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Leman Russ Battle Tank [Discussion]

Postby Matapiojo » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:24 pm

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Leman Russ Battle Tank
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The Leman Russ Battle Tank is the main battle tank of the Imperial Guard armies, a heavily armoured and powerfully armed war machine renowned across the galaxy for its deadliness and durability.

One of the hallmarks of the Leman Russ is the versatility of its hull - with relative ease it can be refitted to field a number of variant tanks such as the Leman Russ Exterminator or Vanquisher.
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Type: Vehicle (tank)
Wargear: Heavy bolter; Searchlight; Smoke launchers; Battle cannon
Special Rules: Lumbering Behemoth
/ GW Website (06/27/12)*, - **

Leman Russ Eradicator
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Type: Vehicle (tank)
Wargear: Heavy bolter; Searchlight; Smoke launchers; Eradicator nova cannon
Special Rules: Lumbering Behemoth
/ GW Website (06/27/12)*, - **

Leman Russ Exterminator
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Type: Vehicle (tank)
Wargear: Heavy bolter; Searchlight; Smoke launchers; Exterminator autocannon
Special Rules: Lumbering Behemoth
/ GW Website (06/27/12)*, - **


Known Variants
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Leman Russ Demolisher
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The Leman Russ Demolisher was devised for but one task: line breaking. It carries the short ranged but highly destructive demolisher cannon. Often thought of as a siege tank, the Leman Russ Demolisher has additional armour plating and is utterly devastating when fighting against enemy fortifications.
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Type: Vehicle (tank)
Wargear: Heavy bolter; Searchlight; Smoke launchers; Demolisher siege cannon
Special Rules: Lumbering Behemoth
/ GW Website (06/27/12)*, - **

Leman Russ Executioner
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Type: Vehicle (tank)
Wargear: Heavy bolter; Searchlight; Smoke launchers; Executioner plasma cannon
Special Rules: Lumbering Behemoth
/ GW Website (06/27/12)*, - **
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The Executioner is one of the oldest varients of the Leman Russ armed with a Plasma Destroyer, a temperamental weapon, drawing on ancient technologies that are difficult to replicate. Primarily produced on the Forge World of Ryza, whose own tech guard regiments are almost exclusively equipped with Executioners. / FW Website (06/27/12)*, - **

Leman Russ Punisher
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Type: Vehicle (tank)
Wargear: Heavy bolter; Searchlight; Smoke launchers; Punisher gatling cannon
Special Rules: Lumbering Behemoth
/ GW Website (06/27/12)*, - **

Leman Russ Vanquisher
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The Leman Russ Vanquisher is a more sophisticated version of the basic Leman Russ battle tank armed with the Vanquisher Battle Cannon. The special anti-tank ammunition used in this fearsome weapon is very useful against a foe with many armoured vehicles but of less use when facing a foe with smaller vehicles and hordes of infantry. / FW Website (06/27/12)*, - **


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Re: Leman Russ Battle Tank [Discussion]

Postby Matapiojo » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:30 am

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Armor / Durability
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- Reinforced Plasteel armor stops hundreds of megajoules of kinetic energy:
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“Re-laying the gun took a vital second. In that time, the second tank fired again and hit the Wrath squarely. The impact was enough to lurch all sixty-two tonnes of armoured machine several metres sideways. But it didn’t penetrate the twenty centimetre-thick armour skin. Inside, the crew were dazed and they’d lost most of the forward scopes.” / Honor Guard, p.174 - **

- Shrugs off a direct Multi-melta impact. The crew survive and continue operating the vehicle:
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“Another white-hot blast of Melta fire flashed and the Demolisher’s turret was engulfed in the inferno of the impact. Steam and smoke obscured the tank for brief seconds, but unbelievably, it continued onwards through the boiling cloud.” / Storm of Iron, p.32 - **

- Front plate tanks attacks with enough force to move the entire vehicle:
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“Beans was just about to yell 'Brace!' when the whole tank was suddenly shunted backwards about three metres. Wulfe shook his head, trying to lose the ringing sound from his ears. They had been hit right on the front armour, the glacis plate.” / Gunheads, p.262 - **

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“'Incoming,' shouted Metzger over the intercom. Something hit the tank's glacis plate with so much force that the back end lifted clear of the sand. Half a second later it crashed down again. The treads bit into the dirt, and Last Rites II lept forward, pulling more orks underneath her.” / Gunheads, p.367 - **


Weapons / Firepower
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- The Conqueror cannon on the Leman Russ Conqueror variant can fire a 500 Kg projectile with four gigajoules of kinetic energy and close to two million newtons of force:
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“When it fired, the breech of the main gun hurtled back into the turret space with one hundred and ninety tonnes of recoil force.” / Honor Guard, p.182 - **
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Re: Leman Russ Battle Tank [Discussion]

Postby Matapiojo » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:30 am

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Re: Leman Russ Battle Tank [Discussion]

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Re: Leman Russ Battle Tank [Discussion]

Postby Stealthranger » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:32 am

The Conqueror cannon on the Leman Russ Conqueror variant can fire a 500 Kg projectile with four gigajoules of kinetic energy


So the Conqueror cannon can fire shells at hypersonic+ (Mach 11 or 4000 m/s) velocities now? Seeing as the projectile hits with 4 gigajoules of kinetic energy, or 0.9 tons, which should be above small building+ level

Even so I wonder where this puts the heavier battle cannons on Leman Russ tanks
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