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I must say I do like all the Sicaran variants, and this one looks particularly nasty. Also, when they add something to the fluff like that the Mechanicum sees it as cursed or heretical, it makes me want it even more.


The Sicaran Arcus Strike Tank – Forge World Preview



Sicaran battle tanks are very popular among Warhammer 40,000 players, combining the versatility of the Predator with a range of powerful weapons options and high manoeuvrability. They look pretty cool too! Today, we’re getting a closer look at the latest variant of the Sicaran with the Sicaran Arcus Strike Tank, a powerful option for Space Marines in both the 31st and 41st Millennium.



The Arcus Strike Tank is one of the more unusual tanks available to the Space Marine Legions. Similar to the malevolent Dreadclaw Drop Pod and the sinister Knight-Atrapos, the Arcus Strike Tank has a shadowed past, viewed by the Mechanicum for reasons unknown as a slight against the Omnissiah. As a result, the adepts of the Machine God refuse to produce or repair these vehicles – without their ministrations, these advanced support platforms have degenerated, and their advanced armaments have been replaced with more common rotary launchers. This has done little to blunt the offensive capabilities of the Strike Tank, which is still able to race forward and unleash hails of area-saturation incendiary missiles.

The Arcus Strike Tank looks similar to the other Sicaran-class vehicles, distinguished by its large twin rotary launcher. This weapon shares design traits with other missile launchers in the Space Marine Legions, from the man-portable versions found on Heavy Support Squads to the notorious scorpius missile launcher found on the Whirlwind Scorpius. The mouth of each launcher contains a bundle of missiles and has two huge ammo drums.



You’ll be able to get your hands on this strike vehicle very soon, and rules will be available both for Horus Heresy and Warhammer 40,000 players.

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Why on earth do you need those ammo feeds exposed like that?
And why are they extended like that? Don't the ammo usually coil inside the barrel on these drums?

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Stop asking sensible questions!

But yeah. That's impractical to say the least.

Also, the aesthetic seems off. The Sicaran (like most Imperial vehicles) is blocky and square shaped, the new turret is... round. Gentle curves. More Tau/Necron than Imperium, I'd say.

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shapes are similar to heresy era shouldermounted missile launchers and the FW style whirlwind.
might be that there is more ammo stored inside the missile launcher itself and the extention is simply to allow for even more ammo?
Only reason I can think of for exposed ammunition is to easely clear blockage/jamms.
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I like it, it keeps the same kind of aesthetic as the shoulder fired launcher and the long exposed ammo feed is just fashionable with FW, look at all the long roping ammo feeds on knights, dreads mechanicus walkers etc, and depending on your taste it looks cool. As for "real world" practicality, you could explain away the exposed ammo by saying in the case of being hit by enemy fire, the blast from the ammo is totally dissipated away from the tank saving the tank and crew etc

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might be that there is more ammo stored inside the missile launcher itself and the extention is simply to allow for even more ammo?
Only reason I can think of for exposed ammunition is to easely clear blockage/jamms.
This was essentially my thinking as well. Additionally because the ammunition is in drums its easier to load a weapon system with a drum magazine from the outside than it is from the inside (higher risk of taking casualties but sometimes its a necessity) and considering this is a support tank and not the head of an armored spearhead then it makes sense. Since the weapon is mounted on a pintle there is no way to have the weapon feed from an internal magazine inside the vehicle itself. and @Old Man78 is also correct in that any hits to the ammunition racks would be highly unlikely to do anything to the crew(beyond a concussion) as explosions take the path of least resistance which would be out and away from the vehicle in this case.

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