Hover Gunship, designed as escort for the Hover APC and shares its design aesthetic.
About this creation
Measures in at 6 or 7 studs shorter than the APC. Passenger compartment was cut in half and repurposed to mount a heavy cannon on each side. Originally designed solely for escort duty and to provide cover fire for combat extractions, the gunship has on more than one occasion proven it can be very effective as a fast strike artillery platform or as mainline battle tank.
Like the APC, the Gunship is operated by a crew of two. The pilot, in addition to piloting, handles the forward autocannons located on the "wings" as well as the firelinked heavy cannons mounted on the sides. The gunner, seated directly behind the pilot, controls the dual cannon mounted in the turret.
Sports the same thruster and engine specs as the APC. While the Gunship is shorter and does have a larger power plant than the APC, The added weight from the heavy cannons negates these advantages.