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Wouldnt it makes more sence if the Hellhound had its gastanks inside the vehicle so that the tanks had a less chance of exploding ... cause on the top of the vehicle they are vulnerable to fire... it doesnt make sence to me... just me 2 cents worth
Course it would but where would u put them? I guess you could make a Leman Russ hellhound, but i dunno
Well, they could at least put an armor covering over the tanks to keep it shielded from some fire... cause in war, how atractive the tank is makes no difference to its performance.
Im guessing it was just much easier and more visually representitive to have two fuel tanks that fit into the lasgun ports on the Chimera model.
Plus, the fuel tanks look just as armored as the side of the Chimera... same thickness metal and bolts.
If something is going to penetrate, it wouldnt really matter if the tanks were inside or not.
However, "realistically" I agree with you. You could spend the rest of your life arguing 40k "realistics" though...
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in the previous version of the IG codex, the hellhound was more vulnerable due to it's external fuel tanks. it counted all glancing hits and penetrating. however, they got rid of that in the new version.
but they didn't change the model.
well, its great that they changed it... i started playing once the 4th ed came out cause i got interest in the game just before 4th ed came out so no use getting 3rd ed rule book if next ones coming out soon....
Remember that the hellhound is basicaly a chimera with a huge flamer, so the question arises, what are they doing with all the space where you could fit 10 models before? I think that they really buggered up the modelling.
The space where the 12 guys would have sat have been taken up by armor and fuel tanks.
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Maybe the external tanks are non-explosive, while the volitile stuff is kept in the crew compartment.
Perhaps they are coolant tanks or the like.
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Many modern flamers are fueled by two substances, completely harmless on their own, but once you mix them it becomes highly volatile...
They probably just keep one substance ont he outside and one on the inside to keep them separated from eachother incase the tank takes a hit and the crew has to evacuate. If both containers where on the inside and sprung leak the crew wouldn't have a chance at escaping, the tank would be a fiery inferno before the crew knew what happened.