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{{Quote|Gryphon, this is Meteor Wing. Attack runs complete, target well struck.| Squadron Leader Sinclaire, defence of [[Port Wander]] against [[WAAAGH!]] Gulgrog}}
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'''Attack Craft''' is a catch-all term used for the small spacecraft and aircraft that are deployed from larger starships' launch bays in support of naval warfleets during combat operations. They are divided into five general categories depending on their size and role:
 
'''Attack Craft''' is a catch-all term used for the small spacecraft and aircraft that are deployed from larger starships' launch bays in support of naval warfleets during combat operations. They are divided into five general categories depending on their size and role:
   
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*'''Assault Boats''' - Assault Boats are small, spaceborne transports designed to pierce the hull of an enemy starship and deposit a single or multiple squads of soldiers for a quick hit-and-run attack.
 
*'''Assault Boats''' - Assault Boats are small, spaceborne transports designed to pierce the hull of an enemy starship and deposit a single or multiple squads of soldiers for a quick hit-and-run attack.
 
*'''Aeronautica''' - Aeronautica includes all small crafts that are designed to support planetary military operations, including atmospheric fighters, interceptors, and bombers along with troop transports and military cargo transports and drop ships.
 
*'''Aeronautica''' - Aeronautica includes all small crafts that are designed to support planetary military operations, including atmospheric fighters, interceptors, and bombers along with troop transports and military cargo transports and drop ships.
*'''Support Craft''' - Support Craft are small crafts that are designed to support diplomatic and mercantile operations either on a planet's surface or for transport between different starships.
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*'''Support Craft''' - Support Craft are small spacecraft designed to support diplomatic and mercantile operations either on a planet's surface or for transport between different starships.
 
The most notable Attack Craft of all the major starfaring species in the galaxy are listed below.
 
The most notable Attack Craft of all the major starfaring species in the galaxy are listed below.
   
 
==Imperial Attack Craft==
 
==Imperial Attack Craft==
 
===Imperial Navy===
 
===Imperial Navy===
*[[Fury Interceptor]]
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*'''[[Fury Interceptor]]'''
*[[Faustus Interceptor]]
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*'''[[Faustus Interceptor]]'''
*[[Starhawk|Starhawk Bomber]]
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*'''[[Starhawk|Starhawk Bomber]]'''
*[[Shark-class Assault Boat|''Shark''-class Assault Boat]]
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*'''[[Shark Assault Boat]]'''
*[[Marauder|Marauder Bomber]]
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*'''[[Marauder|Marauder Bomber]]'''
*[[Lightning|Lightning Air Superiority Fighter]]
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*'''[[Lightning|Lightning Air Superiority Fighter]]'''
*[[Thunderbolt|Thunderbolt Heavy Fighter]]
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*'''[[Thunderbolt|Thunderbolt Heavy Fighter]]'''
*[[Aquila Lander]]
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*'''[[Aquila Lander]]'''
*[[Arvus Lighter]]
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*'''[[Arvus Lighter]]'''
*[[Boarding Torpedo]]
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*'''[[Boarding Torpedo]]'''
*[[Devourer-class Dropship|''Devourer''-class Dropship]]
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*'''[[Devourer Dropship]]'''
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*'''[[Scapula Class Deep Space Fighter|''Scapula''-class Deep Space Fighter]]'''
   
