Salamander Command Vehicle

An even more specialised variant of the Chimera chassis, the Salamander Command Vehicle often finds itself at the head of Armoured Fist Companies and artillery batteries where it can act as a spotter and coordinate the actions of its fellow vehicles. Not designed for combat and equipped with only the most cursory of defensive weaponry, the Salamander’s chief strength lies in its multi-spectral auspex surveyor. The device gives the Salamander’s crew a commanding view of the battlefield allowing for better organisation and a more fluid response to enemy movements. Unfortunately for the forces of the Spinward Front, the Severan Dominate makes extensive use of the Salamander Command Vehicle, and its sophisticated command and control features have led to numerous crushing defeats on many worlds.

Type: Tracked Vehicle Tactical Speed: 15 m
Cruising Speed: 70 kph Manoeuvrability: +0
Structural Integrity: 35 Size: Massive
Armour: Front 30, Side 18, Rear 16
Vehicle Traits: Amphibious, Improved Command and Control, Open-Topped, Tracked Vehicle
Crew: 1 Commander (main gun), 1 Driver, 1 Comms-Operator, 1 Gunner (Hull Weapon)
Carrying Capacity: None

Weapons
Fixed weapon mount (choose one of the following):
Heavy bolter (Front Facing; 150m; –/–/6; 1D10+8 X; Pen 5; Clip 60; Reload Full; Tearing)
Heavy flamer (Front Facing; 30m; S/–/–; 1d10+5 E; Pen 4; Clip 20; Reload 2 Full; Flame, Spray)

Hull mounted weapon (choose one of the following):
Heavy bolter (Front Facing; 150m; –/–/6; 1D10+8 X; Pen 5; Clip 60; Reload Full; Tearing)
Heavy flamer (Front Facing; 30m; S/–/–; 1d10+5 E; Pen 4; Clip 20; Reload 2 Full; Flame, Spray)

Options
The Salamander Command Vehicle may take one pintlemounted weapon mounted at the front of the vehicle (choose one of the following):
Heavy stubber (100m; –/–/8; 1d10+4 I; Pen 3; Clip 75; Reload 2 Full)
Storm bolter (90m; S/2/4; 1d10+5 X; Pen 4; Clip 60; Reload Full; Storm, Tearing)

Special Rules
The Salamander incorporates a multi-spectral auspex surveyor, accessible to the driver. This system is capable of scanning for energy emissions, motion, as well as signs of biological life. Due to the vehicle’s energy sources and the surveyor’s additional inputs, the device has a greater effective range and sensitivity than standard auspexes. A character using the surveyor gains a +30 bonus to Awareness Tests, and may make an Ordinary (+10) Tech-Use Test to detect things not normally possible with human senses, such as invisible gases, nearby signs of life, non-visible radiation, and so on. The standard range for a surveyor is 500m, though walls more than 1 m thick and certain shielding materials block the scanner.

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