Doom Scythes are supersonic fighter aircraft used by the Necrons.
Unlike most of the forces employed by the Necrons, Doom Scythes can function in a highly independent manner and contain an advanced android brain as a pilot which is capable of simulating billions of possible strategies in the span of a few nanoseconds, making them formidable dogfighters.
Doom Scythes are usually the first wave of a Necron invasion, used for sowing terror and confusion among enemy forces. Its propulsion system is a repulsor drive whose whine is capable of driving those who hear it insane and catatonic. Should the enemy not yield before this, they are armed with twin-linked Tesla Destructors and the devastating Death ray.
- 1: Codex: Necrons (5th Edition), pg. 50
- 2: Warhammer Community: The Necrons are Bringing 60 Million Years’ Worth of Air Superiority to Aeronautica Imperialis (posted 8/11/2021) (last accessed 10/11/2021)