The MRC is a feat of modern engineering, and that is saying something in these warring times. A powerful platform, the MRC is capable of adapting its role to a multitude of purposes, and yet maintains a powerful presence no matter that role. Originally an offshoot of the MASS project, the MRC uses the same propulsions systems, polarising the air around it, and keeping itself airborne. Due to its lightweight body, however, the MRC weighs far less than the MASS ever could, and thus zips around the battlefield. As a trade-off, the MRC does lack the potent weaponry of the MASS, in order to stay lightweight and extremely fast.
Advances in the propulsions systems have however resulted in an advantage for the MRC. By modulating the level at which the electrostatic charges are released from the flight pads, the MRC can be adjusted to take on different weaponry, and remain at the same speed. This modulation, however, requires additional expenses on a per-unit basis, but can ultimately change its equipment as many times as it likes. As such, the MRC is a multi-purpose unit, and can tweak itself multiple times to multiple roles. The base, or core unit comes with a simple chain gun, capable of ripping through enemy infantry with ease. Due to more resistant armour in these times, however, a single chain gun does little damage to other armoured vehicles. This, of course, does not mean that the MRC cannot be adapted to a multipurpose platform, however.
The first, and least expensive modification that the MRC can be fitted with is fittingly named the Protector. A close air-support weapon, the Protector modification adds an additional two chains guns to the MRC, allowing it to shred enemy infantry on the ground in seconds. Further, due to the enhanced heat from the three guns firing synchronously, enemy armour also takes a reasonable pounding. This modification is useful for making the MRC a multipurpose platform; in that it is a jack-of-all-trades, but a master of none, bar gunning down infantry. Should you want something more specialised, the Railgun modification may prove more fitting.
The Railgun is pretty self-explanatory. Firing a single slug at drastic speeds through magnetic conveyance technology, a railgun can penetrate even the heaviest armour, and wipe infantry off of the map in mere milliseconds. Railguns do, however, suffer from a cooldown time, and as such are extremely potent against vehicles - but are far less effective against infantry. Should you encounter a cluster of infantry, the Protector modification would be the way to go. To counter the cooldown issue, however, the Railgun upgrade outfits the MRC with not one, but two railguns, and further keeps the original chain gun for limited close-quarters support. An extremely potent weapon, the Railgun also comes with a hefty price tag, but if used effectively, is perfect for preying on straggling enemy armour, or for leading a direct assault in a support role. But that isn’t the only way the MRC can support the troops.
*Disclaimer: As a support weapon, the Engineer modification is not always deemed necessary by higher-ranking officers looking to capitalise on the MRC's military benefit, and thus is often not shown in material designed to attract military attention - the Engineer modification is seen simply as a small bonus. Since then, the Engineer has shown its true worth in battlefield situations, as detailed below.
The Engineer modification is even more self-explanatory than the Railgun. The Engineer modification allows the MRC it’s greatest support role, letting it repair damaged vehicles on the battlefield. By lowering the thrust of the electrostatic pads, the MRC can hover just above vehicles and perform repairs, without damaging the armour in the process (as would the other MRC variants). The MRC again keeps its original chain gun, so that it is not defenceless, but as a support platform, the Engineer MRC rarely tends to venture out alone. Instead, combined with an assault force, the MRC can protect those all-important assets from perishing in battle, instead leaving the enemy to wonder how your forces just keep coming.
To summarise, you cannot do without the MRC. Its versatility, speed, and presence on the battlefield is one of great encouragement to any commander. It is also something that any enemy should fear, as an MRC without any modifications applied can become, in seconds, capable of hitting the enemy exactly where it hurts, or assisting the attacking troops, also exactly where it hurts.