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Hunter Class

The Hunter-class destroyer is an Imperial ship design used by the Space Marines and Basilikon Astra.[2]

Overview

The Hunter Class is designed to fulfil the same role in the Space Marine Fleet that the Cobra Class Destroyer does in the Imperial Navy. Although available to all Space Marine chapters, the class is mainly used by the Dark Angels, due to their distrust of other sections of the Imperial hierarchy. The Dark Angels maintain large flotillas of Hunter class ships within their battlefleets.[1]

The Hunter class is armed similarly to the Cobra, but is a little faster, allowing it to react quickly to openings the enemy provides. The vessel is equipped with torpedo tubes and a weapons battery. The same shield and turret array complement found on the Cobra class is fitted on a Hunter class. The Hunter is also more heavily armoured than a Cobra, providing it with a little more survivability in a combat situation.[1]

A Hunter is one of the smallest vessels typically in service in a Chapter's fleet.[4b] Each Hunter is around 1km long and has a crew complement of around 10,000.[4a]

Notable Hunter Class Destroyers

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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 BargeCoffin 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