Designed to counter the Soviet Twinbatle chopper and Kirov Airships, the Atlas is a cheaper alternative to using the Chronosphere to transport military forces. Two small vehicles or ten soldiers may be carried internally or, alternatively, one large vehicle can be attached to a cargo sling. Doing this limits the Atlas to helicopter mode until the vehicle is dropped off, but it is still relatively fast. If not caryring troops or vehicles, the Atlas can obliterate enemy structures by rolling explosive barrels off of the cargo ramp. Despite this versatility, the Atlas is easily knocked out of the sky by anti-aircraft units and fighters because of it's size.