The Vanguard ships were protected by a nexus shield that was generated by two emitters on the outer hull, at the two ends of the vessel. Which generated radiation that would compromise a Federation starship's deflector shielding within 30 seconds and penetrate it's hull afterwards, unless the emitters were destroyed. Quantum torpedoes were capable of breaching the shield to permit a small starship through. The ship had hidden weapon systems, both energy beam weapons (arrays and turrets) and a rapid-firing missile launcher turret.
|Ships named Vanguard|
|Kam'Jahtae||Vanguard-class (spine vessel)||Earth, Starfleet||Vanguard-class starship|
|Federation, Starfleet||USS Vanguard (NCC-1536, Miranda-class) • USS Vanguard (Sovereign-class) • USS Vanguard (Venture-class) • see also: Vanguard-class star cruiser|
|USS Vanguard (Section 31 ship) • USS Vanguard (Arbiter-class) • USS Vanguard (Constitution-class) • USS Vanguard (Defender-class) • USS Vanguard (Guardian-class) • USS Vanguard (Interceptor-class)|
|Terran Empire, Starfleet