This highly advanced vehicle is a light, one-man ground attack cycle. The pilot sits upright in the cockpit and is covered by a canopy with a see-through HUD with information about the C-49, such as the remaining shield percentage, which is updated every millisecond. The Riptide is equipped with two 2.75 caliber miniguns which double as engines. For those of you who don't know just how big "2.75 caliber" is, imagine a bullet with a diameter of 2 3/4 inches. The Riptide has a tested top speed of 284 mph and a V12 engine.
The C-49 Riptide is the predecessor of the Riptide V2.1 a more advanced version produced later on.