Land Raider Proteus

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Description

Planning an army for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy but can't decide between a tank and a transport? Why not both in one chassis! The Land Raider Proteus has that classic 1980s look and can be built as a 12-capacity carrier with an attack ramp, or as an explorer, sacrificing seats for sensors and speed. The plastic kit contains 2-section heavy bolters, 2-section heavy flamethrowers and 2-section laser cannon as hull-mounted weapons, as well as a selection of pivot-mounted weapons and optional equipment.


Background Land Raider Proteus

The Land Raider Proteus is a rare example of the Land Raider, originally designed and deployed during the Dark Age of Technology, and its Standard Template Construct (STC) data was discovered by techno-archaeologist Arkhan during an expedition deep into the Librarius Omnis on Mars rediscovered for the Empire Land early in the Emperor's great crusade of the late 30th millennium.

The Land Raider Proteus contains an exceptionally sophisticated Auspex sensor suite known as the Explorer Augury Web, which allows it to determine battlefield conditions with an uncanny degree of precision. This technology, combined with the great antiquity of the design, has led many in the Adeptus Mechanicus to believe that this pattern could be the very first Land Raider design created by mankind during the dark ages of technology to create new worlds during of the first mankind to explore and conquer expansion in the galaxy.

Its exceptional sensor abilities make the Land Raider Proteus an excellent choice to serve as a command tank and lead large armored assaults. However, due to its small troop transport capacity, lack of an integrated forward attack ramp, and possessing advanced technology difficult to manufacture for current Forge Worlds, the Land Raider Proteus is still rarely used by the Space Marine Chapters of the late 41st millennium was used extensively by the Space Marine legions during the Great Crusade.

Due to its age, however, the Land Raider Proteus is considered a valuable relic for any Chapter lucky enough to have one in their armory. The Land Raider Proteus is also sometimes used by various Chaos Space Marines warbands, as the Traitor Legions owned a number of these vehicles during the Horus Heresy and used them to escape into the Eye of Terror.

The Hereteks of the Dark Mechanicum work hard to keep these few machines battle-ready for their patrons. It is common for these lazy tech-adepts to replace all faulty components of these ancient war machines with arcane devices of Chaos or demonic origin.


Armament of the Land Raider Proteus

Considered by certain war scholars to be an example of sacred machine development, the Land Raider Proteus shows early traits of the Mark IIb Land Raider Phobos. This includes enclosing the dual-section laser cannon in bulky armored sponsons, and adding to that formidable anti-tank firepower with a limited-traverse dual-section heavy bolter embedded in the front hull armor. The vehicle was also always equipped with a searchlight and a pair of smoke cannons.

The vehicle's hull-mounted, dual-row heavy bolters could also be replaced with a set of dual-row heavy flamethrowers. The Land Raider Proteus could be outfitted with a Hunter-Killer missile launcher, a dozer blade, an auxiliary propulsion system, additional armor, or a Ceramite armored plating. The vehicle could be upgraded with a variety of pivot-mounted, two-barreled combi-bolters or other combi-weapons, a Havoc Missile Launcher, and either a single Heavy Flamer, Heavy Bolter, or a Multi-Melta. The Land Raider Proteus was also equipped with a machine mind, an artificial intelligence created by the Mechanicum of Mars.

This machine spirit was advanced enough to move the tank and continue combat operations even when the crew were injured or otherwise incapacitated, greatly increasing the Land Raider's durability and firepower. At the end of the Great Crusade, many of the legions began removing the Explorator Augury Web system to make room for several more passengers, and many of the Land Raider Proteus tanks were upgraded to the Land Raider Proteus armored variant, which had armored plating for includes the sponsor weapons, giving them a higher level of protection.

Contents of the Land Raider Proteus kit:

This kit also includes parts to upgrade the Land Raider Proteus with a mounted weapon - an inferno rocket launcher, heavy bolter, heavy flamer, multi-melta cannon, or combo-weapon with five configurations (bolter, flamer, melta, plasma or Volkite). - and a searchlight, seeker missile, and a range of cosmetic options including tow hooks, icons, and a choice of a Space Marine gunner, observer, or closed hatch.

This kit comes as 159 plastic components, and is supplied with a Legiones Astartes Vehicle Transfer Sheet containing 44 optional emblems and symbols for the Sons of Horus and Imperial Fists legions. This miniature is supplied unpainted and requires assembly - we recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue and Citadel Paints.


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