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A Cyclops Demolition Vehicle

The Cyclops Demolition Vehicle is used by the Imperial Guard for battlefield demolition. Basically a small remote-controlled vehicle packed with explosives and guided towards a target from a distance, it is used for breaching enemy fortifications such as pillboxes and bunkers with devastating results.[1a]

Overview

Cyclops are small vehicles, able to be carried in a Chimera or Valkyrie and operated through a remote control device consisting of a small handset connected to a backpack Vox-caster.[1a] It is said that Chimera and Crassus armoured assault transporter can carry two Cyclops within their hulls.[2a] Cyclops are commonly used to remove enemy strong points and bunkers but have found other uses on the battlefield, among these clearing obstacles such as minefields and tank traps or to destroy buildings during street-fighting, while the explosive charge is large enough to damage enemy vehicles. Storm Troopers have been known to use Cyclopes as sabotage weapons, landing them behind enemy lines with a single operator to target command posts, supply dumps or bridges. Cyclopes are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and few Guardsmen have the specailised training required to pilot them, but the fact that they reduce the number of dangerous jobs they have to do makes them popular among the infantry.[1a]

Cyclops with comparison to a Krieg Guardsman[3]
Technical Specifications vde
Vehicle Name: Cyclops Remote Control Demolition Vehicle[1b] Main Armament: Demolition Charge
Forge World of Origin: Lucius Secondary Armament: N/A
Known Patterns: I-XII Traverse: N/A
Crew: N/A Elevation: N/A
Powerplant: HB40 491 Multi-Fuel Main Ammunition: N/A
Weight: 1.5 tonnes Secondary Ammunition: N/A
Length: 2.5m Armour
Width: 1.8m
Height: 1.2m Superstructure: 30mm
Ground Clearance: 0.25m Hull: 30mm
Max Speed - on road 42kph Gun Mantlet N/A
Max Speed - off road: 24kph Vehicle Designation: 0427-942-2203-CY014
Transport Capacity: None Firing Ports: N/A
Access Points: N/A Turret: N/A


Fording Depth: 0.6m[3]

Forge World Variations

Regiments known to contain Cyclops Demolition Vehicles

Trivia

The Cyclops has a strong resembalance and function to the real-life German Goliath remote controlled mine, which saw action during World War II.

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