] of the ''Kumari''
Image:Kumari bridge viewscreen.jpg|The ''Kumari''{{'}}s [[viewscreen]].
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File:Kumari bridge viewscreen.jpg|The ''Kumari''{{'}}s [[viewscreen]]
 
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===Bridge===
 
Capable of operating with a crew of five, the [[bridge]] of the Andorian battle cruiser directly supervised all primary mission operations and coordinated all departmental activities. Its design was not unlike the layouts used aboard Earth and [[Klingon Empire|Klingon]] vessels of that era, and of Federation starships of later eras. The most significant difference was the placement of the wall [[console]]s, which faced away from the captain rather than towards him.
 
Capable of operating with a crew of five, the [[bridge]] of the Andorian battle cruiser directly supervised all primary mission operations and coordinated all departmental activities. Its design was not unlike the layouts used aboard Earth and [[Klingon Empire|Klingon]] vessels of that era, and of Federation starships of later eras. The most significant difference was the placement of the wall [[console]]s, which faced away from the captain rather than towards him.
   
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Along the rear bulkhead were several display monitors, separating the entry way to the captain's [[ready room]] on the port side from the entryway to the bridge on the starboard side. ({{ENT|Proving Ground|Zero Hour|Babel One}})
 
Along the rear bulkhead were several display monitors, separating the entry way to the captain's [[ready room]] on the port side from the entryway to the bridge on the starboard side. ({{ENT|Proving Ground|Zero Hour|Babel One}})
   
:''The Andorian bridge was a newly designed "swing set" constructed specifically for "Proving Ground". [http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/3513.html] The [[:Image:Telev.jpg|previous bridge wall]] built for "Cease Fire" does not seem to fit into the later established bridge layout.''
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{{bginfo|The Andorian bridge was a newly designed "swing set" constructed specifically for "Proving Ground". {{brokenlink|http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/3513.html}} Production designer [[Herman Zimmerman]] noted that the battle cruiser's appearance in "Proving Ground" entailed "the first time we ever had the chance to design an Andorian bridge." In fact, an Andorian battle cruiser's [[:File:Telev.jpg|bridge wall]] was previously built for "Cease Fire", but that does not seem to fit into the later-established bridge layout. Nonetheless, Zimmerman had fun with the task of designing the more elaborate Andorian bridge, of which some set pieces were reused from the interior of the [[Vulcan]] starship ''[[Seleya]]'', seen in the earlier [[ENT Season 3|third season]] installment {{e|Impulse}}. Zimmerman remarked that these reuses were "because&ndash;as much as they dislike each other&ndash;I think they [the Vulcans and Andorians] seem to be very much alike." He concluded, "''They certainly are each bullheaded in their own way.''" (''[[Star Trek: Communicator issue 151]]'', pp. 57 & 58)|Several pieces of the bridge set were sold at the [[It's A Wrap! sale and auction]]. (See the [[#Background information|appendices sections]] for further information.)}}
   
:''The tactile interfaces for the helm/navigation console were sold in the [[It's A Wrap! sale and auction]] for $260.00.'' {{stala|5361}} Two of the four "distressed" work consoles that appeared on the ''Kumari'' bridge were also sold in the It's A Wrap! auction for $676.66 and $660.00, respectfully.'' {{stala|0901}}, {{stala|8364}}
 
 
:''The captain's chair, which was a reuse of ''Voyager''{{'}}s first officer's chair, was sold in the [[40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection]] auction. The auction estimate for the chair was $4,000 to $6,000; the sale price was $3,500 ($4,200 with premium). {{stala|1778-279}} Four bridge stools, similar to the stools used on the ''Kumari'' bridge (however painted gold), were also sold in the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction.'' {{stala|1778-0121}}
 
 
:''The Andorian symbol that was on the upper aft section of the bridge was sold in the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction. The auction estimate for the plaque was $100 - $150; the sale price was $1200 ($1440 with premium).'' {{stala|1778-0136}}
 
 
===Ready room===
 
 
{| style="float:right;"
 
{| style="float:right;"
 
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Image:Kumari ready room.jpg|[[Ready room]] of the ''Kumari''
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File:Kumari ready room.jpg|[[Ready room]] of the ''Kumari''
Image:Kumari ready room viewscreen.jpg|Ready room viewscreen
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File:Kumari ready room viewscreen.jpg|Ready room viewscreen
 
