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A bombastic variant of the T12 Tankette, the “Ixion” provides its crew with more support and a mounted Infantry Support Gun. Added weight from the armour results in reduced overall speed.
In-game description

A colonial Tankette variant possessing superior armor, tracks, and a 30mm Turret.

Description[]

Crew[]

The T20 “Ixion” Tankette seats a crew of 2 (1 driver, 1 gunner) both safely enclosed in the vehicle. The gunner can toggle the top hatch by pressing E. When the hatch is open the gunner no longer controls the turret but can use their secondary equipment (mostly useful to use Binoculars).

Inventory[]

The single inventory slot is reserved for the 30mm shells (can stack up to 100).

Armament[]

It is armed with a fixed 30mm turret with 90 degrees of traverse and 35m range. giving it superior firepower and allowing it to damage all structures and work as infantry support.

Health & Armor[]

It has the same health as the T12 "Actaeon" Tankette and slightly stronger armor. It is able to soak damage from small arms fire, shrapnel and even heavy calibers. The strong armor also gives it deflection rates comparable to Light Tank armor.

However heavy explosives, anti-tank weaponry and Anti-Tank Mines remain dangerous threats.

Its tracks can be disabled.

Despite using tracks, the vehicle cannot run over storage boxes or Barbed Wire Fences and cannot cross trenches.

Engine & Size[]

It is slow, even on roads and its engine has an extremely high fuel consumption rate reducing the vehicle's autonomy. The vehicle cannot reasonably be used without planning in advance how you'll refuel it.

The Tankette can be packaged, forming a small Shippable that can be transported by Crane, Flatbed Truck, Freighter, or Barge.

It is heavy enough to trigger anti-tank mines and but still light enough to safely cross Field Bridges without damaging them too much. It is too small to cross Trenches. It can run over Sandbags and tier 1 walls but can't run over Barbed Wire Fences.

Tactics[]

The 30mm gun's accuracy and range, combined with the vehicle's improved frontal armor makes it best suited for frontal attacks, building destruction, and infantry support.

Do be warned, the improved armor doesn't grant you immunity to even small anti-tank weapons like 20mm. Your vehicle still has barely more health than a regular AC. Once your armor is reduced, anti-tank weapons have the same effect on you as on any other AC.

The main purpose of the superior armor is to make the vehicle very resistant to both small arms and heavy machine gun calibers. As such, the Ixion can fight any MG-mounted armored vehicle and win. It can even take on 12.7mm Anti Infantry Flak Gun and win due to its high resistance to that caliber.

Weaknesses[]

The Ixion has two main vulnerabilities:

  • Its slow speed combined with tracks that can be disabled can make it extremely slow and vulnerable to flanks.
  • Its superior armor only counters weapons that try to penetrate armor, the vehicle is vulnerable to every other type of explosives, just like any AC, such as Anti-Tank Mines, Anti-Tank Sticky Bombs, and HE Grenades.

With those vulnerabilities, the Ixion absolutely needs infantry support.


Gallery[]

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