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Avenger-0
Tactical lasers online.
- Avenger
Avenger Overview
American Avenger
Unit
Affiliation

United States of America
- Special Operations General Thorn

Role

- Anti-Air
- Support

Armament

- Laser Target Designator
- Tactical High Energy Laser (x2)
- Point Defense Laser (requires upgrade)

Protection

AntiAirArmor

Tier

0

Properties
Armor type

15 mm DU with 95 stainless steel plates

Transport slots

None

Amphibious

No

Production
Cost

1200

Build time

0:12

Produced by

War Factory

Hot key

G

Function
Parent

-Quad Cannon
-Tunguska
-Gepard
-Gattling Tank

Avenger Upgrades
Mb-Avenger
Function
Add-ons

- Battle Drone
OR
- Targeteer Drone

Upgrades

- Advanced Training
- Point Defence Lasers

The Avenger is America's basic anti-air vehicle, specific to General Thorn in v2.0.[citation needed]

LoreEdit

First fielded in the early 1990s, the M1097 Avenger was conceived as a light-weight, short-range anti-air system based on a modified Humvee. However, the missiles that acted as the vehicle's primary armament for almost three decades started to show their age in the later stages of the Global War on Terror, often proving wholly inadequate when it came to defeating the infamous Scud missiles launched by the GLA.

It was at this time when General Gregory 'Pinpoint' Townes, the head of the Army's R&D branch for laser technologies, came up with a quick and efficient solution in the form of the 'Avenger-L', which replaced the aging missile system with a powerful high-energy laser, supported by a rangefinder and protected by a more powerful version of the same point-defense lasers that were successfully introduced by the M1A4 Paladin tank. The new platform proved to be effective in combat and what was initially meant to be an interim solution until the full-scale deployment of dedicated tactical lasers quickly became a mainstay weapon system of the US military which received further performance upgrades as the years went by.

Unit DescriptionEdit

BreakdownEdit

Unlike its counterpart in other factions the Avenger is only capable of damaging aircraft, a job it completes with much more efficiency compared to its counterparts thanks to its powerful high energy laser armament.

Additionally, it can "paint" targets with a non-lethal targeting laser, which boosts the rate of fire of any units targeting the same target. It has no other attacks against enemy ground units, but it is large enough to crush infantry. Finally when upgraded with Point Defence Lasers, the Avenger can also defend against enemy rockets and missiles with its PDL system. It is capable of neutralizing artillery missiles like that of the GLA Grad. Its PDL makes it an effective and essential escort for US armored columns.

Like all manned US vehicles, each Avenger can be individually upgraded with either a Battle Drone or a Targeteer Drone. The Advanced Training upgrade increases the rate at which it gains veterancy.

TacticsEdit

Avengers are useful for mixing in with Crusaders and Paladins especially because of their point defence lasers which protect the Crusaders. They are decent air defence.

CountersEdit

Since the Avenger, unlike most anti-air units, are unable to attack ground units, they are sitting ducks in most combat situations. They do, however, stand a good chance against missile units, and infantry can, more often than not, be run over. Other than that, the Avenger should ALWAYS be escorted.

QuotesEdit

  • "Tactical lasers online." - Avenger leaving the War Factory.
  • "They may not like the attention." - Avenger using it's targeting laser.
  • "This will get their attention."

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The current real-world "Avenger" in military service mounts stinger missiles instead of lasers; however the US military has successfully tested directed energy weapons mounted on the Avenger.

See alsoEdit

Logo-usaAmerican ForcesLogo-usa
Infantry Colonel BurtonDelta ForceEnforcerGreen BeretJavelin TeamMissile DefenderPathfinderPilotRangerSEALVanguard Operator
Vehicles Acolyte TankAmbulanceATV HumveeAvengerBradley IFVCrusaderDozerHumveeM113 VulcanMicrowave TankTomahawkPaladinPatriot SAMWASP Hive
Drones AT DroneBattle DroneGuardian DroneHK DroneMule DroneSurveillance DroneRecon DroneRepair DroneSentry DroneTargeteer DroneTermite Drone
Aircraft AuroraBlackhawkChinookComancheLittle BirdNighthawkOspreyPavelowRaptorStarlifterViperWidowmaker
Structures AirfieldBarracksCommand CenterDetention CampDrone Control CenterFusion ReactorParticle CannonStrategy CenterSupply CenterSupply Drop ZoneWar Factory
Defenses CyclopsDrone HiveFire BaseProtector Missile System
Support GlobemasterGuardian AngelHerculesLancerSpectre GunshipSpiritStratofortressTrinityWarthog

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