"Your logic and... perseverance... are compelling. Request granted. Archaeocopter deployment approved."
- – Magos Dominus Bartolomus finally accepting the skitarii's requests for flyers after long negotiations
The Archaeopter is the first exclusive Adeptus Mechanicus flyer in 8th Ed. From what we know, it comes in transport, gunship and bomber varieties, though more info will be released in the future. Design-wise it, like the overwhelming majority of Imperial aircraft, appears to be a real-world helicopter airframe that's exchanged its rotors for wings, albeit this time around the wings are a bit... unconventional. Its ornithopter design is quite unique in the Imperium of Man in comparison to many of the boxy designs of flyers of the Space Marines or the Guard. Its appearance suggests yet another Dune reference in 40k, while its name is a combination of Archaeotech/Archaeopteryx and Ornithopter.
It is armed with 2x Cognis Heavy Stubbers, 2x Phosphor Blasters, and supposedly a Twin Linked Lascannon hanging off the back.
Has a circular rack of bombs mounted in the ass. Its just like a metal pigeon, just with more explosives.
Transports five Skitarii kiddies into combat zones. Comes armed with four Cognis Heavy Stubbers and not much else.