Welcome to Lexicanum! Log in and join the community.

Exorcist

From Lexicanum
Jump to: navigation, search
An Exorcist Tank

The Exorcist missile tank fulfills the role of long-range fire support for the Sisters of Battle and Ordo Hereticus.

Overview

Besides the Rhino, Exorcists is the oldest vehicle in service to the Adepta Sororitas. The first Exorcists were produced in the Age of Apostasy on Mars, of which some from that period, known as the 'Prioris' pattern, still survived. These machines are highly venerated, although their Machine Spirits are known to be temperamental and require constant work and prayer. Each vehicle is regarded as a work of art, as much a symbol of the Emperor as a provider of long-range fire support. While other patterns exist, such as the 'Sanctorum'[2a] and 'Dominica'[2d], they are not held in as high esteem as the original vehicles, blessed from the nearby divine presence of the Emperor when they were constructed. Adepta Sororitas never gave their Exorcists to another Imperium faction, like the Imperial Guard and the Space Marines, in fear that the machine spirits of this holy weapon would be tainted by non-believers and incure the displeasure of the Emperor himself.[2a]

The ancient, arcane technology of the Exorcist launcher is only vaguely understood by the Techpriests of the Adeptus Mechanicus.[1] The missiles themselves are armour-piercing explosives and capable of annihilating enemy tanks or destroying squads of heavy infantry in a single salvo (assuming the launcher does not malfunction). Though potent, to the Sisterhood its primary purpose is to serve as a divine symbol of the power and glory of the Ecclesiarchy and serve as a mobile shrine for the Sisters of Battle.[3] Each one is hand-crafted and unique. They may also be upgraded with Blessed Ammunition, Dozer Blades, Extra Armour, a Holy Icon, a Hunter-killer Missile, Laud Hailers, Pintle-mounted Storm Bolter, a Searchlight and Smoke Launchers.[2b]

Technical Information

Exorcist Tank
Technical Specifications vde
Vehicle Name: Exorcist[1] Main Armament: Exorcist missile launcher
Forge World of Origin: Secondary Armament: optional pintle mounted stormbolter
Known Patterns: Traverse: 360°
Crew: 2 (Driver, Gunner) Elevation: From
Powerplant: Main Ammunition: 64 missiles
Weight: 32 tons Secondary Ammunition: bolter rounds
Length: 6.1m Armour
Width: 4m
Height: 2.6m (not including missile launcher) Superstructure: 30-60mm
Ground Clearance: 0.45m Hull: 30-60mm
Max Speed - on road 70 kph Gun Mantlet No main gun
Max Speed - off road: 55 kph Vehicle Designation: Undisclosed
Transport Capacity: None Firing Ports: n/a
Access Points: n/a Turret: No Turret


Fording Depth: 1.2m[1]



Exorcist Tank (Sanctorum)
Technical Specifications vde
Vehicle Name: MkIId Sanctorum pattern Exorcist[2c] Main Armament: Exorcist launcher
Forge World of Origin: Ophelia VII Secondary Armament: N/A
Known Patterns: I-IV Traverse: 360°
Crew: Driver, Gunner Elevation: From -0° to +65°
Powerplant: Quad MkII Adaptable Thermic Combustor Reactor Main Ammunition: 48 missiles
Weight: 32 tonnes Secondary Ammunition: N/A
Length: 6.6m Armour
Width: 4.5m
Height: 5.3m Superstructure: 80mm
Ground Clearance: 0.44m Hull: 100mm
Max Speed - on road 55 kph Gun Mantlet N/A
Max Speed - off road: 35 kph Vehicle Designation: 0120-766-0813-EX013
Transport Capacity: None Firing Ports: N/a
Access Points: N/a Turret: N/A


Sources

Uncited