M.A.R.S. Ground Forces
"Don't look back!"
Unbeknownst to Destro's clients, the D.E.M.O.N. tank vehicle is not exactly what it appears to be. When a squadron of D.E.M.O.N.'s attack in formation at full throttle, with all weapons systems firing, they are virtually unstoppable. However, break up the frmation, slow the pace of attack, or counterattack from behind, and infantrymen with hand-held rocket-launchers can turn the D.E.M.O.N.s into burning hulks. Underneath that fancy looking war machine, much was sacrificed for speed, range and weaponry. Except for the driver, any other crew member is exposed and unprotected from enemy fire. It therefore falls to the Ferret to not only make the D.E.M.O.N. look like one of the meanest machines to roll on the battlefield but to make it function as such. The kind of men that make up the Ferret ranks tend to have very positive attitudes. They have to be - they don't dare think about the limitations of the vehicle they are driving.
Ferrets are the backbone of Destro's Armored Assault squadrons, chosen and trained based on their doggedly positive attitudes. Their battle vehicles, the D.E.M.O.N.s, are expected to spearhead long range mechanized attacks to neutralize enemy strong points, as well as to capture and hold landing zones for airborne insertions. Since the design priorities for the D.E.M.O.N. key on speed, range, and offensive firepower, much was sacrificed in the area of crew protection, comfort and safety.
Ferrets continue to pilot the MARS D.E.M.O.N.s.
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