Rejected, but not forgotten
This article (Rocket Turret), is about a unit, building or other aspect that has been cut or changed significantly in the game or lore.
Still, lore is a terrible thing to waste, so instead of deleting it, Team Paradox decided to preserve it for all to see. It is, of course, not canon, and not applicable for the game.
|(Minor) faction(s)||Order of the Talon|
|Type||Mobile Base Defence|
|Mod Relevance||Cut content|
|Country of Origin||Iceland|
|Key Features|| » "Hyperios" surface to air rocket battery|
» "Jane's Modern Aircraft" (target identification manual)
» Locomotor assembly
» Clockwork autoloader
» Emergency supply of rosaries
The modern Rocket Turret of the Order of the Talon is something of an anomaly within the Order; unlike any of the other field fortifications or combat units fielded by the Talon, the rocket turret was not explicitly designed and forged to be what it is. Rather, the rocket turret is nothing less than a heavy modification of the Metatron Gunboat, taking from it everything but the basic hull design. This was a deliberate experiment on the part of a small forge in Iceland, courtesy of a smith who observed the shortcomings of the Shepherd's rocket battery and clockwork auto-loader, and decided to see if those shortcomings could be negated by using the design on the chassis of a standard Talon mobile turret. The turret would have to be stationary and deployed in order to fire in any case so the steam boiler could focus exclusively on the operation of the autoloader.
Although the Talon frowns on such experimentation, the system worked beautifully in trials. Each individual rocket can only damage one target, but such is the turret's rate of fire that entire squadrons of airborne enemies can be caught in a deadly hail of projectiles. Like all field fortifications of the Talon, the rocket turret is fully mobile and can pack up to relocate elsewhere, then set down and be ready to fire again at a moment's notice. Rocket Turrets require supporting infrastructure before they can be built, but are the best surface to air weapons in the Talon arsenal bar only the much more costly and seldom-seen Jager walkers.