Unit Spotlight: Cryocopter
- » Custom cryobeam
- » S.H.R.I.N.K. beam
- » State-of-the-art diagnostic systems
- » On-board library and mini-lab
- » Heated leather seats
- Cold storage -- Cryocopters can train their cryobeams on any surface target, causing it to gradually slow and become frozen. Multiple cryobeams brought to bear on an individual target cause the frozen state to set in more quickly. Frozen targets are completely disabled and extremely vulnerable to direct attack.
- S.H.R.I.N.K. them down -- The effects of the crycocopter's S.H.R.I.N.K. beam are most unusual. Targets become unusually small, and proportionally weaker. Yet their energy is conserved in such a way that they seem to increase in mobility during this state, rather than slow as might be expected.
- Just scientists -- The cryocopter has no conventional weapons and cannot directly harm any target on its own. As a result, the Allies have publicly urged the Soviet war council to treat cryocopters as non-combatants, though the Soviet Union has refused to comply with this request.
- Freezing facilities -- Even a war factory could eventually be frozen by a cryocopter. Frozen structures are completely disabled, and again, become extremely brittle such that even a single shotgun blast could potentially cause catastrophic harm to structural integrity.