Iron Eagle Gyrocopter

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One of the few gyrocopters in Warhammer 40k.

The Iron Eagle Gyrocopter was a Squat aircraft and its primary flyer. It was notable of being one of the two flying units in WH40K back when air vehicles was unheard of. Used for ground attack missions against enemy artillery positions and headquarters in lightning fast raids, Iron Eagle's were piloted by daring Squat Guild pilots. The Iron Eagle achieved its unprecedented maneuverability by combining traditional gravitic thrusters with high-powered turbofans, giving it extra power and lift. The Iron Eagle had a crew of two: a gunner and a pilot. And like everything else in Epic, it looked fucking ridiculous.

Overview[edit]

By using dense terrain to cover their approach, daring Guild aeronauts can spring upon enemy artillery and HQs in lightning fast raids, swooping through them with their cannon blazing. The exceptional maneuverability of a Iron Eagle attack gyrocopters means that they can fire in any direction, not just their forward 180 degree arc.

All Iron Eagles are armed with a battlecannon and an autocannon which makes it great against infantry and light to medium vehicles.

Due to the shortcomings of the Iron Eagle when dealing with large formations of infantry or armored vehicles, Squat engineers mounted new weapons configurations on the aircraft to deal with such foes. These variants are:

Steel Hawk[edit]

The Steel Hawk was specialized in anti-infantry duty, and was armed with pods of Battlehammer short range rockets and a Multi-melta in place of the Iron Eagle's Battle Cannon. Steel Hawks thus, act as an attack craft with the melta being used for anti-tank or anti-armor.

War Hawk[edit]

The War Hawk was a dedicated tank hunter, equipped with advanced laser-guided armor-piercing Doom Anvil missiles, and bolters for self-defense. The laser guided missiles on the War Hawk means they can provide excellent supporting fire. When the missiles are launched, they ride a laser beam to the target.

Forces of the Squats
Command: Guildmaster - Living Ancestor - Squat Warlord
Troops: Brotherhood Heavy Weapons Team
Commissar - Hearthguard - Mole Mortar Team
Squat Berserkers - Squat Thunderers
Squat Trooper - Tech Priest
Vehicles: Cyclops War Machine - Colossus War Machine
Land Train - Leviathan - Rhino - Squat Bike
Squat Trike - Tunneling Transport Vehicles
Flyers &
Bombers:
Iron Eagle Gyrocopter
Overlord Armoured Airship
Artillery: Heavy Quad-Launcher
Thunder-Fire Cannon
Heavy
Ordinance:
Goliath Mega-Cannon