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Aurora Light Cruiser

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Targetdrone.gif This article is about the Eldar space vessel; for the Space Marine Chapter, see Aurora Chapter.
Aurora Class Light Cruiser

The Aurora Class is a class of Eldar light cruiser.


Little is known about the cruiser other than it has the normal characteristics of an Eldar vessel, light armour, Holofields, high speed and heavy weaponry. It is said to have the speed of an escort but the weapons of a cruiser. They are armed with Eldar Torpedoes and Pulsar Lances but they are on a very limited traverse.[1]

In one mighty battle many Aurora class ships fought alongside Imperial forces, the alliance between the Imperium and Eldar pirate forces being formed after the Battle of Gethsemane. Within the Graildark Nebula the combined Imperial and Eldar fleet encountered a fleeing Chaos fleet. The Eldar performed several flanking manoeuvres, leaving the Imperials unsure as to their allegiance, but once the first shots were fired the Eldar returned and slammed into the side and rear of the Chaos fleet. Several other Eldar ships maintained a perimeter to prevent any Chaos ships escaping and the fleet was wiped out against the massed guns of the Imperial fleet and the high-speed strafing runs of the Eldar.[1]

Technical Specifications[2]

  • Dimensions: 3.4km long, 0.4km abeam
  • Mass: 12 megatonnes
  • Acceleration: 9 Gravities

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