Armor 50
Ammo 100
Damage 15 Per Round
Fire Rate 1 Round Per Second
Appears in BattleTanx: Global Assault
Griffin's Army
Cassandra's Forces
Brandon's Gang
Storm Ravens
Shadow Ops
Crimson Guard

The Hovertank is one of the new tanks available in BattleTanx: Global Assault. As the name suggests, it can hover. Although its firepower and armor are not superb, it is fast and extremely maneuverable. Inexperienced drivers may find it difficult to control due to its negligible friction.

A Hovertank's turret houses a 90mm cannon which is fairly effective at destroying lighter targets. When the Hovertank runs out of ammunition or tires from driving evasively, it may ram opponents to inflict additional damage (or even flatten them in the case of the MotoTank).

The Hovertank's greatest advantage is its maneuverability. Hovertanks are lengthy and built with thinner armor than other vehicles in their size category, so evasive driving is preferred. It is cushioned from the ground by an experimental hybrid of turbofan and electromagnets, so it may slide in any direction with only air-resistance to stop it.

The turbines at the rear of the tank may thrust sideways with almost the same efficiency as they propel the craft forwards and back. In addition to gliding sideways, Hovertanks are able to glide over minefields without detonating them (though Bouncing Betties will still be magnetically triggered).

Despite gyroscopic stabilization, the tank's frictionless nature leaves it vulnerable to the whimsy of recoil and  explosive forces when hit. Until these issues can be fully addressed, the tank will continue to be deployed only experimentally by Shadow Ops and the other inheritors of government technology.


BattleTanx: Global Assault

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