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Imperial Fists Typhon Heavy Siege Tank

The Typhon Heavy Siege Tank was a heavy assault vehicle used by the Legio Astartes during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy.


Named after the 'Great Beast' of Terran myth, it was developed by the Adeptus Mechanicus simultaneously with the Spartan Assault Tank and as a result shares its basic hull, armor, and chassis designs. The Typhon is a mobile gun and siege platform which operates a single massive Dreadhammer Cannon.[1]

The design itself was created in response to a request from Perturabo, Primarch of the Iron Warriors, who demanded a vehicle that could deploy rapidly but also carry heavy fortress-breaking firepower.[1] As with many other classes of heavy tank, the Typhon fell out of use in the aftermath of the Horus Heresy. However some chapter's still have small amounts of Typhon's in service. Still a lot of Masters of the Forge reluctant to use Typhons in all but the direst circumstances, believing that their creation's bonds with Perturabo may stain their machine-spirits forever.[2a]

The main weapon of the Typhon - Dreadhammer Cannon can demolish any fortifications of the enemy and since Great Crusade provided strong siege addition to any Space Marine army.[2a]

Chaos Space Marine warbands are still known to use Typhon's, but these are relics of the Great Crusade and have long since been Daemonically corrupted.[4]

Technical Information

Vehicle Name: Typhon Heavy Siege Tank[2b] Main Armament: Dreadhammer Cannon
Forge World of Origin: Mars/Anvilus Nine Secondary Armament: Lascannon sponsons
Known Patterns: I-III Traverse: N/A
Crew: Commander, Driver, Gunner Elevation: From -10-5° to +20°
Powerplant: meta-thermic hybrid with auxiliary reactor Main Ammunition: 12 Rounds
Weight: 170 tonnes Secondary Ammunition: Unlimited cell feed
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: Unknown
Transport Capacity: None Firing Ports: N/A
Access Points: N/A Turret: N/A


World Eaters Typhon Heavy Siege Tank[3]

Known Named Vehicles


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

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