So, I know that the Imperium, on the whole, looks at Attack craft (fighters, specifically) as mostly a waste of resources, but I have a certain fondness for them, that I blame on Star Wars. The Imperium, and its neighbors, have a huge variety of ships at their disposal, and I wonder if this extends to their fighter craft? I see they have the Fury Interceptor (crew 4) and the Starhawk Bomber (crew 9), but do they employ other space fighters? I want a one-man craft, like every other space fantasy has, that works in space, but assume that ship scale, being what it is in 40K (MUCH bigger than everyone else's ships), that a one-man craft would just be pointless.
Then, I looked at the Chaos fighters, and see that they have single-occupant crews. Might the Imperium have these, too? Could the AM affix Servitors to a few other posts, and make a one-man attack craft? I surmise they wouldn't care to, seeing as they don't care for fighters, overall, but wonder if it would be possilbe. It just seems like a weird image in my head of a fighter squadron, 6 ships strong, moving like fighters do, but on the carrier, it's 24 people walking around, as a group, looking like they have the most bad-ass job in the universe. A story I am working on has a couple, and he is a fighter pilot aboard the RtT's ship, second-in-command of the squadron, and an ace. His coolness and accomplishments sort of lose something for me, though, if there are always 3-8 other people on his little fighter. If the ship could support more Hell Blade-style craft, that might be cool.
Anybody know anything regarding this?