Viper Class Scout Sloop
From Warhammer 40k - Lexicanum
The Viper Class Scout Sloop is a model of small reconnaissance and escort ship used by the Imperial Navy and are among the smallest Imperial starships capable of carrying a Warp Drive. They are used mainly for short-term spy missions aimed at specific hostile regions, unlike the Dauntless Class Light Cruiser which conducts broad patrols over wide areas.
A Viper Scout Sloop is equipped with powerful auspex and augur scanners to collect as much information in a hostile region as possible before quickly retreating to Warp Space in order to avoid enemy pursuit. It is, however, not a heavily armed class, as extensive weaponry would draw vital power from its sensor arrays and engines.
- Dimensions: 950 meters long, 250 meters abeam
- Mass: 4.9 megatonnes
- Crew: 7,500
- Acceleration: 6 gravities max
- 1: Rogue Trader: Battlefleet Koronus, pgs. 28–29