XV15 Stealth Battlesuit
The XV15 is amongst the smallest Battlesuit ever used by the Tau - indeed the XV15 is hardly larger than a Fire Warrior in his typical armour - but that only enhances its role as infiltrator and saboteur. XV15 teams specialize in ambushing isolated enemy troops and intervening in support of friendly units, operating with a great deal of independence and along broad parameters as opposed to specific strategic objectives.[2b] As with other battlesuits the XV15 incorporates multi-spectrum sensors and recoil absorption technology, but in addition it is also equipped with a jetpack and stealth field generator, a holographic disruption field making the suit harder to spot. The suit increases the user's strength, allowing them to hit harder in close combat and carry a burst cannon into battle.[2a]
The XV15 is an older Stealth suit design, and has since been supplanted by the Third Sphere-era XV25 as the most common model. However the XV15 is still in widespread use due to its intermediate role between infantry and battlesuit.
- 1: Imperial Armour Volume Three - The Taros Campaign, pg. 280
- 2: Codex: Tau (3rd Edition)
- 3: Games Workshop Stealth Suit team (dead link, last accessed November 27th 2011)
- 4: Codex: Tau Empire (7th Edition), pg. 29
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