Atrocious Eruption Blistering Castigation Anti-Aircraft Artillery Tank
The Atrocious Eruption variant of the Blistering Castigation hull is primarily a company air-defence vehicle. It is, however, due to the advanced electronics, also used as a command vehicle for the local group commander.
On top of the Blistering Castigation hull’s two forward lazer cannons, it has a huge quad lazer cannon array, which is capable of inflicting devastating damage on armour, infantry and air-craft alike, though it’s sheer size precludes its use as point-defence under a couple of kilometres. The power drain of this enormous device means that the shield array of the Atrocious Eruption is less powerful than its MBT brother.
The vehicle’s secondary turret contains a smaller PD lazer, co-axially mounted on top of a rack of semi-guided missiles. The rack contains a total of 56 missiles. Anti-armour or area effect (anti-infantry) mode typically uses a spread of seven missiles. The missiles can be fired as unguided rockets, though without a sensor lock, they can only be used in area-effect mode on targets on a direct line of sight; indirect area-effect requires a sensor lock, as the unguided missiles do not ballistically fall except at their extreme range.