Warhammer 40K – Whirlwind Hyperios Free Paper Model
This paper model is a Mark I (MK I) Whirlwind Artillery Tank, based on the game Warhammer 40K, the papercraft was created by Patoroch. For more infomation of the Whirlwind please click on: Warhammer 40K – Fire Lords Mule Whirlwind Free Paper Model; there are also a Mark I Whirlwind Artillery Tank and a Whirlwind Tank (Black Templars) at the site.
The Whirlwind Hyperios is a newer variant of the Whirlwind designed to replace the Hunter variant as the Astartes’ only anti-air vehicle. The Hyperios is rarer than the standard pattern Whirlwind, and its missile turret has been replaced 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 and bring them down. The Whirlwind Hyperios are most commonly deployed by Space Marine forces when their Thunderhawk 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.