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Gladius Class frigate of the Ultramarines[3]

The Gladius Class Frigate is part of the Space Marine Fleet, fulfilling a role similar to that of the Sword Class Frigate in the Imperial Navy. It is also used by the Adeptus Mechanicus Fleet.[2]

Overview

The ship is crewed mainly by chapter serfs, with only a single squad of Space Marines on board, either on the bridge, or at other command posts around the ship.[1]

The Gladius is armed with a mid-sized weapons battery, much like the Sword class, but its engines are about twenty percent more powerful than the Sword. This enables the Gladius to take advantage of the enemy's movements, darting into holes left in the battle line, and using its weapons batteries to good effect. The ship is shielded as well as any other escort, but due to the nature of its role in combat, has an excellent turret array for its size, comparable to that of a standard Imperial Navy cruiser.[1]

Notable Ships

Sources


Modern Space Marine Fleet
Battleships Battle Barge
Cruisers Strike CruiserVanguard Class
Escorts Gladius ClassNova ClassHunter ClassRapid Strike Vessel
Attack Craft ThunderhawkStormravenStorm Eagle(Fire Raptor) • Storm TalonStormhawkOverlordNephilimDark TalonStormfangStormwolfCorvus BlackstarCaestus Assault Ram
Transports Thunderhawk TransporterLanding CraftDrop Pod


Legiones Astartes Fleet
Battleships GlorianaEmperorLunarInfernusDictatusOberonBattle BargeAbyss
Grand Cruisers AvengerVengeanceDominus
Battlecruisers Retribution Class
Heavy Cruisers InfernusIndrajit
Cruisers Strike CruiserHoplonPrometheanBulk Cruiser
Light Cruisers GladiusEclipseDauntlessTriton
Barques GulgorAttack Barque
Heavy Frigates Thunderbolt
Frigates GladiusSword
Destroyers HunterVenomTiamat
Corvettes Credo
Other Wrath HammerExcelsiorPythos
Fighters XiphonWrathLotusDeathbirdSwordstrikeLightning Crow
Bombers CorsairApisCastellan
Gunships StormbirdThunderhawkStorm EagleFire RaptorStormhawkSkylanceOrgus
Assault Boats CaestusPurgioHarbinger
Landing Craft & Transports Landing CraftAnhurDrop PodDreadclawKharybdisHawkwing


Adeptus Mechanius Fleet
Battleships Ark MechanicusEmperorRetributionOberon
Cruisers Adeptus Mechanicus CruiserLunarTyrantGothicDictatorWar Barge
Light Cruisers Adeptus Mechanicus Light CruiserEndeavorEnduranceDefiantSecutorLathe
Escorts FirestormNovaGladiusSwordFalchionCobraHunter
Attack Craft Fury InterceptorStarhawk BomberShark Assault Boat
Transports/Landing Craft Macro TransportHeavy TransportLifter BargeConquesitus ArkCoffin ShipTitan BarqueKnight TransportInvasion LanderDrop-VaultDrop-keep
Support Craft Explorator VesselEradication ArkGoliath Class Factory ShipMegiron Class Forge VesselGoliath Class Forge TenderCapacitar ShipSalvator ArkScavenger Scow
Planetary Aircraft Avenger Strike FighterLightning FighterThunderbolt FighterStorm Eagle GunshipVulture GunshipArchaeopterLysander Targeting Craft