Gal'leath Class Battleship
Compared to the average speed of an Imperial ship in the warp, the Explorer could barely approach a fifth of this speed. It is also significantly less well armed and armoured, compared to most battleships. It does have a massive cargo capacity, however, and is much cheaper to produce than other ships of similar tonnage. Indeed, it was only the advent of war with the Orks that finally made the Tau design an alternate vessel for interstellar combat, a role which the Explorer is ill suited to undertake alone.
The Explorer has undergone many different refits and reconfigurations since its inception. The two most common that are still active within the Kor'vattra are the Mk XXIII Vash'ya and the Mk XXIV Bor'kan configurations.
The more popular design incorporates a multi-arc prow Railgun battery, and the capacity to field eight squadrons of attack craft as well as escorts that do not have Gravitic Drives via its three Gravitic Hooks.
Notable Gal'leath Class Battleships
- 1: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (Book), pgs. 100–101
- 2: Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2
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|Battleships||Gal'leath • Or'es El'leath|
|Cruisers||Il'fannor • Lar'shi • Il'Porrui • Lar'shi'vre|
|Escorts||Kir'qath • Skether'qan • Kass'l • Kir'la • Kir'shasvre|
|Attack Craft||Manta • Barracuda • Tiger Shark • Remora Fighter • Orca • Sun Shark • Razorshark|
|Allied||Kroot Warsphere • Nicassar Dhow • Stronghold Class Commerce Vessel • Bastion Class Commerce Vessel |
Vespid Nest Vessel • Greet Lineship • Greet Stealther • Domati Wyrmship • Ostense Council Winged Disc