This tank fires explosive rockets toward the enemy that will explode on contact with a solid object - be it an enemy unit or a wall. These rockets lack the strength of the Large Rockets used in the Rocket Launcher but are moderate in strength and provide a considerable punch. Each tank can carry 8 rockets at a time.
The Rocket tank can remain useful to the very end of the game even if its destructive power is surpassed by the Hovertank/Launcher. HWP Rockets are readily available and cost little compared to the HWP Fusion Balls required by the Hovertank/Launcher. The Tank/Rocket Launcher is therefore cheaper to bring into field combat.
|Tracked Tank Specs|
|Rocket Turret Specifications|
|Damage||85 High Explosive|
| Numbers in parenthesis are the actual values after modified by the chassis' abilities. |
Actual costs are in fixed Time Units
- Many commanders find that the rocket tank is more useful for clearing obstacles than for actually killing aliens-- giving experience and credit for the kill to an actual trooper is preferred. the rocket tank's ground-clearing ability is especially valued in the later game, where tougher aliens can absorb the damage of a rocket hit.