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The '''Sabre Tank Hunter''' was an [[Imperial]] anti-armour vehicle based on the [[Rhino|Rhino armoured carrier]], incorporating a fixed, forward firing [[autocannon]] in its front hull. It was used during the [[Horus Heresy]] and [[Great Crusade]].{{Fn|1}}
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The '''Sabre Tank Hunter''' was an [[Imperial]] anti-armour vehicle based on the [[Rhino|Rhino armoured carrier]], incorporating a fixed, forward firing weapon in its front hull. It was used during the [[Horus Heresy]] and [[Great Crusade]].{{Fn|1}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
The Rhino itself was conceived to be easily modified to answer various specific needs. Many Rhino variations have their origins during the Horus Heresy, when variations of existing vehicles to fulfill new roles became a necessity. The Sabre was one of these modifications, seeing its first use during the earliest days of the Heresy, its design spurred by the need for heavier firepower. The Sabre was one of the type of Rhinos modified during the Heresy wars to mount heavier weapons, this type becoming known as "Tank Hunters" for the role they played during the Heresy. Besides the Sabre, various types of Tank Hunter were developed, each mounting different heavy weapons, such as [[missile launcher]]s or [[lascannon]]. However, the Sabre was the most common form of Tank Hunter.
 
The Rhino itself was conceived to be easily modified to answer various specific needs. Many Rhino variations have their origins during the Horus Heresy, when variations of existing vehicles to fulfill new roles became a necessity. The Sabre was one of these modifications, seeing its first use during the earliest days of the Heresy, its design spurred by the need for heavier firepower. The Sabre was one of the type of Rhinos modified during the Heresy wars to mount heavier weapons, this type becoming known as "Tank Hunters" for the role they played during the Heresy. Besides the Sabre, various types of Tank Hunter were developed, each mounting different heavy weapons, such as [[missile launcher]]s or [[lascannon]]. However, the Sabre was the most common form of Tank Hunter.
  
The most well remembered combat use of the Sabre was during an incident in which [[Dark Angels]] Space Marines had retaken a city from a combined force of [[Ork]] [[Freebooters]] and [[Chaos]] Renegades, only to be pushed back by Ork reinforcements. The Dark Angels fell back past a great bridge spanning the mile-wide crack called the Black Gorge. The bridge itself, a structure of adamantium from the Dark Age of Technology, could not be destroyed; instead, the Dark Angels set up a single squadron of Sabres at a site overlooking the bridge, and allowed the Orks to cross much of the bridge before the Sabres began to fire. First the lead vehicles were destroyed, blocking the bridge's front. With the column halted, the Sabres began firing at the column's rear, blocking any retreat. Then began the slaughter of the entire Ork column.
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The most well remembered combat use of the Sabre was during an incident in which [[Dark Angels]] Space Marines had retaken a city from a combined force of [[Ork]] [[Freebooters]] and [[Chaos]] Renegades, only to be pushed back by Ork reinforcements. The Dark Angels fell back past a great bridge spanning the mile-wide crack called the Black Gorge. The bridge itself, a structure of [[adamantium]] from the [[Dark Age of Technology]], could not be destroyed; instead, the Dark Angels set up a single squadron of Sabres at a site overlooking the bridge, and allowed the Orks to cross much of the bridge before the Sabres began to fire. First the lead vehicles were destroyed, blocking the bridge's front. With the column halted, the Sabres began firing at the column's rear, blocking any retreat. Then began the slaughter of the entire Ork column.
  
