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Shrike
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Shrike

The heat-seeking Shrike has only recently been deployed with front line Cybrid forces. It appears to have been developed to counter the latest Empire heavy vehicle design, particularly those designed around the Gorgon chassis. The Shrike combines a powerful warhead with good initial speed. The high drag of the large warhead causes it to decelerate rapidly during its terminal phase, however. Human pilots have often been able to dodge an incoming Shrike, but it takes steady nerves and a delicate sense of timing. Any miscalculation in this high stakes game of "chicken" is usually fatal.