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By way of armament, the Crucio's turret has a dual-mode weapon system. In assault/tank mode,<ref name="SC2_SiegeTank" /><ref name="SiegeScience" /> the Crucio utilizes twin 90mm<ref name="SC2_SiegeTank" /> plasma<ref name="SCLArt">2008-06-29. Samwise Didier, Dave Bergain. [http://sclegacy.com/feature/32-wwi-08/316-starcraft-ii-art-panel WWI 08 Coverage - StarCraft II Art Panel]. ''StarCraft Legacy.'' Accessed 2008-06-29.</ref> cannons.<ref name="SC2_SiegeTank" /> These are the Crucio's main line of defense, and are effective against enemy armor. Yet, the true might of the Crucio lies in its siege mode. On activation, the twin plasma cannons become the dreaded 180mm Shock Cannon, and just the roar of this weapon has been known to send enemies of the Dominion into full retreat.<ref name="SiegeScience" /> The shock cannon fires super-heated tungsten in an area larger than the 120mm version.<ref name="SC2-WoL_StoryArmoryUnits">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory units (in English). 2010.</ref> The weapon can fire a diverse range of munitions, like armor-piercing Maelstrom shells<ref name="SiegeScience" />
 
By way of armament, the Crucio's turret has a dual-mode weapon system. In assault/tank mode,<ref name="SC2_SiegeTank" /><ref name="SiegeScience" /> the Crucio utilizes twin 90mm<ref name="SC2_SiegeTank" /> plasma<ref name="SCLArt">2008-06-29. Samwise Didier, Dave Bergain. [http://sclegacy.com/feature/32-wwi-08/316-starcraft-ii-art-panel WWI 08 Coverage - StarCraft II Art Panel]. ''StarCraft Legacy.'' Accessed 2008-06-29.</ref> cannons.<ref name="SC2_SiegeTank" /> These are the Crucio's main line of defense, and are effective against enemy armor. Yet, the true might of the Crucio lies in its siege mode. On activation, the twin plasma cannons become the dreaded 180mm Shock Cannon, and just the roar of this weapon has been known to send enemies of the Dominion into full retreat.<ref name="SiegeScience" /> The shock cannon fires super-heated tungsten in an area larger than the 120mm version.<ref name="SC2-WoL_StoryArmoryUnits">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory units (in English). 2010.</ref> The weapon can fire a diverse range of munitions, like armor-piercing Maelstrom shells<ref name="SiegeScience" />
   
Dominion infantry soldiers are universally convinced that Crucio operators inflict more damage on friendly forces than on the enemy. Consequently, Crucio operators stick together during shore leave.<ref name="SC2-WoL_StoryArmoryUnits"/> [[LarsCorp]] addressed this issue by developing a "smart shell" for the Crucio that scans for allies on impact and adjusts its detonation to minimize damage to friendly units. Field tests have shown that this shell reduces friendly fire fatalities by 75%, though due caution is still recommended when walking into a fire zone.<ref name="SC2-WoL_StoryArmoryUpgrd">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory upgrades (in English). 2010.</ref> Siege tanks can be outfitted with [[spider mine]]s.<ref name="NCO_EnemyIntel">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: [[Nova Covert Ops]], [[Enemy Intelligence]] (in English). 2016-03-29.</ref>
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Dominion infantry soldiers are universally convinced that Crucio operators inflict more damage on friendly forces than on the enemy. Consequently, Crucio operators stick together during shore leave.<ref name="SC2-WoL_StoryArmoryUnits" /> [[LarsCorp]] addressed this issue by developing a "smart shell" for the Crucio that scans for allies on impact and adjusts its detonation to minimize damage to friendly units. Field tests have shown that this shell reduces friendly fire fatalities by 75%, though due caution is still recommended when walking into a fire zone.<ref name="SC2-WoL_StoryArmoryUpgrd">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory upgrades (in English). 2010.</ref> Siege tanks can be outfitted with [[spider mine]]s.<ref name="NCO_EnemyIntel">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: [[Nova Covert Ops]], [[Enemy Intelligence]] (in English). 2016-03-29.</ref>
 
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The Crucio features a targeting and radar (or similar) system.<ref>2017-25-08, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jInzG9Ukrk Obey the Call – Heroes of the Storm]. ''YouTube'', accessed on 2017-08-25</ref>
 
The Crucio features a targeting and radar (or similar) system.<ref>2017-25-08, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jInzG9Ukrk Obey the Call – Heroes of the Storm]. ''YouTube'', accessed on 2017-08-25</ref>
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