 
==Armament==
 
==Armament==
As with other Tank Hunters, the Sabre has particularly thick frontal shielding to protect it from enemy fire. Its main weapon is a fixed forward-firing autocannon mounted in its front hull. A [[bolter]] is mounted alongside the much larger autocannon. The Sabre has no capacity to transport troops.
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The tank was designed to quickly close the distance to its target, before utterly destroying it. To achieve this, the Sabre can be fitted with a range of advanced weaponry and fielded in squadrons of up to two tanks. Its weaponry includes a choice of top-mounted weapons – which include a [[Heavy Bolter]], [[Multi-Melta]], [[Volkite Culverin]] or [[Heavy Flamer]]. There are also four optional one-shot Sabre missiles that you can add to your tank and various hull-mounted weaponry. This includes a [[Autocannon|Anvilus Snub Autocannon]], [[Neutron Laser Projector]], or a [[Volkite Saker]].{{Fn|2}}
  
 
==Related articles==
 
==Related articles==
 
*[[Land Raider Spartan]]
 
*[[Land Raider Spartan]]
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==Images==
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Sabre Rhino.jpg|1st Edition Sabre Tank Hunter model{{Fn|1}}
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SabreAutocannon.jpg|Sabre with Anvilus Snub [[Autocannon]]{{Fn|2}}
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SabreNeutron.jpg|Sabre with [[Neutron Laser Projector]]{{Fn|2}}
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SabreVolkite.jpg|Sabre with [[Volkite Saker]]{{Fn|2}}
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</gallery>
  
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
*{{Endn|1}}: [[White Dwarf 120 (UK)]] (1989), ''The Sabre Tank Hunter'', by Rick Priestley
 
*{{Endn|1}}: [[White Dwarf 120 (UK)]] (1989), ''The Sabre Tank Hunter'', by Rick Priestley
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*{{Endn|2}}: [https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/11/29/tanks-for-the-reinforcements/ Warhammer Community: Tanks for the Reinforcements (Posted on 29/11/2019)] (Last accessed on 29 November 2019)
 
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Latest revision as of 01:33, 30 November 2019

Sabre vehicle without a weapons mount[2]

The Sabre Tank Hunter was an Imperial anti-armour vehicle based on the Rhino armoured carrier, incorporating a fixed, forward firing weapon in its front hull. It was used during the Horus Heresy and Great Crusade.[1]

History

The Rhino itself was conceived to be easily modified to answer various specific needs. Many Rhino variations have their origins during the Horus Heresy, when variations of existing vehicles to fulfill new roles became a necessity. The Sabre was one of these modifications, seeing its first use during the earliest days of the Heresy, its design spurred by the need for heavier firepower. The Sabre was one of the type of Rhinos modified during the Heresy wars to mount heavier weapons, this type becoming known as "Tank Hunters" for the role they played during the Heresy. Besides the Sabre, various types of Tank Hunter were developed, each mounting different heavy weapons, such as missile launchers or lascannon. However, the Sabre was the most common form of Tank Hunter.

The most well remembered combat use of the Sabre was during an incident in which Dark Angels Space Marines had retaken a city from a combined force of Ork Freebooters and Chaos Renegades, only to be pushed back by Ork reinforcements. The Dark Angels fell back past a great bridge spanning the mile-wide crack called the Black Gorge. The bridge itself, a structure of adamantium from the Dark Age of Technology, could not be destroyed; instead, the Dark Angels set up a single squadron of Sabres at a site overlooking the bridge, and allowed the Orks to cross much of the bridge before the Sabres began to fire. First the lead vehicles were destroyed, blocking the bridge's front. With the column halted, the Sabres began firing at the column's rear, blocking any retreat. Then began the slaughter of the entire Ork column.

Armament

The tank was designed to quickly close the distance to its target, before utterly destroying it. To achieve this, the Sabre can be fitted with a range of advanced weaponry and fielded in squadrons of up to two tanks. Its weaponry includes a choice of top-mounted weapons – which include a Heavy Bolter, Multi-Melta, Volkite Culverin or Heavy Flamer. There are also four optional one-shot Sabre missiles that you can add to your tank and various hull-mounted weaponry. This includes a Anvilus Snub Autocannon, Neutron Laser Projector, or a Volkite Saker.[2]

Related articles

Images

Sources