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Bird-of-prey (Star Trek)

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"Bird-of-Prey" is a common name for various makes of Romulan and Klingon warship in the Star Trek fictional universe.

Ships referred to as birds-of-prey include:

The use of the term with respect to Klingon ships was in itself an error by the writers, who changed the enemies in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock from Romulans to Klingons without updating the dialog. However, the term still makes some sense, as the Romulans and Klingons were once allies and frequently shared technology.

The Boeing Bird of Prey, which bears a resemblance to the Star Trek spacecraft, also took its name from the fictional series. Interestingly, the Boeing aircraft was used to test stealth and (potentially) active camouflage technologies.

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