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September 26, 2008
This video shows surveillance footage of the Hydrofoil's(Allies) primary and secondary combat functions.
Battlefield reconnaissance has revealed at least these facts about Hydrofoil:
• No fly zone -- The hydrofoil packs one heavy-duty anti-air cannon in the Icarcus 20 mm close-in weapons system. Any enemy aircraft entering into the AA gun's significant range quickly receive a withering hail of highly-accurate fire. Between the AA gun's swivel mount and the hydrofoil's top speed, escaping inland tends to be one of the few viable options when faced with this weapon.
• The Scramblegun -- Each hydrofoil now comes standard with the Scramblegun weapon jammer, which fits interchangeably into the same hardpoint as the AA gun. As the name suggests, this device disrupts the weapons systems of a target vehicle, Allied preventing it from attacking. Among other benefits, the scramblegun means hydrofoils have a limited ability to defend themselves against surface targets.
• Subs on sonar -- Hydrofoil captains spend much of their time watching the skies, which, unfortunately for them, means submarines such as the Soviet Akula-class can sometimes close in for the kill without being noticed. Because hydrofoils are extremely vulnerable to direct attack, they sometimes travel within the safety of an Allied assault destroyer's Black Hole Armor field.
• Coastal support -- Even though hydrofoils are unable to move inland (in spite of a number of failed attempts to create amphibious models), they have still proven to be very useful as off-shore support for ground operations. Their anti-air weapons are among the best in the Allies' entire arsenal, and their Scrambleguns have enough range to affect inland targets.