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Its canonicity is in question but was once considered canon.
Splatta Cannon artillery piece

The Splatta Cannon is an Ork weapon. It is a cannon which fires a splatta shell, named so because of the irregular way it travels across the battlefield. The shell consists of several linked rockets attached to a chain with a large metal ball at the end. The initial rocket is launched and the rest are fired on timers, giving it a particularly unpredictable trajectory.[1][2]

The ball and chain whip across the battlefield, slashing through anything it hits before crashing to the ground. A few moments later the next rocket fires and launches the chain and ball in another direction. It also has the effect to scatter ground troops due to its irregular movements.[1][2]

If an error occurs, more often than not the machine will either explode or suffer minor damage.[1]

Later Editions

The Splatta Cannon appears only in Second Edition.

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