Armed with some of the most powerful weaponry in the entire T’au arsenal, Tiger Shark Fighter-bombers are tremendously versatile. The Tiger Shark AX-1-0 is a similar design to the other aircraft in the same class, but with a focus on taking out the heaviest armour and war machines with an immense pair of heavy rail cannons. Initially encountered in the skies above the mining world of Taros, these long-range killers came to be rightly feared by the Imperium’s war engine crews. Sometimes armed with paired heavy plasma accelerators instead of twin heavy Rail Cannons, Tiger Shark AX-1-0’s so armed can unleash a fusilade of close range plasma capable of filling the skies with death.
This box lets you build two Tiger Shark AX-1-0 bombers. The primary armament of the AX-1-0 is a pair of heavy rail cannons, which can be swapped for heavy plasma accelerators. Prioritising combat effectiveness over versatility, the AX-1-0 sacrifices the ability to carry troops. Both variants are armed with missile pods built into their wings, and they include drone ports to add close- or mid-range support with cyclic ion blasters and long-barreled burst cannons.Whilst originally intended for use against ground targets, their weapons are no less effective against other aircraft – the long-range heavy rail cannons are quite capable of penetrating all but the very toughesttargets out of the skies. The heavy plasma accelerators spew a punishing volley of hot death at close range – as deadly in a strafing run as in a dogfight.
2 plastic T’au Air Caste Tiger Shark AX-1-0 miniatures, armed with either paired heavy rail cannons or paired heavy plasma accelerators, 2 Aeronautica Imperialis bases, designating the model’s front, rear and side arcs as well as speed and altitude dials, and including a clear stand to connect the aircraft to each base. 1 T’au Tiger Shark AX-1-0 transfer sheet.
The rules for using these miniatures in games of Aeronautica Imperialis can be found in both Aeronautica Imperialis: Skies of Fire and the Taros Air War Campaign Book.