The Repressor is an armored personnel carrier, used by the Adeptus Arbites and the Adepta Sororitas. Repressors are a variant of the Rhino, converted to extend the transport compartment and adding firing slits for the passengers' weapons.
The Repressor is was originally used as an armoured personnel carrier by the Adeptus Arbites as a means of crowd suppression. The Sisters of Battle first used the Repressor on the Cardinal World of Avignor during the Avignor Uprising, when agent-provocateurs of a heretical sect caused a crowd of a million pilgrims to riot. The local Precincts was overrun by the mob, and the Battle Sisters of the Sacred Rose Preceptory, currently guarding the Cardinal's Palace, offered their aid. They replaced the Repressor's non-lethal weaponry of water cannons and grenade launchers with heavy flamers, and took to the streets to purge the heretics with holy fire.
For years only the Sacred Rose used the Repressors, causing anger with other Orders, until the 291st Synod Prioris of Terra where the issue was hotly debated. Eventually it was decreed that the victory on Avignor had been the Emperor's divine will, and that the Repressor be included in the canon list of sanctioned vehicles.
The Repressor is armed with a cupola-mounted Storm Bolter and Pintle-mounted Heavy Flamer, with Dozer Blades as standard equipment. Its modified transport compartment allows all six passengers to fire from within the protection of the vehicle. Adepta Sororistas models can be further upgraded with Blessed Ammunition, Extra Armour, a Holy Icon, Holy Promethium, a Hunter-killer Missile, Laud Hailers, a Searchlight and Smoke Launchers.[Needs Citation]
|Vehicle Name:||Repressor||Main Armament:||Cupola mounted Storm Bolter|
|Forge World of Origin:||Dominica II||Secondary Armament:||Pintle mounted Heavy Flamer|
|Known Patterns:||I-IIX||Traverse:||180 degrees|
|Crew:||Driver, Gunner||Elevation:||From -15 to +35 degrees|
|Powerplant:||Quad MkII Adaptable Thermic w/ Combustor Reactor||Main Ammunition:||4000 rounds|
|Weight:||33 tonnes||Secondary Ammunition:||10 shots|
|Length:||8.7m including dozer||Armour|
|Max Speed - on road||55 kph||Gun Mantlet||N/A|
|Max Speed - off road:||35 kph||Vehicle Designation:||0120-766-0822-RE003|
|Transport Capacity:||10||Firing Ports:||2|
|HQ||Canoness • Palatine • Inquisitor Lord • Priest|
|Elites||Arco-flagellants • Callidus Assassin • Celestian Squad • Culexus Assassin • Death Cult Assassin • Eversor Assassin • Inquisitor • Vindicare Assassin • Repentia|
|Troops||Battle Sister Squad • Inquisitorial Storm Troopers • Zealots|
|Seconded Units:||IG Armoured Fist Squad • IG Infantry Platoon • SM Tactical Squad • SM Scout Squad|
|Fast Attack||Dominion Squad • Seraphim Squad|
|Seconded Units:||IG Rough Rider • IG Sentinel Squadron • SM Assault Squad • SM Bike Squadron • SM Land Speeder Squadron|
|Heavy Support||Exorcist • Immolator • Penitent Engine • Orbital Strike • Retributor Squad|
|Seconded Units:||IG Leman Russ • SM Devastators • SM Dreadnought • SM Predator|
|Transport||Rhino • Chimera • Immolator|