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Machine-Gun Turret
IconTalon
Faction TalonLogoThumb Order of the Talon
Cost Unknown
Construction Time Unknown
Building Type Base Defence
Function Anti-Infantry/Anti-Air
Constructs -
Dev. Status Conceptual
Country of Origin  Australiathumb Australia
Forged by  Unknown
Key Features  » Vickers heavy machine gun (x2)
 » Water coolant tanks
 » Automated ammunition feeds
 » Analytical engine
 » Small ambiaric generator

Tactical AnalysisEdit

  • The Twins: The Machine-Gun Turret's efficiency lies in its simplicity. Nothing more than two machine guns on a base, the Machine-Gun Turret is effective against infantry and light aircraft.
  • Peashooters: However, while effective against lighter hostiles, the Machine-Gun Turret does not do as well when faced with targets such as vehicles or heavier aircraft.
  • Guns with feet: Like other Talon defences, Machine-Gun Turrets are built in a mobile form, but once deployed, cannot be packed back up.

Operational HistoryEdit

The Order's Analytical Engines are among their most useful technologies. Surpassed only by Syndicate and Empire integrated circuit technology, the Talon have refined the technology over the years to the point where simple analytical engines can be made small enough that a person could carry one. While the massive Engines are used for complex tasks like processing large quantities of information, crunching huge numbers, or interfacing with hijacked satellites, these smaller engines are used in drones of various shapes and sizes, such as the diminutive "clockroaches" that repair and maintain vehicles or the chain gun armed Automatons that fight alongside flesh and blood soldiers.

Among other uses, however, the Talon has also recently begun replacing manually operated defences with automated ones operated by analytical engines. Defences such as the Machine-Gun Turrets that can be deployed by Master Crawlers to defend an area, previously requiring a person to operate, can now run without any human assistance, which is especially helpful for the manpower-scarce Order. The Analytical Engines that operate Machine-Gun Turrets are programmed to identify enemy infantry and engage them, and are also capable of tracking and attacking aircraft.

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