Neutron Laser Projector
The Neutron Laser Projector is a powerful and rare weapon used by the Imperium. Mounted on Valdor Tank Hunters, Sicaran Venators, and Cerberus Heavy Tank Destroyer's, it is a relic of the Dark Age of Technology.
These little-understood and highly unstable weapons emit powerful blasts that outmatch any other Imperial weapon of its size. The projector fires a neutron beam capable of destroying even the densest material by explosive matter disruption, smashing apart the target's molecular structure and creating a massive electro-magnetic shock-pulse which can disable electronic systems while the penetrating radiation disrupts any biological matter, though this effect works only against vehicles which lack the thick shielding and protective mass of Super-Heavy Tanks. While this makes the weapon perfect for tank-hunting, the neutron beam's unique nature means that if it fails to transfer its energy discharge entirely to the target vehicle, a dangerous feedback loop can cause damage to the weapon itself. The neutronic-coil arc-reactor which powers the weapon is also inherently unstable and, without the necessary reactor shielding, can be hazardous to operate.
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- 2: The Horus Heresy Book One - Betrayal pg. 228
- 3: Imperial Armour Volume Seven - The Siege of Vraks - Part Three, pg. 119
- 4: Forge World (last accessed 3 February 2016)
- 5: Imperial Armour Volume Two (Second Edition), pg. 112