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Iron Hands Cerberus

The Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer was an Adeptus Mechanicus and Legio Astartes heavy assault vehicle of the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy era.


Overview

An experimental design based upon the Spartan Assault Tank chassis, internal capacity was removed to make way for its Neutron Laser Projector and its required power sources. Constructed from reverse-engineered Dark Age of Technology-era wreckage recovered from Deep Hyades-VI by Explorators, controversy arose over the weapon's notorious instability. Nonetheless, the Cerberus and its Neutron Laser Projector proved effective enough to rival the larger and more common Turbo-laser Destructors found on Titans and Shadowswords.[1] For anti-infantry defense, the Cerberus is equipped with sponson Heavy Bolters.[2]

Shortly before the outbreak of the Heresy, the first Cerberus vehicles were delivered to a number of Space Marine Legions.[1] Due to the complexities to maintain the vehicle and growing complaints of a corrupted Machine Spirit, very few remain in service as of M41.[3a]

Technical Information

Vehicle Name: Cerberus[3b] Main Armament: Neutron Laser Projector
Forge World of Origin: Mars/Anvilus Nine Secondary Armament: Heavy Bolter sponsons
Known Patterns: I-IV Traverse:
Crew: Driver, Commander, gunner Elevation: From -10-5° to +20°
Powerplant: Reactor system unknown Main Ammunition: ~20 Five second blasts
Weight: 174 tonnes Secondary Ammunition: 2,000 rounds
Length: 10m Armour
Width: 6.1m
Height: 5m Superstructure: 95mm
Ground Clearance: 0.5m Hull: 95mm
Max Speed - on road 35kph Gun Mantlet N/A
Max Speed - off road: 30kph Vehicle Designation: N/A
Transport Capacity: None Firing Ports: N/A
Access Points: N/A Turret: N/A


Known Named Cerberus

Images

Iron Hands Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer[2]

Sources


Legiones Astartes Forces of the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy
Command PrimarchLegion MasterPraetorCenturionSpace Marine Command SquadChief ApothecaryForgemasterChief LibrarianHerald
Elite Troops Veteran SquadTerminator SquadDestroyer SquadMoritatCompany ChampionHonour GuardNullificator
Troops Tactical SquadAssault SquadBreacher Siege SquadSeeker SquadOutrider SquadSky Seeker SquadHussar SquadTactical Support SquadReconnaissance SquadHeavy Support SquadSky Hunter SquadDespoiler Squad
Specialists Techmarine (Mortificator)ApothecaryChaplainLibrarian (Esoterist)Master of SignalsConsul (PraevianDelegatusWarmongerArmistosOpsequiariNullificator)Vigilator
Dreadnoughts ContemptorDeredeoCastaferrumVenerableMortisLeviathan
Armored Vehicles RhinoPredator (ExecutionerInfernus) • Land Raider (PhobosProteusAchilles) • SabreKratosTermite
Heavy Vehicles SpartanSicaran (VenatorPunisherArcusOmega) • Malcador (AnnihilatorDefenderInfernus) • CerberusTyphon
Super-Heavy Vehicles Fellblade (Glaive) • FalchionShadowswordStormbladeMastodonCapitol ImperialisLeviathan
Fast Attack Vehicles JetbikeBike (Attack Bike) • Land SpeederJavelin
Artillery BasiliskMedusaWhirlwind (ScorpiusHyperios) • Vindicator (Laser Destroyer) • Arquitor (GravitonSpiculaMorbus) • RapierHeavy Quad LauncherTarantula
Aircraft Drop Pod (Deathstorm) • Kharybdis Assault ClawDreadclawStormbirdThunderhawk (Thunderhawk Transporter) • Storm Eagle (Fire Raptor) • Primaris Lightning Strike FighterXiphon InterceptorCaestus Assault RamOrgus FlyerApisLotusWrathLightning CrowStormhawkCorsairDeathbirdSwordstrikeCastellanOrgusPythosHarbinger
Legion-specific

I - Deathwing (Companions) • Dreadwing (InteremptorsNaufragia) • Firewing (Enigmatii) • Ironwing (Forge-wrightsExcindio Class Robot) • RavenwingStormwingPaladinKnights CenobiumIII - KakophoniPalatine BladesPhoenix GuardIV - Iron CircleIron HavocStor-BezashkTyranthikosTyrant Siege TerminatorDodakathikThunderstrikeThunderburstWarsmithV - KeshigEbon KeshigGolden KeshigFalcon's ClawsKaraoghlanlarKyzaganSagyar MazanStormseerVI - Blood ClawsConsul-OpsequiariDeathswornFenrisian WolfGrey SlayerBlack CullRune PriestWolf GuardWolf PriestHrimthursarEldthursarVII - HuscarlsPhalanx WarderTemplar BrethrenVIII - AtramentarNight RaptorTerror SquadContekarReaverIX - Angel's TearsBurning EyesContemptor-IncaendiusCrimson PaladinsDawnbreakerSanguinary GuardX - GorgonIron FatherMedusan ImmortalMorlocksXII - DevourerRampagerRed ButchersTriariiBloodiedXIII - EvocatiFulmentarusLocutarusInvictarusXIV - DeathshroudGrave WardensPlague MarinesXV - Ammitara OccultCastellax-AcheaHidden OnesKhenetai OccultOsironScarab OccultXVI - JustaerinLuperciReaverXVII - Anakatis KulAshen CircleDark ApostleDiabolistGal VorbakMhara GalVakrah JalXVIII - FiredrakesPyre GuardPyroclastXIX - Dark FuryDarkwingMor DeythanRaptorShadow WardensWhispercutterXX - LernaeanHeadhunterOperativeSaboteur

Support Forces Imperial Army (Imperialis MilitiaSolar AuxiliaImperial Armada) • Mechanicum (Collegia TitanicaTaghmata OmnissiahSkitarii) • Sisters of SilenceCustodian Guard