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An Ion Cannon for mounting on a Hammerhead

The Ion Cannon is a powerful Tau weapon mounted on large vehicles and starships. The Ion Cannon itself operates by generating a stream of high-energy ionised particles and launching them at a target using an electromagnetic field. These particles react explosively with the target, transferring tremendous energy at the atomic level.[1][2] The resulting vaporisation only magnifies the amount of damage dealt, with starship-based models comparable to Imperial Lances.[3]

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