Ax-I/Dr Auxilia Recon Drone
The Ax-I Auxilia Mark 6 Recon Drone is one of the Herosine Empire’s most prevalent reconnaissance vehicles. While the Psiloi Orb Scout is best suited for infantry support, the Auxilia is capable of dealing with armoured targets itself. It is much faster than the Psiloi, and more manoeuvrable and even capable of engaging enemy aircraft in a dogfight if pushed.
With an advanced sensor array, and a similar stealth package to the Psiloi (though it’s much larger size and power make this less effective) the Auxilia can perform a wide variety of tasks, from missile designation to sabotage, using it’s forward mounted disruptor cannon. While a short ranged weapon in its own right, at very close (>3m) ranges, the Auxilia can modify the output down to pencil-thin, enough for simple engineering tasks, especially when aided by a pair of small tractor beam arrays in the same mount.
The Auxilia’s main killing power, however, comes from its two missile racks. These, located beneath hatches on the dorsal rear slope of the hull, pop up just enough to allow a missile to fire. The five missiles in each rack are placed in a magazine, and can be fired in rapid succession. The magazine itself can be replaced very quickly from a dedicated engineering vehicle or structure, or somewhat more slowly by an engineering team or even by a second Auxilia if spares are to hand.