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The Löwe (戦車型レーヴェ Rēve?) is a Tank Type Legion unit. Its name is derived from the German word for lion. It is equipped with a 120 mm smoothbore cannon that is more than twice the size of the 57 mm cannon on the M1A4 Juggernaut, and is heavily armored. It specializes in decimation of targets that leverages its enormous size, and excels in bombardment warfare with overwhelming firepower that crushes everything in its path. It also works as an efficient anti-personnel unit. The Löwe, however, has low sensor capabilities, so it needs to be fed information beforehand by the Scout-type Ameise when it is about to engage a target.

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This model owes its name to its fierce nature on the battlefield. The Löwe is a 50 tons class tank which appears as an arthropod carrying a turret.

Its main armament is a 120 mm high-velocity smoothbore cannon which is approximately slightly longer than its turret body. A scope is attached to the top of the gun barrel and a pair of ranging sights is attached on the top of the turret. However, since this Legion model is said to have low sensor capacity, the sensory equipment are purportedly used to calibrate target distance with the information fed from Ameise before firing. This also means that the Löwe is most likely not equipped with any thermal imaging systems and high-end night vision sights. Its secondary armament is a coaxial 12.7 mm machine gun for close range combat against light armored targets such as infantry.

The turret is attached to the turret ring in the hull. On the sides of the glacis plate are the functional bases to which the legs are jointed. It has octapedal maneuverability with three-segmented legs.

The armor on the Löwe is very durable. The 57mm cannon on the Juggernaut can only penetrate the top and the back end of the turret using APFSDS (Armor Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding Sabot) projectiles.

A notable drawback of the Löwe is its poor gun elevation, it also lacks a pintle mounted machine gun like most other MBTs, this leaves the Löwe very vulnerable to enemies positioned on higher grounds, something Spearhead Squadron has to exploited more than a few times. At one point, a Löwe had to climb on top of a wrecked Legion unit in order to fire at targets on high ground. The Löwe's weak sensor capabilities also resulted in it having notably shorter engagement range compared to MBTs, often requiring direct line of sight in order to fire on targets.

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