Il'Emaar-class Merchant Transport
There are many types of transport used by the Tau, though all are generally similar in design. Tau transports are based around a large cargo hold and carry a small Railgun turret for self-defence. So they are definitely more useful than either their Imperial or Eldar counterparts.
- Length: 1-2km; approx
The known class is called the Il'Emmar-class Merchant Transport, also known as the Courier-class.
The ship was developed after extended wars with the Orks revealed Tau supply lanes vulnerable to the Greenskins raids, and as such the Courier-class was designed to be large and well-armed with Railgun batteries. In addition, it was designed to be fast in order to rapidly support Tau expansions deep into space. Originally developed for the Kor'Vattra, the Courier-class has since become a common sight among Tau civilian and merchant fleets that operate between Septs.
|Vessels of the Tau Kor'Vattra and its Auxillaries.|
|Space Station||Tau Space Station|
|Battleships||Battleship (Tau Merchant - Or'Es El'Eleath |
Stronghold - Warsphere)
|Cruisers||Light Cruiser (Tau Merchant - Tau Protector) |
Cruiser (Tau Merchant - Tau Protector - Bastion)
|Escorts||Escort (Tau Merchant - Tau Protector - Nicassar Dhow)|