This type of Bird-of-Prey had a similar layout to preceding and succeeding designs: there was a central body with a forward "head" and "neck", a pair of "wings", and a single aft-mounted engine. Unlike other designs, the wings lacked cannon mounts at the tips. The ship was capable of operating in an atmosphere.
This ship was armed with phasers and photon torpedoes. Its shields were unable to withstand sustained phaser fire. However, when operating in groups, they could overwhelm larger vessels such as the Federation Crossfield-class. After Kol claimed the Sarcophagus, he began installing cloaking devices on the Birds-of-Prey under his command. (DIS: "Battle at the Binary Stars", "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry", "Lethe", "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum")