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A Special Weapons Dalek. (DW: Remembrance of the Daleks)

The Special Weapons Dalek was a heavily-armoured Dalek with enhanced defensive capacities and even greater offensive capacities. One was used by the Imperial Daleks against the Renegade Daleks during the Shoreditch Incident in 1963 London. (DW: Remembrance of the Daleks)



After detecting the Doctor on Skaro, the Daleks later known as the Renegades sent the Special Weapons Dalek to exterminate him. Later, the then-Dalek Emperor sent the Special Weapons Dalek to Spiridon to deal with Davros's Daleks there. (DWM: Emperor of the Daleks)

Davros may have re-conditioned the Special Weapons Dalek to obey his order of Imperial Daleks.

The Imperial Daleks employed the Special Weapons Dalek against the Renegades during the Shoreditch Incident. After it had done its work, it returned to the Imperial Flagship via the Imperial Dalek Shuttle. When the shockwave from the destruction of Skaro hit, it was most likely destroyed along with the other Imperial Daleks on board the craft. (DW: Remembrance of the Daleks)

Following their encounter with Davros the Renegade Daleks also began using a special weapons Dalek variant in their campaigns. (EDA: War of the Daleks)

A Special Weapons Dalek flanked by standard Imperial Daleks. (DW: Remembrance of the Daleks)

By the 53rd century, the Daleks had entire platoons of Special Weapon Daleks. (DWM: Fire and Brimstone)


Unlike a conventional Dalek, the Special Weapons Dalek had no manipulator arm or eye-stalk. Instead, it had an enormous energy cannon mounted on the front of the armoured casing in place of the usual small gunstick and several red squares around the dome in place of the usual eye-stalk.

The Special Weapons Dalek's firepower was so great that one shot completely vaporised two conventional Renegade Daleks, leaving only a pair of burn marks, and the armour was sufficient to deflect conventional Dalek energy weapons without suffering any apparent harm.

Initially, the Special Weapons Dalek had a conventional gray livery, marred by dark green stains. (DWM: Emperor of the Daleks). Later, like other Imperial Daleks, its livery was white with gold bumps, but with sections of metallic grey armour covering most of the upper portion with much battle scoring. It never spoke and we do not know whether it could do so.

Apocryphal information

It has been stated that the enormous power source required for its weapon resulted in high levels of radiation being released and altering the structure of the Dalek's brain, resulting in insanity. It was only used in extreme situations and was unofficially known among the Daleks as the Abomination. (DWN: Remembrance of the Daleks (novelisation))

This implies the existence of only one Special Weapons Dalek.

One account states that Special Weapons Daleks also come in Marine and Airborne varieties. The same source states that the Special Weapons Daleks has firepower fifty times more powerful than the output of the standard Dalek gunstick.

This would mean more than one Special Dalek exists.

Behind the Scenes

Aliens and Enemies of Season 25
Remembrance of the Daleks: Davros  • Daleks (Imperial and Renegade)  • George Ratcliffe  • Special Weapons Dalek  • The Girl  • Supreme Dalek The Happiness Patrol: Kandyman  • Helen A  • Pipe People  • Fifi Silver Nemesis: Lady Peinforte  • De Flores  • Cyber-Leader  • Cyber-Lieutenant  • Cybermen
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy: Gods of Ragnarok  • Chief Clown  • Captain Cook  • Mags  • Robot Clowns  • Advertising Satellite  • Bus Conductor  • Segonaxian
Dalek Variants
Standard Dalek  • Dalek Supreme  • Dalek Emperor  • Dalek Prime  • Dalek Saucer Commander  • Marsh Dalek  • Daleks of Human Origin  • Glass Dalek  • Special Weapons Dalek  • Marine Dalek  • Spider Dalek  • Emperor's Personal Guard  • Cult of Skaro  • Mutant Dalek Embryo  • Dalek Sec Hybrid  • Supreme Dalek  • Vault Dalek

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