The Asp was an anti-air tank or more formally known as a Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG)[1] that was used by the Union of Independent Republics and Ostri Republic armed forces at the Battle of Aspho Fields. Asps were heavily armed, equipped with anti-air guns, missile launchers, and self-protective machine guns. Their variety of powerful weapons allowed them to easily take down Petrels. The UIR APC used the same chassis as the Asp, but did not have a missile launcher installed.

History[edit | edit source]

Battle of Aspho Fields[edit | edit source]

During the Battle of Aspho Fields, at least two Asps were deployed by the Union of Independent Republics. One was destroyed when Major Helena Stroud dropped a bandolier of grenades down its hatch, but she was also killed when her webbing caught on its frame as she tried to jump off. Cpl. Marcus Fenix hijacked the remaining Asp and used it to demolish enemy vehicles and troops, allowing air support to reach the COG forces.

Mutiny at OZP-11[edit | edit source]

A number of Asps were deployed by the UIR garrison at OZP-11 in Vasgar during the Mutiny at OZP-11 in the final weeks of the Pendulum Wars.[2]

Swarm War[edit | edit source]

Decades later, in 42 A.E., some of the derelict Asps, along with other abandoned UIR military vehicles, were stripped for parts by the Nomads.[2]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Concept art from Gears of War concept designer Carlo Balassu showcased a UIR Anti-Air Vehicle that could be a nod to the Asp.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

Vehicles and Transportation
Ground
COG: All-Terrain Vehicle · Ambulance · Armadillo · Assault Derrick · Behemoth · Bot-Transport Cart · Car · Cargo Cart · Cargo Truck · Centaur · CIC Truck · COG APC · COG Tank · COG Train · Construction Mech · Cougar Interceptor · Emergency Management Command Vehicle · Forklift · Gondola Lift · Grindlift · Mammoth · Mechanical Loader · Mega Mech · Mine Cart · Minotaur · Nethercutt Tunnel Boring Machine · Ore Transporter · Port Gantry Crane · Packhorse · Rat Bike · Rat Truck · Rock Cutter Machine · Silverback · Tac-Com Vehicle · Track Mule · Tyro Pillar
UIR: Asp · Car · Cargo Cart · Forklift · Light Armored Vehicle · Matador Sport · Pariah Tank · Rocket Gantry Crane · Rocket Transport Train · Ski-Bike · UIR APC · Vasgari Passenger Train
Locust Horde: Bloodmount · Brumak · Seeder · Shibboleth · Siegebeast · Swarmak · Torture Barge
Other: Horse Wagon · Junker · Skiff
Marine
COG: Amphibious Assault Ship · Battle Trawler · COG Attack Submarine · COG Battleship · COG Boat · COG Cargo Ship · COG Patrol Boat · COG Imulsion Tanker · Fishing Boat · Landing Craft Tank · Marlin · Raven's Nest Class · Rowboat · Seabass Model · Submersible
UIR: Fishing Boat · Gelen Class Frigate · Gorasni Attack Submarine · Gorasni Destroyer · Rowboat · UIR Battleship · UIR Cargo Ship · UIR Imulsion Tanker · UIR Miniature Submarine · Vasgari Cruise Ship
Locust Horde: Assault Barque · Locust Barge · Locust Gunboat
Other: Reaction Ferry
Aerospace
COG: COG Rocket · Condor · Corva · Kestrel · King Raven · King Raven Mark 2 · Petrel · Sea Raven · Tern · Vulture
UIR: Khimera · UIR Rocket · UIR Space Capsule · UIR Transport Helicopter · Vasgari Passenger Plane
Locust Horde: Gas Barge · Hydra · Reaver · Tempest
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.