Griffon AFV (Apocalypse)
The meanest Marsec manufactured land based vehicle is an extremely heavily armored all-terrain vehicle with a choice of three different turret mountings. Projectile and Plasma Cannons can be fitted, or a missile launching unit for targeting airborne vehicles.
Source: X-COM Apocalypse Ufopedia
The Griffon AFV is the toughest road vehicle X-COM can purchase. By default it is issued with the Rumble Cannon, one of the most powerful conventional weapons X-COM can purchase. The cannon can be swapped with a long range ground launched missile launcher or an even longer range plasma cannon. Smaller weapon pods can be used if desired. The tank has an optional Medium Weapons Control slot to boost its aim on stationary targets and has room to fit the biggest grav-road engine on the market.
Contrary to the official entry, the Griffon is not an all-terrain vehicle but a grav-road bound vehicle. The large tracks are decorative. This is the Griffon's biggest flaw. Despite having hull points comparable to the Annihilator[Verify?] along with much thicker armour plating, it will instantly cease to exist the moment the grav-road beneath it is destroyed. This severely limits its usefulness as a close combat vehicle.
On the other hand, the Griffon can be a very effective long range attacker. Griffon AFVs placed strategically around the city can provide heavy ground to air fire support for your aircraft. To help draw fire away from them they are best deployed once the air skirmish has begun.
|Engine||Metro Multipower Plus|
- 1 Armor is given as Top/Front/Left/Right/Rear/Bottom. The in-game Ufopedia rather misleadingly displays only a single armor value, the sum of the values on all six of the vehicle's facings.
- 2 Top Speed depends on the engine installed.
|X-COM: Apocalypse: Vehicles|
|Airborne|| Hoverbike Phoenix Hovercar Valkyrie Interceptor Hawk Air Warrior|
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|Ground|| Blazer Turbo Bike Stormdog Wolfhound APC Griffon AFV|
Civilian Car Police Car Autotaxi Autotrans
|Alien|| UFO Type 1 UFO Type 2 UFO Type 3 UFO Type 4 UFO Type 5|
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|Equipment||Weapons • Engines • Add-Ons (tentative general equipment name)|
|Other||Standard Control • Manual Control|