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Hoover Heavy Industries
Mantis
Mantis-side
Mantis-head
Mantis-arc
Tier 5 Performance
Combat Armor: 4mm
Armor Class: 0
Maneuver: 8
Ammo: 450 rounds
Silhouette: 40
Trading Cargo: 72 crates
Range: 1000 km
Performance Max Speed: 598 kph
Stall Speed: 128 kph
Acceleration: 140 kph/s
Misc. Crew: 3 seat(s)
CKPH: 43056
Corner Velocity: 404 kph
Upgrade Slots Combat: 3
Engine: 6
Hull: 3
Wing: 4
Gun Mounts Forward: 2x Medium
Rear: None
Wing: None
Diagonals: None
Maintenance and Repair Cost per %: Ģ 182
Time: 180 minutes
Disabled
Maneuvers
None
Price: Ģ 1,363,200
Availability: Tinkspoit, Arcadia, Goldenrod

A project first announced in 201 AU by G.C. Hoover, head of Hoover Heavy Industries, the Mantis is a dual-wing, dual-engine aircraft designed to be the ultimate upgrade machine. Its development focused on creating a craft that could be modified to be whatever its owner wished. The plane is produced exclusively on Gonk and is sold to whoever can match the somewhat hefty price tag. The first models rolled off assembly lines in 202 AU.[1]

Combat Tips Edit

The Mantis is one of the largest performance planes, and certain tweaks (to maneuver and sil) have been made attempting to balance for this. It still has the second highest silhouette of all performance planes and typical performance line armor.

ReferencesEdit

  1. G.C. Hoover. The Open Mantis Design Forum, 16 November 2007.


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