For Imperial Knights, the Drop-Keep is an essential orbit-to-ground landing vessel. Somewhat resembling the larger coffin-landers of Titan walkers. The primary difference is that the Drop-Keep can deploy directly into battle, creating an instant fortification. Drop-Keeps are heavily armoured and lined with servitor-crewed gun emplacements but their most deadly weapon is their cargo of war-machines.
The drop-keep can carry up to twelve Imperial Knights directly to war. They will come down on blazing retro-rockets and even as they touch down will be opening their portcullis and drawbridge to allow the towering Knight Engines to sally forth.
Many Houses have also added auto-unfurling banners and vox-hailers, ensuring that when their scions charge into battle they do so with their proud colours flying and triumphal music playing, as befits their noble station. Drop-Keeps may also house flights of Cherubim known as Heavenly Hosts for reconnaissance purposes.
|Adeptus Mechanius Fleet|
|Battleships||Ark Mechanicus • Emperor • Retribution • Oberon|
|Cruisers||Adeptus Mechanicus Cruiser • Lunar • Tyrant • Gothic • Dictator • War Barge|
|Light Cruisers||Adeptus Mechanicus Light Cruiser • Endeavor • Endurance • Defiant • Secutor • Lathe|
|Escorts||Firestorm • Nova • Gladius • Sword • Falchion • Cobra • Hunter|
|Attack Craft||Fury Interceptor • Starhawk Bomber • Shark Assault Boat|
|Transports/Landing Craft||Macro Transport • Heavy Transport • Lifter Barge • Conquesitus Ark • Coffin Ship • Titan Barque • Knight Transport • Invasion Lander • Drop-Vault • Drop-keep|
|Support Craft||Explorator Vessel • Eradication Ark • Explorator Ark • Goliath Class Factory Ship • Megiron Class Forge Vessel • Goliath Class Forge Tender • Capacitar Ship • Salvator Ark • Scavenger Scow|
|Planetary Aircraft||Avenger Strike Fighter • Lightning Fighter • Thunderbolt Fighter • Storm Eagle Gunship • Vulture Gunship • Archaeopter • Lysander Targeting Craft|