Not to be confused with Carapace Armour
A Carapace is the dorsal section of any exoskeleton or shell of an animal. In the pony-infested wonderland of the 41st Millennium, the Carapace is an upgrade for the Tyranids from the more baseline and common Chitin. Despite sharing the same name as Carapace Armour, Tyranid Carapace has defensive stats more akin to Flak Armour. This is not to be underestimated mind you, as Carapace is part of a Nid's biology, they could heal overtime and regenerate any damage taken.
Carapace currently comes in two forms. The first is called Extended Carapace. An Extended Carapace is a Tyranid Biomorph. It forms when a Tyranid's carapace has grown and extended overtime to cover the few vulnerable areas they have. Genestealers are the most common 'wearers' of these armour types.
The second one is called Hardened Carapace. Hardened Carapace is another type of Tyranid Biomorph. The creature's outer carapace has been thickened and hardened through the molecular bonding of carbon and silicon into it. Elite and more valuable Nid warriors could opt for an upgrade if they feel like it.
|Armour of Warhammer 40,000|
|Imperials:||Flak Armour - Carapace Armour - Skitarii War Plate - Sicarian Battle Armour |
Power Armour (Human Power Armour - Dragon Scale Armour - Exo-Power Armour
Space Marine Power Armour - Artificer Armour - Aegis Armour - Auramite Armour)
Terminator Armour - Centurion Armour - Paragon Warsuit
|Chaos:||Flak Armour - Carapace Armour - Power Armour (Chaos Power Armour - Warp-Forged Armour) |
Chaos Terminator Armour - Fleshmetal Armour
|Asuryani:||Mesh Armour - Aspect Armour - Exarch Armour - Phoenix Armour - Rune Armour|
|Drukhari:||Kabalite Armour - Wychsuit - Incubus Warsuit - Ghostplate Armour|
|Harlequins:||Holo-Suit - Death's Legacy|
|Orks:||Studded Armour - Flak Armour - 'Eavy Armour - Mega Armour|
|Tau:||Kroot Armour - Recon Armour - Combat Armour - Battlesuit - Iridium Armour|
|Necrons:||Necrodermis - Sempiternal Weave|
|Tyranids:||Chitin - Carapace - Armoured Exoskeleton - Armoured Shell|