Warhammer 40K – Centaur Mk I Armoured Utility Vehicle Paper Model
Posted on Jan 8 2013 at 09:51:24 PM in Artists
This paper model is a Centaur Mk I armoured utility vehicle, based on the game Warhammer 40K, the papercraft was created by Patoroch. The Centaur is a small armoured utility vehicle of the Imperial Guard that is used in a wide variety of battlefield roles.
The Centaur can serve as a Command Squad transport, a communications vehicle, and a supply vehicle, but is most commonly used as an artillery tow vehicle during prolonged sieges of fixed enemy emplacements. The vehicle has a normal crew complement of only two – a driver and a gunner – but can be crewed by just one in special circumstances. During sieges the Centaur can tow the lighter pieces of artillery and the crew can ride in the back until they reach their destination. Up to five passengers can ride in a Centaur’s crew compartment.
The Centaur can be used for a large number of logistical purposes on the battlefield, but the most common use is that of artillery tow vehicle. The vehicle has a very powerful engine capable of pulling artillery pieces such as the Heavy Mortar Cannon and the Quad Cannon across the battlefield. It can also tow the much heavier Earthshaker Cannon and Medusa Siege Gun, but only on flat terrain. Passengers in a Centaur can mount any heavy or special weapons they may possess to a mount on the vehicle near the front, adding their firepower to that of the vehicle. A Centaur can also be assigned to a squad of Imperial Guard Grenadiers as a transport. In this case the vehicle is also modified with extra armour plating to protect its crew and passengers from enemy fire. When not being used to tow heavy weapons, the vehicle is capable of moving very quickly, at speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour off-road. Centaur crews greatly enjoy moving at this speed as it keeps them safer from enemy fire.
The Centaur is armed with only a single Pintle-mounted Heavy Stubber, but can accept any heavy or special weapons that its passengers are carrying. The vehicle can also be upgraded with camouflage netting, extra armour, a mine sweeper, rough terrain modifications, a searchlight, track guards, and a smoke launcher.
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