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 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
|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|
|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|
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- Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse, p. 105