Hades Breaching Drill
The Hades Breaching Drill is a specialized vehicle utilized by Imperial Guard Engineers. The vehicles primary mission is to either tunnel below enemy positions or breach fortifications. Its powerful cutting-head is equipped with a melta-cutter for blasting rocks into liquid slag and also has four large diamantine-tipped powercutters which can quickly smash and pound rock into rubble. The breaching drill is only used to cut the last few years of a tunnel, typically engineers will have spent weeks or months digging a sap tunnel into position ahead of a carefully planned attack. The breaching drill is then secretly moved into place and quickly smashes the last few yards of rock to the target. Engineer squads emerge from the tunnel in its wake, assaulting the enemy position in a surprise assault.
Although slow and cumbersome, once on the surface the Hades drill can still be an improvised weapon and is capable of cutting through just about any material. These include bunkers, defensive buildings, walls, vehicles, or even troops. However the Hades is not really a battlefield weapon but a piece of engineering equipment. In the past it has been pressed into service on the surface when attacking heavily fortified positions or fortress walls, but high rates of loss means it is a weapon of last resort and considered a poor replacement for dedicated siege platforms such as Leman Russ Demolishers.
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