Cyclone is a Heavy Warjack used by the Cygnaran Military. The Cygnaran Armory prides itself on its innovation and technological superiority and has maintained this tradition of excellence with the introduction of the Cyclone, a singularly deadly warjack capable of terrifying displays of rapid firepower.[1]

Designed by Engines East based on the Ironclad chassis the boiler and steam engine of the cyclone was increased slightly over that of the standard Ironclad to accommodate a heavier fuel load.[2]

The Cyclone’s chain guns are a refined evolution of their older counterparts on the smaller Sentinel, with smoother cycling of ammunition and a reduced likelihood of jamming after protracted fire. With two sets of spinning barrels at its disposal, this hulking ’jack is a nightmare to Cygnar’s enemies. Cyclone’s Metal Storm chain guns use brass-cased cartridge ammunition which fire larger slugs than the sentinel's chain gun. The Metal Storm's drum magazine holds 20 smaller “stick” magazines, each holds 20 rounds, for a total of 400 rounds per drum which can be changed out in a matter of seconds, As the ammo is completely housed within the magazine, the delicate firing mechanism is protected from grit, dirt, and other battlefield detritus that can foul barrels or cause jams. A small hydraulic motor rotates the weapon’s nine barrels to provide a smooth and steady rate of fire between 200 and 220 rounds per minute. In addition, tiny hydraulic pumps within the Metal Storm chain gun siphon small amounts of freshly condensed water from the Cyclone’s boiler to cool the barrels during sustained fire and vastly reduce the chances of barrel warping due to overheating. Those unfortunate enough to find themselves caught in its field of fire are literally ripped apart in a hail of smoke and lead.[1][2]

Thanks to its suppressive fire, the Cyclone provides Cygnaran commanders a tool that supports sweeping advances across the battlefield, affording them greater ability to engage the enemy where and when they choose.[1]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Forces of Warmachine: Cygnar Command MK3
  2. 2.0 2.1 No Quarter #32