|A Brimlock armour column falls prey to a Houndhsark.|
It was anticipated that the main source of damage to the Houndshark would be small arms fire from the ground. This meant the plane had to have hard-wired disruption pods. The increased weight from the heavy rail rifles prevented the plane from having heavier armor installed around its cockpit and engines. The Houndshark was also expected to attack in low-level, head-on strafing runs, so the cockpit was located as close as possible to the nose, in order to maximize the visibility of its targets.
|AX39-1 Houndshark over the deserts of Yaisdra IX.|