The strange science behind the “Kampfaffe”, or “Combat Gorilla is still very much its infancy with numerous facets still completely unknown to the program’s top scientists. Most subjects don’t even reach the level of intelligence needed to be controlled to be useful as the basic Axis Gorilla. However, some subjects of these macabre experiments excel to superhuman levels of genius though many of these apes learn to conceal this from their human superiors. Others are trained as Kampfaffe Pioniere, or the Engineers of the Gorillas, they are capable of both using and understanding complex tools and weapons during combat. This ability allows the Axis to outfit them with frighteningly powerful weapons too heavy or dangerous for human operators. While the Axis have made the creation of these units possible, the Sturmaffe are still very much not cost effective compared to other avenues of Wehrmacht.