 
===Space Marines===
 
===Space Marines===
*[[Thunderhawk|Thunderhawk Gunship]]
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*'''[[Thunderhawk|Thunderhawk Gunship]]'''
*[[Storm Eagle|Storm Eagle Gunship]]
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*'''[[Storm Eagle|Storm Eagle Gunship]]'''
*[[Stormraven|Stormraven Gunship]]
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*'''[[Stormraven|Stormraven Gunship]]'''
*[[Stormbird |Stormbird Gunship]]
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*'''[[Stormbird |Stormbird Gunship]]'''
*[[Stormtalon|Stormtalon Gunship]]
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*'''[[Stormtalon|Stormtalon Gunship]]'''
*[[Thunderhawk|Thunderhawk Transporter]]
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*'''[[Thunderhawk|Thunderhawk Transporter]]'''
*[[Fireraptor Gunship]]
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*'''[[Fire Raptor Gunship]]'''
**Fireraptor Destroyer
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**'''Fire Raptor Destroyer'''
*[[Boarding Torpedo]]
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*'''[[Boarding Torpedo]]'''
*[[Astartes Landing Craft]]
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*'''[[Astartes Landing Craft]]'''
*[[Eagle-class Shuttle|''Eagle''-class Shuttle]]
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*'''[[Eagle-class Shuttle|''Eagle''-class Shuttle]]'''
*[[Argo-class Dropship|''Argo''-class Dropship]]
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*'''[[Argo-class Dropship|''Argo''-class Dropship]]'''
   
 
==Chaos Attack Craft==
 
==Chaos Attack Craft==
*[[Swiftdeath Fighter]]
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*'''[[Swiftdeath Fighter]]'''
*[[Doomfire Bomber]]
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*'''[[Doomfire Bomber]]'''
*[[Hell Blade]]
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*'''[[Hell Blade]]'''
*[[Hell Talon]]
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*'''[[Hell Talon]]'''
*[[Dreadclaw|Dreadclaw Assault Boat]]
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*'''[[Dreadclaw|Dreadclaw Assault Boat]]'''
*[[Harbinger|Harbinger Super-Heavy Bomber]]
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*'''[[Harbinger|Harbinger Super-Heavy Bomber]]'''
*[[Heldrake]] [[Daemon Engine]]
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*'''[[Heldrake]] [[Daemon Engine]]'''
*[[Boarding Torpedo]]
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*'''[[Boarding Torpedo]]'''
*[[Doom Wing]] [[Daemon Engine]]
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*'''[[Doom Wing]] [[Daemon Engine]]'''
*[[Fire Lord]] [[Daemon Engine]]
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*'''[[Fire Lord]] [[Daemon Engine]]'''
   
 
==Dark Eldar Attack Craft==
 
==Dark Eldar Attack Craft==
*[[Raptor Fighter]]
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*'''[[Raptor Fighter]]'''
*[[Razorwing Bomber]]
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*'''[[Razorwing Bomber]]'''
*[[Slavebringer Assault Boat]]
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*'''[[Slavebringer Assault Boat]]'''
*[[Impaler Assault Module]]
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*'''[[Impaler Assault Module]]'''
   
 
==Eldar Attack Craft==
 
==Eldar Attack Craft==
*[[Darkstar Fighter]]
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*'''[[Darkstar Fighter]]'''
*[[Eagle Bomber]]
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*'''[[Eagle Bomber]]'''
   
 
==Necron Attack Craft==
 
==Necron Attack Craft==
*[[Doom Scythe]]
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*'''[[Doom Scythe]]'''
*[[Night Scythe]]
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*'''[[Night Scythe]]'''
*[[Night Shroud]]
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*'''[[Night Shroud]]'''
*[[Tomb Blade]] (older variant modified for spaceflight)
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*'''[[Tomb Blade]]''' (older variant modified for spaceflight)
   
 
==Ork Attack Craft==
 
==Ork Attack Craft==
*[[Fighta-Bommer]]
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*'''[[Fighta-Bommer]]'''
*[[Ork Assault Boat]]
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*'''[[Ork Assault Boat]]'''
   
 
==Tau Empire Attack Craft==
 
==Tau Empire Attack Craft==
 
===Tau===
 
===Tau===
*[[Barracuda|Barracuda Fighter]]
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*'''[[Barracuda|Barracuda Fighter]]'''
*[[Tiger Shark]]
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*'''[[Tiger Shark]]'''
*[[Tiger Shark A-X-10]]
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*'''[[Tiger Shark AX-1-0]]'''
*[[Manta|Manta Missile Destroyer]]
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*'''[[Manta|Manta Missile Destroyer]]'''
*[[Razorshark]]
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*'''[[Razorshark]]'''
*[[Sun Shark]]
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*'''[[Sun Shark]]'''
 
