XV46 Vanguard Void Battlesuit
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The XV46 Vanguard Void Battlesuit is a new Tau Battlesuit. Designed by the Earth Caste to operate in the void of space and explore Space Hulks, these smaller Battlesuits are designed to fit into tight wreckages and have yet to see widespread service within the Tau Empire.
Vanguard Battlesuits are most frequently armed with Flamers and Burst Cannon, as well as a Fusion Torch to cut through metal wrecks. However perhaps the most notable piece of equipment on the XV46 is its dense Fio'talk nanocrystalline armor. This sturdy but lightweight armor allows it to quickly operate in space as well as rapidly deploy from Manta or Orca dropships. XV46's commonly deploy DX-11 Exploratory Drones.
XV46-04 Vanguard Commander
The XV46-04 Vanguard Commander Battlesuit is a variant of the XV46 intended for Tau Commanders. These suits are equipped with an EMP Blaster and an Airbursting Fragmentation Projector.
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