Commissioned specifically for the Shangrilese militia, the Devil Ray combines speed with tremendous firepower at the expense of heavy armor.
Due to the vastness and variation of Shangri-LA’s domain, the militia required a versatile vehicle capable of operating both in the flooded valleys, arid deserts, and rugged mountains which make up the nation. The Devil Ray’s antigravity projection thrusters are powered by a micro-cold fusion powerplant with an output of 2,200 horsepower, allowing the tank to achieve reliable cruising speeds of 95 KPH, while maintaining a safe vertical ceiling of 40 meters.
Though considered a light tank, the Devil Ray weighs a hefty 40 tons. Armed with a 120mm main cannon backed by two missile packs, the Devil Ray can project a tremendous amount of fire power quickly and accurately thanks to a sophisticated sensor suite. The four-shot VI (variable intercept) warheads are capable of engaging both ground and aerial targets while the second turret features top-attack munitions for use against armored vehicles.
After the disbandment and execution of the Shangrilese militia the majority of in-service Devil Rays were scrapped for materials. Mere hours before the militia's slaughter, a single battalion of tanks broke ranks and fled, along with other militia personnel and civillians, eastward. Led by Command Sergeant Major Elena Mendoza this motley convoy fought its way out of Shangrilese territory seeking asylum in neighboring Fleishstadt and eventually forming the initial contingent of Gaia First! volunteers. Of the original 58 tanks in the battalion, less than 30 remain operational after more than a year of regular engagements with Shangri-LA’s automated forces.
This 7-piece resin model comes unassembled and unpainted.
1x turret hatch
3x turret options (120mm cannon, fusion cannon, rail cannon)
1x missile turret
This model does not come with a flying base.
Assembly and painting required.
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Devil Ray Light Tank
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