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Reman warbird Scimitar

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The Reman Warbird Scimitar was a very powerful starship in the Star Trek universe that appeared in Star Trek: Nemesis.

The Scimitar had a similar design to the Klingon bird-of-prey. It was constructed at a secret base on Remus and became the personal flagship of Shinzon and originally, it was used as the secret flagship base of his army that invaded Romulus to liberate the Remans from Romulan oppression. It was one of the most heavily armed starship of the era. It carried 52 disruptor banks, 27 photon torpedo bays, and had primary and secondary shields. The greatest asset was the cloaking device. Not only could the Scimitar fire while the cloaking device was engaged, but it didn't give off tachyon emissions or residual antiprotons, like other Klingon or Romulan cloaking devices do, making it completely undetectable.

Aside from the cloaking device, the most important (and horrific) device was the thalaron radiation weapon. The Scimitar itself was designed to produce large amounts of the deadly radiation, enough to destroy a planet.

Shinzon intended to use the Scimitar to destroy Earth as the prelude to a Romulan invasion. It engaged the Enterprise-E in the Bassen Rift and although the Enterprise disabled its cloaking device, exhausted all its weapons, and rammed it, the Scimitar still remained mostly operational. A dying Shinzon ordered the deployment of the thalaron weapon, which would kill everyone on the Enterprise. Just before it would fire, Lt. Commander Data discharged his phaser into the thalaron activation matrix and destroyed the ship.

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