Tiberian Apocalypse is a Partial Conversion for Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars with the goal to create a true Tiberian Sun sequel. GDI, Nod and the Scrin are getting a complete overhaul.
The X-83 Avenger started as a research demonstrator project with the goal to create a viable defense against ion storms. The project was declared as 'very successful'. The Avenger is equipped with several ionizing lasers and a net of superconducting filaments spread over its surface. When hit by a lighting, the electric energy is dissipated by the ionizing laser, which creates a kind of gas-lighting rod.
This sparked the idea to try and use the energy of ion storms as a weapon, but was quickly overthrown because lighting strikes are too irregular to power such a weapon. At least, on a small plane like this, with no space to store the massive amount of power released by an Ion storm's lighting bolt.
Its main purpose now is recon in areas with high ion storm activity, which block satellite instruments, within Yellow zones and the border areas of Red zone. It carries 6 multi-role "Lighting" missiles to engage targets should the need arise.
After suffering heavy losses while engaging Scrin warships in late 2050 due to their localized Ion storm technology, GDI engineers armed an Avenger with a single bunker-busting anti-proton bomb and sent it to engage the warship. With huge success, the Warship was almost instantly destroyed after the bomb breached the hull and exploded inside. Since this event, the Scrin have been driven off deep into the yellow and red zones, far away from any green zone.