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Firestorm Class Frigate[1]

The Firestorm Class Frigate is a Imperial ship design used by the Imperial Navy and Basilikon Astra.[6]


The Firestorm is a variant of the Sword Class Frigate, designed to link the speed and manoeuvrability of an escort, with the bite of a lance vessel. The systems utilized to power the Sword's laser weapons battery have been reconfigured to power the single prow-mounted lance of the Firestorm.[1]

A Firestorm Frigate[5]

It is not uncommon to see a squadron of Firestorms supporting independent squadrons of Swords and Cobra Class Destroyers. In situations like these, it falls to the Firestorms to deal damage to capital ships, and rival escorts once the other two classes have lowered the enemy's shields. Firestorm Class Frigates are often seen fighting alongside Space Marine formations.[1] Pirate fleets are known to operate Firestorm Frigates as well.[3]

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 1.8 km long, 0.3 km abeam at fins (approx)
  • Mass: 6 megatonnes (approx)
  • Crew: 25,000 crew (approx)
  • Acceleration: 4.4 gravities maximum sustainable acceleration

Notable Firestorm Squadrons

Notable individual ships include the Celaeno, the Sabre[4] and Cape Wrath.