Designed as a high maneuverability hunter-killer, the Pallas pattern grav-attack squadrons provided the Legio Custodes with a rapid strike capacity greater than that which could be afforded by the use of ground troops alone. Based upon the advanced repulsor-lift technology pioneered by the Coronus, the Pallas' battlefield role came to resemble more that of the Land Speeder among the Legiones Astartes, relying increasingly on its superior agility to inflict devastating hit-and-run assaults on the enemy or to hunt down fleeing targets.
The second of the Custodes War Vehicles, the Pallas is a one man attack speeder much like a beefed up Javelin. Faster and lighter than the Caladius, it acts more as a scout and support vehicle to the Custodes Jetbike squads. It’s equipped with two Arachnus Blaze Cannons which can turn tanks into molten metal. So essentially, the Custodes equivalent of a Land Speeder already has the firepower to be equivalent to most anti-tank vehicles....I guess these Golden Bananas take from the best.
Usually the Pallas form in a group of three and are called 'squadrons' in which they use their speed and maneuverability to delay or eradicate enemies as required. Whilst not as heavily armored as the other vehicles of the Legio Custodes, a full Pallas Grav-attack Squadron has the firepower and agility to hound and destroy larger targets whilst avoiding the enemy’s assaults.
|Forces of the Adeptus Custodes|
|Command:||Companions/Hetaeron - Shield-Captain|
|Troops:||Allarus Custodians - Aquilon Terminator - Custodian Guard |
Custodian Warden - Sagittarum Guard - Sentinel Guard
Vexilus Praetor - Venatari - Warder
|Walkers:||Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought - Telemon Heavy Dreadnought |
Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought
|Transports:||Coronus Grav Carrier - Grav-Rhino - Rhino|
|Vehicles:||Caladius Grav-Tank - Dawneagle Jetbike - Gyrfalcon Pattern Jetbike |
Pallas Grav-Attack - Venerable Land Raider
|Flyers:||Ares Gunship - Orion Gunship - Stormbird|
|Titans:||Warlord-Sinister Pattern Battle Psi-Titan|
|Auxiliaries:||Sisters of Silence|