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===Ready room===
 
The [[ready room]] was located adjacent to the bridge and provided the [[commanding officer]] with a private place to conduct ship's business. The ready room on board the ''Kumari'' had a large viewscreen located on the bulkhead opposite the entryway and a desk and chair located between the entryway and the viewscreen. Behind the commander's desk was a shelving display that contained the officer's personal effects. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}})
 
The [[ready room]] was located adjacent to the bridge and provided the [[commanding officer]] with a private place to conduct ship's business. The ready room on board the ''Kumari'' had a large viewscreen located on the bulkhead opposite the entryway and a desk and chair located between the entryway and the viewscreen. Behind the commander's desk was a shelving display that contained the officer's personal effects. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}})
   
:''A desk very similar to the desk that appeared in Shran's ready room (only of a different color) was sold in the It's A Wrap! auction for $561.51. {{stala|4102}} One of the six chairs appearing in another It's A Wrap! auction lot was used at the desk in Shran's ready room. The entire lot of six chairs sold from $2,302.77. {{stala|4708}}
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{{bginfo|A desk very similar to the desk that appeared in Shran's ready room (only of a different color) was sold in the It's A Wrap! auction for $561.51. ''{{stala|4102}}'' One of the six chairs appearing in another It's A Wrap! auction lot was used at the desk in Shran's ready room. The entire lot of six chairs sold from $2,302.77. ''{{stala|4708}}}}
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===Interrogation room===
 
 
{| style="float:right;"
 
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Image:Kumari interrogation room.jpg|[[Interrogation room]].
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File:Kumari interrogation room.jpg|[[Interrogation room]].
Image:Kumari_interrogation_room_console.jpg|Interrogation room [[console]].
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File:Kumari_interrogation_room_console.jpg|Interrogation room [[console]].
 
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===Interrogation room===
 
The [[interrogation room]] was a small area that contained an [[interrogation chair]] located opposite of the entryway and a free standing control console located in the corner, near the door. The interrogation technology utilized a machine that created a [[neuro-synaptic field]] which caused the victim's [[emotion|emotional threshold]] to be lowered rather than causing [[torture|physical discomfort]]. ({{ENT|Kir'Shara}})
 
The [[interrogation room]] was a small area that contained an [[interrogation chair]] located opposite of the entryway and a free standing control console located in the corner, near the door. The interrogation technology utilized a machine that created a [[neuro-synaptic field]] which caused the victim's [[emotion|emotional threshold]] to be lowered rather than causing [[torture|physical discomfort]]. ({{ENT|Kir'Shara}})
   
:''This room was described in the [http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/7645.html production report] for "Kir'Shara" as the [[brig]]. The control console that appeared in the interrogation room later appeared in {{e|Bound}} on board [[Harrad-Sar's barge]]. It was ultimately was sold in the It's A Wrap! sale and auction for $1,483.00. {{stala|4208}}
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{{bginfo|This room was described in the {{brokenlink|http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/7645.html|production report}} for "Kir'Shara" as the [[brig]]. The control console that appeared in the interrogation room later appeared in {{e|Bound}} on board [[Harrad-Sar's barge]]. It was ultimately sold in the It's A Wrap! sale and auction for $1,483.00. ''{{stala|4208}}}}
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===Cargo bays ===
 
===Cargo bays ===
[[Image:Andorian battle cruiser, cargo hold.jpg|thumb|Cargo hold]]
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[[File:Andorian battle cruiser, cargo hold.jpg|thumb|Cargo hold]]
The Andorian battle cruiser contained at least three [[cargo bay]]s, with the third being located on the ventral section of the ship, near the center of the vessel. These cargo bays were shielded against potential [[radiation]] by use of a [[forcefield]]. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}})
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The Andorian battle cruiser contained at least three [[cargo bay]]s, with the third being located on the ventral section of the ship, near the center of the vessel. These cargo bays were shielded against potential [[radiation]] by use of a [[force field]]. ({{ENT|Proving Ground}})
:''Close inspection of the ship reveals three additional bay doors, which match the size and shape of bay number three, suggesting that this was the location of the first two cargo bays and the shuttle bay. These bay doors were located on the dorsal "spine", and one each, on the dorsal and ventral nacelle.''
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{{bginfo|Close inspection of the ship reveals three additional bay doors, which match the size and shape of bay number three, suggesting that this was the location of the first two cargo bays and the shuttle bay. These bay doors were located on the dorsal "spine", and one each, on the dorsal and ventral nacelle.}}
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== Ships of the class ==
 
