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The Stinger-2

Achilles Corp Stinger-2 attack skimmer – Smaller and quicker than Core Dynamics offerings in this sector, and also cheaper to buy. It has no weapon mount, but carries explosives, and can be directed by its pilot to self destruct, taking out its target. Some installations use these skimmers to form a last line of defence for sensitive bases and outposts. In essence they are a flying bomb. The Achilles Corporation recently cut down its range of skimmers just to the Stinger-2, but it is rumoured they will be launching new skimmers in the next few years.

— Newsletter #94

The Stinger-2, identified as Stinger when targeted, is an Achilles Corporation remote-control Skimmer commonly used for security operations at Settlements and Shipwrecks. It is assigned to patrol a specific area and defend against intruders. Unlike other Skimmers, the Stinger-2 is lightly armored and often not shielded, and attacks by homing in on an intruder's ship/vehicle and detonating itself in close proximity, making it comparable to a mobile mine.

Whilst the Stinger's suicide blast isn't particularly powerful, it does bypass the shields of SRVs. Their main purpose is thus attrition and harassment; they can gradually wear down any hostiles.