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On the battlefield, the Hellhammer's role is that of either close support tank, or urban warfare tank. Its Hellhammer cannon and hull-mounted [[Demolisher Cannon]] make short work of any armour or fortification, while its secondary armament of two [[Lascannon]]s and three [[twin-linked]] [[Heavy Bolter]]s allows it to mop up anything that escaped the devastation wrought by its main armament. When configured for urban assault, it swaps two twin-linked Heavy Bolters for [[Heavy Flamer]]s, allowing the Hellhammer to flush out infantry from fortifications too puny to warrant a shot from the main guns. The Hellhammer also functions well as a close range armour hunter: its main guns only have very medium range, but their sheer destructive power allow them to knock out anything smaller than a [[Titan]] easily. In situations were the range is short and the fields of fire limited, the Hellhammer is brutally uncompromising in delivering fiery destruction upon [[Mankind]]'s enemies.
 
On the battlefield, the Hellhammer's role is that of either close support tank, or urban warfare tank. Its Hellhammer cannon and hull-mounted [[Demolisher Cannon]] make short work of any armour or fortification, while its secondary armament of two [[Lascannon]]s and three [[twin-linked]] [[Heavy Bolter]]s allows it to mop up anything that escaped the devastation wrought by its main armament. When configured for urban assault, it swaps two twin-linked Heavy Bolters for [[Heavy Flamer]]s, allowing the Hellhammer to flush out infantry from fortifications too puny to warrant a shot from the main guns. The Hellhammer also functions well as a close range armour hunter: its main guns only have very medium range, but their sheer destructive power allow them to knock out anything smaller than a [[Titan]] easily. In situations were the range is short and the fields of fire limited, the Hellhammer is brutally uncompromising in delivering fiery destruction upon [[Mankind]]'s enemies.
   
Like his parent tank and all its variants, the Hellhammer suffers from poor top speed and manoeuvrability. His massive size is also both blessing and curse: while it allows the Hellhammer to plow through and flatten many obstacles, it will also deny him passage in many circumstances. Hellhammer crews must be specially trained to identify and avoid pitfalls where their tank would get stuck or shed a track with catastrofical results. Also, due to the short range of their weaponry and slow speed, Hellhammers are almost useless when fighting enemy armour in the open, for its size makes it an easy target to hit at long range, leaving it vulnerable without any weaponry able to answer in kind, nor possibilities to close the gap. 
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Like its parent tank and all its variants, the Hellhammer suffers from poor top speed and manoeuvrability. Its massive size is also both blessing and curse: while it allows the Hellhammer to plow through and flatten many obstacles, it will also deny him passage in many circumstances. Hellhammer crews must be specially trained to identify and avoid pitfalls where their tank would get stuck or shed a track with catastrofical results. Also, due to the short range of their weaponry and slow speed, Hellhammers are almost useless when fighting enemy armour in the open, for its size makes it an easy target to hit at long range, leaving it vulnerable without any weaponry able to answer in kind, nor possibilities to close the gap. 
 
==Armament==
 
==Armament==
 
The Hellhammer is named after its main weapon, the [[Hellhammer Cannon]], but it is also armed with a co-axial [[Autocannon]], a hull-mounted [[Demolisher Cannon]], a [[Twin-linked]] hull-mounted [[Heavy Bolter]], two top-mounted sponson [[Lascannons]], and two sponson-mounted [[Twin-linked]] [[Heavy Flamer]]s. The Hellhammer can can also be equipped with a [[Pintle Mount|pintle mounted]] [[Heavy Stubber]] or [[Storm Bolter]] and a [[Hunter-Killer Missile Launcher]].
 
The Hellhammer is named after its main weapon, the [[Hellhammer Cannon]], but it is also armed with a co-axial [[Autocannon]], a hull-mounted [[Demolisher Cannon]], a [[Twin-linked]] hull-mounted [[Heavy Bolter]], two top-mounted sponson [[Lascannons]], and two sponson-mounted [[Twin-linked]] [[Heavy Flamer]]s. The Hellhammer can can also be equipped with a [[Pintle Mount|pintle mounted]] [[Heavy Stubber]] or [[Storm Bolter]] and a [[Hunter-Killer Missile Launcher]].

