The Skybrary
Hoover Heavy Industries
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Tier 1 Combat
Combat Armor: 3mm
Armor Class: 0
Maneuver: 2
Ammo: 350 rounds
Silhouette: 40
Trading Cargo: 38 crates
Range: 340 km
Performance Max Speed: 342 kph
Stall Speed: 140 kph
Acceleration: 40 kph/s
Misc. Crew: 0 seat(s)
CKPH: 12996
Corner Velocity: 162 kph
Upgrade Slots Combat: 2
Engine: 2
Hull: 1
Wing: 1
Gun Mounts Forward: 2x Small
Rear: 1x Small
Wing: None
Diagonals: None
Maintenance and Repair Cost per %: Ģ 3
Time: 60 minutes
Price: Ģ 45,500
Availability: Echo, Isla di Pisa, New Hovlund, Steppe

The pitbull of the sky looks as mad as a mule chewing on bumblebees. During the Principality Wars, the Commonwealth churned out Mastiffs by the thousands in a desperate attempt to survive. Their plan worked but very few of these work horses survived.

The CF-40 Mastiff is a twin-engine monoplane fighter produced during the Principality Wars. The unusual "hawk-nose" design was intended to accomodate the craft's twin front cannons and their gigantic magazines, but ultimately restricted its ability to turn quickly, as doing so caused the plane to flip uncontrollably. As such the Mastiff was limited to an assault role, but was used effectively in the defense of Midgard.

Fighting the Mastiff[]

Mastiffs may have their two small arcs overlapping in the front, but they're still just small arcs. Their back arc has a single small arc, as seen, and nothing on their sides. If your gun arc is long enough to reach their wide wings it shouldn't be hard to shoot them down, especially if you've got a Thor or better. Nomads, I'd suggest you try to get in front of them, shoot them with your medium rear gun, and if they catch up, maybe do a wingover or something like that, and keep shooting.

Skill Level Benefits (Accurate as of 1/12/2009)[]

Please take note: the following data is inaccurate and in dire need of an update.

Level| Range
FE 1:175
FE 2:180
FE 3:185
FE 4:190
FE 5:196
FE 6:201
FE 7:206
FE 8:211
Level| Cargo
CS 1:26
CS 2:27
CS 3:28
CS 4:29
CS 5:30
CS 6:31
CS 7:32
CS 8:33

Type\Tier 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Combat - - Phantom - Seahawk - Vengeance - Hades Avenger
Perf - - Marauder - Thor - Loki - Nova Ingersoll
Trade - - Nomad - Halifax - Bullfrog Leviathan KingFisher
Upgrade CR-4P - Excelsior - Seafire - Barracuda - Dauntless Mantis
Perf/Combat - Chapparal - Valkyrie - Mkii - Thunderbolt - Havoc
Combat/Trade - Mastiff - Bolo - Cyclops - Barashiki - Bismarck
Perf/Trade - KittyHawk - Requin - Cetacea - Lancaster - Spectre