Mecha Class: Arthropod.
Crew: 1 pilot.
Weight: 11.5 tons with gun pods
Height: 4.8m w/ gun pods
Breadth: 3.6m w/ gun pods
Max walking speed: 96 kph
Max flying speed: 480 kph
2 x triple claws
2 x plasma cannon pods, mounted to the sides of the mecha
The Invid Shocktrooper is the standard front-line ground mecha of the Invid forces. Although capable of flight, the Shocktrooper is not suited for air-to-air combat, leaving that job to the faster and more agile fighter and scout Invid mecha. It's heavy weapons package makes it devastating air-to-ground attacks.
Like all Invid mecha, the Shocktroopers have protoculture sensors in addition to optical and electro-magnetic sensors.
The Shocktrooper is more heavily armored than other standard Invid models, but can still be successfully engaged by well placed small and medium weapons fire (i.e. Cyclone-mounted and man-portable rockets)
Though almost identical in contruction to the basic Invid Trooper, the Shocktrooper comes with two very powerful cannons that fire lethal plasma discs in addition to its clawed arms. Its weapons pods are quite capable of seriously damaging and destroying opposing enemy targets.
The pilot of the Invid Shocktrooper sits in a bath of nutrient fluid similar in color (and odor) to the pilot's own blood, and a direct hit to the cockpit compartment will usually cause a mixture of both fluids to gush out.
Episode #62 - "The Lost City"