It is said that in the times of Great Crusade Space Marine Legions deployed the large assault spearheads made entirely of Dreadnoughts and this sub-type was much needed dedicated a fire support during those terrible campaigns.
Helical Targeting Array
The Mortis is equipped with the advanced Helical Targeting Array. This advanced system of augurs and combat-cogitators allows the Mortis to track and destroy even the swiftest moving foes with ease. However, due to the Helical's array delicacy and power consumption, the dreadnought is immobilized while the system is in operation.
Notable Mortis Dreadnoughts
Malach, Mortis Dreadnought from the Angels of Absolution
- 1: Imperial Armour Volume Two - Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition
- 2: Forge World
- 3: The Horus Heresy Book Two - Massacre, pg. 194
- 4: Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition: War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes, pg. 168