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Valhalla shall stand!
- Thor Gunship
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The Thor Gunship is a heavy attack/support gunship used by European Alliance. It can destroy enemies by generating lightning strikes out of nowhere and boost the defensive capabilities of friendly ground troops.

Description

The Thor is the most impressive unit in the European arsenal. Created by a small, independent arms developer, the Thor has become the flagship of the European armed forces, often seen on the battlefield where the European Alliance sets its military might on full display. Its on-board miniaturized weather control device can create lightning bolts out of thin air, vaporizing infantry and heavily damaging aircraft within a small area, while the craft's thick armor allows it to soak up plenty of damage.

The gunship acts as a command unit in the field, as it is authorized to order personnel on the ground to divert to defensive tactics for a limited time. This makes the Thor a welcome sight to all Allied forces, the mere sight of it enough to instill awe in any soldier.

Overview

Appearances

  • Thor Gunship is introduced as the ultimate European Alliance aerial support unit in Sunlight. Also, it appears in Downfall, as one of the reinforcement units to destroy Russian outpost there.

Assessment

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  • Effective against infantry and aircraft.
  • Lightning deals splash damage in a target area.
  • Excellent counter to clusters of air units, like Wolfhounds and Buzzards.
  • Decent against lightly armored vehicles and structures.
  • Can deploy to give nearby friendly units and infantry strong armor buff.
  • Can receive firepower boost when near a Lightning Rod.
  • Very durable.
  • Can fire on the move.
  • Can self-repair.

  • Expensive ($2000).
  • Unless in massed groups, it is not very effective against heavily armored vehicles or defensive structures with heavy armor (e.g. Bunkers, Flak Cannons)
  • Armor buff slows affected units and stops the Thor Gunship from firing while in effect.
  • Vulnerable against heavy anti-air fire.
  • Fairly slow.

Quotes

The Thor Gunship is voiced by Gabriel Wolf.

When selected

  • Valhalla shall stand!
  • Thor... Gunship.
  • Protect the homeland!
  • The god of thunder!
  • You have need of me?
  • I can not die!

When ordered to move

  • Thor Gunship all set!
  • As ordered!
  • Let's get moving.
  • The calm before the storm!
  • Proceeding!
  • The sky is my battlefield!

When ordered to attack

  • Mjölnir!
  • It's about time!
  • Bring them to their knees!
  • The might of the gods!
  • Punish these mortals!
  • Thunderstorm!

When ordered to use loudspeakers

When shot down

  • MOTHERLAAAND!
  • VALHALLAAA!
  • WHERE ARE MY VALKYRIES?!!

Gallery

Behind the scenes

  • The Thor Gunship's voiceover was originally recorded for a namesake in Atomic_Noodles's Colony Wars and offered to Mental Omega at a later point (alongside the voiceover which became the Speeder Trike's).
    • Before it receives the current voiceover, the Thor Gunship used autocannons instead of the storm generator which are still visible on the voxel artwork.

Trivia

  • In Norse mythology, Thor is a god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, strength and protection.
    • Thor's hammer, Mjölnir, is also the name of the gunship's weapon.
  • The Thor Gunship's design is based on the Dropship from Aliens.