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==== Hover ====
'''Hovercraft''' are among the fastest ground vehicles, attaining such high speeds by generating lift from powerful fans underneath a flexible skirt, creating a cushion of air it rides on. By nature a lightweight design, the skirt is also very susceptible to damage from weapons fire and natural hazards.<ref name=TechManual>''Techmanual'', p.??{{cn}}, "The Mechanized Battlefield", </ref>
 
==== Wheel ====
'''Wheeled vehicles''' produce locomotion by military-grade wheels and transmission system, achieving a middle ground in terms of speed between hover and tracked vehicles. Despite their off-road capabilities, they are less able to handle difficult terrain than hover vehicles.<ref name=TechManual>''Techmanual'', p.??{{cn}}, "The Mechanized Battlefield", </ref>
 
==== Track ====
'''Tracked vehicles''' use loops of interlocking metal plates known as tracks. While not as fast as hover or wheeled vehicles, tracked vehicles have no weight cap, allowing them to mount the heaviest weapons and armor.<ref name=TechManual>''Techmanual'', p.??{{cn}}, "The Mechanized Battlefield", </ref>
 
==== Vertical Take-Off and Landing ====
'''VTOL craft''' use directional jets or rotors to achieve flight, allowing for high speeds and maneuverability over any terrain. Their light weight , however , allows for limited armoring and their means of locomotion are particularly vulnerable to damage from weapons fire.<ref name=TechManual>''Techmanual'', p.??{{cn}}, "The Mechanized Battlefield", </ref> 
==== Wing in Ground Effect ====
'''WiGE craft''' are a cross between hovercraft and aircraft, utilizing an aerodynamic principle known as "wing in ground effect" to produce limited lift. This allows them to achieve the same speed and maneuverability as hovercraft without the vulnerable skirt. Vehicles of this type are mostly used for transportation purposes.<ref name=TechManual>''Techmanual'', p.??{{cn}}, "The Mechanized Battlefield", </ref>
 
==== Naval Vessels ====
'''Naval vessels''' are restricted entirely to naval operations, and as such are rarely seen except on worlds with large bodies of water. When operating in this environment, though, they are easily able to outmaneuver 'Mechs whether operating underwater or on the surface.<ref name=TechManual>''Techmanual'', p.??{{cn}}, "The Mechanized Battlefield", </ref>