===Tau Allies===
 
===Tau Allies===
*[[Demiurg Attack Craft]]
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*'''[[Demiurg Attack Craft]]'''
   
 
==Tyranid Attack Craft==
 
==Tyranid Attack Craft==
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
*[[Battleship]]
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*'''[[Battleship]]'''
*[[Cruiser]]
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*'''[[Cruiser]]'''
*[[Escort]]
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*'''[[Escort]]'''
*[[Raider (Spacecraft)|Raider]]
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*'''[[Raider (Spacecraft)|Raider]]'''
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
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*''Rouge Trader - Battlefleet Koronus'' (RPG), pp. 10-15
 
*''Rouge Trader - Battlefleet Koronus'' (RPG), pp. 10-15
 
*''[http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat490039a&prodId=prod1110041 Astartes Landing Craft - Games Workshop]''
 
*''[http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat490039a&prodId=prod1110041 Astartes Landing Craft - Games Workshop]''
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[[es:Naves de Ataque]]
 
[[Category:Attack Craft|!]]
 
[[Category:Attack Craft|!]]
 
[[Category:Spacecraft|*]]
 
[[Category:Spacecraft|*]]

Latest revision as of 15:29, April 8, 2017

"Gryphon, this is Meteor Wing. Attack runs complete, target well struck."
— Squadron Leader Sinclaire, defence of Port Wander against WAAAGH! Gulgrog

Attack Craft is a catch-all term used for the small spacecraft and aircraft that are deployed from larger starships' launch bays in support of naval warfleets during combat operations. They are divided into five general categories depending on their size and role:

  • Fighters - Fighters, along with Interceptors, are the smallest Attack Craft, using their speed and firepower to intercept and destroy other enemy Attack Craft and ordnance.
  • Bombers - Bombers are lumbering spacecraft that lack the speed of fighters, but carry enough firepower to threaten capital ships.
  • Assault Boats - Assault Boats are small, spaceborne transports designed to pierce the hull of an enemy starship and deposit a single or multiple squads of soldiers for a quick hit-and-run attack.
  • Aeronautica - Aeronautica includes all small crafts that are designed to support planetary military operations, including atmospheric fighters, interceptors, and bombers along with troop transports and military cargo transports and drop ships.
  • Support Craft - Support Craft are small spacecraft designed to support diplomatic and mercantile operations either on a planet's surface or for transport between different starships.

The most notable Attack Craft of all the major starfaring species in the galaxy are listed below.

Imperial Attack CraftEdit

Imperial NavyEdit

Space MarinesEdit

Chaos Attack CraftEdit

Dark Eldar Attack CraftEdit

Eldar Attack CraftEdit

Necron Attack CraftEdit

Ork Attack CraftEdit

Tau Empire Attack CraftEdit

TauEdit

Tau AlliesEdit

Tyranid Attack CraftEdit

The Tyranids use a wide variety of organisms that are roughly equivalent to the other starfaring species' fighters and assault boats, but their vast diversity defies categorisation into distinct classes.

See AlsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Battlefleet Gothic Rulebook: Ships of the Gothic Sector
  • Battlefleet Gothic Armada: Vessels of the Imperium
  • Battlefleet Gothic Armada: Xenos Fleets
  • Battlefleet Gothic Armada: Necron and Tyranid Fleets
  • Battlefleet Gothic Armada: Tau Fleets
  • Imperial Armour Volume Three - The Taros Campaign
  • Imperial Armour Volume Ten - The Badab War - Part Two
  • Rouge Trader - Battlefleet Koronus (RPG), pp. 10-15
  • Astartes Landing Craft - Games Workshop
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