All condition mecha--probably my least favorite of the first generation mecha
About this creation
VRMS-WT-001-003 “W-Type Series mk I-mkIII”
The W-Type “Wing” or “White” Series of mecha was originally conceived as a further development of the wing binder system that had been implemented in the B-Type mk I. However, due to the theft of the B-Type mk I, the W-Type series would eventually take on the role of an all-condition mech in the Remnant fleet. The W-Type series has been one of the most successful Remnant designs which has repeatedly saved the Ancients from destruction.
VRMS-WT-001 “W-Type mk I”
The W-Type mk I began life as an extension of the AMBAC wing binder system that had been implemented on the B-Type mk I. The designers were looking for ways to improve mech mobility using wing binders. The W-Type mk I was equipped with four pivoting wing binders that could be fixed in a number of configurations. The designers went a step further and mounted boosters on these wing binders, giving the mk I unparalleled manoeuvrability.
The W-Type mk I had originally been intended as a recon model, to bolster the forces of the Fleet Recon Corps, and as such, was minimally armed and armoured. However, after the theft of the B-Type mk I, the designers, recognizing the need for a unit that was capable of defending the fleet from such a threat, radically reworked the design.
The W-Type Series’ characteristic wing binders remained, but added to these were a powerful main thruster unit, and auxiliary thrusters on the lower legs. Extra armour plating was added to provide additional protection. A large beam shield was equipped on its arm
For armament, the mk I was given a detachable XMS-1435 “Golden Gun” superlaser cannon that was mounted under the arm. For melee combat, the mech sported a SWD-2511 “Claymore” anti-armour sword that was stored on the back and handheld in combat.
The mk I’s mission role changed from recon to a command role, managing squads of its brother-units, the G-Type mk I and the S-Type mk I. Nearly 100 W-Type mk I units were produced by the end of the first year and would still be seen in combat nearly two years later.
Drive: AMS-MD-2000A Plasma Reactor
Top Speed (running): 100km/h
Top Speed (sublight): Mach 8.6
Top Speed (supralight):
Max Range: 1,000,000
Armor: AMR-1013 Ferro-ceramic composite
Defensive systems: DEF-0232 Heavy ferro-ceramic composite shield with optional anti-
DEF-5005 Combat shield generator
Offensive systems: 1 x SWD-2511 “Claymore” anti armor sword
1 x XMS-1435 “Golden Gun” superlaser cannon
Other: ARMS-MS-0110 Mech manual guidance system
ARMS-MS-1440 Autonomic balance stabilization system
ARMS-MS-4298 Combat melee system
ARMS-MS-5727 Combat sensor suite
ARMS-MS-7156 Combat targeting computer
ARMS-MS-8585 Combat mech navigation computer
ARMS-WB-0015 Wing binder AMBAC manoeuvre system
W-Type mk I Front view
W-Type mk I Side view
W-Type mk I Rear view
W-Type mk I firing primary armament
W-Type mk I firing primary armament
W-Type mk I using its anti-armor blade
VRMS-WT-001C “W-Type mk IC”
The most notable unit in the W-Type mk I line was the W-Type mk IC “Custom”. This unit was given to ace pilot Grant Hart in order to deal with the B-Type mk I. While the mech was much the same in capability as the mk I, its armaments were improved, introducing what would become a number of mainstays of the series. It sported two hip mounted heavy railguns mounted on pivots, and a mech scale beam sabre. Finally, the mk IC also featured improved targeting capabilities, allowing it to lock on to multiple enemies at once and fire devastating salvos.
Only a single mk IC was produced. It was used by Grant Hart in several engagements against the B-Type mk I, though ultimately the W-Type mk IC would be critically damaged by the B-Type mk I. However, the wreckage of the W-Type mk IC would then be recovered to form the basis for the W-Type mk II.