You’ll never feel more endangered than when facing a Pangolin.
With it’s large particle beam cannon and six sturdy legs, the Pangolin is the most stable mobile firing platform known to man. It can hit a target the size of a basketball from one hundred miles away and make a hole the size of a basketball court. (That is, if the pilot is trained. Otherwise, you might make a hole the size of a basketball court right in your commander’s face.) The Pangolin can also hit orbital targets, making it ideal for planetary defense.
The thing that is so special about the Pangolin is that it has a void catapult inside. While normal defense towers on a planet stay in one place the Pangolin can blink around, making it hard to predict where the next attack will be coming from, and making it also very hard to snipe back. Basically, shoot, kill, move, repeat.
However, the Pangolin has a lot of trouble taking out infantry and speeders. It is usually accompanied by a blink bike to fight off infantry. Later models have added a small anti-aircraft cannon on the top. They do well on planets, astroids, and large starships.
- Heavy sniper tank with massive particle beam cannon
- Multiple points of ground contact create the most stable mobile firing platform known to man, able to hit orbital targets, or ground targets to the horizon
- Very slow moving, but the primary movement is a void catapult. After firing, blinks away to avoid return fire, then charges main gun and void catapult before firing again. Shoot, kill, move, repeat.
- Can operate on the ground or in space (attached to a ship), making the Pangolin ideal for planetary defense
- Early models proved vulnerable to quick moving attackers (fighters, harness) and later models gained an anti-aircraft / anti-infantry cannon.
- usually assisted by forward scouts and spotters