|This article is about the warhead, for the Imperial Guard vehicle see Atlas|
The Atlas-class was a heavy thruster-powered bomb of Imperial manufacture, designed for air-to-ground bombardment. It was typically deployed against large ground targets, such as hardened bunkers, citadels, Titans, or Super Heavy Tanks.
Atlas warheads were in production as far back as the Great Crusade; at the time of the Horus Heresy, several Atlas-class warheads were adapted for space-to-surface operations in order to disperse the Life Eater virus on Istvaan III.
- 1: The Blood Angels Omnibus by James Swallow, Appendix Angelus, pg. 604
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