The GZ550 is a no-nonsense light armored vehicle. The latest in a long lineage of similar light ground vehicles, the Red Star have manufactured tens of thousands of these basic, lightweight and efficient machines, entrusting them to missions in everything from logistics to medevac, to recon and raiding.
When armed, a GZ will mount a heavy machine gun in a 360-degree cupola on its roof, and is built to mount anti-vehicle rocket or grenade launcher ordinance as well.-- Field Guide text entry
The GZ550 seats five soldiers, with four in the cab and one on the turret. The driver and gunner can switch between first- and third-person views, but the other three passengers are locked to third-person.
The Field Guide lists the following for the vehicle's statistics:
- Armor: 1 of 5
- Vehicle Speed: 2 of 5
- Acceleration: 5 of 5
- Crew Capacity: 5
- Main Armament: 3 of 5
- Damage: 3 of 5
- Rate of Fire: 3 of 5
Behind the Scenes
The vehicle is referred to in the game's files as, "VHR_JEP_LightArmor", with 'VH' standing for vehicle, 'R' for Red Star Alliance, 'JEP' (Jeep) as vehicle type, and 'LightArmor' as sub type. The DLC version with the rocket pod is instead referred to as, "VHR_JEP_LightArmor_Rocket" to differentiate it from the standard version.
The GZ550 was designed by Nathan Campbell, and was modeled by Brian Burrell while they were employed at Kaos Studios.