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A Javelin Attack Speeder of the Raven Guard Legion armed with twin-linked Cyclone Missile Launchers

The Javelin Attack Speeder, also known simply as the Javelin, is an advanced pattern of anti-gravitic skimmer vehicle dating back to the 30th Millennium that is similar to the Land Speeder commonly employed in the late 41st Millennium by the Adeptus Astartes.

The Javelin is larger and more heavily armed and armoured than the more common Land Speeder. The Javelin's gravitic nullification plates, the secret of whose production and maintenance have long since been lost, allow the vehicle to mount an array of heavy weaponry more akin to that found on a heavy tank destroyer rather than a nimble skimmer.

These advanced anti-gravitic plates allow the Javelin to make pinpoint strikes on enemy armour or infantry with devastating Lascannon or missile barrages.


A Javelin Attack Speeder of the Emperor's Children Legion armed with twin-linked Lascannons

The Javelin is a nigh-irreplaceable relic vehicle that makes use of technologies originally designed during the earlier bygone age of technological mastery known as the Dark Age of Technology. The Javelin itself was first designed and manufactured for the Space Marine Legions by the Mechanicum during the Emperor's Great Crusade in the late 30th Millennium.

These ancient, advanced relics of technology shared many of the advanced systems found in the Jetbikes of Legiones Astartes Sky Hunter Strike Squadrons, and as such were both rare and highly-valued, even during the Great Crusade era.

Utilising a range of anti-grav impellor technologies so esoteric that some amongst the Mechanicum at that time regarded them with overt distrust, Javelin Attack Speeders were time-consuming to construct and difficult to repair if they sustained battle damage.

Nevertheless, they were fast, highly manoeuvrable, possessed an extended operational range and, perhaps most importantly, were able to carry a heavy payload of weapon systems. All of these characteristics ensured that these rare attack vehicles remained in high demand amongst the Legiones Astartes, as well as other elite formations of the Legio Custodes and the Sisters of Silence.

The capacity to manufacture the Javelin, along with so much else from that tumultuous period of Mankind's history, has been lost to the present-day Imperium of Man. Only those Chapters of Space Marines that can trace their origins back to the First Founding still possess a few justly revered Javelins within the sanctified depths of their armouries. The Javelin is also available in small numbers to the Heretic Astartes Traitor Legions and warbands that trace their lineage back to the time of the Horus Heresy.


The Javelin is a fast attack anti-gravitic skimmer used by the Adeptus Astartes in a role similar to that of the more common Land Speeder. However, unlike the Land Speeder, the Javelin mounts heavy anti-armour weaponry that it uses to engage enemy armoured vehicles and heavy infantry.

The Javelin is armed with either a set of twin-linked Cyclone Missile Launchers or Lascannons as its main weapons. These weapons are located on the vehicle's flanks. The Javelin is also armed with a pintle-mounted Heavy Bolter that is used for close-range protection from enemy infantry.

The pintle-mounted Heavy Bolter can be replaced with either a Heavy Flamer or a Multi-Melta. The Javelin can also be outfitted with a searchlight and up to two Hunter-Killer Missile Launchers for added firepower.

Unit Composition

  • 1 Relic Javelin Attack Speeder (41st Millennium Only)
  • 1-3 Legion Javelin Attack Speeders (31st Millennium Only)


A Relic Javelin Attack Speeder is armed and equipped with:

A Relic Javelin Attack Speeder may replace its set of twin-linked Typhoon Missile Launchers with the following weapons:

A Relic Javelin Attack Speeder may replace its pintle-mounted Heavy Bolter with one of the following pintle-mounted weapons:

A Relic Javelin Attack Speeder armed with a Typhoon Missile Launcher can use the follwing types of munitions:

Horus Heresy Era Wargear

During the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy the Javelin Attack Speeders of the Legiones Astartes featured different weapon load-out options than those of the 41st Millennium.

A standard Legion Javelin Attack Speeder was armed and equipped with:

A Legion Javelin Attack Speeder may replace its set of twin-linked Cyclone Missile Launchers with the following weapon:

A Legion Javelin Attack Speeder may replace its pintle-mounted Heavy Bolter with one of the following pintle-mounted weapons:

A Legion Javelin Attack Speeder armed with a Cyclone Missile Launcher can use the following types of munitions:

Any Legion Javelin Attack Speeders may also be upgraded with the following vehicle equipment:

Adeptus Mechanicus Technical Specifications

Javelin Attack Speeder
Type Attack Skimmer Operational Ceiling Unknown
Vehicle Name Javelin Max Speed Unknown
Forge World of Origin

Mars (Presumed)

Range Unknown
Known Patterns Unknown Main Armament 2 sponson-mounted, twin-linked Lascannons or Cyclone Missile Launchers
Crew 1 Pilot, 1 Gunner Secondary Armament Pintle-mounted Heavy Bolter
Powerplant Unknown Main Ammunition Unknown
Weight Unknown Secondary Ammunition Unknown
Length Unknown Armour
Wingspan Unknown Superstructure Unknown
Height Unknown Hull Unknown
Vehicle Designation Unknown

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