|The Skyguard fires 40mm flak rounds that are highly effective against enemy aircraft. All factions can use this weapon.|
The Skyguard fires 40mm flak rounds that are highly effective against enemy aircraft.
The Skyguard is a Lightning with a Skyguard turret. This loadout is simply referred to as a "Skyguard" by players. The Skyguard is very effective against ESFs, Liberators and . With its high rate of fire, long range, and relatively small cone of fire, it can inflict damage to aircraft quite quickly. The Skyguard shoots flak that explodes on impact or proximity to an aircraft, increasing the chance of delivering damage.
While the Skyguard has a significant advantage against aircraft, it cannot protect itself against enemy tanks or infantry with anti-armor weaponry. The Skyguard turret is capable of damaging all targets, but flak shells will only explode near aircraft. This significantly reduces its firepower against any other threat, requiring Skyguard operators to choose their firing positions wisely or to travel with allies capable of defending the vehicle.
Turret and ammunitionEdit
With 40 rounds in the standard magazine, the Skyguard can take out any ESFs using one magazine, if most of the flaks hits. Liberators need 2 magazine and Galaxies need closer to 4 magazines. The turret has an elevation angle arc from 0 to 90 degrees relative to the hull of the Skyguard, allowing the entirety of the sky to be covered, but leading to severe blindspots on the ground.