== Ships of the class ==
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** {{e|Zero Hour}}
 
** {{e|Zero Hour}}
 
** {{e|Kir'Shara}}
 
** {{e|Kir'Shara}}
** {{e|Babel One}} (interior, debris & ''illusory'')
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** {{e|Babel One}} (interior, debris, and ''illusory'')
 
** {{e|United}}
 
** {{e|United}}
 
** {{e|The Aenar}} (''illusory'')
 
** {{e|The Aenar}} (''illusory'')
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The length established for the model, as scaled in relation to the other models created for the series, was 360 meters.
 
The length established for the model, as scaled in relation to the other models created for the series, was 360 meters.
   
==External links==
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The tactile interfaces for the helm/navigation console were sold in the [[It's A Wrap! sale and auction]] for $260.00. {{stala|5361}} Two of the four "distressed" work consoles that appeared on the ''Kumari'' bridge were also sold in the It's A Wrap! auction for $676.66 and $660.00, respectively. {{stala|0901,8364}}
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The captain's chair, which was a reuse of ''Voyager''{{'}}s first officer's chair, was sold in the [[40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection]] auction. The auction estimate for the chair was $4,000 to $6,000; the sale price was $3,500 ($4,200 with premium). {{stala|1778-279}} Four bridge stools, similar to the stools used on the ''Kumari'' bridge (however painted gold), were also sold in the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction. {{stala|1778-0121}}
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The Andorian symbol that was on the upper aft section of the bridge was sold in the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction. The auction estimate for the plaque was $100 - $150; the sale price was $1200 ($1440 with premium). {{stala|1778-0136}}
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== External link ==
 
* {{NCwiki|Kumari class}}
 
* {{NCwiki|Kumari class}}
* {{wikipedia|Kumari class starship}}
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Andorian battle cruiser
Andorian battle cruiser, forward.jpg

Dorsal view

Dorsal view
Owner: Andorian Empire
Operator: Andorian Imperial Guard
Type: Battle cruiser
Active: 2140s-2150s
Crew complement: 86
Armament: 5 particle cannons
Defenses: Deflector shields
Andorian battle cruiser, profile.jpg

Starboard profile view

Starboard profile view
Andorian battle cruiser, aft.jpg

Aft view

Aft view

The Andorian battle cruiser was a type of warship in service with the Andorian Imperial Guard during the mid-22nd century.

HistoryEdit

The first ship of this class, the Kumari, was commanded by Commander Thy'lek Shran from 2142 to 2154. (ENT: "Babel One")

Since their launch in the 2140s, several Andorian warships of this type had been reported missing. When the Enterprise NX-01 was attacked by a Romulan drone-ship disguised as an Andorian battle cruiser, Shran suggested that the Tellarites may have been responsible, using one of these missing ships after enhancing its systems. (ENT: "Babel One")

In 2154, several Andorian battle cruisers were incorporated into an Andorian-Tellarite-Vulcan fleet which consisted of some 128 ships, formed in response to a Romulan marauder that threatened the entire region. (ENT: "United")

In the mirror universe, the Andorian rebels utilized this class of vessel to engage the Terran fleet in 2155. At least two of these vessels were among the rebel ships attacking the ISS Avenger. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II")

Technical dataEdit

The Andorian battle cruiser was considerably more rugged than the designs utilized by contemporary United Earth Starfleet vessels. (ENT: "Proving Ground") Like all Andorian combat vessels, the Andorian battle cruiser was constructed using a "significant quantity" of duranium alloy. (ENT: "Babel One") Despite the vessel's fairly large size, it was crewed by a complement of only eighty-six. (ENT: "United") In comparison, Starfleet's smaller NX-class had a standard compliment of eighty-three. (ENT: "")

Physical arrangementEdit

Andorian battle cruiser overview

Design overview

The outboard plan of the Andorian battle cruiser's design consisted of a central "spine" that contained a vertically bifurcated forward hull containing several decks. The central "spine" gradually narrowed toward the aft section of the ship where it connected to two vertically stacked warp nacelles. Located midway down the "spine" were a pair of forward-swept wings which contained the impulse engines and defensive systems. (ENT: "Cease Fire", "Proving Ground", "Zero Hour", etc.)

