Corvus Blackstar

The result of a drunken one night stand between the Stormraven and Valkyrie, the Corvus Blackstar may be a bastard, but unlike certain others, he actually makes his parents proud. Even if they did make him take the black.

Yet another awesome vehicle given to the Spess mehreen army while other more unfortunate factions are left with dust and nothing. The Blackstar is a unique plane exclusive to the Deathwatch after being given their own fancy codex.

A sleek and deadly craft, it is designed to penetrate the outer defenses of alien hosts to strike directly at its heart. Though small enough to slip through sensor grids, the Blackstar is brimming with firepower. Primarily fulfilling the role of transport, its vectored engines are nimble enough to dart through winding terrain. Once in position it will switch from fighter craft to hovercraft, deploying the Deathwatch Space Marines held within. Essentially speaking, the Blackstar is a smaller, faster, more agile, tougher and more shootier counterpart to the Thunderhawk- the UH-60 Blackhawk Direct Action Penetrator to the Thunderhawk's CH-47 Chinook. The pilot of each Blackstar is a veteran Techmarine which has proven himself in countless campaigns and machine loving.

Why this aircraft is ridiculously awesomeEdit

Curiously, unlike more mainstream Imperial technology, the Corvus Blackstar is far, far more advanced than the other Imperial craft which it resembles and it shows. In contrast to other Space Marine aeronautics, the Corvus Blackstar along with the Nephilim Jetfighter is surprisingly aerodynamic.

Additionally, it gains brownie points for actually looking like a Terran Quantradyne APOD-33 dropship from Starcraft and thus less painful to the eyes; the Blackstar boasts an amazing array of equipment optimized for alien hunting, such as halo launchers, twin-linked assault cannons (which can be replaced by lascannons), stormstrike missiles (replaceable with a twin-linked Blackstar rocket launcher), more missile pods that can fire incendiary Dracos air-to-ground missiles or air-to-air Corvid rockets, a Blackstar cluster launcher, which is multiple auxiliary grenade launchers mounted in the rear to strafe smaller targets, an anti-air ballistics suite which is protected by ceramite plating which shrugs off even a direct hit from enemy anti-aircraft fire, and it is also equipped with decoy flares and interceptors. And Hurricane Bolters, cause it needs more dakka.

Tl;dr Holy Shit! This thing is a flying Baneblade!


Forces of the Deathwatch
Command: Forge Master - Keeper - Deathwatch Chaplain
Watch Captain - Watch Master - Deathwatch Epistolary
Deathwatch Librarian
Troops: Deathwatch First Company Veteran - Deathwatch Champion
Terminator Squad - Veteran Squad - Kill Team - Kill Marine
Walkers: Venerable Dreadnought - Deathwatch Dreadnought
Vehicles: Bike Squad - Rhino - Razorback
Land Raider (Land Raider Redeemer - Land Raider Crusader)
Flyers: Drop Pod - Corvus Blackstar
Allies: Space Marines - Primaris Marines
Vehicles of the Imperium of Man
Walkers Dreadnought - Nemesis Dreadknight - Ironstrider Ballistarius
Onager Dunecrawler - Penitent Engine - Sentinel - Sydonian Dragoon
Transports Chimera - Crassus Armored Assault Transport - Drop Pod - Goliath Truck
Gorgon Armored Assault Transport - Hades Breaching Drill - Immolator
Pegasus AAV - Razorback Transport - Repressor - Rhino Transport - Taurox - Testudo
Trojan Support Vehicle - Triaros Armoured Conveyer - Tunneling Transport Vehicles
Atlas Recovery Tank - Achilles Ridgerunner - Bane Wolf - Bike Squad - Centaur Utility Vehicle
Cyclops Demolition Vehicle - Devil Dog - Hellhound - Land Crawler - Pegasus AFV
Salamander Reconnaissance Tank - Scylla Light Tank - Siegfried - Tauros - Venator - Wolfquad
Caladius Grav-Tank - Krios Battle Tank - Land Raider - Leman Russ Battle Tank - Predator
Ragnarok - Sabre Tank Hunter - Sicaran Battle Tank - Spartan Assault Tank - Vindicator
Ordnance Basilisk Artillery Gun - Colossus Bombard - Deathstrike Missile Launcher
Exorcist - Griffon Heavy Mortar Carrier - Hunter - Hydra Flak Tank
Manticore Launcher Tank - Medusa Siege Gun - Rapier Armoured Carrier
Stalker - Thunderfire Cannon - Whirlwind - Wyvern Suppression Tank
Baneblade - Capitol Imperialis - Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer
Fellblade - Leviathan - Macharius Heavy Tank - Macrocarid Explorator
Malcador Heavy Tank - Mastodon - Ordinatus - Typhon Heavy Siege Tank
Skimmers Javelin Attack Speeder - Grav-Rhino - Land Speeder - Pallas Grav-Attack
Flyers Archaeocopter - Caestus Assault Ram - Corvus Blackstar - Fire Raptor - Nephilim Jetfighter
Sky Talon - Space Marine Landing Craft - Storm Eagle - Stormbird - Stormhawk
Stormraven - Stormtalon - Stormwolf - Thunderhawk - Valkyrie - Vendetta - Vulture
Fighters &
Avenger Strike Fighter - Lightning Fighter - Marauder Bomber
Stormfang - Thunderbolt Fighter - Xiphon Interceptor
Spacecraft Aquila Lander - Arvus Lighter - Boarding Torpedo - Devourer Dropship
Faustus Interceptor - Fury Interceptor - Shark Assault Boat - Starhawk Bomber
Tetrarch Heavy Lander
Titans Imperial Knight - Warhound Scout Titan - Reaver Battle Titan
Warlord Battle Titan - Warbringer Nemesis Titan - Emperor Battle Titan