Star Trek by Ben Robinson
Klingon Bird-of-Prey Haynes Manual

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The Bird-of-Prey is the classic Klingon starship—a tough raiding and scouting vessel that has served at the heart of the Klingon Defense Force for more than a hundred years. Life on board is harsh and brutal, with any sign of weakness leading to a challenge to the death. The ship itself is stripped back and lean, with everything designed for a single purpose—war.

This Haynes Manual traces the origins of a Bird-of-Prey from the moment it is commissioned by one of the Great Houses and constructed at the shipyards of the Klingon Naval Academy. It then proceeds to examine General Martok’s famous ship the I.K.S. Rotarran in unprecedented detail.

Featuring a stunning cutaway drawing and, for the first time ever, detailed deck plans and incredible new computer-generated artwork, the Haynes Bird-of-Prey Manual is a technical tour of the ship’s systems, from the bridge and engineering rooms to the disruptors, torpedo launcher, and the all-important cloaking device. In addition, the Manual provides a unique insight into life on board a Klingon ship and the Rotarran’s glorious history in the Dominion War.

This Haynes Manual is fully authorized by CBS. All the new artwork has been designed by STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION and STAR TREK: VOYAGER’s senior illustrator Rick Sternbach, who is the world’s leading expert on STAR TREK technology, with CG renders produced by STAR TREK VFX artist Adam ‘Mojo’ Lebowitz.

About Ben Robinson

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Ben Robinson worked on The Official Star Trek Fact Files, the most extensive source of Star Trek information ever published. He was also the lead author on the U.S.S. Enterprise Haynes Manual. Rich Sternbach is a Hugo and Emmy Award-winning visual artist with extensive film and television experience. Famous for his work on Star Trek, he has been responsible for a number of starship designs. He co-wrote the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual and the Deep Space Nine Technical Manual.
Published November 6, 2012 by Pocket Books/Star Trek. 128 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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