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General Info
Logo nc.pngNew Conglomerate
Logo tr.pngTerran Republic
Logo vs.pngVanu Sovereignty
Icon Lightning
Type Tank
Role Anti Air/Ground
Crew 1
Passengers None
Cost 350 Nanites ressource
Default Spawn Timer 15 Minutes
Default Primary C75 Viper
Default Secondary None

Commonly referred to as "Paper Tank", the Lightning, while quick and agile, suffers from thin and fragile armor. The role of the Lightning is best used as a rapid response vehicle or to complement larger armor columns

The Lightning is a general light tank available to all empires. It is fitted with a cannon that is useful for both air and ground targets at 2 rounds per second which can explode like flak cannons.


[edit] Weapons

Lightning Weapons
Weapon Role Range Cost
C75 Viper Icon vehicleItem vehicleCommon lightning75mmCannon 256x128.png Anti-Infantry/Anti-Armor Long Default Weapon
L100 Python HEAT Icon vehicleItem vehicleCommon lightning100mmCannonHEAT 256x128.png Anti-Infantry/Anti-Armor Very Long 250 Icon certification point.png OR 500Resource icon station cash.png
L100 Python AP Icon vehicleItem vehicleCommon lightning100mmCannonAP 256x128.png Anti-Armor Very Long 500 Icon certification point.png OR 700Resource icon station cash.png
L100 Python HE Icon vehicleItem vehicleCommon lightning100mmCannonHE 256x128.png Anti-Infantry Very Long 750 Icon certification point.png OR 700Resource icon station cash.png
Skyguard Icon vehicleItem lightening skyguard 256x128.png Anti-Air Very Long 1,000 Icon certification point.png OR 700Resource icon station cash.png

[edit] Certifications

Category Certification Name Levels, Cost, and Effects
Passive Systems Acquisition Timer 1 10 30 50 100 150 200 400 500 1000
Utility Slot IR Smoke 50 100 200 500
Proximity Radar 100 200 400 500
Fire Suppression System 30 50 100 500
Defense Slot Nanite Auto Repair System 30 50 100 200 500
Vehicle Stealth 30 100 200 1000
Reinforced Front Armor 150
Reinforced Top Armor 150
Reinforced Side Armor 200
Mine Guard 30 50 100 150
Performance Slot Rival Combat Chassis 100 200 400
Racer High Speed Chassis 100 200 400

[edit] Media

[edit] PlanetSide

Original PlanetSide Lightning

In the original PlanetSide, the lightning was also a light tank. It lacked sufficient armor to battle other tanks one on one, but was an effective anti-infantry vehicle. The weapon system was a 75mm cannon with a coaxial machine gun.

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