It has come to our attention that many Guardsmen in the regiment have been swayed by heretical rumors concerning the durability and reliability of the formidable Leman Russ tanks that our armored companies field in times of war. Such rumors express concern that Leman Russ tanks are vulnerable in close combat, easily ripped apart by Traitor Dreadnoughts, chewed apart by puny Termagaunts* or even hacked opened by berserk cultists with mere power weapons**.
|This blasphemous image of a Contemptor Deadnought tearing off the hull of a Leman Russ tank is nothing more than a myth - Contemptor Dreadnaughts have been extinct for millennia, having been wiped out by the Loyalist forces, and in any case, there is no enemy, machine or otherwise, that possess such tremendous strength to break open a heavily armored Leman Russ tank.|
Let us assure you - such blasphemous rumors are nothing more than a lie.
The Leman Russ tanks have always been a heavily armored, reliable workhorse with no weak spots. Its steel-ceramite armor is impenetrable to nothing short of the gaze of His Majesty, the Emperor. Even melta weapons have trouble burning through the invincible front armor of a Leman Russ tank, a mighty machine who has received the blessings of both the Emperor and the Omnissiah. No Traitor or xenos scum can ever hope to pierce through the unbreakable shell that the Adeptus Mechanicus designed after millennia of tireless research and experiments.***
Records of the insidious Tau Hammerhead gunships destroying our revered Leman Russ tanks with heavy railguns have often been highly exaggerated. If you claim to have witnessed one of these unlikely instances, please report to the regimental commissar, for it is possible that you have been tainted with the blasphemous delusions of Chaos, and must be "purified" immediately.
Remember our mighty Leman Russ tanks are not like the ramshackle abominations of Orks, or the fragile toys like Eldar! The Adeptus Mechanicus has designed and built the best tanks in the galaxy, and any attempt to modify them, such as adding spikes a la Traitors and Cultists, will result in the degradation of blessings by the Emperor and Omnissiah, which will render the tanks even more vulnerable to Imperial retaliation.
Quote of the day
"There is no vehicle in the galaxy that can tank damage better than the tanks of the Imperial Guard!"
- Colonel Itsuki Ikeda, 42nd Draconian Armor
*But if you do encounter a Carnifex, do NOT try ramming it with your Leman Russ tank.
**Run over the cultists if they try charging you with power weapons, but do not attempt to do the same if they are wielding arc weapons instead.
***9,924 solar years at the time of writing, to be precise.