Obscura-pattern Storm Eagle
Designed by Legion techmarines, the Obscura-Pattern Storm Eagle was conceived specifically to be operable in aquatic environments as well as atmospheric and void missions. However, due to its necessity to be resistant to the crushing pressures usually found at the deepest depths of ocean worlds, it has a bulkier and more reinforced structure compared to other Storm Eagle Patterns. While this requires pilots to be specially trained to pilot the Obscara-Pattern, the vehicle itself enjoys a greater resistance to anti-air and anti-vehicle weaponry.
Since it must be able to operate in two very different environments, the Phaeton-Pattern boasts las and volkite weaponry which operates as lethally under the waves or among the stars. Additionally, given its reinforced cargo bays, it is not unheard of for Scions to equip the vehicle with a single depth charge, which, with proper application, can be used successfully in any environment. However, because it requires the ability to operate in two contrasting environments, production is an ornery process that requires a great deal of resources and time. This leads to the Phaeton-Pattern being used almost exclusively by the Scions Hospitalier, with the Drowned being a distant second.
Comparison Base: Storm Eagle (210 points)
Total: 0 points
- Two Twin-Linked Lascannons: 40 points
- Hull-Mounted Twin-linked Volkite Culverin: 5 points
- Defensive Twin-linked Volkite Culverin: (-5) points
- Extra Armour: 5 points
Total: 40 points
- Rapid Insertion: 10 points
- Reinforced Structure: 20 Points
Total: 30 points
Total cost: 70 points
Recommend overall cost: 280 points
- Reinforced Structure and the Defensive turret versus the Vengeance launcher makes this tricky to price.