A collection of several varients of the IOM's main battle tank.
About this creation
This is the standard version of the Leman Russ tank, a design produced by untold numbers of forge worlds scattered all across the Imperium's territory. Its rugged design dates back multiple millennia with very little design evolution having occurred since it was first introduced.
The main gun of the Leman Russ is its turret-mounted Battle Cannon, a 120mm smoothbore gun which can equally decimate enemy infantry and tanks. Secondary armament will generally consist of a Lascannon in the forward hull mount with a 90° field of fire, though other options include a Heavy Bolter or Heavy Flamer. The side sponson mounts are an optional part of the tank's design, but when mounted they can be fitted with a variety of heavy weapons for close-in defense including Heavy Bolters, Heavy Flamers, Multi-meltas or Plasma Cannons.
This is the Tank Hunter variant of the Leman Russ, a powerful yet complex anti-tank weapon capable of devastating enemy armor. Unfortunately, the Imperium has largely lost the ability to produce these vehicles so they are slowly becoming rarer as time passes.
The Tank Hunter's primary armament is a 150mm laser destroyer, and it has a roof-mounted heavy bolter for defense.
This is the Leman Russ Vanquisher, and is essentially a standard chassis mounting a larger gun than the common model. These tanks act as battlefield snipers by exploiting their long-range accuracy and powerful penetration capabilities to great effect.
Besides the main Vanquisher cannon, these vehicles are also armed with secondary heavy bolters and a frontal lascannon.
This is the Bombard, a super-heavy artillery piece capable of reducing even the mightiest of fortresses to rubble with their heavy siege mortars. These artillery pieces suffer from a lack of speed and a slow firing rate.
The mortars launch high explosive concussion shells which use their detonation shockwave to flatten buildings and crush enemy infantry and tanks. It is also capable of firing fuel-air explosive munitions which create a devastating airburst that crushes bones, shatters rocks and even sucks the air out of one's lungs.
This is the Leman Russ Punisher, an anti-infantry support vehicle armed with the massive Punsiher Gatling Cannon. While they lack anti-armor capabilities, the massive rate of fire devastates enemy soldiers with ease.
Besides the main weapon, the Punisher also has a Multi-melta for defense.
Credit to Lego4life for help with this joint project.