A cybernetic combat walker used to support the Warhammer 40K Space Marine companies.
In the game, when the greatest of the Astartes are crippled in combat the Battle-Brother’s body will be repaired and transferred into an armoured cybernetic sarcophagus outfitted with extensive life support systems. This sarcophagus is then interred within the heart of the armoured body of a Dreadnought. The operator will control the Dreadnought through a web of cyborganic neural links and sensors implanted within his life support systems.
Dreadnoughts are a combination of armoured walker and cybernetic life-support system and the operator or pilot is neurally linked straight into the Dreadnought’s cybernetic systems, and are able to use the walker as if it were their own body, although they are permanently entombed within its Ceramite skin until they are destroyed.