The Jach'eng, built at the Shockwave Facility, is crewed with the bravest and most loyal warriors in the fleet. Officers assigned duty on a Jach'eng are listed as killed in action, as the vessel departs from the shipyard - they do not ever intend to come back. Captaining a Jach'eng-class vessel is considered one of the highest honours a Klingon warrior can achieve.
When the Jach'eng detonates its only weapon, the Shockwave, it creates an expanding wave of destruction that moves out in one direction, damaging everything in its path. The resulting explosion also tears apart the hull of the fragile ship from the inside, killing the entire crew in the process. This is the most powerful weapon of the Klingon fleet, and one of the most destructive forces in the known galaxy.
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