Nightwing Interceptor

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The Nightwing is the primary Eldar fighter/interceptor. Squadrons of Nightwings are capable of going into combat situations where they are outnumbered by the enemy and Just As Planning their way to air superiority, performing maneuvers which would send lesser craft into an uncontrollable tailspin and achieving speeds which would tear those craft apart.

Nightwings are meant for dogfighting and intercepting enemy aircraft and are used in conjunction with the larger Phoenix. Phoenixes are used to bombard the enemy with an obscene amount of payload while the Nightwings stay close and fend off any enemy aircrafts A favorite tactic of Nightwing pilots is to descend upon an opponent without warning, destroying them, and then using their supernatural speed and agility to shake off any pursuit. It is not uncommon for Imperial Navy Wings operating in airspace contested by Nightwings to suffer losses of 75% in just a few days of combat.

Armament[edit]

The Nightwing, since it is a dogfighter/interceptor, has weaponry that is geared more towards engaging and destroying enemy aircraft. Twin-linked, long-barreled Shuriken Cannons are mounted in the nose of the craft, along with twin Bright Lances ventrally mounted beneath the fuselage, giving it excellent firepower. The Bright Lances also give the Nightwing respectable anti-tank firepower should the opportunity present itself.

Like the majority of the Eldar military, the Nightwing relies on speed and agility to avoid damage rather than armour. Assisting it in this regard are banks of sophisticated systems which create a Holo-field designed to hide it from the enemy. Not only does this holo-field make it virtually impossible for enemy scanners and other devices to track the craft, it also throws out distorting visual images to confuse enemy pilots.

Gallery[edit]

Forces of the Eldar
Heroes: Eldrad Ulthran - Illic Nightspear - Prince Yriel - Phoenix Lords
Command: Autarch - Avatar of Khaine - Exarch - Yncarne
Farseer - Seer Council - Spiritseer - Warlock
Troops: Bonesingers - Guardians - Rangers - Storm Guardians
Aspect Warriors: Crimson Hunters - Dark Reapers - Dire Avengers - Fire Dragons - Howling Banshees
Shadow Spectres - Shining Spears - Striking Scorpions - Warp Spiders - Swooping Hawks
Exodites: Dragon Knights - Eldar Knight
Structures: Webway Gate
Wraiths: Wraithblades - Wraithguard - Wraithknight - Wraithlord - Wraithseer
Support: Support Weapon Battery - Vyper - War Walker - Wasp Assault Walker - Windrider Jetbikes
Vehicles: Hornet - Falcon - Fire Prism - Firestorm - Night Spinner - Warp Hunter - Wave Serpent
Flyers: Hemlock Wraithfighter - Nightwing Interceptor - Nightshade Interceptor
Vampire Hunter - Vampire Raider - Void Dragon Phoenix
Superheavy
Vehicles:
Deathstalker - Cobra - Lynx - Phoenix - Scorpion
Storm Serpent - Tempest - Void Spinner
Titans: Revenant Scout Titan - Phantom Battle Titan - Warlock Titan
Spacecraft: Darkstar Fighter - Eagle Bomber
Auxiliaries: Harlequins