Did you just call me a shrub?
—Phantasm operators resent being referred to as mere scenery
Based on the Mirage Tank, especially its ability to assume the appearance of a tree while immobile, the Phantasm is armed with Golden Rocket launchers that can hit ground and air targets, and are mounted on a rotating turret, allowing it to fire on the move.
To Foehn, the availability of the technology used for camouflaging vehicles, like that of the Mirage Tank, is limited compared to all the other they make use of, and continue to develop daily. That, however, did not stop their engineers from designing a concept for a tank to utilize the tech to its fullest, using the Mirage components recovered during the Revolt's expeditions.
The Phantasm MLRS is the Foehn's most-excellent ambush unit, which compared to the Mirage Tank, is a much more flexible vehicle, capable of firing while moving thanks to its distinctive rotating turret. With a powerful weapon in the form of a powerful 'Golden Rockets' multi-launcher, the Phantasm can take both enemy vehicles and aircraft down with an element of surprise.
The Phantasm MLRS is a great unit for suprising enemy patrols as it can look like just another shrub or tree to the untrained eye. It is essentially a Mirage Tank for the Foehn Revolt and is just about as powerful with its Golden Rocket launchers. Unlike the Mirage Tank, however, it can attack aircraft and fire on the move, making it an effective counter against heavy aircraft such as the Kirov, Thor Gunship, or Basilisk.
It isn’t perfect, however. The Golden Rocket launchers, though powerful, are ineffective against infantry, just like its Allied predecessor and KEP cannon. Some things just never change, and that is why it must exercise caution when about squads of infantry.
Behind the scenes
- Prior to version 3.3.5, the Phantasm MLRS' introduction said: "The Mirage Tank is one of the technologies lost in the chaos that unfolded during the Battle for Antarctica. Upon finding an Allied Tech Center, chances are that Clairvoyants will be able to recover this piece of technology". Not sure if this setting is still canonic to future story.
Other Foehn stolen tech units: