Guardians of the Stars
Era: Interstellar Space Era
Government(s)/Organization(s): Colonies, SAM
Type: Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
Weapons: 1 Railgun, 1 Light Railgun Turret
Defenses: 6 Flare/Chaff Launchers (1-36 shots, 36 max)
The Drifter IFV was the ‘tank’ of later Colony ground forces during the Colony Rebellion period. While initially they used the Kiba Light Tank and Desert Warrior ATV, neither proved terribly effective. The Drifter was designed from the ground up to replace both. It’s weapons look more like a modern tank than an infantry vehicle, yet it is capable of carrying 6 infantry soldiers around the battlefield for rapid deployment with supporting fire. It’s one downside is it’s lack of armor, it just does not and cannot carry as much armor plating as a conventional tank design and the wheels while armored are weak against heavy weapons and prolonged fire from lighter weapons.
The Drifter’s main weapon is a railgun in the main turret, while not quite as capable as some of the bigger railguns used in certain UEG tanks, it still packs a bigger punch then most guns. It also has a remotely operated light railgun turret for anti-infantry use.