1/2 jet, and 1/2 helicopter, the 'thopter uses jet engines to propel itself
when speed is the necessity, and is often used in combat. It uses its twin
fan-like rear engines when stealth is required, or to conserve fuel.
Oftentimes referred to as "the flying wing", the Harkonnen ornithopter from
a distance bears resemblance to a great albatross, since it is in effect a
pair of slightly bowed wings joined together at the cockpit. Weapons are
mounted under each wing. Harkonnen 'thopters are far sleeker, and
therefore, look to be more maneuverable than Atreides 'thopters. However,
since the Atreides design uses a more efficient engine and a better wing
design, their thopter is the better. Harkonnen thopters also have a smaller
payload than their Atreides cousins, due to the limited room under the
wings. Also, Harkonnen 'thopters can't carry personnel.
Craft: Harkonnen Air Superiority Ornithopter
Size: Huge (5 m long)
Cargo Capacity: 20 kg
Maximum Altitude: 800 m
Maximum Speed In Space: Not applicable
Atmospheric Speed: 800 km/h (13 squares/action)
Crew: 2 (Normal +2)
Initiative: +0 (-2 size, +2 crew)
Maneuver: +0 (-2 size, +2 crew)
Defense: 13* (-2 size, +5 armor)
Shield Points: 10 (DR 5)
Hull Points: 20 (DR 5)
*Provides full cover to crew.
1 Blaster Cannon
Fire Arc: Front
Attack Bonus: -1 (-2 size, +1 fire control)
Range Increments: 200 m
2 Concussion Missile Launchers
Fire Arc: Front
Attack Bonus: +0 (-2 size, +2 fire control)
Range Increments: 15 m
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