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A Mortis Pattern Mark V Dreadnought employed by the Ultramarines Chapter, armed with two twin-linked Lascannons
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The Mortis Dreadnought, also known as the Mortis Pattern Dreadnought, is a variant of the standard Mars Pattern Dreadnoughts used by the Adeptus Astartes. The Mortis Dreadnought designation is employed almost exclusively by the Dark Angels Chapter and their Unforgiven Successor Chapters. Other Chapters may use Dreadnoughts with similar weapon configuration, but they are usually referred to simply as a Dreadnought configured for long-range combat or fire-support. The Mortis Pattern, like most Dreadnought variants, only differs from the standard Dreadnought in its armament loadout and the battlefield role it plays. Standard Mars Pattern Dreadnoughts are always equipped with a single long-range weapon arm, such as an Assault Cannon, and a single arm ending in a Dreadnought Close Combat Weapon, yet the Mortis Pattern Dreadnought replaces the close combat weapon arm with a second ranged combat weapon. The Mortis Dreadnought is capable of laying down a tremendous amount of firepower upon a target, and since the Dreadnought's body is such a stable firing platform it can continue moving while firing accurately.

ArmamentEdit

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A Mortis Pattern Mark V Dreadnought armed with twin-linked Lascannons
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The Mortis Dreadnought is always equipped with two long-range weapon arms, and these two weapons are always the same. The Hellfire Dreadnought, which is a common Dreadnought variant used by most Astartes Chapters, is the only other Dreadnought variant that is equipped with two long-range weapons, and one of those weapons is always a Missile Launcher. The Mortis Pattern Dreadnought is capable of being armed with two twin-linked Heavy Bolters, two twin-linked Lascannons, two twin-linked Autocannons, or two Missile Launchers. These weapon options are capable of turning this pattern of Dreadnought into a highly effective anti-infantry or anti-armour machine, and unlike other Dreadnought variants, such as the Furioso Dreadnought, the Mortis Dreadnought can remain safely at a distance from his target. The Mortis Dreadnought, like all Dreadnought variants, can also be outfitted with extra armour plating, smoke launchers and a searchlight.

Known Users of the Mortis DreadnoughtEdit

The following is a list of known users of the Mortis Dreadnought, or users of Dreadnoughts that are configured identical to the Mortis Pattern:

  • Dark Angels and the Unforgiven - The Mortis Dreadnought is used by the Dark Angels and their Unforgiven Successor Chapters. They are the only Chapters that make regular use of the Mortis Pattern.
  • Red Scorpions - The Red Scorpions Chapter has made use of Dreadnoughts configured identically to the Mortis Pattern.
  • Other Chapters - Dreadnoughts armed with twin long-ranged weapons have been used in small numbers and during certain circumstances by many other Chapters in the Imperium.

Notable Mortis DreadnoughtsEdit

  • Brother Malach - Brother Malach is a Mortis Dreadnought of the Angels of Absolution Chapter's 6th Company.
  • Brother Amiel - Brother Amiel is a Mortis Dreadnought of the Angels of Absolution Chapter. Brother Amiel fought against the Forces of Chaos during the Siege of Vraks.
  • Brother Kargat - Brother Kargat is a Mortis Pattern Dreadnought of the Red Scorpions Chapter who was destroyed while taking part in the Bale Raid during the Badab War.

Adeptus Mechanicus Technical SpecificationsEdit

Mortis Pattern Dreadnought Mark V
Vehicle Name: Mortis Dreadnought Mk V Main Armament: 2 Arm-mounted Long-Range Combat Weapons (varies)
Forge World of Origin: Unknown Secondary Armament: N/A
Known Patterns: Unknown Traverse: 360 degrees
Crew: 1 Pilot Elevation: -90 to 90 degrees
Powerplant: Thermic Reactor Main Ammunition: Unknown (varies)
Weight: 14 Tonnes (approx) Secondary Ammunition: N/A
Length: 2.2 metres Armour:
Width: 3.4 metres
Height: 3.7 metres Superstructure: 75 millimetres
Ground Clearance: N/A Hull: 75 millimetres
Max Speed On-Road: 10 kilometres per hour (approx) Gun Mantlet: N/A
Max Speed Off-Road: 5 kilometres per hour (approx) Vehicle Designation: Unknown
Transport Capacity: N/A Firing Ports: N/A
Access Points: N/A Turret: N/A


Mortis Pattern Dreadnought Mark IV
Vehicle Name: Mortis Dreadnought Mk IV Main Armament: 2 Arm-mounted Long-Range Combat Weapons (varies)
Forge World of Origin: Unknown Secondary Armament: N/A
Known Patterns: I - V Traverse: 360 degrees
Crew: 1 Pilot Elevation: -90 to 90 degrees
Powerplant: Thermic Reactor Main Ammunition: Unknown (varies)
Weight: 13 Tonnes (approx) Secondary Ammunition: N/A
Length: 2.2 metres Armour:
Width: 3.4 metres
Height: 3.7 metres Superstructure: 75 millimetres
Ground Clearance: N/A Hull: 75 millimetres
Max Speed On-Road: 8 kilometres per hour (approx) Gun Mantlet: N/A
Max Speed Off-Road: 5 kilometres per hour (approx) Vehicle Designation: Unknown
Transport Capacity: N/A Firing Ports: N/A
Access Points: N/A Turret: N/A

Also SeeEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Imperial Armour Volume Two - Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition, pp. 135, 137, 142
  • Imperial Armour Volume Two, Second Edition - War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes, pp. 168, 171-172
  • Imperial Armour Volume Seven - The Siege of Vraks - Part Three, pg. 94
  • Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War - Part One, pg. 87
  • Imperial Armour Volume Twelve - The Fall of Orpheus, pg. 158
  • Codex: Dark Angels (6th Edition), pg. 99

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