The Starhawk is an Imperial Navy Bomber.
Starhawk bombers are larger, slower craft, designed to carry a heavy payload of plasma bombs and armour-piercing missiles for use against enemy capital ships. Crewed by a pilot, co-pilot, tech-priest (plus acolytes), various turret gunners and a logistics officer, a standard Starhawk features limited sleeping quarters, chemical toilets and even an automated medical unit inside its hull. Armed with a multitude of short-range turret-mounted defence weapons used to fend off enemy starfighters, a lone Starhawk can wreak havoc among enemy fighter squadrons before swooping in to deliver a crippling missile strike on an enemy capital ship. On rare occasions, Starhawks can be modified to carry and launch a very small number of anti-starship torpedoes.
The Starhawk is the more effective replacement for the Marauder bomber following that model's reassignment as an atmospheric bomber. It features an increase in armour, speed and maximum payload over the Marauder.
The Starhawk features in the standard complement of most capital ships designed to deploy navy wings, although some of the less well-equipped sub-sector fleets continue to use the Marauder as their primary bomber.
Armament and Upgrades
|Forge World of Origin
|Plasma Bombs, Armour piercing Missiles
|Pilot, Co-pilot, Techpriest, Gunners, Logistics Officer
|Adeptus Mechanius Fleet
|Ark Mechanicus • Emperor • Retribution • Oberon
|Adeptus Mechanicus Cruiser • Lunar • Tyrant • Gothic • Dictator • War Barge
|Adeptus Mechanicus Light Cruiser • Endeavor • Endurance • Defiant • Secutor • Lathe
|Firestorm • Nova • Gladius • Sword • Falchion • Cobra • Hunter
|Fury Interceptor • Starhawk Bomber • Shark Assault Boat
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|Explorator Vessel • Eradication Ark • Explorator Ark • Goliath Class Factory Ship • Megiron Class Forge Vessel • Goliath Class Forge Tender • Capacitar Ship • Salvator Ark • Scavenger Scow
|Avenger Strike Fighter • Lightning Fighter • Thunderbolt Fighter • Storm Eagle Gunship • Vulture Gunship • Archaeopter • Lysander Targeting Craft