This paper model is a Devilfich Tau tank (Troop Carrier), based on the game Warhammer 40K, the papercraft was created by Patoroch. The Devilfish Troop Carrier is the workhorse transport of Tau ground forces and can carry 12 Fire Warriors into combat. Armed with a fearsome Burst Cannon, it can rapidly transport its passengers to their destination and then act as mobile fire support once they have disembarked. The Devilfish also carries a pair of Gun Drones to provide additional firepower.
The Devilfish is primarily an armoured personnel carrier and is often considered the workhorse of Tau ground forces, with the capacity to carry a fully armed and equipped Fire Warrior squad rapidly to the frontlines in relative safety. Once the Fire Warriors have been dropped off, the Devilfish continues to act as mobile fire support, providing anti-infantry firepower where it is most needed. Devilfish will also work to evacuate Fire Warriors if the enemy is in a position to overwhelm the Tau gunline, or if the Tau Commander decides that a tactical withdrawal is necessary. Devilfish are usually carried inside a Manta, which can transport four fully-loaded Devilfish from orbit to the ground and then once more to the battlefront, allowing Devilfish to be deployed where and when they and their troops are needed.
The ubiquitous Devilfish chassis consists of a sleek and light design with twin thruster engines mounted on the rear sides. There are also two lift fins mounted on the front, each with a recess to house a weapon system or a Gun Drone. Since the Devilfish was designed with troop transport in mind, the pressurised interior has the space to fit 12 Fire Warriors along with all of their equipment and weapons. The vehicle also features two hatches on each side along with a door in the rear to allow troops inside to disembark and setup up in a firing position quickly. The armour of the vehicle is built with dense nanocrystalline metals that are light, malleable, strong and corrosive resistant, reducing the weight of the vehicle whilst also providing excellent protection. There is only one crew member that pilots the Devilfish, operates the nose-mounted Burst Cannon, and manages the communication and tracking systems. All other systems are drone-controlled.
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