Leman Russ Annihilator
The Leman Russ Annihilator is an uncommon variant of the Leman Russ Battle Tank used by the Imperial Guard. Taking its name from the Space Marine Predator Annihilator, this dedicated Tank Hunter has been a mainstay of the Death Korps of Krieg and Tekarn Armoured regiments and is seeing increasing use by other regiments throughout the galaxy.
Like its namesake the Annihilator has had its primary weapon, the Battle Cannon, replaced with twin-linked Lascannons; space which had been giving over to the Battle Cannon's ammunition is instead used to store extra power cells. While it is an able tank-hunter, used by most regiments as a defensive weapon, it is not as highly regarded as the Leman Russ Vanquisher. Where it does excel is the straightforward nature of its twin lascannons, easier to replace and maintain than the Vanquisher's main cannon, which make it highly favorable in warzones with high attrition rates and resupply problems.
As in the standard Leman Russ, the Annihilator is equipped with a hull-mounted Heavy Bolter, which can be replaced with a Heavy Flamer or lascannon, along with Smoke Launchers and a Searchlight. Sponson mounts can be fitted and armed with heavy bolters, heavy flamers, Multi-meltas or Plasma Cannons. Some tanks will be further modified with Camo Netting, a Dozer Blade, Extra Armour, a Hunter-Killer Missile and/or a pintle-mounted support weapon, either a Heavy Stubber or Storm Bolter.
|Vehicle Name:||Leman Russ Annihilator||Main Armament:||2 x Lascannons|
|Forge World of Origin:||Mars||Secondary Armament:||Lascannon or Heavy Bolters|
|Crew:||Commander, Gunner, Driver, Loader, 2 Sponson Gunners||Elevation:||From -8° to 26°|
|Powerplant:||HL230 V12 Multi-Fuel||Main Ammunition:||Unlimited|
|Weight:||58 tonnes||Secondary Ammunition:||Unlimited or 360 Rounds|
|Max Speed - on road||40kph||Gun Mantlet||100mm|
|Max Speed - off road:||24kph||Vehicle Designation:||0195-561-6730-MG42|
|Transport Capacity:||None||Firing Ports:||N/A|
- 1: Imperial Armour Volume Five - The Siege of Vraks - Part One, pg. 120
- 2: Imperial Armour - Apocalypse II, pg. 6
|Leman Russ Chassis||Leman Russ Battle Tank • Leman Russ Demolisher • Leman Russ Annihilator • Leman Russ Conqueror • Leman Russ Eradicator • Leman Russ Exterminator • Leman Russ Executioner • Leman Russ Punisher • Leman Russ Vanquisher • Destroyer Tank Hunter • Thunderer • Bombard • Atlas|
|Chimera Chassis||Chimera • Basilisk • Colossus • Deathstrike • Griffon • Hellhound • Hydra Flak Tank • Manticore • Medusa Siege Tank • Salamander Command • Salamander Scout • Trojan|
|Other||Sentinel • Tauros • Cyclops • Siegfried • Bruennhilde • Centaur • Minotaur • Hades Breaching Drill|
|Heavy Tanks||Macharius • Malcador • Ragnarok • Dominus • Gorgon • Crassus • Praetor • Valdor|
|Super Heavy Tanks||Baneblade • Banehammer • Hellhammer • Stormblade • Shadowsword • Stormsword • Stormhammer • Stormlord • Banesword • Doomhammer • Leviathan • Capitol Imperialis|