The Black Dog VS3E Reclamation Unit, commonly known as the Scavenger, is an American unit used during the Biometal War. It roams the battlefield autonomously, gathering scrap from downed vehicles and biometal deposits, and can gather three pieces of biometal before needing to return to either a Recycler or Silo in order to offload its biometal harvest.
Black Dog Scavengers differ from their NSDF counterparts by having red stripes and Black Dog insignias in their design. It is driven by two fixed, low-power thrusters and hovers close to the ground. The pilot sits on the right side of the vehicle. Their armor is weak, allowing stray enemies to destroy them with relative ease. Underneath the Scavenger is a collector, which the pilot uses to collect biometal scrap. Despite its slower speed and low hull compared to other vehicles, it can be used as a ramming vehicle to kill enemy pilots.
- 15m/s maximum forward velocity
- 10m/s maximum reverse velocity
- 15m/s maximum lateral velocity
- 90°/s maximum rotation
- 30mm EDD armour
The Scavenger roams the field searching for scrap autonomously. It has a scrap capacity of 3 (6 in multiplayer) and moves quite slowly. When attacked, the Scavenger will immediately reverse its course and flee. Non-commander piloted Scavengers can easily ram enemy opponents.
The Scavenger is relatively easy to pilot as a player. It cannot use its jump thrusters, although it apparently tries to. To pick up scrap, press the "K" button (on default). To deposit scrap, s
imply move next to a Silo or your Recycler. Your Ammo bar will fill when you pick up scrap, once it is full you cannot pick up more.