Deimos (Individual Union-class DropShip)

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This article is about the Union-class DropShip. For other uses, see Deimos (disambiguation).


Deimos
Vessel Profile
Type DropShip
Class Union


The Deimos was a Union-class DropShip operated by the Gray Death Legion by the time of their attack on Sirius V in 3028,[1] and up until at least 3055.[2]

It should not be confused with the vessel of the same name that was originally one of the two DropShips associated with the Merchant-class JumpShip Invidious. This first Deimos, an old and decrepit freighter, apparently served with the Gray Death Legion alongside its Union-class namesake by the time of the Sirius campaign[3] but was not mentioned again afterwards.

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(Page references for the novels refer to the PDF editions and may differ from print editions.)

  1. The Price of Glory, pp. 29, 60, 78, with the vessel's use of autocannons on p. 89 confirming that it is not the original Phobos which never had such weapons installed; Mercenary's Handbook 3055, p. 57; The Dying Time, p. 73; Field Manual: Mercenaries describes the Gray Death Legion to own or operate altogether five Union class DropShips and a number of aerodyne DropShips, but no other spheroid DropShips, without giving names.
  2. Mercenary's Handbook 3055, p. 57
  3. The JumpShip Invidious and its two DropShips, "merchanters converted to troop transports", are explicitly mentioned as part of the Gray Death Legion's Transport Division in The Price of Glory, pp. 17-18, but they are not the same ships as the Union-class Deimos and Phobos deployed to Sirius V and later Helm as 'Mech transports.

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