Ok, so we’re back with another model. I bought both two ships from one seller in the UK and was quite happy with them. First in that box was the Klingon K’t’inga Battlecruiser model from Eaglemoss’s The Official Star Trek Starship collection.
The K’t’inga-class battle cruiser was a primary class of warship in service with the Klingon Imperial Fleet in the late 23rd century and with the Klingon Defense Force in the mid-to-late 24th century. Introduced in the early 2270s, the K’t’inga-class cruiser was considered one of the most powerful warships in the Klingon Defense Forces, even serving as a flagship of the Imperial Fleet for a time during the 2290s. K’t’inga-class cruisers were in service as early as the 2270s, when the Epsilon IX station recorded the destruction of three K’t’inga-class vessels by the V’ger entity.
For nearly a century, the K’t’inga-class cruiser proved to be a rugged, sturdy design that saw continuous use. In that aspect they were much like their Federation counterparts the Excelsior-class and Miranda-class starships, whose usefulness outlived contemporaries such as the Constitution-class cruiser.
With marked improvements, these warships saw continuous use as front-line and border patrol ships throughout the Second Klingon-Federation War and the Dominion War of the early-2370s. (DS9: “The Way of the Warrior”, “Soldiers of the Empire”, “Call to Arms” They were not always the ship of choice for all missions, however, as more agile craft like the Klingon Bird-of-Prey were better suited for some tasks.
he K’t’inga-cruiser was a direct offshoot in design-lineage from the venerable D7 class battle cruiser introduced sometime prior to 2267. I really like the look of this battlecruiser and it’s something all Trekkies should have in their collection. Here is the close up video.