Warhammer 40,000 -- Adeptus Mechanicus - Archaeopter
A workhorse not only of the toxic Martian skies, but of distant worlds at the forefront of the Tech-Priests' expansion for millennia, the Archaeopter is an agile fixed-wing aircraft. Piloted by a member of the Pteraxii caste, whose legs and scapuli superior are hardwired into its controls, the nano-carbon fibre-weave of the Archaeopter's wings is capable of morphing – a property it shares with the Pteraxii flight packs. This affords great manoeuvrability and enables it to operate within changing pressures as it undertakes explorator duties as well as delivering teams of lethal operatives behind enemy lines or into the heart of battle.
In addition to being able to transport up to 6 Secutarii, Electro-Priest, Tech-Priest or Skitarii models, the Archaeopter Transvector is armed with two cognis heavy stubbers and a twin cognis heavy stubber with which it can lay down covering fire. The Archaeopter Transvector can also be upgraded with chaff launchers to thwart incoming enemy fire. The combination of speed, freedom of the skies and transport capacity makes an Archaeopter Transvector a great choice for grabbing distant objectives with disembarking Skitarii.
This kit can alternatively be used to build an Archaeopter Fusilave or Archaeopter Stratoraptor instead, meaning that regardless of which unit you assemble, you'll end up with plenty of spare components for customising your collection.
This kit is supplied in 94 plastic components and is supplied with a Citadel 170mm x 109mm Oval Base and a Citadel 115mm Ball Stem with Tang Adapter.