Ladies and mentlegen, the Orpheus returns . . . -- Scythian naval catalouges --
-- Mousetrap Automotive Research Facility --
-- Orpheus SHDT Revision - Mark II --
This is what happens when one guy decided to build something utterly stupid - and another guy decided to take the dakka off of that, and rebuild it into something awesome - and then made that shit fly.
The Scythian King of the battlefield has returned, larger than ever, with more guns, more armour, more (much needed) internal stability and more of everything - its engine systems have been re-designed around the internal anti-gavity core and the entire tank now operates on the same scale as a small SHIP. In fact, if this thing was launched in space - it probably could . . . travelling in the same direction it was launched firing all of its guns until it destroyed the utter fuck out of everything it was fired at - or turned into a SDHT torpedo with its re-designed frontal ram system, and then it would fuck up other peoples SHIP's from the inside.
I am sure all of you recognise the rear of the three top turrets - the Scythians main Super Death Tank killer - the Anti-matter projector, using magnetic forces on par with a railgun, it directs a stream of room temperature anti-matter through the air at the speed of light, ripping through its targets with disturbing ease and causing massive destruction in its wake - that turret also has two side-mounted Lance lasers, which also act as slicing beams (as if the main beams weren't enough) and a top mounted anti-air turret armed with a Gatling Laser cannon.
The new mid-turret is in fact a stripped down version of the Triple-barreled laser cannons now being widely used by most Scythian battleships - with most of its SHIP armour stripped down to standard armour to make it small enough to mount - it makes each barrel as powerful as the old cannon mounting that bore it - the Tarantula. Except there are three barrels, and together they fuck up your shit. On the back of this turret - it also mounts the two anti-matter missiles from the Tarantula, ready to fire as fire and forget missiles, as if the Orpheus even needs them.
The front turret is an enhanced version of the standard Anti-Infantry Laser cannon, its a dual barreled, fast firing beast that shreds enemy infantry before they can even dent the armour of this beast.
It does indeed keep the side-doors of the older Orpheus (but my picture taking skills crapped out on me here), and is still a troop carrier - still bringing in its compliment of 20 Scythian Marines into the field - but it is unable to retrieve them now due to the new engine placement, but this isn't a long run issue to worry about, as having a stationary Orpheus makes it a dead Orpheus.
Here is the new rear design - that is sadly, not another door - but a technic frame that stopped the "Boxxyness" that Natalya advised me about, I am more than a little eager to see what she has to say about this. The rear wall is greebled enough to break up the shape of this things sexy as shit backside - and it mounts the re-designed Heavy Flamethrower underneath to convince any would-be-flankers that trying to fuck this thing in the arse is a bad idea.
It still needs some moar work - but its back baby, to run circles around the big, slow fortress SDT's the other nations love oh so much, and blast them away with superior firepower before they can react.
Technological Arrogance, I love that phase so much, I'm going to fuck it silly.
Right here and now, so you fucks get on with telling me how awesome I am already.