The K'vort was built using the same plans as the smaller B'rel-class bird-of-prey though on a larger scale. Unlike the B'rel they were not designed to land on the surface of a planet. The class was designed to act as a troop transport allowing for around 1,200 troops to be crammed into the vessel.
The class proved to be a popular design and many saw service in the Klingon Defence Force and House militaries. Due to its low cost and maintenance when compared to larger Klingon vessels, such as the Vor'cha-class, making it attractive to smaller Houses. It also saw much variation with individual Houses building the craft to various dimensions from around 250 m to close to 700 m given the resources available to that House or simply due to personal preference.
The ship's weapons were split into a forward torpedo launcher in the command hull and an aft launcher. It had a disruptor cannon on the tips of each wing as well as two cannons on the aft of the main body. (SRMV3: Ships of the Klingon Empire)
|Unnamed K'vort-class starships|
- Specifications from the SRMV3: Ships of the Klingon Empire represent a 'standard' K'vort.