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Across the Imperium, the inexorable march of war calls forth hudnreds of worlds to produce war machines for the Imperium. While varied, these war machines are a vital part of the constant attempt to preserve the Imperium.
This is a free to use, free to edit article curated by Ajax 013, intended to list the unique war machines of the Imperium both canon and fanon. You are free to add your own vehicles to the list.
Introduced close to the end of the Great Crusade, the Fire Harrier was intended to provide heavy fire against enemies of the Empire, when the target was too small to warranty orbital bombardment, outside the range of artillery, and was too well protected for a gunship strike.
The Fire Harrier is a swept winged ship, designed for quick strikes over well defended targets. The Fire Harrier used burgeoning stealth technology, kindly provided by the Raven Guard (Though many of their best secrets were kept by themselves). With swept back wings, and large engines, it was a fast flyer, made for quickly flying over the target zone. It carries a number of missiles externally, and an internal bay, allowing it to carry heavy bombs, and missiles. It possesses no defensive weaponry, and instead relies on its stealth, speed, and its electronic defences, using a machine-spirit powered system to jam sensors and mislead missiles, and possesses decoy launchers. It is operated by two Astartes, along with a servitor.
Few have survived into the 41st Millennium, most being lost to war, or wear. The technology behind them is poorly understood by most Chapters, and the only ones to field them in any respectable number are descendent of the Raven.
Not every Astartes Aircraft is a dedicated war machine. Some serve far simpler roles, in keeping the Chapter in fighting shape. The Stormkestrel is less common than the larger, and more heavily armed Thunderhawk, and is used for roles dedicated to logistics. Often, it carries supplies, personnel, and injured warriors, to and from bases. Because of its role, it is more often than not operated by Chapter serfs. However, when pressed to battle, the vehicle's spacious cargo, and the heavy bolters flanking it's nose, allow it to perform some battlefield tasks.
For short jaunts, Most Astartes Monasteries and Starships usually reserve a collection of Stormsparrows. These are short-ranged shuttles, intended to go from ship-to-ship, or ship-to-ground. A small vessel, it can carry 10 Astartes in mild comfort. A simplistic vessel, it has often been compared to the comparable Arvus Lighter. Unlike the Lighter, the Stormsparrow is equipped with defences for deterring attack, and a single heavy bolter.