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Impaler Cannon

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Impaler Cannon[2]

The Impaler Cannon is a Tyranid Biomorph.

Overview

Most commonly found on Hive Guards, though it may also be wielded by Hive Tyrants, the Impaler Cannon fires bony spines, as long as a man is tall, at velocities high enough to rupture plasteel or battle tanks. At the base of each spine is a small shard-beast Tyranid creature, a parasite that feeds off the blood vessels of the spine. As the spine is fired, the shard-beasts own innards are torn from its body and it only has a few moments of life left to use its thin membranous fins to steer the spine towards its prey.[1]

Images

A Hive Guard equipped with an Impaler Cannon.

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