|Mobile Repair Transport|
Personnel carrier/Mech-support vehicle
Medium (100% Cannon, 75% Rocket, 50% Grenade, 55% Gun, 1% Sniper)
|“|| We can fix it!|
- MRT upon assembly
|“|| Who needs some polish?|
The end result is the Guardian APC: an advanced, six wheeled transport, with all terrain capability and a dual barreled heavy machine gun capable of engaging both ground and aerial targets. It features a wedge shaped hull to provide protection from IEDs, a common weapon in urban warfare. One of the more interesting features is the high frequency low voltage Titanium alloy bi-metal articulated suspension, which can dynamically adjust its elevation in response to battlefield conditions.
The Mobile Repair Transport represents the first and earlier models that were deployed by the Steel Talons as early as 2034. These lacked the Vigilante heavy machine gun system, but possessed mech-support equipment in the form of a maintainance drone and a repair crane—which enabled it to fundamentally assist the very mech-heavy Steel Talons forces.
Whilst later models eschewed the drone and crane in favour of the Vigilante system, both models were outfitted with mine laying equipment, allowing them to deploy a large minefield at any given location.
The Mobile Repair Transport is not seen in the Fourth Tiberium War, having being replaced by the Armadillo APC.
|Minefield||For $300, the MRT will deploy a small minefield effective against both vehicles and infantry at the designated location, for a total of nine mines. This targeted ability has a 1 minute cooldown, and each mine does 400 damage (Ctrl+D).|
|Evacuate||Orders any infantry stationed inside the MRT to exit at the targeted location (Ctrl+E).|
|Repairer||The MRT comes with a repair drone that can repair friendly vehicles and structures within a close proximity (Ctrl+F).|
|Call for transport||If an Airfield is deployed, the MRT can call in a V-35 Ox Transport for pickup for a small fee of $200. This ability has a 2 minute cooldown (Ctrl+A).|
|“|| Field support underway!|
- MRT en route for repairs
Interestingly it is capable of repairing even structures - though it cannot be ordered to do so—requiring it to simply be positioned close to the structure in question. Due to its repair drones not using any resources in the repairs they perform, base structures restored in this manner can be repaired for free (albeit at a slower pace in comparison to the standard building repair method); these drones are the only way to repair Rifle Squad Foxholes. A drone is set to remain in a small control radius around the vehicle (similar to a deployed Rig) with the added ability to repair on the move so long as the MRT is kept within range of the damaged vehicle.
By itself, and when garrisoned with the appropriate infantry squads: the MRT can be a reasonably fast and flexible unit capable of engaging most targets—whilst being inherently capable of sustaining impressive amounts of punishment due to its repair drone. So long as it is extricated from overwhelming odds, it can very shortly re-enter combat with renewed integrity to wear down and eventually outlive enemy forces - never needing to ever head back to base for repairs.
Whilst available very early, the progression of the battle towards its later stages does not deprecate the MRT's usefulness or necessity in the slightest. So long as Steel Talons commanders continue to utilize mechanized forces, the MRT will find use as a fast, cheap and highly practical sustentative support vehicle capable of loading infantry to make up for any deficiencies a Steel Talons force may possess. In this regard, the MRT can be considered the backbone of Steel Talons mechanized divisions.
- Very useful support unit that emphasizes the Steel Talons' vehicular specialization
- The only unit in the game that can repair on the move
- Remains relevant across any stage of the game
- Can repair itself - very stubborn and difficult to destroy if taken care of
- Good combat flexibility when loaded with infantry
- Good speed and maneuverability
- Can be carried by Ox transports
- If carried, can repair Ox transports even whilst in the air
- If carried, infantry can fire out of it even whilst airborne
- Completely defenseless without garrisoned infantry
- Guardian APCs far outshine them in terms of combat flexibility
- Poor maximum performance vs. aircraft in comparison to the Guardian APC
- Still slow for a light vehicle
- Unusually vulnerable to small arms fire
- Steel Talons' lack of advanced infantry inhibits the MRT's offensive potential
- Very small repair radius requires painstaking attention in regards to positioning
- Repair drones may occasionally lag behind during transit - causing delay between repairs
- Repair drones can be destroyed if the MRT is hit with overwhelming firepower
- Incapable of gaining veterancy - will always be easily destroyed by late game units
- We can fix it!
- Ready to repair!
- MRT online!
- Drones active!
- At your service, sir!
- Where's the damage?
- Who needs some polish?
- MRT ready!
- Field repairs commencing!
- Field support underway!
- Into the field!
- Mech support en route!
- MRT on the move!
- On my way!
- Headin' there now!
- Right there!
- Keep 'em hidden!
- Mines deployed!
- MRT under fire!
- They're shooting at us!
- Under fire!
- Can't take much more!
- We're sitting ducks out here!
- Gotta get outta here!
- Emergency evasion!
- Pulling out.
- The game's unit panel only has 4 icon slots - all of which are taken up by Mines, Dropoff, Call for Transport and Repair for the MRT. This prevents infantry from being dropped-off instantly, as there is no space for their icon.
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