This vehicle is a successful attempt to increase the firepower of Werewolf. Carnivore yields a little to its predecessor in armor
and maneuverability, but at the same time it can seriously threaten opponents at a medium range and just crumble any enemy being so
unfortunate to appear too close.
Carnivore was intended for the Protectorate regular units. This is the main fighting machine in the army. This machine differs from its
predecessor, Predator mainly in armament. The vulnerable and hard in maintenance laser gun was exchanged for a light armor-piercing cannon
and the heavy missiles gave place to unguided ones. Carnivore’s armor was reinforced so its mobility got slightly less. On the whole, this
walking tank turned out a very useful machine suitable for performing a wide range of battle objectives. It became the first model of ordinary
walking tank, really universal machine intended for mass application in troops. In the course of time, these cheap, simple in maintenance
walking tanks became the base of the Protectorate armored troops. Carnivore is the last known model of the walking tank built on the basis
of the monoblock RM-1.
The armament of the ordinary walking tank Carnivore:
-- Light armor-piercing cannon of 20 mm caliber ApC20S, produced by Solar Guns & Cannons Industries. This cannon is compact and light in
weight. It is mounted on the same fastener as the Predator’s laser gun, so the designers avoided making a lot of alterations in the
construction of the new walking tank. The experience of combat application showed that the power of the new cannon was obviously insufficient.
Though the cannon ApC20S is called armor-piercing, it yields even to some models of machine-guns at short and medium distances. As a result
this cannon didn’t get a wide distribution and remained only in Carnivore’s arsenal.
-- Plasma gun “Dragon Fire” PGM-13 Mk1, produced by Star Fire Industries Corporation. This gun fires with a clot of high-temperature plasma
enclosed into a magnetic cocoon. Its damaging action is a combination of the explosion power and the tremendous temperature of plasma flash.
In contrast to a conventional cannon, the plasma gun doesn’t require any ammunition. The unique design of “Dragon Fire” allows increasing its
output when the power coming to it from the reactor increases.
-- Twin missile launcher “Halberd” for unguided missiles Mk12. The missiles Mk12 have no guidance system. A gunner points them at a target like
a cannon with the help of a telescopic sight. These missiles are widespread everywhere. Due to their cheapness, the missile launchers for
missiles Mk12 are excellent weapon for machines of mass production.