Starfinder: T-2 Aerial Autonomous Assault Vehicle

Chris Van Deelen

T-2 Aerial Assault Autonomous Vehicle Combatant CR 1 XP 400

Neutral medium construct

Init +5; Senses: Darkvision 60 ft., lowlight vision 60 ft.; Perception +5

 

Defense                                                             HP 20

EAC: 13; KAC: 15

Fort: +1; Ref: +1; Will: +0

Immunities: construct, unliving

 

Offense

Speed: 60 ft.

Ranged: Autocannon +8 (1d6+1 P)

Space: 5 ft., Reach: 5 ft.

Offensive Abilities: Missiles, sustained fire

 

Statistics

Str +1; Dex +5; Con -; Int +0; Wis +0; Cha +0

Skills: Acrobatics +10

Feats: Shot on the run

Other Abilities: Hover

Languages: None

 

Ecology

Environment: Any

Organization: Solitary, patrols (1d4+1), Squads (1d6+3), formations (2d8+6)

 

Special Abilities

Hover (Ex): Although the unit is fully airborne, it is capable of moving as much or as little as it desires, and can even hover without moving and still use its turret or missiles.

Missiles (Ex): The T-2 AAAV  comes equipped with a series of 6 small missiles. These are dumb-fired weapons, and have a maximum range of 100 feet. The T-2 AAAV simply chooses a target and fires the missile. The target is allowed a Ref save (DC 10), and if it succeeds, the target takes half damage. The missile does 1d8+1 F damage and has a burst radius of 20 feet. Each unit comes equipped with 6 of these missiles underslung on the wings.

Sustained Fire (Ex): Whenever the unit attacks the same target over multiple rounds, it gains a +1 to hit each round, up to a maximum of +3 to hit after four continuous rounds. If the unit fails to fire upon the same target, or switches target, any bonuses are lost.

 

Based on the militaries ‘Predator’ drone series, the T-2 is the progenitor to the Dragon and other similar Hunter Killer units.

Unlike the original designs, these new AAAV drones are equipped with jet ‘pods’, giving them excellent speed and supreme maneuverability on the battle field, and unlike the first generation drones, these units are able to hover and move in any direction the unit desires.

Equipped with a small autocannon, the unit can easily mow down numerous enemy combatants, and each comes equipped with ‘fire and forget’ rockets, which can be used against enemy armor and fortifications, although the units are only equipped with six of these at a time.

These units were constructed to be used as supressing fire and cover for ground units, and to be able to attack and eliminate dug-in enemy forces.

The one major drawback when it comes to these units is that they are not durable, sustained enemy fire can bring the units down quite easily, so the units have to rely on basic tactics when employed on the battlefield.

TheT-2 AAAV is controlled by a primitive AI unit, which can be programmed with simple instructions and battlefield rules of engagements, although it can also be remotely controlled by a handler or pilot.

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Chris Van Deelen is the creator and contributor to over half of the Wisdom from the Wastelands series, contributor to the Swords of Kos: Hekaton anthology, and the recently released 'Swords of Kos: The Rite'. He also wrote Creatures of the Tropical Wastelands, and 100 Oddities found in a Car. As prolific as he is, Chris Van Deelen continues to write and produce material which will be in publication soon. Not only is he a prolific content creator, he also has a wide selection of fiction and stories! If you like his work, please follow his personal author page on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with his latest news and game content.