This paper model is a Devil Dog (Bane Wolf), a variant of the Hellhound flame-thrower tank that is used by the Imperial Guard, and both vehicles are based upon the Imperial Chimera armoured transport chassis, based on the game Warhammer 40K, the papercraft was created by Patoroch. The Bane Wolf variant of the Hellhound replaces the Hellhound’s Inferno Cannon with a special weapon known as a Chem Cannon that makes it more effective in an anti-infantry role.
The Chem Cannon is very effective against all types of infantry, even heavily armoured elite soldiers and those wearing Power Armour. Bane Wolfs are only used when the complete eradication of the enemy is warranted. The Chem Cannon fires a form of poisonous gas that smothers targets with broiling clouds of noxious fumes that dissolve organic material in moments. Those victims caught in the cloud die a horrible death as their blood literally boils within their bodies and their flesh sloughs from their bones. This powerful weapon is rarely deployed, as the gas and fumes produced by the vehicle’s main weapon are powerful enough to kill even Space Marines.
There are several different patterns of the Hellhound and its variants in use by the Imperium, such as the Artemia Pattern which replaces the vehicle’s turret with one that is remotely controlled from inside the vehicle by the vehicle’s commander. This allows the tank to make do with a crew of only two. The Mars Pattern Bane Wolf replaces the standard pattern’s single large fuel tank with several smaller fuel tanks that can be hidden inside the remnants of the Chimera chassis’ troop compartment. The use of the smaller fuel tanks is preferred as they make the Hellhound and its variants more difficult to identify when compared to regular Chimera transports.
The Devil Dog replaces the standard hull-mounted Inferno Cannon found on the Hellhound with a Melta Cannon. A Melta Cannon is an Imperial Plasma Weapon that makes use of a miniature fusion reaction to produce a concentrated beam of intense, searing heat. This weapon system is commonly mounted on Reaver-class and Warlord-class Titans, yet the Devil Dog uses a scaled-down version of the same technology.
The Melta Cannon used by the Devil Dog, while not nearly as powerful as the full size Titan version, is still one of the most powerful Melta Weapons used by Imperial ground forces and is very capable of destroying enemy heavy infantry and armour in short order. When the weapon is fired, it makes a high-pitched howl as the moisture in the air vaporises, becoming a roaring blast as the target detonates.
The vehicle is also armed with a hull-mounted Heavy Bolter, which can be replaced with either a Heavy Flamer, or a Multi-Melta. The tank can also be outfitted with the following enhancements: camouflage netting, extra armour plating, a Hunter-Killer Missile Launcher, improved communications equipment, a mine sweeper, rough terrain modifications, a Pintle-mounted Heavy Stubber or Storm Bolter, track guards, a searchlight, a dozer blade, and smoke launchers.
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