The Land Speeder Vengeance is a variant of the standard Land Speeder used only by the Dark Angels and their Unforgiven Successor Chapters. It is the deadliest weapon available in the arsenal of the Ravenwing, the elite 2nd Company of the Dark Angels, and serves as a larger variant of the standard Land Speeder that is armed with the devastating Plasma Storm Battery, with which it lays down a blistering barrage to support the Dark Angels' attack. The Land Speeder Vengeance couples a larger chassis and four powerful anti-gravitic lifter-engines with a ferocious heavy weapons load-out, providing the Ravenwing with a highly mobile and deadly support battery to aid them in their hunt for the Fallen.
The Ravenwing have always sought more firepower to support their hard-hitting attacks. An answer to this quest came in the 36th Millennium, with the discovery of the STC database for a strange type of Land Speeder. Its larger chassis and superior lift-engines could house heavy weaponry, allowing it to mount the plasma storm battery -- a relic weapon long held in the armoury of the Dark Angels' mobile fortress-monastery known as The Rock. Thus was born the Land Speeder Vengeance, a strike vehicle exclusively employed by the Unforgiven Chapters. In conjunction with the Land Speeders of the Ravenwing's Support Squadron, the Land Speeder Vengeance has proven its worth on the battlefield time and time again, able to keep pace with the fastest of the Ravenwing's vehicles and deliver devastating volleys from its deadly Plasma Storm Battery.
The Land Speeder Vengeance is normally armed with its Plasma Storm Battery and a Heavy Bolter. Some variants of the Land Speeder Vengeance have the Chapter's Techmarines replace the Heavy Bolter with an Assault Cannon to further maximise the vehicle's firepower.
The Land Speeder Vengeance has at least one known variant:
- Ravenwing Darkshroud - The Ravenwing Darkshroud is the only known variant of the Land Speeder Vengeance. The Ravenwing Darkshroud replaces the Vengeance's Plasma Storm Battery with an ancient relic, an Icon of Old Caliban known as a Stone Guardian or one of the Ten Brothers of The Order that once stood within the fortress-monastery of The Order on the Dark Angels' lost homeworld of Caliban. The Darkshroud then channels the arcane energies of the ancient relic and projects a field of impenetrable darkness known as the Shroud of Angels, swathing the Dark Angels' forces in a gloom that can swallow even the most potent of incoming enemy ranged attacks and protect the Unforgiven from harm. Those who have witnessed it at close range and felt its murky pall, and lived to tell of it, are disturbed forever more.
Adeptus Mechanicus Technical Specifications
The Adeptus Mechanicus has not yet publicly released the technical specifications of the Land Speeder Vengeance.
- Codex: Dark Angels (6th Edition), pp. 48, 84, 104