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Praetor Armoured Assault Launcher

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The Praetor Armoured Assault Launcher.

The Praetor Armoured Assault Launcher is a variant of the Crassus Armoured Transport.[1] Armed with a Praetor multiple missile launcher (which the vehicle is named after), the Praetor is used for long range missile bombardment in support of Imperial Guard units. The Praetor missile launcher was last thought to have been used on the land-leviathans of the Tellarite Rebellion forces during the Nova Terra Interregnum. The STC template for the weapon was rediscovered -along with several others of note- by tech-priests of the re-consecrated Forge World of Zhao-Arkkad. This led to the dissemmination of the Crassus chassis to introduce the Praetor weapon platform by Zhao-Arkkad's manufactoria. The Praetor has been spread to frontline regiments throughout Segmentum Tempestus.[2]

The Praetor is armed with a single Praetor Launcher, which can be fitted with a number of different munition types. In addition, the Praetor is armed with two heavy weapons sponsons, typically equipped with Heavy Bolters, but can be exchanged for Heavy Flamers, Autocannons, or Lascannons. In addition, the Praetor can be fitted with numerous upgrades, including: a Hunter-killer missile, Dozer Blade, and a pintle-mounted Storm Bolter or Heavy Stubber.[2]

Air Defense variants of the Praetor exist, using sophisticated surface-to-air missiles in place of its standard Artillery payload.[3]