The Locust is often described as “a hangar on wheels” due to its boxy shape and cavernous interior bay which enable the design to house and quickly launch wave after wave of aerial drones in support of Pact forces. Two sophisticated catapults housed on either flank of the vehicle quickly jettison drone salvos allowing the controller within the Locust to provide crucial targeting or mechanical assistance to nearby friendly units. Locusts can carry a vast array of drone types with offensive, defensive, and diagnostic and repair abilities. Like the drones themselves, the catapults are easily swapped out of the vehicle to make use of the interior for cargo or even personnel transport.
Despite its offensive potential, within most platoons Locusts function primarily as support and resupply vehicles. The heavy engine, commodious interior and reinforced roof-mounted gear rack allow the Locust to carry extra munitions, fuel, cargo and even food for its unit – making Locusts beloved and well protected assets. It is not uncommon for Pact forces, especially the spirited volunteers of Gaia First! to fly into fits of rage when a Locust comes under enemy fire.
This 9-piece resin model comes unassembled and unpainted.
1x engine cover
1x stowage rack
1x fuel tank
1x 4x6" schematic card
Locust Support Vehicle
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