The Spinner UGCV is a multi-role unmanned main battle tank in use by the Task Force Talon. It has three different modes of attack that can counter different kinds of threats in battle.
Expensive and requiring its own specialized structure to build and control, the Spinner UGCV is nevertheless a highly versatile heavily armored tank that is able to switch between its three attack modes while in battle. It will, however, be briefly vulnerable while switching modes, unable to move or attack as it switches its gun.
The standard tank mode is an 105 mm anti-tank railgun highly effective against other tanks and structures. This gun may not be as powerful as the Consortium Akula's railguns or the US Army Abrams' main gun, but it fires faster to make up for this and is more than enough for most tasks. It is not very effective against infantry and cannot target aircraft (unless it switches to its anti air mode) but is superior when it comes to dealing with groups of lighter vehicles.
The second mode is a set of extremely powerful dual anti-air missile launchers that can down most aircraft in a single salvo. These missiles have a very long range, but are not capable of targeting ground units, rendering the Spinner very vulnerable to ground units in this mode. That said, this devastating system may very well be one of the best anti-air units, if not the best anti-air unit in the game and has the needed heavy armor the Avenger and the Buggy don't have.
The third mode allows for the launching of a remotely operated bomb drone that can be upgraded with stealth capabilities. The bomb drone is equipped with powerful explosives with a substantial blast radius. It will approach as close as possible to the target before exploding, destroying itself, and is especially effective against structures and groups of units. The bomb drone will also detonate if it takes too much damage. The bomb drone is automatically replaced at no cost by the Spinner UGCV after a brief moment. Only one bomb drone can be deployed from a Spinner UGCV at any time. The drone can also run over and kill infantry without detonating itself. This may be an effective weapon for initiating surprise attacks both in an offense or defense, especially once the bomb drone is equipped with stealth capacity.
Generally, Spinners work best in a group with mixed modes. Regardless of their mode, the Spinner's armor is between that of the Akula and Abrams, being relatively tough and can withstand some punishment, making the Spinner a formidable heavy tank. And because it's unmanned, it leaves no pilot when the tank is destroyed.
|Spinner counter-artillery radar|
Enables the Spinner to detect any enemy artillery unit firing on it. Direct Action only.
|Spinner stealth drone capacity|
Bomb drones launched by Spinners now have stealth capability.
|Switch to anti-tank mode|
The default mode of the Spinner. Effective vs ground vehicles and structures.
|Switch to anti-aircraft mode|
Effective vs helicopters and aircraft only.
|Switch to bomb drone mode|
Able to deploy bomb drones.
- M1A2 Abrams, US Army counterpart
- Akula, Consortium counterpart
- Spinner Titan Launcher, artillery variant
- Eugen Systems, Atari, Act of War: Direct Action. March 15, 2005.