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- Acolyte
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The Acolyte Tank is a light tank in use by the United States. Due to its light construction it can be safely air-dropped from transport aircraft, making it an excellent asset for rapid deployment tactics.

Lore

"This right here is another new entry in our arsenal: The M8 Acolyte is an airdroppable light tank which weighs in at a mere 22 tons thanks to its lightweight aluminum/titanium build which can be reinforced in the field with bolt-on composite armour packs. Multiple of these can be dropped out of a single C17 Globemaster to provide armoured fire support to forward elements on short notice. While the most recent A2 version of the M5 Crusader II has been up-gunned with a 105mm smoothbore cannon now that we are once again preparing to fight hostile state actors, the Acolyte retains the lighter 90mm weapon to reduce its drop weight and compensates with a greater supply of shells."[1]

Abilities

Ability Description
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Call in a Starlifter
Call in a Starlifter on the Acolyte Tank.
Requires Supply Center and Air Mobility.

Add-ons

Add-on Description
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Battle Drone
Build a Battle Drone that follows the vehicle, engaging enemies with its machine gun and repairs the vehicle when damaged.
Costs $200 and takes 5 seconds to complete.
Incompatible with Targeteer Drone.
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Targeteer Drone
Build a Targeteer Drone that follows the vehicle, extending its sight radius and increases the vehicle's rate of fire by 25% (except for Avengers, WASP Hives and Microwave Tanks).
Costs $150 and takes 5 seconds to complete.
Incompatible with Battle Drone.

References

  1. Rise of the Reds Update: Heavy Hitters