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Hellhammer

An Imperial Hellhammer Super-Heavy Tank

The Hellhammer is a super-heavy tank of the Imperial Guard that is a variant of the infamous Baneblade tank. The Hellhammer replaces the Mega Battle Cannon of the Baneblade with a Hellhammer Cannon. The Hellhammer Cannon is a variation of the Battle Cannon commonly found on the Leman Russ main battle tank. It has a shorter barrel with special heavy-gauge suppressors built into it that allows it to fire extremely high-calibre shells without ripping itself apart. These shells are designed to destroy armour and emplacements with an unstable sub-atomic charge.

The Hellhammer came into being as an effort to upgrade the standard Baneblade's performance against heavily armoured targets. The Tech-priests of Mars removed the standard Mega Battle Cannon, and installed the shorter but more potent Hellhammer Cannon. A Larger version of the cannon found on the Leman Russ Eradicator, the Hellhammer Cannon fires large shells whose unstable sub-atomic charge can shred armour and fortification like paper, and obliterate any infantery attempting to shelter within in one fell shot. The lack of range of the Hellhammer cannon was an acceptable compromise for the added capacity for destruction, and the design was finalized, blessed, standardised and mass-produced by the Adeptus Mechanicus.

On the battlefield, the Hellhammer's role is that of either close support tank, or urban warfare tank. Its Hellhammer cannon and hull-mounted Demolisher Cannon make short work of any armour or fortification, while its secondary armament of two Lascannons and three twin-linked Heavy Bolters allows it to mop up anything that escaped the devastation wrought by its main armament. When configured for urban assault, it swaps two twin-linked Heavy Bolters for Heavy Flamers, allowing the Hellhammer to flush out infantry from fortifications too puny to warrant a shot from the main guns. The Hellhammer also functions well as a close range armour hunter: its main guns only have very medium range, but their sheer destructive power allow them to knock out anything smaller than a Titan easily. In situations were the range is short and the fields of fire limited, the Hellhammer is brutally uncompromising in delivering fiery destruction upon Mankind's enemies.

Like its parent tank and all its variants, the Hellhammer suffers from poor top speed and manoeuvrability. Its massive size is also both blessing and curse: while it allows the Hellhammer to plow through and flatten many obstacles, it will also deny him passage in many circumstances. Hellhammer crews must be specially trained to identify and avoid pitfalls where their tank would get stuck or shed a track with catastrofical results. Also, due to the short range of their weaponry and slow speed, Hellhammers are almost useless when fighting enemy armour in the open, for its size makes it an easy target to hit at long range, leaving it vulnerable without any weaponry able to answer in kind, nor possibilities to close the gap. 

Armament

The Hellhammer is named after its main weapon, the Hellhammer Cannon, but it is also armed with a co-axial Autocannon, a hull-mounted Demolisher Cannon, a Twin-linked hull-mounted Heavy Bolter, two top-mounted sponson Lascannons, and two sponson-mounted Twin-linked Heavy Flamers. The Hellhammer can can also be equipped with a pintle mounted Heavy Stubber or Storm Bolter and a Hunter-Killer Missile Launcher.

Adeptus Mechanicus Technical Specifications

Hellhammer Super-Heavy Tank
Vehicle Name: Hellhammer Main Armament: Hellhammer Cannon, Demolisher Cannon
Forge World of Origin: Unknown Secondary Armament: 1 co-axial Autocannon, 1 Hull-mounted Twin-linked Heavy Bolter, 2 Sponson-mounted Twin-linked Heavy Flamers, 2 Top Sponson-mounted Lascannons
Known Patterns: Unknown Traverse: 360 and 6 degrees
Crew: 1 Commander, 1 Driver, 3 Gunners, 3 Loaders, 1 Comm-Operator, 1 Engineer Elevation: -2 to 28 degrees
Powerplant: MR507 v18 Multi-Fuel Main Ammunition: Unknown
Weight: 314 Tonnes Secondary Ammunition: 300 Rounds and 4000 Rounds
Length: 13.5 metres Armour:
Width: 8.4 metres
Height: 6.3 metres Superstructure: 200 millimetres
Ground Clearance: 1.2 metres Hull: 200 millimetres
Max Speed On-Road: 25 kilometres per hour Gun Mantlet: 180 millimetres
Max Speed Off-Road: 18 kilometres per hour Vehicle Designation: Unknown
Transport Capacity: N/A Firing Ports: N/A
Access Points: N/A Turret: Unknown

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