The Rail Rifle is a devastating Sniper rifle used by Tau Pathfinders as well as Sniper Drones. This weapon, which is based on technology used in the larger Railgun, was only approved for front-line use shortly after the Third Sphere Expansion following extensive field-testing. Using linear accelerators to launch a hypervelocity, trilium-tipped solid dart, the Rail Rifle is capable of mortally wounding even the larger Tyranid bio-organisms, though the heavy armour plating found on Broadside Battlesuits offers some protection. While loaded with over a hundred rounds, the energy requirements for firing even a single slug requires the use of an entire cartridge power cell, a fact more than compensated for by the weapon's stopping power and penetration.
|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|