The Pulse Rifle is the standard weaponry of Tau Fire Warriors and their Shas'ui leaders. While about the size of an Imperial Lasgun, it is far more powerful. It fires a plasma pulse, which is generated when an induction field accelerates a particle which breaks down as it leaves the barrel.[1a] The small circular device near the end of the barrel is a housing for a gyroscope that is part of an aim-stabilization system that allows the rifle to remain steady on target and angled for optimal firing at distance, regardless of factors like shaking hands. This helps to give pulse rifles a greater effective range than many other infantry weapons. The powercell from which it draws energy must be replaced after fifty shots.
Longshot Pulse Rifle
The Longshot Pulse Rifle is a sniper variant of the standard Pulse Rifle.
- 1: Codex: Tau
- 2: Codex: Tau Empire, pg. 29
- 3: Rogue Trader: Into the Storm, pg. 121
- 4: Games Workshop Official Site
- 5: Codex: Tau Empire (6th Edition) pg.66
- 6: Imperial Armour Volume Three - The Taros Campaign pg.80
|One-Handed Weapons||Honour Blade • Pulse Pistol|
|Two-Handed Weapons||Pulse Rifle • Pulse Carbine • Rail Rifle • Ion Rifle • Longshot Pulse Rifle|
|Battlesuit Weapons||Airbursting Fragmentation Projector • Burst Cannon • Cyclic Ion Blaster • Flamer • Fusion Blaster|
|Other Vehicle Weapons||Ion Cannon • Railgun • Seeker Missile • Smart Missile System • Quad Ion Turret|
|Auxiliary Weapons||Kroot Hunting Rifle • Kroot Gun • Kroot Rifle • Neutron Blaster|
|Grenades||EMP Grenade • Photon Grenade|