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XV32 Battlesuit
Stealthsuit
Shas'el Var'shan Arcan'us of the Aun'Va Coalition in a XV32 Rapture Battlesuit equipped with a Fusion Cascade

Race:

Tau

Height:

7 feet (excluding spines)

Width:

6 feet

Operational purpose:

Kauyon; stealth, infiltration, high-risk operations

Operational Capacity

14 hours at minimal output without recharge. 7 hours at maximum output (including use of stealth fields, solar spines and Shield generators)

Units in operation

One

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The XV32 Rapture Battlesuit (Tau Lexicon: Her'ex'vre Shas'nem'eldi Da'xar'vesa) is a new battlesuit variant that has emerged onto the tau arsenal. Although only one suit is currently operating in-field, all current tests seem to have a huge success, and it is hoped that soon this battlesuit will become more available to fire caste warriors.

Function

The battlesuit was designed by the Earth Caste designer Fio'o Fan'tome Bor'an Un'kor. Growing greatly in renown on his home planet of Fan'tome with his revolutionary take on the classic grav-plate from T'au, which became known as Shas'nem'eldi (lit. "Sun Piercing Limbs") or more simply "Solar Spines", deciding to apply them for a more military-based use. He eventually came up with the first sketch, deciding with aid from delegated fire caste confidants the Fire Caste was missing a suit that could carry out dangerous and near-impossible actions on the battlefield.

He combined the durability and strength of the XV9 Hazard battlesuit, including the high-powered central ion generators, and the stealth generators of the XV25. He also took some of the design aspects of the famed XV22 battlesuit, and finally attaching the Solar Spines to the back of the final suit to greatly amp up its speed and mobility.

The finished design was a battlesuit that could infiltrate behind enemy lines, moving extremely quickly with the aid of its Solar Spines, and still having the capability to deal a very large amount of damage, bolstered with the ability to soak up a similar amount of return payload.

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