This one wasn't planned. I wanted a kind of stealth mech. Then I also wanted to try out making a sublight lifter like on the Infinite Justice Gundam. So I combined the two ideas.
About this creation
VRMS-BT-004 “B-Type mk IV”
Following the disappearance of the Professor from VRRD, VRMS continued its mecha development project. When the word came down from high command for a mecha as powerful as the G-Type mk III, but with stealth capabilities, the VRMS looked backward to a long neglected design: the BT series.
In terms of its structure, the B-Type mk IV is identical to the G-Type mk III. The chief differences between the G-Type mk III and the B-Type mk IV are found in its stealth equipped dispersed network reactor and its stealth plating on its exterior. Beyond this, the B-Type is similar in capability to its cousin, and is almost more of an outgrowth of the G-Type than a separate unit.
The B-Type mk IV carried unique equipment, though it was backwards compatible with all G-Type mk III weapons options as well. Its most notable piece of equipment was its backpack unit. The backpack unit was detachable and could function on its own as a remotely controlled weapon. When attached, it greatly increased the mk IV’s mobility, defence and firepower. The mk IV could also stand on top of the unit, using it as a mobile combat platform. The unit itself carried two wing mounted beam sabres, and four heavy cannons, as well as a nose mounted beam dagger. Finally, for melee combatit carried two beam sabres for use by the mk IV. For melee combat, the mk IV was equipped with a powered scythe. For ranged combat, the unit carried optional shoulder mounted nuclear guns, and for mid range combat had specialized beam weapons that fired invisible shots.
Nearly 2,000 B-Type mk IVs have been produced with another 1,500 slated for future production. 5 of the units have been designated part of the task force involved in spying on and eliminating IDRD.
Drive: VRMS-MD-8311 Stealth dispersive network gravitic reactor
VRMS-DD-8476 Ultracompact multidimensional drive
Top Speed (running): 520km/h / 480 km/h
Top Speed (sublight): Mach 26.2 / Mach 30.2
Top Speed (supralight):
Max Range: Unlimited
Armor: AMR-4319 Stealth zidanite quantum alloy
Defensive systems: none
Offensive systems: 4 x XSS-1800 Heavy beam cannon
16 x XSS-2767 High yield, short range micromissile launcher
2 x XSS-1805 “Nightstinger” heavy beam cannon
2 x SWD-3900 Wing mounted beam saber
1 x SWD-3909 Nose mounted beam dagger
2 x SWD-3910 Beam saber
2 x XMS-5612 Heavy radiation cannon
Other: VRMS-MS-1193B Advanced mech dispersive neural net/manual guidance hybrid
VRMS-MS-2591B Advanced autonomic balance stabilization system
VRMS-MS-5973B Advanced combat melee system
VRMS-MS-6975B Advanced stealth combat sensor suite
VRMS-MS-8362B Advanced combat variable multitargeting computer
VRMS-MS-9874B Combat mech multidimensional navigation computer
VRMS-MS-4277 Stealth autodispersal energy diversion control system
Configuration 1: Front view. The B-Type mk IV is only lightly armed. Unlike its brethren that have 2 or more upgrades, the mk IV only has one upgrade. Its basic configuration mounts the standard 16 micro missiles and two short beam sabers.
Configuration 1: Side view
Configuration 1: Rear view
Configuration 2: Front view. In its upgraded form, the mk IV gains a powerful sublight lifter capable of lifting the unit into orbit. In addition, the backpack can be separated from the main unit and can act independently as a drone or can function as a stable platform for the mk IV to stand on. Its additional armaments consist of two beam cannons, wing mounted beam sabres and a nose mounted beam dagger.
Configuration 2: Rear view
Configuration 2: Front view with sublight lifter in raised position
Configuration 2: Side view with sublight lifter in raised position
Configuration 2: Rear view with sublight lifter in raised position