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Ion Cannon of the XV104 Riptide[5]

The Ion Cannon is a powerful Tau weapon mounted on large vehicles and starships.

The Ion Cannon itself operates by generating a stream of high-energy ionised particles and launching them at a target using an electromagnetic field. These particles react explosively with the target, transferring tremendous energy at the atomic level.[1][2] The resulting vaporisation only magnifies the amount of damage dealt, with starship-based models comparable to Imperial Lances.[3]

Heavy Ion Cannon Batteries are mounted on Tau Navy ships.[4]


See Also


Tau Empire Weapons
One-Handed Weapons Honour BladePulse Pistol
Two-Handed Weapons Pulse RiflePulse CarbinePulse BlasterRail RifleIon RifleLongshot Pulse RifleEqualisers
Battlesuit Weapons Airbursting Fragmentation ProjectorBurst CannonCyclic Ion BlasterCyclic Ion RakerFlamerFusion BlasterFusion CannonFusion CascadeFusion ColliderFusion EradicatorIon AcceleratorMissile PodPhased Ion GunPlasma RiflePulse Submunitions RifleHeavy Rail RifleHeavy Burst CannonHeavy Rail CannonPulse Submunition CannonEMP Discharge CannonPulse Ordnance Multi-DriverPulse Driver CannonPulse ARC CannonDestroyer MissilesCluster RocketsFragmentation Cluster Shell Launcher
Other Vehicle Weapons Ion CannonPlasma BombRailgunSeeker MissileSmart Missile SystemQuad Ion Turret
Auxiliary Weapons Kroot WeaponsNeutron Blaster
Grenades EMP GrenadePhoton Grenade