Good morning, afternoon, or evening, viewer. Today, we have the Arsenal of Tyranny. My frenemy Ultramarine, and my protege Nick Shelton, both did a collection of MOCs too small or unimportant to post in a thing called a "Weapon's Locker." Being the eloquent, cultured dweller I am, I decided to follow, but call it the Arsenal of Tyranny. Remember VF-S 1 and the Arsenal of Freedom, back when I actually finished comics?
So, these are MOCs spanning from late 2009 to now, that I never got around to posting on MOCpages, built for the Pacific Union in RA-CAS-UEN, the Roman Empire in 21st Century World, and Koaxiang China in Diplomats and Legions. They're all built by me, so they're interchangeable anyway.
By the way, the title photo is of White Ops and a normal soldier (on the left). They're standing next to my unposted MT-6. Credit to the soldier's gun and the White Ops missile launcher to Danny Morgan, I built the gun on the far right myself. Also, White Ops has been known to utilize... non-standard weaponry at times.
First up: The Interceptor/Fighter 3 (IF-3) Grebe, a stealthier IF-2. This was my first real plane since this. OHGOD.jpg, right? Anyways: Front-ish. Looks good here.
...Then you see the side and go /Yao WTF.
Looks good from the back, though. Perhaps if I have gotten rid of the 3 lowest stud layers... Ancient history, best not to dwell on it. These planes were the backbone of the Union Air Force before it even was the Union Air Force. Rather, they belonged to the Combined State of Oregon and Washington. They've been replaced in favor of the MAF-2 and MAF-4 though.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 1 (UAV-1). I think y'all are getting the hang of the Union naming system? According to Nick, the UAV-1 is used in Diplomats and Legions, but I don't think we ever used them before.
Anti-Ground Missile System 2 (AGMS-2). Yeah, yeah, I know what it looks like you sick freaks. I remember the Flickr comments.
This is the AGMS-5, named Ted, a missile that will put the Trident II into obsolescence. I hope. I know no one does rockets with pointed tips anymore, but no one does rockets with fins either. Deal with it. The Ted has a MIRV of 16 thermobaric warheads. Deal with it again.
Jimmy, the greatest mechanic and most intense hater of communism in the Union, shows just how big this the Ted is.
"Power is having every justification to not destroy a city, and then destroying it." -Elisa Taylor, Union Intelligence Director
The Experimental Really Cool Tricycle 1 (E-CRT-1). Not actually used in combat, but hey, it was cool, and I want it available if I ever need to enter a trike race.
Light Reconnaissance Vehicle 1 (LRV-1). Never actually used in combat in any group.
The Medium Tank 4 (MT-4). The HAT-1s weaponry and turret was generally a success, but otherwise, it wasn't that great against smaller tanks, and the MT-1 was too outdated. So I made a new chasis and put the turret on there (shortening it down of course). I thought it'd hold until I could get something better made.
Poor combat performance and mobility revealed it's only strength was it's low profile.
I fear this is the last time you'll see the vertical stacks, double antennae, and standard missile boxes that I'd like to think are so iconic of Oregon Aeronautics And Engineering on one of my tanks. No way in hell am I giving up the black and white stripes and oval turrets though.
MT-4 AAA-2. "As if a million voices cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced." That's the Flickr description anyways. I'd like to think these are a terror to helicopters and low-flying planes, but they were never really mentioned in the combat reports.
After all, what havoc could 4 30mm rotary cannons do to things?
This thing is mostly ammunition storage. Personally, I liked this one the best out of all the MT-4s, I'll need to use it's design on the MT-6. It's a point of light in the... troubled times that was this winter and spring. But, as my hero Wilford Brimley says, you do the best you can with what you've got, and what I had was this.
MT-4 AGMS-1. Or AAMS-1. Either anti-ground or anti-air missiles can be loaded in here. 30mm rotary cannon for defense.
Boxy, like your mom. herp derp i mak ur mom joke lololololololol
Exhaust ports, for the accuracy of detail. Sometimes I do include them, believe it or not.
The Heavy Assault Tank 3 (HAT-3). Sammy Harris made the HAT-2 in days ancient and dark. The HAT-3 was put on Flickr under the name of the "Uber Tank," a commissioned build for Areetsa. Now Cliffe uses them as the Giga War Chariot in D&L.
As you see, it packed major heat. This was built in the final days of 21st Century World. On the same album is the very first WIP pics of the MAF-2 that I sent to my boi Shelton.
The HAT-4, another War Chariot for Cliffe. This tank was so unimportant that this is the only existing picture of it I have, though obviously there were two at one time... They're not on my hard drive, though.
The HA-2, 17-inch (432mm) gun. Why on Earth would anyone build a gun this large in the age of missiles and precision? BECAUSE I CAN, THAT'S WHY. Also, great for leveling cities when you don't give a damn about collateral damage. This is the gun to use when you want maximum destruction, above all else.
So powerful, even the gods know its name. It takes a convoy of trucks to assemble this guy; it's not recommended to deploy when lacking air superiority. Furthermore, Union High Command recommends that you stick a few AA tanks and helicopters to guard the battery. A flight of IF-4s too, if they can be spared.
With rocket-assisted and self-correcting munitions, this can probably hit things far over the curvature of the Earth.
This is one of the trucks used to hoist shells into the breech, a modified OE-4. Since each shell weights about a ton, or more, soldiers are very thankful for this vehicle.
Speaking of the OE-4, this is the OE-4/R Elkhorn missile system. These 16 200mm rockets are mostly unguided, instead being aimed in a general area by many, many Elkhorns. So many rockets, what can man do against such firepower?
VFT-1 Grenville, with its AGMS-6 missile. It can be armed with conventional, thermobaric, or any other kind of warhead you want. If you need mobile, heavy firepower, the Grenville is the choice. The HA-2 is what you use when you don't need mobile.
Missile up! Someone's parade is about to get rained on by DEATH.
Landing Craft 2 (LC-2?). If it had a class name, I'd call it the Passerculus. See that little thing in there? That's a scale model of the Feroun tank (go see the All Things Roman folder). Big boat, eh?
Missile Boat 1, (MB-1?). If it had a class name, I'd call it the Pica. No, not Pikachu, Pica. It means something in the best language, not the Japanese tongue.
Fringilla-class Destroyer (D-1). Armed with four 5-inch guns, eight vertical launch systems, eight SAMs, eight AA guns, and eight torpedo tubes. Eight's its number.
Another shot for the record.
Before Ultra asks why this is in the PCU folder, it's because most of the things were originally for the PCU. I KEEP IT REAL consistent, to be considerate of my viewers.
I assume that most of the models are destroyed to make way for future endeavours? Either way I am both very envious of the amount of grey you are in possesion of and the regular high quality of these MOCs.
I only just looked at the main picture properly and read the description now... nice weapons, but I still think the rocket launcher would look better with the longer tube at the back, though you probably wanted to make it more unique.
nice job on all these works of art. the destroyer has a strong resemblance to the cruiser/dreadnought you made. i was wondering,could i copy the UAV-1 and missle designs, im trying to design a typhoon class sub on lego digital designer. any help would be nice
Quoting Ultramarine .
Well, I'm flattered to be mentioned. Seems I've become a byword amongst the Axis, no? Good commentary, a bit crass in areas for my taste. Hope to see some of the modern stuff on here!
Crass eh? I get that a lot, actually. Well, I try to tell it like it is.
very impressive cllection of combat machines, hey Awsome-o-saurus-the-not-so-great i have a project in the fire rightnow and was wondering if youd be interested in helping with it, if you are E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org