A Ravenwing Grenade Launcher is a specially customised Grenade Launcher commonly utilised by the elite Ravenwing Black Knights of the Dark Angels Chapter's 2nd Company, commonly called theRavenwing. Ravenwing Black Knights employ Grenade Launchers adapted to fire even at the high speeds at which they race across the battlefield upon their Mark IV Raven Pattern Assault Bikes. These Grenade Launchers can also fire specialised shells utilising ancient technologies in addition to the standard Krak and Frag Grenades. Rad Shells spread contaminated, radioactive fragments that have a toxic and debilitating effect on a foe, while Stasis Shells are impregnated with an ancient and now poorly understood technology that when detonated, momentarily freezes the flow the space-time continuum, causing the reaction times of any enemies nearby to be dramatically slowed if they are caught in the area of effect.
- Codex: Dark Angels (6th Edition), pp. 47, 61, 82