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It's super effective!
- A Hailstorm assesses an attack result
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The Hailstorm is a siege vehicle used by the Pacific Front. It is a mobile platform carrying a Hailhitter (called Hailjet in-game) bomber jet which it uses to destroy enemy structures from a distance.

Description

Raining icy destruction from the skies above, the Hailstorm is the Pacific Front's premier siege engine. Formerly used to combat forest fires in Australia, the Hailstorm makes use of a bomber aircraft that unleashes several payloads of high-yield cryogenic substances, turning buildings into brittle constructs which easily collapse under their own weight. Though incredibly effective against structures and other hardened targets, the vehicle's Hailhitter bomber is vulnerable to anti-aircraft fire.

Overview

Appearances

Assessment

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  • Very effective against infantry and structures, and adequate against lighter vehicles.
  • Can destroy structures and units from an incredible range.
  • Can strike targets with decent accuracy.
  • Most durable of the three Allied siege vehicles.
  • Can self-repair.
  • Immune to omnicrush.

  • Expensive ($1750).
  • Vulnerable against aircraft and anti-armor threats.
  • Its Hailhitter bomber is vulnerable to anti-aircraft fire.
  • Hailhitter takes time to return and reload after finishing its bombing run.
  • If the Hailhitter is shot down, it takes time for the Hailstorm to provide a replacement.
  • Not effective against heavier tanks.
  • Slow-moving.

Quotes

The Hailstorm is voiced by Colonel Magus.

When selected

When ordered to move

  • Let's move this thing.
  • Approaching.
  • When do we get to pound them?
  • An abrupt climate change...
  • On the rocks.
  • They are not prepared.

When ordered to attack

  • This one's on us.
  • Fly, my friend.
  • Turn them into slush.
  • It's super effective!
  • First we toy, then we destroy.
  • We're gonna mash every last one of them.

Trivia

  • The Hailstorm bears resemblance to the concept art of ORCA Lift Truck, an unit that was planned for Renegade but was removed from the final release.
  • Azri_Apoc is credited as the voxel artist for Hailstorm.

See also