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A Dark Angels Damocles

The Damocles Command Rhino is a Rhino-based command vehicle used by the Space Marines for large-scale operations or campaigns.[1a]

Description

The Damocles is an example of the kind of advanced technology available to the current Space Marines. It is used only in operations where command and control of significant Space Marine formations is required, such as a battlegroup consisting of a Battle Company plus support elements. The Damocles provides a communications link between the Force Commander, his battlegroup and any air or orbital assets operating in the area. For this reason, the Damocles is rarely committed to front-line actions, and typically hidden away to prevent enemy interference.[1a]

In addition to the driver, the Damocles is crewed by a communications officer and a tactical officer. These Space Marines will have undergone additional training with the Chapter's Techmarines in order to operate this sophisticated technology. There is also room for the Force Commander next to the driver, allowing him the ability to keep himself updated on the developing situation.[1a]

Equipment

The command vehicle is packed with some of the most advanced technology available to the Imperium at large. It mounts secure, multi-band communications gear that acts as a communications hub for the battlegroup, with signal boosters to allow ground-to-orbital comm-links, as well as the ability to communicate with other Imperial command units operating in the area. It can also monitor, intercept and decrypt enemy communications, which in addition to a multi-spectral auspex allows it to track enemy movements. Link-up with an orbital relay allows the Damocles to track individual squads and vehicles for an entire Chapter, as well as bio-status readouts provided directly by the Marines' power armour. Finally, the Damocles includes a teleport homer, which produces a strong signal to allow for much safer and accurate teleportations.[1a]

The Damocles can be further upgraded with Dozer Blades, Extra Armour, Hunter-killer Missile, Pintle-mounted Storm Bolter, Searchlight and Smoke Launchers.[1c]

Technical Information

Technical Specifications vde
Vehicle Name: Damocles Command Vehicle[1b] Main Armament: N/A
Forge World of Origin: Macragge Secondary Armament: N/A
Known Patterns: I-IX Traverse: N/A
Crew: Driver, 2 x Controllers Elevation: N/A
Powerplant: Quad MkII Adaptable Thermic Combustor Reactor Main Ammunition: N/A
Weight: 30.0 tonnes Secondary Ammunition: N/A
Length: 6.6m Armour
Width: 4.5m
Height: 5.1m Superstructure: 60mm
Ground Clearance: 0.44m Hull: 60mm
Max Speed - on road 70kph Gun Mantlet N/A
Max Speed - off road: 55kph Vehicle Designation: 0120-766-0765-RH935
Transport Capacity: N/A Firing Ports: N/A
Access Points: N/A Turret: N/A


Known Named Damocles Command Rhino

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