Mantis (Combat Vehicle)

Mantis Light Attack VTOL
Production information
Manufacturer Michaelson Heavy Industries[1]
Production Year 3061[2]
Mission Dragoon/Cavalry
Cost 954,375 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 15
Armor Star Slab/3
Engine Galas 70 Micro-Fusion
Speed 184 km/h
Crew 1
Communications System Garret Supremesound
Targeting Tracking System Garret D2j
Heat Sinks 10

5x ER Small Lasers

BV (1.0) 462[3]
BV (2.0) 434[1][5]


The Mantis Light Attack VTOL is produced by the most prolific creator of VTOLs, Michaelson Heavy Industries. Still a prototype in 3060, the Mantis is incredibly fast and capable of dealing great damage for its size. It also carries two and a half tons of armor, a significant amount for a fifteen-ton vehicle. It is also an incredibly capable scout as it carries a Beagle Active Probe and Guardian ECM Suite.[1]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Capable of delivering a hail of lasers that cannot be ignored, the Mantis is armed with five Diverse Optics ER Small Lasers. The Federated Suns company decided to import the lasers after discovering how easy it was to import weapons from the Free Worlds League in the form of the Light Gauss Rifle that Michaelson armed the Hawk Moth with.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 10-11, "Mantis VTOL Profile"
  2. MUL online date for the Mantis (Combat Vehicle)
  3. Combat Operations, p. 120
  4. Record Sheets: 3060, p. 16
  5. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 12
  6. Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, p. 14