The additional "pods" located on the wings were never explicitly given a purpose when the ship was initially designed; the production staff suggests that they may have been intended as auxiliary warp engines. (Per contributor's email correspondence with Robert Bonchune).

Defensive systems Edit

Andorian battle cruiser, forward beam

Forward particle cannon

The defensive systems utilized by the Andorian battle cruiser included a formidable array of particle cannons composed of multiple forward cannon emplacements, port and starboard wing emitters, as well as dorsal and ventral emitters capable of firing in 180 degree arcs. (ENT: "Zero Hour", "Kir'Shara")

The cannons on the wings may have contained multiple emitters or an array system, based on observations that beams were emitted from various points on their surfaces.

The Andorian battle cruiser enjoyed an advantage over other less advanced vessels of this era due to its utilization of deflector shield technology. Nevertheless, this class was somewhat susceptible to attacks directed towards its shield generator. The shield generator itself was located distantly from the vessel's power grid, leaving it vulnerable to damage. (ENT: "Kir'Shara", "Babel One")

During the 2150s, Andorian technology was considered to be more advanced than analogous Tellarite technology. One Tellarite cruiser was said to not be able to "stand a chance" against two Andorian warships. (ENT: "Babel One") The Andorian battle cruiser had a level of firepower comparable to the Xindi-Reptilian warship and the Vulcan D'Kyr-type combat cruiser. (ENT: "Zero Hour", "Kir'Shara")

In the mirror universe, this class proved significantly inferior to a mid-23rd century Federation Constitution-class starship. This was clearly illustrated when the USS Defiant, defending the Terran warship ISS Avenger from rebel attack, engaged and destroyed one Andorian battle cruiser within seconds and inflicted heavy damage to a second before allowing it to escape. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II")

Propulsion systems Edit

Andorian battle cruisers utilized warp drive technology that was more advanced than Starfleet's warp five engine, allowing Andorian vessels to be "considerably faster" than Earth's NX-class starship. (ENT: "Proving Ground") These vessels could travel at speeds that were described at the time as "high warp." (ENT: "Zero Hour")

One of the technological innovations contributing to the high performance of the ship's warp drive was the utilization of advanced antimatter injectors with variable compression nozzles. In 2153, knowledge of this of "sophisticated piece of technology" was still considered to be "rather sensitive information." (ENT: "Proving Ground")

Additional systemsEdit

Andorian battle cruiser, tractor beam

Tractor beam

The long-range sensors utilized on board the Andorian battle cruiser were more sophisticated than those utilized on board Starfleet's NX-class. (ENT: "Proving Ground", "Babel One") These sensors were capable of scanning a star system from a distance without betraying the vessel's presence. Conversely, usage of its short-range sensors was detectable by vessels that were being scanned by them. Commander Shran attempted to innocently explain away these sensors to Degra as being "omni-directional" during a ruse to scan the second prototype of the Xindi superweapon during its test in the Calindra system in 2153. (ENT: "Proving Ground")

Much like Vulcan ships of the era, Andorian battle cruisers were equipped with a tractor beam. The tractor emitter was located on the ship's forward ventral section. (ENT: "Proving Ground")

Additionally, these warships were equipped with transporters capable of performing site-to-site transport. Use of these transporters was only detectable by internal sensors as a brief energy surge. (ENT: "Kir'Shara")

T'Pol's statement that Andorians did not have transporters in "The Andorian Incident" suggest that either they were added some time after 2151, or that the capability was kept unknown to Vulcans.

Auxiliary craftEdit

Andorian escape pod

Escape pod

The Andorian battle cruiser housed at least one shuttle. (ENT: "Proving Ground") They also carried multiple escape pods. (ENT: "Proving Ground", "Babel One")

Interior designEdit

BridgeEdit

Capable of operating with a crew of five, the bridge of the Andorian battle cruiser directly supervised all primary mission operations and coordinated all departmental activities. Its design was not unlike the layouts used aboard Earth and Klingon vessels of that era, and of Federation starships of later eras. The most significant difference was the placement of the wall consoles, which faced away from the captain rather than towards him.

The layout consisted of an inverted "half-moon"-shaped viewscreen located on the forward bulkhead, directly in front of the ship's side-by-side helm and navigation console.

