To: Crusade Marshal Fritz VonRichtofen of the XVI Crusade
From: Tech Adept Cestus 5 and Techmarine 1st Class Ernst
Re: Predator Hull #69812735982-F
My Lord Marshal,
As discussed in the meeting on the Strategium of the Gladius Imperator last last month, we have completed our initial report on the repairs and upgrades to the Predator Hull #69812735982-F acquired as part of the capture of the Landing Pad on the outskirts of New Moscow on Coriolis V, subsequent to our victory against the vile Eldar Xenos.
This particular Predator hull was poorly assembled and was in an incomplete state when we captured the motor pool adjacent to the pad. As yuo can see from the attached hololith, the tracks have not been installed, the weapon sponsons were removed by force, presumably from Eldar sappers, and the main turret is not properly mounted.
This particular tank is a base model with very few actual upgrades besides the storm bolter on the cupola. We believe the hull can be salvaged and placed into service for the XVI Crusade with the following tasks:
-Install new tracks
-Remove and replace the turret mount
-Repair the sponson mounts
-Upgrade the chassis to install a dozer blade
-Add the icons of our glorious Chapter
The Machine Spirit has expressed an eagerness to be refitted to combat readiness, and we are pleased.
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