Land Raider Proteus
|Ambiguous Term? This article is about the the Land Raider variant. For other uses of Proteus, see Proteus (disambiguation).|
The Land Raider Proteus is an old and rare variant of Land Raider.
The Proteus was first forged sometime during the Dark Age of Technology or before, but rediscovered during the Great Crusade. It contains extraordinarily powerful augury systems, allowing it to scan battlefield conditions with extreme precision. Due to this improvement, it has been thought that this tank is the origin of all modern Land Raider designs, intended to explore and conquer new worlds. Its sensor systems make it useful as both a command tank and the leader of an armored spearhead; however, due to the fact that it lacks a forward assault ramp and has a lower troop capacity, as well as being harder to reproduce, makes it a rare sight in the 41st Millennium. Despite this, it is still valued as a rare war relic by the Space Marine Chapters lucky enough to own them. 
Chaos Land Raider Proteus
During the Horus Heresy, some Traitor Legions managed to acquire some Proteus variants and take them with them into the Eye of Terror, where the Dark Mechanicus attempts to keep them battleworthy. Much of the time, the Dark Mechanicus replaces any failing components with devices of Chaotic origin.
Weapons and Armament
The Land Raider Proteus is armed with two sponson-mounted twin-linked lascannons, in addition to its auguries and cogitators. They also contain a Machine Spirit (or in the case of Chaos variants, an Infernal Device), and can be upgraded with hull-mounted Heavy Bolters or Heavy Flamers, Ceramite armour to lessen the damage of Melta weapons, a Hunter-Killer missile (or Havoc launcher with Chaotic variants), pintle mounted weapons, Extra Armour, and a Dozer Blade.
|Vehicle Name:||Land Raider Proteus[3b]||Main Armament:||2x Twin-linked Lascannons|
|Forge World of Origin:||Anvilus IX||Secondary Armament:||2x Twin-linked Heavy Bolter|
|Crew:||Driver, Commander||Elevation:||From -32° to +42°|
|Powerplant:||Open-core Plasma ioniser||Main Ammunition:||Unlimited cell power feed|
|Weight:||71 tonnes||Secondary Ammunition:||800 rounds|
|Max Speed - on road||44kph||Gun Mantlet||N/A|
|Max Speed - off road:||???||Vehicle Designation:||0120-766-0724-PR 142|
|Transport Capacity:||10 (5)||Firing Ports:||N/A|
Named Land Raider Proteuses
- Flame of Illyrium - Ultramarines
- Onogura — White Scars[3c]
- Orlandra — Fire Hawks[3c]
- Simurgh Rex — Night Swords[3a]
- 1: Land Raider Proteus at Forge World
- 2: The Horus Heresy Book One - Betrayal, pg. 219
- 3: Imperial Armour Volume 2 - Second Edition