The Malcador Assault Tank, also known as the Malcador Heavy Tank is a venerable pattern of armoured vehicle that predates the Leman Russ tank in the Imperium of Man’s service. It is not widely used by Imperial armed forces at the present time and is in fact little known even within the Imperial military.
This Malcador Heavy Tank was in the display cabinets at Warhammer World.
In many regions of the Imperium, the Malcador passed out of common service many millennia ago. The few Malcadors that remain in the Emperor of Mankind’s service have been relegated to the Departmento Munitorum’s strategic reserve, to the arsenals of second-line Planetary Defence Forces or are maintained in active service only by a few units of the Imperial Guard due to ancient tradition.
I have to say I’ve always liked this tank, the Great War feel certainly adds to the overall look to the model.
The Manticore, also known as the Manticore Rocket Launcher, is a self-propelled rocket artillery piece used by the Astra Militarum that is based on a variant of the Chimera armoured personnel carrier chassis.
This Manticore was painted many years ago for Epic 40000 (so well before Epic Armageddon as well).
These were quite fiddly models to glue together. I remember getting the rockets stuck on my fingers a few times…
It was a pity that when we finally saw the 40K scale version, it wasn’t anything like this.
Airfix preview video for A06302 Supacat Coyote A05301 Supacat Jackal.
You may recall from a previous blog post that I thought they would make for really nice Imperial Guard armoured vehicles. As they are 1/48th scale they would fit very well with the 25/28mm size of the Imperial Guard. Of course with some ramshackle additions they would also make for some really nice Ork vehicles too.
The Manticore is a mobile multiple rocket launcher variant built on the Chimera chassis. The launcher is capable of firing a variety of rockets, from standard high explosive fragmentation warheads to oxyphosphur incendiary warheads, from air-gas to surface-to-air interceptor missiles.
This impressive Imperial Guard Hydra was from the Forge World display cabinets at GamesDay 2007.
The Hydra’s main role is defending mobile Imperial Guard attacks from the unwanted attentions of enemy aircraft. Even in the abscence of airborne threats, the Hydra’s long barrelled auto-cannons are still a potent weapon against lighter vehicles and infantry.