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Greetings Marshall. We finished putting the new toy through it's paces, and it should do the job quite nicely. It's very stable at all speeds regardless of what maneuver it may be performing.
The only downside to the current design is the relatively high positioning of the heat sinks on its shoulders. It's just begging to be shot at from a Thermal Tracer, but this should be fixable as an after-market add-on.
While the 40mm repeater did little against the frontal armor of our test vehicles, the shells proved more than enough to score side and rear kills. If all else fails the pilots can simply drive on top of the enemy and shoot down, but it most likely won't come to that given it's incredible speed.
We've included a 30cal. machine gun for taking care of soft targets, we know how you like to give troublesome populations some motivation to obey.
The pilot is kept in the large bulge to the rear, and the entire pod can eject if necessary. However when choosing pilots, we shuld be very careful. These machines can make it easy to get overconfident, and that's more dangerous than any weapon the enemy has.
To keep the weight down, we focused almost all of the armor onto the shield, but it isn't just dead weight. It can be re-purposed as a pincer in order to crush enemy vehicles and personnel...
...or reshaped in order to better protect the vehicle.
If you have any other concerns about the Formic, don't hesitate to ask.