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What is the better transport for IST? The Chimera has better fire more fire options (try the double Heavy Flamer sometimes! ) and front armor, but Rhino's have better side armor, more exits, and if your moving 12" you can't fire anyway? Edit: and is cheaper!
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Probably the Rhino if your actually using it for mobility, given Extra Armour and Smoke.
However the Chimera does lend itself better to being part of static gunlines (well it should do being IG), after all with the Hull Heavy Bolter, Turret Heavy Bolter and Pintle Heavy Stubber, it's a nasty little package if it doesn't move.
Rhinos are best for IST units with meltaguns (which is a standard DH anti-armor unit), since they won't die from a bolter shot to the side. And they're cheaper.
Chimeras are best for firepower. I actually buy these for units I don't care about transporting, and use the Chimera and unit independently. Two heavy weapons and AV12 for less than 100pts isn't something to laugh at...