Griffon AFV (Apocalypse)

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Griffon AFV
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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, though it can crush other road vehicles.

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.


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Statistics Value
EngineMetro Multipower Plus
Engine Size4x4
Top Speed2 3-7
WeaponsRumble Cannon
Weapons Size4x4
Equipment Size1x2
Score points50

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.

See Also

Apocalypse Insignia X-COM: Apocalypse: Vehicles
Airborne Apoc hoverbike.png Hoverbike Apoc phoenix.png Phoenix Hovercar Apoc valkyrie.png Valkyrie Interceptor Apoc hawk.png Hawk Air Warrior
Apoc policehovercar.png Police Hovercar Apoc airtaxi.png Air Taxi Apoc rescue.png Rescue Transport
Apoc construction.png Construction Vehicle Apoc airtrans.png Airtrans Apoc spaceliner.png Space Liner
Ground Apoc turbobike.png Blazer Turbo Bike Apoc stormdog.png Stormdog Apoc wolfhound.png Wolfhound APC Apoc griffon.png Griffon AFV
Apoc civiliancar.png Civilian Car Apoc policecar.png Police Car Apoc autotaxi.png Autotaxi Apoc autotrans.png Autotrans

Apoc dimension probe.png Dimension Probe Apoc biotrans.png Bio-Trans Apoc explorer.png Explorer Apoc retaliator.png Retaliator Apoc annihilator.png Annihilator

Alien Apoc ufo1.png UFO Type 1 Apoc ufo2.png UFO Type 2 Apoc ufo3.png UFO Type 3 Apoc ufo4.png UFO Type 4 Apoc ufo5.png UFO Type 5
Apoc ufo6.png UFO Type 6 Apoc ufo7.png UFO Type 7 Apoc ufo8.png UFO Type 8 Apoc ufo9.png UFO Type 9 Apoc ufo10.png UFO Type 10


Equipment WeaponsEngines • Add-Ons (tentative general equipment name)
Other Standard Control • Manual Control