First Release of the mod. Almost all ranged weapons can hit both air and ground target, new units. (See readme inside the archive)
The Banshee never made the impact that was expected during the 2nd Tiberium war.
Well the dimensional rift has afforded Nod another opportunity, the Nod Banshee is back and this time Kane is determined to get the best out of this potentially fearsome piece of 'alien' technology.
The good news is that Nod's understanding of alien technology has greatly increased since the 2nd Tiberium war, thanks in no small part to the Scrin invasion.
The first example of this increased understanding is the fact that Nod are better able to utilise the remarkable target/threat scanning capabilities of the Banshee.
Naturally Nod tactical command are using a fraction of the full ability.
Using the target scanner will reveal all relevant aerial targets on the battlefield (through the fog of war) for a limited period of time.
One item that will be ready almost immediately is the armour that the elite guard of Kane had on their Banshees during the 2nd Tiberium war. This armour provides a nice boost in resistance against all damage types, and is available to all Banshee squadron commanders.
One forsaken weapon that scientist have 'unlocked' is the Transpulse plasma. Apparently this weapon was used in a gunship type Banshee configuration. The Transpulse plasma can ricochet of larger targets which causes smaller burst of plasma to hit additional targets!
How did the Scrin manage to get intelligent re-targeting of plasma, based on a fraction of the original burst? Whatever the facts are, it works, and will soon be available for Nod Banshee pilots to use.
While Nod scientist have been unable to recreate the Scrin force field technology, they have had limited success in accessing and enabling the locked force field on the Banshee.
Apparently the Scrin are surprised by the lack of effectiveness of their force field in solar system based battles.
Nod scientist believe that the ridged inflexibility of Scrin command, which includes their habitual 'locking' of Scrin vehicles and operators, prevents them from learning from battle experience and making the required adjustments. However Nod scientist have found that by allowing a pilot to gain extensive battle data with an unlocked Banshee, eventually a force field will be constructed which takes into account the various damage types experienced during battle! This force field has proved at least twice has effective in comparison to the Scrin capitol ships force fields!