Dimensions: 1.3 km long, 0.4 km abeam at fins approx.
Mass: 6.1 megatonnes approx.
Crew: 16,500 crew, approx.
Accel: 7.2 gravities max sustainable acceleration.
The Iconoclast is a small combat vessel that is widespread across the fringes of the Imperium. Although indelibly associated with the vast Chaos fleets which sporadically sweep from the Eye of Terror, the majority of Iconoclasts are in fact more often used by opportunistic pirates who may have no connection to the Ruinous Powers. The ship’s design is similar to any number of small escort ships turned out by every shipyard. In the wild regions of space near the Calixis Sector, many Iconoclasts are produced in shadow ports and shipyard that lurk beyond the bounds of the Imperium; assembled by tech-heretics and shipwright clans who owe no fealty to Holy Terra.
Many Inquisitors in the Calixis Sector have devoted their lives to ascertaining the class’ origins. A handful of investigators have formed paranoid conspiracy theories, Inquisitor Kalladran of the Tricorn on Scintilla famously denouncing the Iconoclast as “an ancient terror-meme, a thought virus spread from heretic to heretic in the form of blueprints stained with the blood of billions.” Others note that Iconoclasts tend to have any number of design variations, and is far more likely an easily duplicated design.
Such histrionics aside, the Iconoclast is a simple, compact and easily constructed vessel which can be assembled in even the most primitive shipyard, given time. Well armed for its size, many pirate fleets consist entirely of swarms of Iconoclasts, which in sufficient numbers are capable of bringing down the mightiest battleship. Rogue Traders with piratical inclinations often posses such vessels, whether through successful boarding actions or outright purchase.
Hull Integrity: 28
Turret Rating: 1
Weapon Capacity: Dorsal 2
Easy to Repair: When affecting long term repairs, this ship may repair an additional +2 Hull Integrity if the repairs succeed.