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Projectile Weapons are devices which launch a shell at an enemy. For purposes of this article, gyro-jet weapons such as Bolters are included, but Missiles, Rockets, and energy-based weapons are excluded.
Projectile weapons have origins in an era before recorded history, slings, darts, bows and arrows are just a few examples of early developments. Projectile weapons are incredibly varied with differing rates of fire and strengths. For larger projectile weapons, see Ordnance Weapons.
Main article: Slug-throwers
Slug-throwers is a term for a broad category of firearms which fire a solid shell or bullet, including auto weapons as well as the more primitive stub weapons.
Main article: Bolt Weapons
Bolt Weapons use a unique combination of a traditional projectile weapon with a gyro-jet munition. The Imperium utilizes many variations of Bolt weapons.
- Assault Cannon
- Grenade Launcher
- Heavy Stubber
- Ripper Gun
- Sniper Rifle
Main article: Big Shoota
The Big Shoota is the heavy version of the Ork Shoota. It is both stronger and has a higher rate of fire.
Main article: Shoota
The Shoota is the primary Ork ranged weapon. They are very heavy, too much for a normal human, however an Ork can easily move and shoot with it.
The Kannon is a simple but powerful Big Gun. It can fire explosive frag rounds or special anti-tank shells.
Avenger Shuriken Catapult
Main article:Shadow Weaver
The Shadow Weaver is a larger version of the Death Spinner. It lofts a cloud of monmolecular strands that rain down on enemy positions.
Main article:Shuriken - Shuriken Pistol
The Shuriken pistol is a smaller version of the Shuriken catapult and is designed for use in close combat.
Main article:Shuriken - Shuriken Cannon
The Shuriken cannon is a larger version of the Shuriken Catapult and has a faster rate of fire.
Main article: Rail Rifle
The Rail Rifle is a man-portable version of the Railgun. It fires a smaller and less damaging projectile.
Main article: Splinter Cannon
The Splinter Cannon is a deadly version of the Splinter Rifle, maintaining a very high rate of fire.
Main article: Splinter Pistol
The Splinter Pistol is the close combat version of the Splinter Rifle and includes many barbs and other deadly and viscous attachments.
Main article: Splinter Rifle
The Splinter Rifle is the Dark Eldar basic weapon and is easy to use, launching shards of crystals at enemy forces.