Alien Escort Ship (Apocalypse)

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General Information

Escort Ship

Alien Escort Ships (UFO Type 8) are used during the middle and late game stages as escort vessels for Assault Ships, Bombers, Battleships and Alien Motherships. The appearance of those craft in the city is a forewarning of the appearance of the largest UFOs. Escort Ships also have the best armor of all UFOs (but rank as 3rd in constitution) and are the 2nd fastest alien craft after the Fast-Attack Ship.

The Alien Escort Ship sports an incredible 20 armor rating on all sides, causing anything with 20 or less damage to be harmlessly absorbed by the armor. This renders it completely immune to most conventional weapons and even the Small Disruptor Beam. The challenge of bringing down an Escort Ship is further magnified as it also boasts a very high max speed. It is recommended that you only use the heaviest hitting missiles, Elerium weapons, and medium disruptor beams(if you have them) to take this UFO down.

Cityscape Information

By itself the craft isn't a threat since its only weapon is a Stasis Bomb Launcher. But while operating with other UFOs it will use their weapon with deadly propose, freezing any X-COM craft with it while the Battleships and Motherships pounce on the immobile and helpless craft.

Their speed can make it harder to intercept those UFOs plus their later use of Cloaking Fields will also hinder targeting those craft.

Battlescape Information

The Escort Ship has one entrance in the West (left/top) side of the map, the only part of the vessel that is accessible. It is along the cratered path left by the crash.

Other Notes

Statistics

Statistics Value
Armor120
Constitution500
Top Speed16
WeaponStasis Bomb Launcher
Weapon Power--
Weapon Range250
EquipmentLarge Disruption Shield/Cloaking Field/Teleporter
Score points250
Crew3 Anthropods, 1 Megaspawn, 2 Poppers, 7 Skeletoids
Infiltration Force*4 Multiworm Eggs, 4 Poppers, 3 Skeletoids, 2 Spitters

*Unused, as Escort Ships never insert aliens into buildings.

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
X-COM

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

Overspawn

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