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For the similarly named small starships used by both the Klingons and Romulans, see Bird-of-Prey.

Warbird was a type of warship classification, primarily used within the Romulan Star Empire. The classification was one of nomenclature and in fact comprised a number of ships with widely varying combat roles.

The primary technological distinction was that rather than using a matter-antimatter reaction to generate power for its warp drive, a warbird instead captured radiation produced by dropping mass into an artificial quantum singularity. This allowed for much more variation in power output than a matter-antimatter reactor, but the downside was that if the containment systems were disrupted the ship would be crushed in seconds.

Known classes of warbirds

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