To: Crusade Marshal Fritz VonRichtofen of the XVI Crusade
From: Tech Adept Cestus 5 and Techmarine 1st Class Ernst
Re: Land Raider Hull #98717512358721-A
My Lord Marshal,
As discussed in the meeting on the Strategium of the Gladius Imperator last week, we have completed our initial report on the repairs and upgrades to the Land Raider hull #98717512358721-A acquired as part of the capture of the Manufactorum on Coriolis V, along with our allies of the Blood Angels' 4th Company. (Please see the attached hololith.)
The damage was extensive, owing to the collapse of the ceiling in this section of the storage motor pool. In the attached hololith, you can see that we had already removed the doors from the sides and upper assault hatch. The lascannon sponsons sustained heavy damage and the sponson on the right side had lost the entire outboard unit. This particular hull is a MkIIIb Land Raider, and was being outfitted with the standard twin-linked lascannons on each side and the twin-linked heavy bolter on its turret. We understand that this hull may be converted to a Crusader pattern Land Raider and so we focused our attention on the main hull repairs and standard equipment, so that when a final decision is reached on this hull's final configuration we can install the appropriate parts as needed.
For now, we have installed new hatch doors and removed the weapon sponsons and turret. We have also added a communications dish, a hunter-killer missile launcher, a new cupola hatch at the forward position and icons to commemorate our glorious Chapter. (See the attached hololith below.)
All of these systems have been successfully tested and the Machine Spirit has accepted them. We have also verified that there is no scrap code in the Machine Spirit despite this hull originally being intended for use by the traitorous Thousand Sons. They had, in turn captured the hull from our allies the Dark Angels, and had not yet corrupted the original Machine Spirit.
We have applied a base coat of anti-corrosive black paint and are continuing repairs to the hull. (See attached hololith below.)
If it is your wish that the hull be upgraded to a Crusader pattern Land Raider, we will stand by for the necessary parts. Below is an inventory of the parts we would need:
- Hurricane bolters (2)
Twin-Linked Assault Cannon
Assault frag launchers (2)