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|For the predecessor of the same name, see Hammerhead (Tiberium Wars).|
Heavy assault gunship
|“|| Hammerhead, gettin' some lift!|
- Hammerhead pilot
Unlike its predecessor, the new Hammerhead is a jet-powered aircraft with two pivoting jet engines at each wingtip. It is armed with a single minigun and four rocket packs, all facing forward. The armament seems to have been optimized for the air superiority role, making it the GDI equivalent of the Nod Salamander.
The rotary cannon is notably effective against Venoms, infantry, and light vehicles, whilst the rockets are primarily used against Nod Cobras and Scalpels with a sufficient efficiency against the newer, stronger armor featured on such vehicles. With the Berserker Engines upgrade, the Hammerhead can temporarily increase its rate of fire dramatically at the cost of accuracy and a slower maximum velocity. This ability gives it a great advantage when facing large groups of light craft especially since such aircraft tend travel in tight formations.
The Hammerhead's heavy armor is vulnerable to laser-type weapons, however. Similar to its predecessor, the Hammerhead is not constructed in the Crawler per se; instead, it cruises at a high altitude, waiting to be requested by GDI Support Commanders. When the request is filled, it will descend to the field of battle.
An achievement can be earned if the player uses it to destroy several units with its ability.