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In the 41st Millennium there is only war. To save the Human race, now called the Imperium, a talented Engineseer Dr Krupp-Porsche on the Forge World of Mars commissioned and built a single Prototype Super Heavy Tank, using the commonly used Mars Pattern Standard Temple Construct which the Baneblade and Shadowsword variants are based; He designed the Panzerkampfwagen Sturmgeschütz XL colloquially known as the ‘Shadowstüg’.
The Shadowstüg was unique; its Volcano Cannon gun-mount was moved forward to make space for an uprated MR507 v18 Multi-Fuel engine, gearbox and improved suspension, making it fast, by super heavy tank standards over 30 Km/h Cross country and faster on roads. Making such a fast vehicle meant losing weight, as an ‘Assault Gun’ its rear and Side armour was reduced to 180mm rather than the 220mm of its sister variants, this made it as strong as the front of a Leman Russ. After initial field testing Dr Krupp-Porsche needed to work on its side armour and Track protection, by adding Side Skirts.
These Skirts were 40mm thick, bringing its side armour back on par with its sisters, the use of these skirts had one major drawback; the Side sponsons had to be removed, making it vulnerable to close ranged infantry attacks.
These alterations to the Standard Temple Construct meant that the Shadowstüg looks remarkably like the Sturmgeschütz IV of AD 1943-1945 designed by Dr Krupp-Porche’s ancestor Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach for the 3rd Reich during the 2nd World War of Man.