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Hopper Mines

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Hopper mines are a nasty but relatively uncommon anti-personnel weapon used by some Imperial Guard sapper teams in the Calixis Sector.[1]

Used to devastating effect on massed infantry formations or tight-packed hordes of xenos, they appear to be little more than a discarded heavy bolter shell or other roughly cylindrical piece of detritus. Typically hidden in piles of debris along heavily traveled routes, they are equipped with sensitive bio-monitors that can sense even the weakest bio-signs at a range of two meters. Once a bio-sign has been detected, a small shaped charge propels the hopper roughly two meters into the air where it detonates, spraying an area five meters across with lethal shrapnel.[1]