T14 “Vesta” Tankette

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This article is considered accurate for the current version (1.54) of the game.

The first T-class tankette to utilize this sturdier frame and versatile treads, the Vesta also represents the Velian’s first foray into fire weapons. The “Vesta” boasts a light flame turret and ample storage for the additional fuel supply required.
In-game description

The T14 “Vesta” Tankette (also known as a Flame Tankette) is a Colonial Tankette equipped with a hull-mounted flame turret.

General Info


The T14 “Vesta” Tankette houses a crew of two soldiers:

  • Driver (Seat 1)
    • Controls the movement of the vehicle, and can see the remaining fuel in the vehicle
    • Activates horn sound with LMB
  • Gunner/Commander (Seat 2)
    • Controls the movement, reloading, and firing of the flame turret
    • Capable of directing the crew, as well as giving them a better overview of the battlefield
    • Can open up the hatch by pressing E, which allows the player to use their secondary equipment, such as binoculars


The T14 “Vesta” Tankette is equipped with one main armament:

  • Flamethrower
    • Mounted on the hull (70 degree firing arc)
    • Ammo Used: Flame Ammo
    • Reload Duration: 5.5 seconds
    • Range: 15 meters
    • Fire Rate: 240 rounds per minute
    • Magazine Size: 100 rounds


It has 1 inventory slot and a dedicated ammo slot that can hold 5 Flame Ammo magazines.

Health & Armor

The T14 “Vesta” Tankette has 1350 HP and is disabled under 30% health. It has "Heavy Armor" resistance: it can soak small arms fire, shrapnel, and 12.7mm machine guns, and it is immune to Flamethrowers. But it won't last long when faced with heavy explosives or anti-tank weaponry.
It has subsystems that have a chance to be disabled by heavy explosives and anti-tank weaponry if hit specifically: Tracks: 30% (Anti-Tank Mines always disable them).
It has Tank Armor. With it, in best case scenario, penetrating projectiles only have a 55% chance of penetrating and doing damage. That chance goes up quickly if the armor is worn or if it is shot from up close, or on the side or rear from a direct angle, or with ammo that has penetration bonuses.
It takes 150 Basic Materials to fully repair it from 1% to 100% health with a Hammer. Its health, subsystems, and Tank Armor can be instantly repaired at a Garage for 100 Basic Materials.


Structure Input(s) Output Time
Small Assembly Station (Motor Pool) 10 x Processed Construction Materials ProcessedConstructionMaterialsIcon.png
15 x  Assembly Materials I AssemblyMaterials1Icon.png
2 MW of power ProductionPowerIcon.png
1 x   T12 “Actaeon” Tankette T12 Actaeon Tankette Vehicle Icon.png
 T14 “Vesta” Tankette T14 Vesta Tankette Vehicle Icon.png 00:10:00

Tier 2 Facilities must be fully researched in the Weapons and Structure IconFilterWeaponsStructures.png Tech Tree in order to be produced.

Storage & Transport

The T14 “Vesta” Tankette can be stored in a Storage Depot, Seaport or Storage Ship.

It can be packaged into a small Shippable and transported by any Shipping Vehicle (Crane, Flatbed Truck, Barge, Freighter, Storage Ship, Landing Ships, Flatbed Car, or Large Crane).


The T14 “Vesta” Tankette is a well-armed and armored tankette, which is equipped with heavy armor and a gun capable of damaging enemy infantry and structures. Due to these characteristics, it is capable of shrugging off most infantry weapons, with heavier ammunition, like anti-armor rounds or explosive, being the only ones able to effectively damage it.

Its main armament, the flamethrower, is a niche tool. When used directly against infantry, it can become one of the fastest kill tools (right behind explosions, which will instantly kill a player). While it is tempting to charge hunkering infantry, it's better to flush them out with fire and heat. The near-nonexistent damage and quick emptying of a canister forces the crew to conserve ammunition against flammable targets. Setting enemy structures ablaze will also deny enemy infantry their use, slowly damaging it and preventing them from repairing it.

Tankette Effectiveness over the Course of the War
Similar to all tankettes, as soon as heavier anti-armor weapons become more common, (such as anti-tank rifles) the T14 “Vesta” Tankette loses most of its relevance on the front line, as they will quickly be destroyed, as longer ranged weapons prevent the crew from reacting fast enough before being destroyed. However, due to its armament, it is still a formidable opponent when operated by a competent crew.

Standard Equipment Loadout
Like with every other armored vehicle, the crew should ALWAYS equip themselves with a Gas Mask and multiple Filters to avoid dying to Gas Grenades. Additionally, they should bring a Hammer and Basic Materials to repair the tankette. These tactics can be buffed by wearing either a Tank Uniform or an Engineer Uniform.


  • Like all vehicles that use flame ammo, they can be quickly submitted into them without accessing their inventory
    • While this can be done for all vehicles, it should only be done if they can carry/use large items
  1. Equip the flame ammo and walk up to the vehicle
  2. Submit the flame ammo into the vehicle - press V


  • In Roman mythology, Vesta was the goddess of the hearth, home, and family
    • Interestingly, she is rarely depicted in her human form, with her mainly being represented by the fire maintained in her temples