Iron Rhino gunships are ultra-heavy LAATS. They have large aftermarket weapons and armour. They are used mostly for Infiltration, path clearing, and fire support.
About this creation
Rhinos are classified by specific weapon types. Rhino 2 is 'ballistics' class. From the front we see the main armament- twin MAGGT launchers. The guns are on special mountings that allow them to be removed, stored away in transit mode, and have full 360x360 field of fire. You can also see the large spotlights.
Front armament includes twin MAGMA canon and rotatable 20mm Gatling Hs . I have applied, though not very well, hand drawn decals.
One of the most noticeable modifications is the removal of the navigator's seat, replaced with a small Correlian ring drive. It is connected via external cables to the MAGMA canon and MAGGT launchers. Linked directly into it are two SCIMITAR torpedoes and more spotlights. The engine is also fully removable.
Here is the upper middle part. You can see the flak turrets, crane/drill and shield genarator. The flak turrets are semi-independent and can be removed to form a stationary turret.
All Iron Rhino squads must be able to mend themselves after battle. Therefore most ships have a crane. Rhino 2's crane has a drill attached, and is sometimes used as a spear in battle.
The shield generator is a POLARISR repulsion generator. It not only deflects projectiles, but forms a massive electro-magnetic charge over the whole ship.
this photo shows the rear, with the engine outlets. With the lights, it is completely city-legal. It also shows the rear Gatling T class gun. You probably will have noticed that most weapons point forwards. Rhinos are meant for head on attacks and infiltrations.
Since Rhino troopers are just as uber-armoured as their ships, the hold is stuffed with all the weapons and gear they need. This includes primary and secondary weapons, bikes, boards, repair tools, and custom RYNO helmets.
The crew of Rhino 2's primary weapons are (left to right) a Spartan XXXL sniper, a Typhoon rocket launcher, and a modified artillery rifle . Most crews also have a droid, who is the navigator or another gunner.
Here are the diffrent munitions. My favourite are the twin proton torpedoes, and one antimatter torpedoes. The look great and are very easy to make.