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|Mantas engaging Imperial Aircraft|
|Unit Type||Screen Ship|
|Production Building||Naval Yard|
|Secondary Ability||Stasis Ray (Immobilizes target)|
|Heroic Upgrade||Grav-Mag Device (Lifts ground units and drags down aircraft, also pulls submarines to vulnerable depths)|
- Whether below: The Manta Ekranoplan offers substantial anti-submarine escort capability to the Comintern's fleets, being able to detect subs and other stealthed unis from a significant disance and then reduce them to scrap with their torpedoes and sonic pulse cannons while moving far faster than most other ships.
- Or above: The Ekranoplan is also a potent air defence frigate, offering screening capabilities for the International Armada in the face of enemy air assault. This combination makes them particularly dangerous against the Solar Empire's Sea-wings as they are incapable of safe operations whether above or below water.
- But not ahead: The Ekranoplan like most frigates is ill suited to doing battle with surface ships whose armaments significantly outmatch it. However the Manta does have a Stasis ray to lock down an enemy unit and leave it vulnerable to other ships in the fleet.
- But I can fix that: Special systems are being outfitted to the most decorated and capable Mantas to augment their already fearsome anti-aircraft firepower and alleviate their vulnerability to surface assets through special tractor beams made through reverse engineering magnetic devices and combining them with gravitics to lift enemy assets into the air or pull them down.