Dimensions: 1.8 km long, .3 km abeam at fins
Mass: 6 megatonnes approx
Crew: 25000 crew, approx.
Accel: 4.4 gravities max. sustainable
The Firestorm is a relatively recent innovation in Battlefleet Obscuras, an attempt to merge the manoeuvrability of escort class ships with the ship-killing power of a lance weapon. The Firestorm is essentially a redesigned Sword, with many of the weapon batteries removed to make space for a prow mounted lance that runs most of the length of the ship. In fleet engagements, Firestorms often hunt other escorts, their lances letting them out-range and outgun most frigates and raiders. Firestorms are not commonly used by Rogue Traders, as the lance takes up room that could be used for cargo or supplies. However, more militant individuals have been known to utilize them, as lance-armed frigates are relatively uncommon.
Hull Integrity: 38
Turret Rating: 1
Weapon Capacity: Dorsal 1, Prow 1