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A Towed Medusa Siege Gun

The Medusa Siege Gun is an aging siege weapon used by the Imperial Guard both as a towed artillery piece and mounted on the Medusa Siege Tank. Compared to the Earthshaker Cannon the Medusa fires a much larger shell at lower velocities. This gives it immense destructive capabilities, useful in breaching the walls of an enemy fortress or destroying bunkers in a single shot, but it consequently has a much shorter firing range, even compared to other siege weapons like the Bombard. For this reason they are less useful for harassing and counter-battery fire, but are still prized by many siege regiments for their ability to blast enemy walls, installations, bunkers and trenches.[1][2]

In addition to their normal heavy shells, Medusas can all fire special Bastion-breacher Shells, which sacrifice explosive yield for additional propellant. This gives the weapon greater armor penetrative capabilities, and is especially useful in the bunker-busting role.[3]

Vehicle Name: Medusa Siege Gun[2] Main Armament: Medusa Siege Gun
Forge World of Origin: Lucius Secondary Armament: N/A
Known Patterns: I-III Traverse:
Crew: 6 x Gunners Elevation: From +0° to +54°
Powerplant: None Main Ammunition: N/A
Weight: 12 tonnes Secondary Ammunition: N/A
Length: 8.2m (Carriage Only) Armour
Width: 3.7m
Height: 3.7m (Gun at 0°) Superstructure: N/A
Ground Clearance: 0.7m Hull: N/A
Max Speed - on road N/A Gun Mantlet 60mm
Max Speed - off road: N/A Vehicle Designation: 0198-561-6730-MG42
Transport Capacity: None Firing Ports: N/A
Access Points: N/A Turret: N/A


Regiments known to contain Medusa Siege Guns

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