|This article is about the Imperial Transport; for the other uses, see Leviathan (disambiguation).|
The Leviathan super-heavy assault transport is based on the same chassis as the Colossus. Built by the Squats, this awesome vehicle was supplied to the Imperial Guard as part of the mutual exchange of materials between the Squat Homeworlds and the Imperium of Man. The Imperium uses its Leviathans as gigantic army group command centers for coordinating the vast numbers of men and vehicles found in Imperial Guard regiments. The Squats employed the Leviathan as a massive troop carrier to transport special "Ironbreaker" Brotherhoods of Squat warriors into combat.
Standing over 90 meters tall, each Leviathan contains extensive communication and surveillance equipment - including satellite uplinks and tiny flying spy robots - to allow a Colonel and his command staff to coordinate an entire regiment all at once. It also has room to carry an entire infantry company into battle. Protecting the Leviathan are thick armor plating and four Titan-scale Void Shields. It's primary weapon is the massive Doomsday Cannon mounted in the prow of the vehicle. It also carries a turreted Battlecannon, Lascannons and Bolters that can provide all-around protection.
- 1; Ork and Squat Warlords, p. 60
- 2: Armies of the Imperium, p. 54
- 3: Cadia Stands (Novel), Part 1, Ch. 3