Built as a dedicated anti-tank vehicle to supplement the "Mastodon" series, the AT-2a is a terror to enemy armor crews.
About this creation
Here we have an overhead view of the vehicle. Note the unusual layout. The driver sits at the very front of the vehicle, with the engine between him and the fighting compartment. The cannon is offset to the right to allow more space for the crew in the rear of the vehicle, as well as targeting equipment.
Opening and closing drivers hatch.
Here we see the opening rear hatch. Because of the vehicles low suspension, there is no need for a ramp. As such, the hatch opens upwards, providing greater overhead protection when deployed.
Here we have a few key features. Placed directly above the gun mantlet is the commander's targeting system. The commander also acts as the gunner. To the right of the gun (from our view) is a large armor plate that provides additional protection to the crew. Because of the nature of the Deadeye's combat style, it rarely is involved in urban or close-in combat. In turn, the only optics are the driver and commander sights. The vehicle, in theory, is only supposed to deploy it's self in a secure position and engage enemy vehicles from long distances, much like an infantry sharpshooter.
Our final shot is of the interior of the fighting compartment, and the cannon it's self. The weapon chosen for the AT-1a is a 105mm smooth-bore cannon that fires only armor defeating rounds from a 3-round revolver style magazine. The vehicle carries a total of 27 rounds. While this may not seem like enough to make an impact on a battle, one must keep in mind that the advanced targeting systems of the Deadeye as well as it's laser tracking "smart" ammunition gives the cannon a 90% first shot hit probability.