The Tetra is a light anti-grav reconnaissance vehicle used by the Tau Empire. Operated by a two-man Pathfinder Team, it is not a true combat vehicle, instead designed for long-range patrols and infiltration missions.
The Tetra was first identified during the Taros Campaign, one of a number of vehicles which were first fielded during that operation, where they typically operated in pairs. Ranging far ahead of their parent Hunter Cadre, Pathfinder squads would use Tetras to get into a favourable position before dismounting and continuing on foot. When their mission was complete, the Pathfinders would return to their Tetras, which were hidden from sight, and return to friendly forces with the gathered intelligence.
The Tetra makes use of similar anti-gravity generators used in other Tau Vehicles, allowing it to skim over the planet's surface at high speeds. It is equipped with a Disruption Pod, distorting the vehicle's image in both the visual and magnetic spectra, to facilitate its use for surveillance, sabotage and ambush missions. It is also packed with advanced communications and surveillance equipment, including a Markerlight system for accurately directing Seeker Missile fire.
Ordo Xenos Classification
|Ordo Xenos Departmento Analyticus Record[Needs Citation]|
|Serial Number||85673-908325||Main Armament||Twin-linked Pulse Rifles|
|Vehicle Codename||Tetra||Secondary Armament||None|
|Vehicle Type||Light Grav-Vehicle|
|Crew||2 (Pilot, Co-Pilot)||Traverse||0°|
|Width||2.75m||Armour Type||Nano-Crystalline Alloy
|Max Recorded Speed||350kph|
|Leadership||Ethereal • Tau Commander • Fireblade|
|Troops||Fire Warrior Team (Strike Team • Breacher Team) • Pathfinder Team • Stealthsuit Team • Drone Squadron|
|Battlesuits||XV8 Crisis (XV8 • XV8-02 • XV81 • XV84 • XV85 • XV86 • XV89) • XV15 Stealth • XV22 Stealth • XV25 Stealth • XV95 Ghostkeel • XV88 Broadside • XV9 Hazard|
XV46 Vanguard • XV104 Riptide • XV107 R'varna • XV109 Y'vahra • KV128 Stormsurge • KX139 Ta'unar
|Combat Vehicles||Devilfish • Drone Harbinger • Hammerhead • Piranha • Sky Ray • Tetra • Swordfish|
|Aircraft||Barracuda • Manta • Orca • Sun Shark • Razorshark • Tiger Shark • Remora|
|Auxiliaries||Kroot Shaper • Kroot Carnivore Squad • Kroot Hound • Krootox • Knarloc • Great Knarloc • Vespid Stingwing • Gue'vesa|
|Special Characters||Aun'va • Aun'shi • Shadowsun • Farsight • Darkstrider • Longstrike|