K'Tanco Battle Cruiser
- For the NPC vessel, see Klingon Battle Cruiser.
The K'Tanco Battle Cruiser is a Lieutenant Commander (Tier 2) level Klingon Battle Cruiser vessel. It is the first Battle Cruiser that players of the Klingon Empire will gain access to. The K'Tanco Battle Cruiser matches to the Federation Cruiser in most respects. It has, however, a higher turn rate, is able to mount Dual Cannons and has a cloaking device. Its Starfleet equivalent has a stronger hull and one extra device slot.
K'Tanco classIKS K'tanco. A lighter but more modern version of the K't'inga class battle cruiser, the K'tanco has a squarer and more angular design. The forward command module is flatter and has an under-slung torpedo launcher. Unlike the traditional Klingon battle cruiser arrangement, the warp nacelles are integrated into the aft engine assembly, similar to a Bird-of-Prey, leaving the main forward battery to be mounted on Bird-of-Prey-style feather-patterned wings.
The K'Tanco Battle Cruiser demands a very different playing style to the equivalent Raptor and Bird-of-Prey at this tier, due to its reduced maneuverability and balanced weapon layout. The K'Tanco is best suited to tanking, and using hull or shield healing engineering bridge officer abilities to leverage its strong defenses.
Klingon starships come with standard equipment and weapons of the lowest mark available at the ship's minimum rank. The items provided are appropriate to the type of vessel and its related playing style.
As a battle cruiser, this ship supports the following cruiser commands.
- Ability: Strategic Maneuvering
- Ability: Shield Frequency Modulation
- Ability: Weapon System Efficiency