SCV (Space Construction Vehicle) The SCV, a small engineering mech, is the primary non-combat unit of the Terran forces. SCVs were first used as construction vehicles on space stations, but were soon put to good use in the Terran military. It is used to build and repair various buildings and ground units, as well as to gather minerals and Vespene gas. The SVC is not heavily armored and does not posess any effective weapon systems; it is thus very vulnerable to enemy attack. SCVs return as gatherers in Starcraft 2.
|The Marine is the most common unit in the Terran forces, the first line of defense when it comes to attacking or defending. The Marine wears a suit of large and very bulky cybernetic plate armor, and is armed with a C-14 Gauss rifle. Marines can be upgraded with the Stim Pack ability, which increases the unit's awareness and accuracy at the cost of a certain amount of health, however, in StarCraft II, the StimPack ability increases attack and movement speed. Featured in Starcraft 2 once again.|
Firebat (Armored Assault Trooper)Firebats are specialized assault troopers equipped with flamethrowers which spread damage to many units. They are mainly used in close-quarters combat, and are most effective against small units like Zerglings or infantry unit. Firebats cannot attack air units.
|The Ghosts are gifted espionage units. They are adopted by the confederacy at an early age, when they first show signs of physics abilities. They wear state of the art stealth technology which renders them completely invisible in normal conditions. They are equipped with powerful C-10 canister rifles, effective at long range. Ghost have the ability to "lockdown" mechanical units rendering them useless for a temporary amount of time. They can also "paint" a target so as to direct a nuclear warhead to a desired location. Returning unit in Starcraft 2.|
|The Medic is a support unit that has the ability to heal injured allies. This potentially increases the life span of Marines, Ghosts, and Firebats while in combat. The Medic also carries an A-13 flash grenade launcher that can blind or severely decrease the vision of enemies, as well as a large shield for defense against hostile units |
|The Vulture is a lightly armored hover-bike vehicle equipped with an AG-2 grenade launcher. It can travel at speeds of up to 230 MPH, which makes it an ideal unit for scouting or raiding. |
The Siege Tank is one of the most powerful units available to the Terrans. It is equipped with two 80mm plasma cannons and a 120mm Shock Cannon. The latter attack is very powerful, but has a short range and requires the unit to enter 'siege mode' before using the attack. The attack deals a large amount of splash damage and is most effective against buildings and ranged units. Returns in classic form in Starcraft 2.
|The Goliath is a combat mech unit equipped with anti-armor auto-annons, as well as an array of anti-air Hellfire missiles. |
|The Wraith is the primary offensive air unit available to the Terrans. It is equipped with burst lasers and anti-air Gemini missiles, as well as a cloaking system. Although it can attack both ground and air units, it is most effective against other air units. It is the most used vehicle in space warfare among the different factions. |
|The APOD-33 Dropship is an air transport unit used to insert Terran units wherever necessary, often close to an enemy base. It is heavily armored, but possesses no weapon systems and is quite slow. Wraiths are often used to protect Dropships from enemy attacks. |
The Explorer Science Vessel was initially used to study various phenomena in space, and was later deployed for use in the Terran military as a support ship and research facility. The vessel has the ability to shield units temporarily, attack electronic technologies or weapons with an EMP shockwave, and irradiate a ground unit, damaging that unit's health and the health of those around it (given that the units are biological).
ValkyrieThe Valkyrie, an anti-fighter spacecraft, is only able to attack other air units. It is equipped with an array of H.A.L.O. cluster rockets, which cause area-of-effect damage to all air units in its attack radius.
|The Behemoth-class Battlecruiser is a heavily armed & armored Terran battleship. It is able to attack both land and air units, being equipped with burst laser batteries and the powerful Yamato Gun, a nuclear blast focused into a beam through magnetic fields. The Battlecruiser is most effectively used to attack structures. Battlecruisers return in Starcraft 2 including the famous Yamato cannon.|