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This model of a Klingon D7 Battle Cruiser was used in the filming of the television series "Star Trek," which aired on NBC from 1966-1969. In the original series, this is the standard fighter spacecraft of the warlike Klingon Empire. According to the Star Trek story line, Starfleet first makes contact with the Klingon Empire in the year ("stardate") 2151. As a result, the first Klingon Battle cruiser appeared on television in 1968, during the series' third season.

Art designer Walter Matthews "Matt" Jefferies designed this model to be visually different from Starfleet ships, with a greener hull color, long "neck," and bulbous front bridge. Jefferies donated this model, used in distance shots, to the Smithsonian Institution in 1973.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Date 1968-1969 Country of Origin United States of America Type MODELS-Science Fiction Manufacturer Paramount Pictures Inc. Dimensions Storage: 81.9 x 57.2 x 23.5cm (32 1/4 x 22 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.)
Overall: 74.3 x 49.5 x 18.4cm (29 1/4 x 19 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)
Materials Wood
Resin
Paint
Plastic
Overall, possibly resin on a wooden core, with two red and one white plastic beads to simulate ship's lights; pine wood stand with steel screws and padding on back.
Inventory Number A19740482000 Credit Line Gift of Walter M. Jeffries Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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