The XC-1 Nachzehrer is a prototype ekranoplan developed by the Empire to transport supplies over the vast plains of the Wolfsland.
A Nachzehrer is a sort of vampire in German folklore. Its designation of XC-1 stands for Experimental Cargo-aircraft 1.
The Nachzehrer is able to delivery large amount of supplies while avoiding detection from radars and AA weapons. Additionally, the Nachzehrer is much quieter than transport helicopters.
Since the Nachzehrer is so close to the ground, it is impossible to incline the fuselage to make quick turns. One could change the bearing, but in situation that requires sudden turns the Nachzehrer have to first gain altitude. However, she can only do so by sacrificing her speed.
The XC-1 Nachzehrer was originally created for large-scale, high-speed transport exclusively along the Wolfsland front. Which also means that, she can only operates on flat terrains with no obstacles.
Nachzehrer excels in avoiding detection as it only flies a few meter above ground. The Nachzehrer was used in the Federacy's joint operation along side the Alliance and the United Kingdom. The Nachzehrer was responsible for carrying the Nordlicht Squadron deep into the Legion's territory in order to destroy the Morpho. The Nachzehrer's weight capacity is 250-300 tonnes, equivalent to fifteen Reginleifs or a Vánagandr platoon. During the operation to eliminate the Morpho, the Nachzehrer was pushed to carry a sixteenth Reginleif so that its pilot—Lieutenant Colonel Grethe Wenzel—could regroup with the Federacy's main force. The Nachzehrer successfully delivered its payload, but was shot down in the process.