Medusa Siege Gun
|This article is about the Imperial Siege Gun; for the other uses, see Medusa (disambiguation).|
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.
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.
|Vehicle Name:||Medusa Siege Gun||Main Armament:||Medusa Siege Gun|
|Forge World of Origin:||Lucius||Secondary Armament:||N/A|
|Crew:||6 x Gunners||Elevation:||From +0° to +54°|
|Weight:||12 tonnes||Secondary Ammunition:||N/A|
|Length:||8.2m (Carriage Only)||Armour|
|Height:||3.7m (Gun at 0°)||Superstructure:||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|
Regiments known to contain Medusa Siege Guns
- Krieg 143rd Siege Regiment - fought on Toal III. The survivor there was only one cannon of this Regiment.
- 1: Imperial Armour Volume One - Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy, pg. 165
- 2: Imperial Armour Volume Six - The Siege of Vraks - Part Two, pg. 116
- 3: Codex: Imperial Guard (5th Edition), pg. 53
- 4: Imperial Armour Volume One - Second Edition: Imperial Guard, pg. 194