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A Whirlwind Hyperios of the Dark Angels Chapter firing upon an enemy aircraft

The Whirlwind Hyperios is a mobile anti-air tank and variant of the Whirlwind Artillery Tank that serves as the Adeptus Astartes' most potent surface-to-air combat unit. The Whirlwind Hyperios is the newest variant of the Whirlwind to be deployed into the armouries of the Space Marines and was designed to replace the Hunter and Stalker variants as the Astartes' only anti-air combat platforms.

The Whirlwind Hyperios replaces its missile turret with a battery of anti-aircraft surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) and a linked fire-control targeting Cogitator that is intended to lock on approaching enemy aircraft or other flyer and bring it down. The Whirlwind Hyperios is most commonly deployed by Space Marine forces when their various gunships are not available to provide close air support. The Whirlwind Hyperios' missiles are able to target enemy ground targets during emergencies, and although they are not effective against heavy armour, they can still cause heavy damage to enemy light and medium vehicles.


A Whirlwind Hyperios of the Dark Angels Chapter armed with the Hyperios Missile Launcher

The Whirlwind Hyperios is an anti-air variant of the standard Astartes Whirlwind Artillery Tank. The Whirlwind Hyperios replaces the Whirlwind's Whirlwind Multiple Missile Launcher with a Hyperios Missile Launcher. The Hyperios Missile Launcher carries up to forty Hyperios Missiles that can be used to bring down enemy aircraft with ease.

The weapon is highly efficient against low-flying aircraft making strafing runs. Like the standard Whirlwind, the Whirlwind Hyperios can also be outfitted with a Dozer Blade, Extra Armour Plating, a Hunter-Killer Missile Launcher, improved communications equipment, a Pintle-mounted Storm Bolter, a Searchlight, and Smoke Launchers.

Unit Composition

  • 1 Whirlwind Hyperios


A standard Whirlwind Hyperios is armed and equipped with:

The Whirlwind Hyperios can be armed with the following pintle-mounted weaponry:

Any Whirlwind Hyperios could be outfitted with the following vehicle equipment:

Adeptus Mechanicus Technical Specifications

Whirlwind Hyperios Mobile Anti-Air Tank
Vehicle Name: Whirlwind Hyperios Main Armament: Dorsal Turret-mounted Hyperios Missile Launcher
Forge World of Origin: Phaeton Secondary Armament: N/A
Known Patterns: I - IV Traverse: 360 degrees
Crew: 1 Driver, 1 Gunner Elevation: 0 to 55 degrees
Powerplant: Quad MkII Adaptable Thermic Combustor Reactor Main Ammunition: 40 Surface-to-Air Missiles
Weight: 33 Tonnes Secondary Ammunition: N/A
Length: 6.6 metres Armour:
Width: 4.5 metres
Height: 5.2 metres Superstructure: 60 millimetres
Ground Clearance: 0.44 metres Hull: 60 millimetres
Max Speed On-Road: 68 kilometres per hour Gun Mantlet: N/A
Max Speed Off-Road: 50 kilometres per hour Vehicle Designation: 0120-766-0812-WW 161
Transport Capacity: N/A Firing Ports: N/A
Access Points: N/A Turret: 30 millimetres

See Also


  • Imperial Armour Volume Two - Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition, pp. 57-66
  • Imperial Armour Volume Three - The Taros Campaign, pg. 54
  • Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War - Part One, pp. 72, 96
  • Imperial Armour Index: Forces of the Adeptus Astartes (8th Edition), pg. 42


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