Jackill's Guide to Light Attack Craft
The Klingon Fighter is used for tactical support of large ships such as
cruisers and destroyers. The craft is a very fast, although slightly
under-gunned, and is used as a fast attack craft. The crafts name "Ku'rist"
is the Klingon name for destructive lightning.
The Klingon light fighter was designed with a low profile to reduce target
cross-section. The main body is a long slinder multifaceted design. The
cockpit, located on the top of the craft at about the midpoint, is designed
to house only the pilot. The cockpit is entered through a small entrance
located on top of the canopy. While the use of a single crew member saves a
lot of space and weight, it has its drawbacks, one person must be both
pilot, gunner and navigator.
The craft is propelled by a main propulsion unit located at the rear of the
craft. Additional propulsion is provided by two mini-graf units located on
either side of the craft. The Graf units are attached to the main body by
two support pylons. In an attempt to lower the profile of the craft, the
Graf propulsion units were rotated 90 degrees and tucked under the support
The wehicle has two sets of weapons, phasers and disruptors. The phasers are
located at the front of the craft on the underside of the main body. The
disruptors are located on the front of both Graf units and are forward
firing weapons only.