In the center of the bridge was the captain's chair, with two large convex dishes on either side of the chair. A semi-circle of four station consoles, each with its own stool, surrounded the captain's chair, one each to port and starboard, and two near the aft. All four consoles were each attached to a support column which braced the bridge's vaulted ceiling.

Along the rear bulkhead were several display monitors, separating the entry way to the captain's ready room on the port side from the entryway to the bridge on the starboard side. (ENT: "Proving Ground", "Zero Hour", "Babel One")

The Andorian bridge was a newly designed "swing set" constructed specifically for "Proving Ground". [X]wbm Production designer Herman Zimmerman noted that the battle cruiser's appearance in "Proving Ground" entailed "the first time we ever had the chance to design an Andorian bridge." In fact, an Andorian battle cruiser's bridge wall was previously built for "Cease Fire", but that does not seem to fit into the later-established bridge layout. Nonetheless, Zimmerman had fun with the task of designing the more elaborate Andorian bridge, of which some set pieces were reused from the interior of the Vulcan starship Seleya, seen in the earlier third season installment "Impulse". Zimmerman remarked that these reuses were "because–as much as they dislike each other–I think they [the Vulcans and Andorians] seem to be very much alike." He concluded, "They certainly are each bullheaded in their own way." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 151, pp. 57 & 58)
Several pieces of the bridge set were sold at the It's A Wrap! sale and auction. (See the appendices sections for further information.)

Ready roomEdit

The ready room was located adjacent to the bridge and provided the commanding officer with a private place to conduct ship's business. The ready room on board the Kumari had a large viewscreen located on the bulkhead opposite the entryway and a desk and chair located between the entryway and the viewscreen. Behind the commander's desk was a shelving display that contained the officer's personal effects. (ENT: "Proving Ground")

A desk very similar to the desk that appeared in Shran's ready room (only of a different color) was sold in the It's A Wrap! auction for $561.51. [1] One of the six chairs appearing in another It's A Wrap! auction lot was used at the desk in Shran's ready room. The entire lot of six chairs sold from $2,302.77. [2]


Interrogation roomEdit

The interrogation room was a small area that contained an interrogation chair located opposite of the entryway and a free standing control console located in the corner, near the door. The interrogation technology utilized a machine that created a neuro-synaptic field which caused the victim's emotional threshold to be lowered rather than causing physical discomfort. (ENT: "Kir'Shara")

This room was described in the production reportwbm for "Kir'Shara" as the brig. The control console that appeared in the interrogation room later appeared in "Bound" on board Harrad-Sar's barge. It was ultimately sold in the It's A Wrap! sale and auction for $1,483.00. [3]


Cargo bays Edit

Andorian battle cruiser, cargo hold

Cargo hold

The Andorian battle cruiser contained at least three cargo bays, with the third being located on the ventral section of the ship, near the center of the vessel. These cargo bays were shielded against potential radiation by use of a force field. (ENT: "Proving Ground")

Close inspection of the ship reveals three additional bay doors, which match the size and shape of bay number three, suggesting that this was the location of the first two cargo bays and the shuttle bay. These bay doors were located on the dorsal "spine", and one each, on the dorsal and ventral nacelle.


Ships of the class Edit

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Unnamed

AppendicesEdit

Appearances Edit

Background Edit

The Andorian battle cruiser was designed by John Eaves in collaboration with Rick Berman. It was rendered as a CGI model by Pierre Drolet; the "light kit" for the model was added by Rob Bonchune.

The length established for the model, as scaled in relation to the other models created for the series, was 360 meters.

The tactile interfaces for the helm/navigation console were sold in the It's A Wrap! sale and auction for $260.00. [4] Two of the four "distressed" work consoles that appeared on the Kumari bridge were also sold in the It's A Wrap! auction for $676.66 and $660.00, respectively. [5]

The captain's chair, which was a reuse of Voyager's first officer's chair, was sold in the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction. The auction estimate for the chair was $4,000 to $6,000; the sale price was $3,500 ($4,200 with premium). [6] Four bridge stools, similar to the stools used on the Kumari bridge (however painted gold), were also sold in the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction. [7]

The Andorian symbol that was on the upper aft section of the bridge was sold in the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction. The auction estimate for the plaque was $100 - $150; the sale price was $1200 ($1440 with premium). [8]

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