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ORKY ARD BOYZ
17-12-2008, 00:53
If you look at the artwork and forgeworld model of the pre-heresy land raider you can see the heavy bolter is intergrated into the land raider's hull, instead of being on a turret, so how are the heavy bolters meant to gun down enemy troops when they cannot move and are above the heads of most troop types in 40K?

Can the lascannon sponsons on a current land raider swivel up and down, and if so, how?

MrBigMr
17-12-2008, 03:07
Just because the model has fixed weapons, doesn't mean that in reality they don't move. Chimera hull HB is glued into place and the Leman Russ hull HB doesn't mode up nor down. Naturally in real life there would be movement. So the old Land Raider's hull gun might, by fluff, have a more limited arc, but certainly an arc of somesort.

And yes, the lascannons of the modern variant do tilt.

olmsted
17-12-2008, 03:14
agreed actually if you look at the chimears and leman russ at the front hull mounted weapon you can see a lining around the gun. this is usually plastic or a tough polythane or something or other.

so yeah you can hold the gun mount and point it where you want the bullets to go.

Hasan ibn Sabbah
17-12-2008, 06:41
so yeah you can hold the gun mount and point it where you want the bullets to go.

And pray they actually hit something (hooray for BS 3).

olmsted
17-12-2008, 06:49
true true. but you know the favorite style of bs3. spray and pray.