A Mobile Field Artillery System, capable of unfolding itself in seconds.
About this creation
This is a fast, hovering, field artillery system that can be used to destroy targets with pinpoint accuracy from a safe distance. I must say, it really has a futuristic look, because one wouldn't recognize it as artillery at a first look. That is also why it's so dangerous.
The vehicle itself has a very sleek and smooth shape, and can reach a topspeed of approx. 140 mph. It is powered by a single anti-matter engine, which powers 3 anti-gravity hover pads.
The gun, which is unfoldable, has a range of 10 km and shoots superheated plasma bolts, capable of ablating or penetrating
all known armor.
Also, when unfolded, the power output of the engine can be directed to the gun, making it even more powerful.
The only drawback of this vehicle is the light armor plating, making it vulnerable to enemy fire. However, it is perfectly capable of doing it's job without even being detected, so it doesn't really need strong armor.
The vehicle has a crew of 1 pilot, who is also the gun operator.
Left and right side.
Front. Doesn't the glass bubble look pretty?
A look at the top.
Belly. Notice the two large hover pads at the sides, and a small one in the middle. The engine is positioned directly behind the cockpit, and is very well protected here.
Unfolding phase one. The side slides open, revealing the gun a little.
Unfolding phase 2. The rear fins fold to the sides.
Unfolding phase 3. The gun is now pointing up. Also notice that the rear fins now add to the stability. They also function as shock absorbers.
Final phase, everything is fully unfolded now. The gun now has its full lenght and is able to shoot. Artillery open fire!
Four different views. I personally find the 3rd the best looking.