“WHO says we aren’t keeping up with the times?”
Thunderwings are a bit of an adhoc improvization, using wings copied from the Kittani ‘Flying Fox’ power armor, complete with lasers and mini-missile launchers, coupled to a set of high-performance jet thrusters (or a high-end contra-gravity unit, in the case of the Shemarrian Star Nation). Overall, the Upgrade allows the recipient to keep up to par, speed-wise, with most flying threats, including power armors and even some jet fighters. Despite the added weight, Thunderwings are considered to be the new standard for Hawkmoon Wargoddesses and Warchiefs wanting to keep up wth their aerialist Tribes members. Hawkmoons Upgraded with this particular Upgrade are sometimes known as ‘Aquilates’
The War Chief or Goddess will have the following changes made to the base model:
The Shemarrian will gain 360 lbs from the additional armour, wings and thruster systems.
The MDC of the Shemarrian's body is the same, but with the addition of the following pieces of equipment/Upgrades
- Wings (2) 150 each
- Mini-Missile Pods (4, 2 each wing) 45 each
- Wing Lasers (2) 35 each
- Wing Vibroblades (2) 25 each
- Thrusters (2) 120 each
The Thunderwing has wings installed with a wingspan of 20 ft.
Flying. Combination of thrusters and anti-gravity allows for speeds up to 650 MPH. No altitude limit.
+2 to dodge in flight (in addition to Shemarrian’s other dodge bonuses).
The Shemarrian gains the following additional weapons.
Wing Blades (2)
The wings are edged with slashing vibroblades
Wing Lasers (2)
|Range||2000 ft Warchief|
|Range2||3000 ft Wargoddess|
|Rate of Fire||ECHH|
Part of the original Flying Fox wings. Wargoddesses have improved lasers, courtesy of advanced photonics developed by the Silvermoon Tribe.
Wing Mini-Missile Launchers (2)
|Rate of Fire||1-4 Volleys|
|Payload||4 / launcher|
Part of the original Flying Fox wings.
Optional Throwing Blades (36, 18 per wing)
|Range2||80 ft thrown|
|Rate of Fire||ECHH|
|Payload||18 / wing|
Copied from the Harpy, the Thunderwing carries special ‘feather blades’ that are hidden on the wings. These dense composite blades can be plucked from the wings and used as handheld knives, or thrown as projectiles.
Silvering, gilding, or bronzing on the wings reduces laser damage by HALF. The gynoid can often array their wings into a shelter to protect themselves against laser fire.
These wings incorporate the equivalent of Naruni Camouflage Sheets into them. When standing still, with the wings wrapped around them, the gynoid can effectively camouflage themselves, being -20% on others’ rolls to detect ambush and detect concealment, and only 20% likely to show up on thermal imaging gear.