|Talos Armoured Fighting Vehicle|
|The Talos AFV|
|Unit Type||Armoured Car|
|Production Building||Vulcans Forge|
|Secondary Ability||Digi-Tech Aura|
increases damage of nearby units
|Heroic Upgrade||Adds ROF buff to Aura|
|Country of Origin||Italy|
|Shipped by||AdvanceArmour Inc, Turin|
|Key Features|| » 6mm high velocity railgun|
» Digi-Tech Aggressive Aura
» Camera orb w/ zoom function
» Relay communication node
» Gas guzzling engine
"When this baby hits eighty-eight tanks in a row, you're gonna see some seriousSTATIC"
- - Member of the Talos production team
Most people in the world today would not seriously consider private military contractors a credible military force. Though many people are aware that such entities exist, few would be inclined to believe that such forces could be on par with government militaries. Generally, this is a perception the Syndicate has done nothing to dispel, and indeed the largely supportive role of PMCs during the last war has only reinforced this view.
For a time, government agencies and militaries similarly disregarded these private military forces as a serious threat (Soviet generals often derided mercenaries as "running away the moment the fight actually reached them"). However, this view was shattered when in 1961, Legion Security purchased its first company of Talos Armoured Fighting Vehicles.
This turn of events unsettled quite many military commanders and government officials. It was not the vehicle itself that caused the worry; few could see the Talos, barely more than an uparmoured car, as posing a credible threat to their tank divisions. Nevertheless, that a private military contractor had the resources and manpower to maintain a sizeable fleet of armoured vehicles was a startling fact in itself. Though the mercenary companies were still tiny in comparison to national militaries, strategists were quietly beginning to consider their potential impact in a conflict.
Eight years later, the Talos still remains a staple of Legion Security. The vehicle's many variants allow it to fulfil a multiplicity of roles, but it is primarily intended to fight vehicles. While initial production variants were equipped with 30mm chain guns, these have since been replaced with a considerably more powerful weapon--a hypervelocity railgun, capable of driving a six millimetre tungsten spike through steel armour plating with extreme accuracy. Though it did not see much action during the Third World War, the limited engagements it participated in (as well as in several operations against the Global Liberation Army) demonstrated that the railgun is a more than adequate anti-armour weapon, making up for relative lack of actual firepower with sheer penetration and range. If this wasn't enough, the Talos' highly sophisticated fire control systems allow it to assist networked vehicles with targeting, though the targeting A.I.'s limited processing capability means that it can't handle the targeting of other vehicles and the Talos' own railgun simultaneously.
Aside from the combat model, the Talos is also sold worldwide as a civilian car, without the armour or weapon, known as a "Di Lorano" Model 12. One can get a combat model in any Sprawl, which are popular with go-gangs, but even the Syndicate has taken steps to restrict the sale of the railgun equipped models, as they would be too dangerous; go-gangs have to make do with the chain gun version.
Just the StatsEdit
|Main Battle Car|
|Armour Type||Heavy Armour|
|Lock-On(3s), Move and Fire, Knock-Back, Line Fire|