The Klingon Bird-of-Prey is a small, agile frigate deployed by the Klingon Defense Force in a wide variety of combat scenarios. This extremely versatile starship excels in raids and hit-and-run encounters, due to its high maneuverability and cloaking device.
The appearance of the Bird-of-Prey depends on its level, though its armament and abilities remain the same.
|Level||Standard Difficulty||Advanced Difficulty||Elite Difficulty|
- “Your New Command”: Birds-of-Prey are among the KDF ships that arrive to provide reinforcements in the counterattack against the U.S.S. Musashi.
- “Field Promotions”: Several Birds-of-Prey join in an attack on the player's vessel.
- Features heavily in the Klingon Front.
- “The House Always Wins”: Birds-of-Prey from the houses of Torg and Martok engage each other in the Gorath System, including the I.K.S. Mudj.
- “The Cure Found”: A number of Birds-of-Prey have been assimilated by the Borg, and the players must prevent them from destroying the I.K.S. Kang.
- “Officer of the Watch (Daily)” (Fed): One of the tasks the players is assigned is to calibrate their starships' weapons, a captured Bird-of-Prey being used as the target.
- Dozens of Birds-of-Prey are part of Klingon fleets attacking fleet starbases in:
- “No Win Scenario”: Birds-of-Prey are among a massive fleet attacking a transport in Combat Simulation 347.
- “Beta Thoridor System Patrol”: The player must defeat Birds-of-Prey attacking Romulan Republic ships in the Beta Thoridor System.
- “Boldly They Rode”: Birds-of-Prey are among the joint Starfleet/KDF task force attempting to retake Deep Space 9 from Dominion occupation, one of which crashes into the station after being shot down by Dominion ships.
- Borg Invasion of Defera: A Bird-of-Prey can be seen on the surface of Defera, aiding in the joint KDF/Starfleet operations to repel the Borg invasion of the planet.
- “Alpha”: A Bird-of-Prey commanded by Captain K'Teng has crashed on Orith II after being ambushed by Hirogen hunters, KDF players being tasked with aiding the survivors in defeating them.
- “Report to Gamma Orionis”: The I.K.S. ChoS and I.K.S. Q'thoq are among a Klingon fleet assembled to counter the threat of the Borg.
- “The New Link” (KDF): Several Birds-of-Prey, including the I.K.S. Norgh, attack an Alpha Jem'Hadar base in the Orias System.
- “Manhunt”: A B'rel-class Bird-of-Prey, representing the player's ship, rescues the player from corrupt prison officials on Rura Penthe.
- “Sphere of Influence”: A Klingon Bird-of-Prey (Mob) arrives to assist the player in battle against an Elachi attack in the Jouret System.
- Birds-of-Prey can be seen patrolling the various regions of the Solanae Dyson Sphere and occasionally assist with various missions therein.
- “Midnight”: The I.K.S. Amw'I is part of the Iconian Resistance's final stand in the Sol System.
- “Brushfire”: Birds-of-Prey loyal to the House of Torg attempt to prevent the player from escaping with Martok after rescuing him from a Son'a facility in the Briar Patch. During the battle, additional Birds-of-Prey arrive among reinforcements loyal to Martok's house.
- A HoH-SuS-class Bird-of-Prey is carried by the I.K.S. Bortasqu' and is often deployed to assist in battle in missions involving her.
Vessels of the class
|Norgh-class||I.K.S. Norgh (default)|
I.K.S. Targ landed on Imaga
A B'rel-class Bird-of-Prey in the Ketha Lowlands on Qo'noS.
The wreckage of a Bird-of-Prey on the hull of Deep Space 9.
- The Birds-of-Prey assimilated by the Borg in “The Cure Found” will use plasma weapons instead of the normal photon and disruptor weapons. However, they will not use the Battle Cloak or Subspace Jump abilities of a normal Bird-of-Prey.
- When KDF players use the Fleet Support ability, a Bird-of-Prey has a chance to appear to aid them in battle.
- The HoH'SuS-class Bird-of-Prey is typically deployed from Bortasqu' Dreadnought Battlecruisers, such as the I.K.S. Bortasqu'.
Klingon Defense Force
|Details||Klingon Defense Force • Klingon Empire • Klingon • Gorn • Orion • Nausicaan • Lethean • Ferasan • Great House • Qo'noS • Klingon Academy • Rura Penthe • Boreth • Ganalda Station|
|Ground Forces||War Targ • Bekk • Warrior • Officer • Munitions Officer • Targ Handler • Swordmaster • Dahar Master|
|Starships||To'Duj Fighter • Bird-of-Prey (Prime Timeline) • Bird-of-Prey (Kelvin Timeline) • Raptor Escort • Klingon Battle Cruiser • Negh'Var Warship • Vo'Quv Dreadnought • Bortasqu' Dreadnought Battlecruiser|
|NPCs||B'vat • Galera • J'mpok • Ja'rod • Jurlek • K'Gan • K'men • K'Valk • Kagran • Kahless • Koren • Martok • Nin'Yan • Rodek • Alexander Rozhenko • Sirella • Temek • Torg • Worf|
|NPC starships||I.K.S. Batlh • I.K.S. Bortasqu' • I.K.S. Chot • I.K.S. Kal'Ruq • I.K.S. Kang • I.K.S. Kor • I.K.S. Kri’stak • I.K.S. Lukara • I.K.V. Quv • I.K.S. Seg'pa • I.K.S. Rotarran • I.K.S. Targ (B'rel class) • I.K.S. Targ (Klothos class) • I.K.S. Worvig|