This nimble design is especially popular among Gaia First! volunteers and typically serves as a reconnaissance vehicle in the sun-blasted wastes surrounding Shangri-LA. The Badger offers a low profile and achieves high speed on both paved and broken ground thanks to the independent suspension of its front tires. Considered largely obsolete by modern standards, this design was first introduced as a corporate security vehicle in 2048 and later made available for private purchase in 2060 due to demand for the vehicle after iconic roles in popular media.
Initially marketed as an “all-terrain security, surveillance and crowd disbursement vehicle,” the Badger featured a sophisticated sensor suite allowing an operator to efficiently monitor a wide array of data including high security quantum networks as well as mundane radio and digital transmissions. The Badger also featured a turret-mounted pressurized liquid dispersal unit that was intended for less-than lethal riot control, but often modified to fire flammable propellants instead. An optional ramming bar was provided for the vehicle, and the independent, solid-rubber tires allowed the unit to operate in conditions that traditional wheeled vehicles could not.
Badgers typically operate in patrols of two vehicles to increase the likelihood of persevering in an encounter against Shangrilese forces. While the Badger's Lancer ATGM is capable of crippling a Centaur drone in a single hit, Gaia First! crews swear by a set of rules for survival with the second being "double tap that Shangri-LA crap!"
Of course some patrols prefer to mix Badger variants and the R4's RAG-88 minigun provides tremendous rates of fire which can quickly overwhelm a Centaur's defenses allowing for kill shots from the second Badger.
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This 7-piece resin model comes unassembled and unpainted.
2x turret options
1x ram bar
1x gas tank
1x 4x6" schematic card
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