Extra Armour is used by the Imperial Guard, Space Marines, Daemonhunters, Witch Hunters and Chaos Space Marine forces. Sometimes it is elaborately detailed armour and sometimes simple sheets of ceramite.[Needs Citation] They do however, prevent the vehicle from being shaken around so much on weaker impacts.
A crude and somewhat rudimentary method of enhancing a vehicle’s armoured protection, ablative armour often takes the forms of large sections of plasteel welded or in some cases hooked onto exposed areas of a vehicle’s sides. These types of modifications add to a vehicle’s staying power, but often slow it down due to the excess weight. Ablative armour cannot be repaired and must be replaced.
Some vehicles are lucky enough to incorporate rare materials or internal reinforcement within their armour plating, giving them much greater damage resistance than standard armour and certainly more than hastily applied ablative patches. Superior plating often takes longer to repair as regular armour plating.
- 1: Codex: Space Marines (7th Edition) - Space Marine Vehicle Equipment
- 2: Codex: Astra Militarum (6th Edition) - Glossary
- 3: Forge World (last accessed 12 February 2016)
- 4: Only War: Shield of Humanity, pg.132-133
- Warhammer 40,000: Wargear
- Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition, 1st Codex)
- Codex: Imperial Guard (3rd Edition, 2nd Codex)
- Codex: Space Marines (4th Edition)
- Codex: Daemonhunters (3rd Edition)
- Codex: Witch Hunters (3rd Edition)
- Codex: Chaos Space Marines (3rd Edition, 2nd Codex)
- Imperial Guard Vehicle Upgrades
- Space Marine Vehicle Upgrades
- Witch Hunters Armoury
- Daemonhunters Armoury
- Chaos Space Marine Armoury