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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.

Official 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.[1]

Overview

Appearances

Cooperative

Act Two

  • The Hailstorms are first put to use in Relentless. Some time after the player receives an MCV, a few Hailstorms will be given to the Allied Commander, although they aren't buildable until Insomnia.

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.

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.

See also

References

  1. Allied Units page on the official Mental Omega website