The Firebird is a reconnissance and attack vehicle, and it functions well for air support against ground targets. It is heavily armed, yet still very agile and manuverable due to its hovercraft-like nature. It is armed with two anti-armor cannons that can rotate 360 degrees, a front-mounted chaingun, and a beam weapon based on stolen alien technology. The placement of the anti-armor guns requires the Firebird to use a landing pad. It is famous for being extremely easy to fly, and nearly impossible to aim the guns properly.