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Vessel Profile
Type WarShip
Class Sovetskii Soyuz


As at 3059 the Sovetskii Soyuz-class heavy cruiser Hawker was serving as the CJF Hawker within the Clan Jade Falcon touman.[1] The Hawker would continue to be an active part of the touman throughout the next decade[2] and into the beginnings of the Jihad.

The Hawker was involved in at least one battle against forces from Clan Ice Hellion during Operation ICE STORM, the Ice Hellion invasion of the Jade Falcon Occupation Zone in the Inner Sphere in late 3071 and early 3072. While the initial invasion was successful, the Jade Falcons soon began to push back against the Ice Hellions; after relations between the Ice Hellions and Clan Hell's Horses soured and the truce between the two was broken, the Ice Hellions also came under attack from their former allies, with the Jade Falcons and Hell's Horses co-operating in several theatres. One such battle occured at Vantaa, after the Ice Hellion forces had been driven back to three primary locations - the Dark Nebula, Evciler and Vantaa.[3]

The Jade Falcons struck at Vantaa with a force that consisted of Alpha and Gamma Galaxies and two Jade Falcon WarShips, the Hawker and the Black Lion-class battlecruiser CJF Jade Aerie; assisting the Falcons were the Hell's Horses Iota Galaxy and the CHH Mount Olympus, a Volga-class transport.[3]

Defending the Vantaa system was the Ice Hellion Alpha Naval Star, consisting of the Ice Hellion flagship, the McKenna-class battleship CIH Cage's Pride, the York-class destroyer CIH Pack Leader and the Aegis-class heavy cruiser CIH Chaos Sailor. The Chaos Sailor and the Pack Leader squared off against the Hawker, Jade Aerie and Mount Olympus while the Cage's Pride attempted to intercept the Hell's Horses and Jade Falcon ground forces as they dropped onto the planet via DropShips. The Cage's Pride was largely unsuccessful, and during the naval battle the Mount Olympus took irrepairable damage but managed to disable the Pack Leader.[3]

After a campaign on the surface of Vantaa a second naval battle was fought in the Vantaa system after the Cage's Pride attempted to influence the surface battles through orbital bombardment. The Hawker and the Jade Aerie battled the Cage's Pride and the Chaos Sailor, with the Chaos Sailor being boarded and captured by Jade Falcon marines while the Cage's Pride wilted under the heavy fire from the two Jade Falcon WarShips.[3]

While the Mount Olympus was lost, following the battle at Vantaa the Pack Leader was claimed as isorla by the Hell's Horses,[4] who renamed the ship the CHH Stampede;[5] the Jade Falcons also claimed a WarShip from the battle as isorla, taking the Chaos Sailor.[6]

The Hawker subsequently served as a part of the Jade Falcon contribution to Operation SCOUR, the allied coalition campaign to liberate the Word of Blake Protectorate. During the assault on Terra the Hawker served as a part of Task Force CRONUS, the predominantly-Clan WarShip flotilla tasked with securing the Titan Yards in 3078.[7] The Hawker was destroyed by Blakist forces during the operation; shortly after the massive Leviathan II-class CGB Great Bear was destroyed by a "Dragon's Breath" Multiple Capital Missile Launch System disguised as a derelict ore-processing station, a second such concealed station destroyed the Hawker.[8]


  1. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 95, "Naval Assets"
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 49, "Naval Assets"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Wars of Reaving, p. 84-85, "Icy Fire"
  4. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 30, "Operation Ice Storm"
  5. Wars of Reaving, p. 175, "Clan Hell's Horses"
  6. Field Report: Clans, p. 15, "Fleet Assets"
  7. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95, "Classified: Eyes Only - Top Secret"
  8. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 98, "Terror At Titan"