Games Workshop – Warhammer 40,000 – Adeptus Mechanicus – Archaeopter
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A workhorse not only of the toxic Martian skies, but of distant worlds at the forefront of the Tech-Priests’ expansion for millennia, the Archaeopter is an agile fixed-wing aircraft. Piloted by a member of the Pteraxii caste, whose legs and scapuli superior are hardwired into its controls, the nano-carbon fibre-weave of the Archaeopter’s wings is capable of morphing – a property it shares with the Pteraxii flight packs. This affords great manoeuvrability and enables it to operate within changing pressures as they provide heavy fire support, saturating the foe with fire from their fearsome array of armaments.
This kit can be used to build an Archaeopter Stratoraptor, Archaeopter Fusilave or Archaeopter Transvector, meaning that regardless of which unit you assemble, you’ll end up with plenty of spare components for customising your collection.
The Archaeopter Stratoraptor is heavily armed, its weaponry featuring two cognis heavy stubbers, two heavy phosphor blasters and a twin cognis lascannon. The Archaeopter Stratoraptor can also be upgraded with chaff launchers to thwart incoming enemy fire. If you’re after a dogfighter to clear the skies of enemy aircraft or some aerial fire support against ground targets, look no further than the Archaeopter Stratoraptor.
In addition to being able to transport up to 6 Secutarii, Electro-Priest, Tech-Priest or Skitarii models, the Archaeopter Transvector is armed with two cognis heavy stubbers and a twin cognis heavy stubber with which it can lay down covering fire. The Archaeopter Transvector can also be upgraded with chaff launchers to thwart incoming enemy fire. The combination of speed, freedom of the skies and transport capacity makes an Archaeopter Transvector a great choice for grabbing distant objectives with disembarking Skitarii.
The Archaeopter Fusilave is armed with no fewer than four cognis heavy stubbers as well as a bomb rack of tectomagnic munitions which it can drop on enemy ground forces from above. Archaeopter Fusilaves are great options for countering enemy assaults, blunting their advances with bombing runs that are equally destructive and disruptive.
This kit is supplied in 94 plastic components and is supplied with a Citadel 170mm x 109mm Oval Base and a Citadel 115mm Ball Stem with Tang Adapter.