AEG 'Bruiser' Gunship

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AEG 'Bruiser' Gunship

Post by Ross_Varn » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:12 pm

The Arkane Guard uses a variety of heavy gunships for battlefield support. A common front-line assult vehicle is known as a BCS3 Class Vehicle, or 'Bruiser'.

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Based on a turbine-central VTOL system, the Bruiser supports heavy infantry squads with it's twin chaingun weapons systems. It is capable of dropping 3-4 heavy infantry troops and enduring solitary battle with ground troops for hours.

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However, it's main disadvantage is it's complete exposure to airborne threats. Concentration on development based around ground combat led to the lack of weapon hardpoints on the upper hull, and with it's sluggish controls, it may be able to withstand heavy aerial bombardment, but won't be able to keep it up. Deployment of the Bruiser depends on control of the contested territory's airspace.

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However, it's heavy armor leads it to support solitary heavy strike missions, where the enemy's scrambling capabilities are inefficient to destroy it before the mission is complete.


Looks like I haven't lost my touch! This is a Arkane Guard VTOL airborne vehicle, with two 3-inch heavy anti-infantry guns, thick shielded armor, and slow movement. Now to make it's air fighting counterpart. Thanks for reading.

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Post by Robot Monkey » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:22 pm

Nice gunship! Possibly an MG on the top for defense?
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Post by Theblackdog » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:41 pm

I've got to confess from looking at the photos I can't quite make sense of this thing. It looks good, but why are those weird gray pieces hanging off the sides? Are they part of the stand or what? And there doesn't seem to be room for a pilot -- is this microscale, or a drone?

Nevertheless, it's a good design and I look forward to seeing the fighter version.
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Post by Ross_Varn » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:53 pm

Ah, sorry, I suppose I didn't integrate those enough. Those are clips for the chainguns. You can kinda see the pilot's head in the first photo, but I didn't build it to carry troops, although that's what it would be able to do. This was just built to pull me out of a bit of a funk- I haven't built anything in a while.

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Post by enders_shadow » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:24 pm

well, you seem to have broken it. This is nice, it's compact, it's smooth but chunky, and the turbines are perfectly proportioned and implemented. I for one don't mind all the unnecessary gray bits, they add to it's 'fragility' with exposed frame or something. great job, Ross!

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Post by mgb519 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:33 pm

Nice, except that it needs more guns.

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Post by Theblackdog » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:26 am

[quote="Ross_Varn"]Ah, sorry, I suppose I didn't integrate those enough. Those are clips for the chainguns. You can kinda see the pilot's head in the first photo, but I didn't build it to carry troops, although that's what it would be able to do. This was just built to pull me out of a bit of a funk- I haven't built anything in a while.[/quote]

They seem a bit too big and clumsy... maybe take them out or replace them with an ammo drum?

Anyhow, don't take any of my earlier post too hard, this is a good model.
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Post by Ross_Varn » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:55 am

Cool. Glad you guys like it.

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Post by Warhead » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:59 am

That is a deadly slice of death on a stick Ross, nice job. 8)
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Post by Warhead » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:00 am

Yeah, the guy above knows what he's on about. Trust him!

EDIT: Ooops, double post.
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Post by BFenix » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:53 am

Hmmm, with a bit of refining, this could turn out majorly awesome. Btw, check out the Iceworlders :wink:
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Post by morganm » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:59 am

I like the design but needs more guns to be a gunship :twisted:

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Post by tunasailor » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:16 am

Love the heavy look on it, and this twin chaingun design is :ftw:
Good job Ross!
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Post by Pwnerade » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:59 am

This is clearly awesome, but where does it hold the infantry?
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Post by Ross_Varn » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:44 am

It doesn't, I said that.

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Oh hey, exchangeable weapon hardpoints. Thanks to Tuna for the design.

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