Depends, the Mechanicus don't have a freaking clue (anyone else you know attempts to calm the "spirit" of a bomb before detonating it?), but your average IG Leman Russ crew knows how to make field repairs for their rugged tanks without the mumbo jumbo.i'm going to have to go with Orcs obviously. Probably followed by the good old Imperuim of Man. Because they really have no idea what they are doing. At all. Ever.
Well, no. They are capable of interstellar flight, which we are far from.I think the Imperium's towards the short end of the stick. Honestly, the only thing that the Imperium really has that we don't at the moment is cold fusion (which is indirectly responsible for things like melta weapons and plasma technology.) .
Probably would be a lot closer to it if it weren't for all those silly legalities.They can also genetically engineer superhuman soldiers. Admit it, we can't give people two hearts.
Lots of good research for that. Product coming down the pipe for sure.And also, the lascannon comes to mind. It may not be too far away, but I can't see anyone using anything like it.
True story. I so want one.Then there's the power weapons, power fists, lightning claws...
Mark 19 40mm automatic grenade launcher. When you positively, absolutely must at least scare the crap out of a whole lot of people. Then there's the 20mm grenade launcher that was slated to be part of the OICW. Airburst with a rangefinder is a pretty good deal, it was magazine fed and only semi-auto, though.And the boltgun. I don't think that we currently are capable of making burst weapons that fire explosive projectiles. Yet.
Good point. And it's not just civilian tech. Ever read the Eisenhorn/Ravenor series? They've got some pretty high-tech stuff.in the imperium, only military tech is revered, civilian tech is commonplace highly advanced and used by all. you can get cameras implanted in your brain if you want, have palm sized super computers, and various other things.