The Atlas is a 100-ton assault BattleMech. Conceived by General Aleksandr Kerensky before the Amaris civil war, the Atlas still remains the king of the battlefield. Its heavy Foundation Type 10X frame carries a devastating array of heavy ballistic and missile weaponry in every configuration and mounts nearly twenty tons of armor plate. It was General DeChivilier's Atlas that struck down the palace gates where Amaris the Usurper sequestered himself on Earth. Since then, the Atlas has remained iconic of all the majesty and menace a BattleMech can inspire.
Say Atlas, and every MechWarrior thinks of the various faces they've seen painted on its huge head. Say Atlas again, and they will tell you of the time they were lucky to escape from one.
- The Atlas is featured on the cover of the BattleTech Fourth Edition basic box set.