Overlord Armoured Airship
|This article is about the Squat Airship, for the other uses see Overlord (disambiguation)|
The Overlord Armoured Airship was a Squat heavy flying machine. Developed by engineering guilds to originally mine liquid metals within gas giants, these huge dirigibles would cruise through the upper or lower atmosphere of planets and were made to be protected against extreme temperatures. Realizing the military potential of these heavily armored craft, the Squats quickly put them to military use. Powered by several gas cells which provide lift, each cell is self-sealing and filled with inert gases to prevent explosions in case of damage. An armoured gondola hangs underneath the hull, equipped with Melta bomb racks and Battle cannon turrets. Gravitic thrusters are positioned at the rear of the hull to supply forward power and extra lift. A select crew of Guild aeronauts operate the craft under the watchful eye of a captain, most often the engineer who oversaw the ships construction.