I put this MOC on a while ago but took it off, I don’t know why.
This is the first Combat Armor I’ve built that’s made for sustained flight Operations. As such it has vastly superior speed and agility much like mecha seen in the Gundam anime series.
Right off the bat this thing has a somewhat chubby look. Each body part such as the shins, forearms, thighs, upper arms and chest is designed to be as smooth and aerodynamic as possible while still overlapping and protecting the joints.
Similar to Wing Zero Custom, this suit derives its maneuverability and speed from “wing”, body, and foot mounted thrusters (though Wing Zero’s look much better).
Like most of my suits this one has an opening though somewhat exposed cockpit. It also has much lighter armor relying on light weight mirror plated ceramic and Kevlar composites for protection.
Both wing assemblies have an upper and lower section each able to move independently of the opposite half. Each assembly can also rotate to angle the thrusters in and out.
This platform is fully agile in any direction.
The work load of managing such an unstable platform (especially in flight) would be tremendous. As such most of the balance and steering is done through neural interfaces along with quite a bit of computer assistance.
The purpose of this armor was to provide suitable air to air combat ability. While it has extreme agility at low, medium and high altitude flight, its land agility is comparatively diminished than most other armors because of the back assemblies.
The weaponry onboard this armor has multiple advantages. The first is near zero travel time which is useful against aircraft and for shooting down incoming missiles. The second is the ability to launch a sustained beam which is useful for sweeping an area or for penetrating armor up to 5 inches thick.
The most efficient way of moving in this rig near ground level is “hover skating” the technique seen in many anime shows and video games where a mech uses it foot thrusters to hover a few feet above the ground.
Quoting Xiazeran .
ther humourous that your mechs alwys seem to be big and bulky, even when they're meant to be light-footed. Not like that's a bad thing, some of your mechs (especially the heavy metal mech) are some of the best I've seen on the 'pages!
Well as far as this one goes, its bulky out of streamlining the body but not heavy, like a plane, they have bulk but compared to say a tank (relatively similar size) its extremely lightweight.