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A TVP special, the Looted Pitbull! Credits to Starfox100 and ik008(SecretCroc) for helping with the video. Sorry for the music.

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Designation: LAV-2
Affiliation: Mutants
Role: Anti-Armor, Anti-Air, Anti-Infantry
Armament: Tiberium Missile Pod, Light MG
Type: Medium Assault Vehicle
Speed: Medium\High


Background


During TW2 the Mutants used TW1 Mammoth Tanks in order to match the superior armies of Nod and GDI. Some Mutant factions also had alliances with either GDI or Nod and made trades with them to get firearms, battle armor and vehicles.
After the Second Tiberium War was over and Tratos died, good relations with GDI and Nod were terminated and the Mutants revolted. By that, the flow of war resourses froze. Their old, TW2 vehicles were easily destroyed by the new generation Nod and GDI vehicles. Soon, the Mutants' millitary was dead.

By the start of TW3 GDI replaced their new pitbulls with a new design for the Wolverine, and almost 26.800 Pitbulls that were already produced, were closed in storing areas, and most of them were never used again. The Mutants found this as an opportunity to add vehicles to their arsenal. With well-organised and strong raids to not so well-protected GDI bases with storage areas, the Mutants were able to capture approximately 23.000 Pitbulls. The Mutants realised that it was their only combat vehicle and wasn't good enough to face the enemy units, and that reulted in loosing at even other GDI-used Pitbulls because they knew how to use them, unlike their Mutant operators. They decided to make it even heavier. They destroyed enemy units with a way that didnt hurt the armor of the vehicle much. Titans, Wolverines, Scorpions and many other vehicles became the source of armor, which the Mutants used to transform the light Pitbulls to war machines. After that, they added a heavy MG, and finally replaced the the normal core of the Pitbull's rockets with a piece of a Tiberium crystal to make it harder. The Pitbull was ready to be thrown into battle against the tyrranny of their GDI and Nod oppressors.


Carnius's Interview

Reporter: Why did you choose to modify the Pitbull and add it to the Mutant arsenal, and not modify another unit or create a new one?

Carnius: During development of v.1.3 I was elaborate on making Pitbull of more use,
you know how it is, with Hover MLRS in game the Pitbull become obsolete.
I also use to hate his mortar upgrade, so I added a minigun in addition to its missiles,
it worked fine and it was better than mortar because it also improved his Anti aircraft capabilities,
however soon after that I realized that I could not use it as ordinary unit, it became too versatile,
with this unit on production list there was no reason to build Wolverines and Hover MLRS,
because even still weak armored Pitbull was better choise than these two due to the fact it could fight infantry,
vehicle and aircraft alike, which is good for spammers but bad for game variety.
So after that I removed Pitbull from GDI's build list once and for all, but I was unable to remove it from some campaign missions,
so i was looking for another use of Pitbull and then I got the idea to add it to the Mutants.
Mutants is like bonus units in this game so I can approach to concept of these units more freely, so even versatile units like Pitbull with missiles and minigun is no problem.
Then I only put some details on model itself, to make it looks like scavenged vehicle.
The name Looted Pitbull came from warhammer 40K universe, ork race there using looted vehicles and hance im fan fan of w40K i find this name somewhat cool :) And that is probably all I can say to Looted Pitbull- mutant vehicle.

One for All
The Looted Pitbull has a MG, which is good against infantry, rockets, which are good against vehicles and all these are good against aircraft. In some considerable numbers they are even able to take out enemy main battle vehicles.

Comments
justgoaway
justgoaway

I love to use them =D

By the way, without the old Pitbull, the GDI mission that introduces the Scrin faction would not be so easy (and fun) to be accomplished.

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‡worlun‡
‡worlun‡

yeah but you have Hover MLRS and thats badass for Scrin ships, and u have Railgun upgrade for AA bateries, and Armor piercing upgrade for APC machine gun :) these all are more than pitbull :)

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justgoaway
justgoaway

Yeah, but Scrin and Nod don´t have a Hover MRLS, Railgun AA bateries...

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playmsbk Author
playmsbk

Nod has Stealth Tank, Attack Bike and Scrin has Seekers, Plasma AAs, Razorbacks and Collumns.

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Relifed
Relifed

Good Job guys ;)

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Starfox100
Starfox100

and a good story as always.. you did it again playmsbk. :)

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Carnius
Carnius

Its perfect, story part is great stuff as always, video shows exactly what this unit does, yeah its really cool :)

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GameMaster0000
GameMaster0000

"Some Mutant factions also had alliances with either GDI or Nod"

If I'm not wrong Mutant never alliances with Nod on TS campaign, they alliances with Nod 1 mission in Nod campaign but it is Nod trick. Also, they broke alliances during next mission.

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playmsbk Author
playmsbk

the hijackers were mutants, right? some factions provided support to nod with hijackers and unofficially even with soldiers.

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Oaks
Oaks

Just look how it owned that Wolwerine.Wondering if Scavenger.ehh,Scavenged,I mean Looted pitbull still has its detector.So to some degree it is occasional faster Wolwerine with rockets,and better firepower and HP?

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