The Distant Thunder is an older AFV, but one still very much on the front line. Given its name because the sound it makes when moving, its vast size means, despite the lack of shields, it is heavily armoured and very difficult to kill. It has front and rear doors, and is large enough to transport small tanks. It has firing ports in both sides, with mounts for Coldbeam support weapons. Its main weapon is a 240mm Rocketgun Cannon, and it has several drums of ammunition for normal anti-tank rounds as well as homing Rocketgun rounds. It has a coaxial warhead launcher and a secondary heavy Coldbeam turret.
Distant Thunders often serve as a command vehicle, as the equipment required was already present as a standard feature, given the negliable size and weight requirements compared to the vehicle’s mass.