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October 30, 2008
This video shows surveillance footage of the Dreadnought's(Soviets) primary and secondary combat functions.
Battlefield reconnaissance has revealed at least these facts about the Dreadnought:
• Fire from the Skies -- With their three long-range ballistic rocket launchers, Dreadnoughts need not do battle in large numbers in order to devastate most anything at sea or on land. The rocket launchers can reach far inland, although they cannot acquire forces that somehow manage to close ranks.
• Captain's Wrath -- In their zeal, Dreadnought captains have been known to overload their Molot V4 launch mechanisms as they lay waste to the Union's enemies. In so doing they substantially augment the Dreadnought's firing rate, though the launch mechanisms sustain electrical and mechanical damage in the process. By that time, however, there is usually no enemy left to fight back. Such "noble disregard" for "worldly things" on the captains? part has only added to the Dreadnought?s notoriety.
• Steady, Comrades -- A series of gyroscopic devices, massive shock-absorbing thrusters, and pneumatic actuators compensate for the recoil of the mighty Molot V4s and allow the rockets to reach their target with impressive accuracy at a devastating rate, even while the ship is at full steam. The rockets travel so quickly that they cannot be acquired by anti-aircraft weapons while in flight.
• A Lumbering Beast -- The Dreadnought is not the swiftest or most maneuverable vessel on the ocean. Her massive size makes her slower to get up to full steam, turn, and stop than many lighter, more agile ships. She is therefore vulnerable in frontline naval engagements despite her toughness, and should be teamed with submarine escorts whenever possible.