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The Storm Bolter is a compact, double-barreled version of the Boltgun. Resembling two boltguns attached side by side, the storm bolter is capable of withering fire without hindering maneuverability, granting the wielder enormous individual firepower. Storm bolters are popular with Space Marine forces, specifically in the hands of Terminators and as infantry defense on Rhinos.[Needs Citation]
Outside of the Space Marines and Adepta Sororitas, storm bolters are utilized by few elite Imperial forces.
Storm bolters are often adorned with glyphs and purity seals that point out their ancient origin.
- 1 Imperial Bolter designs
- 1.1 Adeptus Astartes
- 1.2 Adepta Sororitas
- 1.3 Other Boltguns used by Imperial or human factions and organisations
- 2 Ammunition types
- 3 See Also
- 4 Sources
Imperial Bolter designs
The Hecation variant MkIIIc storm bolter is a standard issue Terminator weapon.[4a]
Hecation variant MkIIIc (Mantis Warriors)[4a]
The Incaladion pattern storm bolter is known to have been used by Carcharodons Terminators during the Badab War.[4d]
Incaladion pattern (Carcharodons)[4d]
The MKIII pattern storm bolter is known to have been used by the Astral Claws during the Badab War.
MKIII pattern (Astral Claws)
The Salamanders are known to have used Nocturne-Ultima modified storm bolters during the Badab War.[4b]
Nocturne-Ultima modified (Salamanders)[4b]
The Ryza-pattern Storm bolter is almost exclusively used by the Adeptus Astartes.
The Umbra pattern storm bolter is known to be used by Terminators of the Red Scorpions. With the dual magazines pictured below their ammunition capacity is forty rounds.
The Sons of Medusa are known to have used Ultima patternstorm bolters for their Terminators during the Badab War.[4c]
Ultima pattern (Sons of Medusa)[4c]
Other Boltguns used by Imperial or human factions and organisations
Mars-pattern storm bolter
Used by the Adeptus Custodes. This pattern of bolt weapons is named for the weaponsmiths of the Lastrum Core Clan of the Appolyne workshops of Terra. Other than being exemplars of their kind in terms of skill of fabrication, they would not be remarkable save for their uniquely powerful ammunition. Rather than the usual 'kraken' type bolts utilized by the wider sweep of the Legio Custodes, the artisans of the Lastrum clans hand manufacture only customised mass-reactive heliothermic warheads for their bolt shells. Once within their target, these burst into brief, but sun-hot incendiary detonations, incinerating their victims from within. These shells are uncommonly dense, requiring a far stronger charge to launch than common bolt shells, and only the Lastrum's uniquely sturdy construction for a weapon of their size can withstand the stresses of their repeated firing.
The sheer resources and artifice of these weapons are immense, and they could never hope to be mass produced to arm the Space Marine Legions, and even the output of entire generations of the Lastrum themselves can barely satisfy Legio Custodes' demands.
Lastrum-pattern storm bolter[Needs Citation]
M33 MkIV Pintle-mounted Storm Bolter
Mounted on the Mark V Phobos Pattern Land Raiders.
M33 MkIV pintle-mounted storm bolter
More storm bolter designs
Due to the fact that in most cases specific storm bolter images are not labelled, unnamed designs are collected here, grouped by outward similarity.[Needs Citation]
- 1: Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, pg. 122
- 2: Codex: Space Marines (5th Edition), pg. 99
- 3: Imperial Armour Volume Four - The Anphelion Project, pg. 124
- 4: Imperial Armour Volume Ten - The Badab War - Part Two:
- 5: Imperial Armour Volume Nine - The Badab War - Part One, pg. 58
- 6: Dark Heresy: Ascension, pg. 140
- 7: Imperial Armour Volume Two - Second Edition: War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes, pg. 32
- 8: The Horus Heresy Book Seven, pg. 245
|Adepta Sororitas Weapons|
|Melee Weapons||Chainsword • Eviscerator • Power Sword • Hallowed Mace • Mace of the Righteous • Anointed Halberd • Power Blades • Neural Whip • Arco-Flail • Blessed Weapon • Dialogus Staff • Chirurgeon's Tools • Staff of Belief • Null Rod • Rod of Office • Sarissa • Paragon War Blade • Paragon War Mace|
|One-Handed Projectile Weapons||Bolt Pistol • Plasma Pistol • Hand Flamer • Inferno Pistol • Condemnor Boltgun|
|Two-Handed Projectile Weapons||Bolter • Flamer • Meltagun • Storm Bolter • Combi-Weapon|
|Heavy Weapons||Heavy Bolter • Heavy Flamer • Multi-Melta|
|Grenades||Frag Grenade • Krak Grenade • Melta-Bomb|