One of the first generation of submersibles designed specifically for combat and salvage missions, which are the majority of conflicts in the war. The Hammerhead class sub is outfitted with two hard hitting subercavitating rod rifles, and 4 medium range Swordfish torpedoes.
The Hammmerhead class has a distinct front heavy profile, and the defining feature of this sub is that it can enter an Assault mode. In Assault mode, the command pod is fitted into the recesses of the hull, and armored plates fold over the front, providing extra protection towards frontal assault, as well as providing more speed and being a smaller target. This, however, comes at the cost of maneuverability and pressure dissipation.
Experienced Hammerhead pilots are familiar with these two modes and flit in between the two, utilising each modes advantages in situations that demand them.
Concept art for my UDK student project, BLUE