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Metal Legion AS-70 Heavy Air Drop Unit (HADU)
This Creation Has taken awhile to build now. After finally finishing the last section, I give you the HADU. Hadu is short for Heavy Air Drop Unit. The model breaks down into three sections. The bottom section is used as the "cargo area". It has a retractable ramp with lock. The top section houses the units' 14 man Aerial troop section. The Top Also comes off to reveal the cockpit which is the last section. Enjoy the model.
About this creation






The hatch unlocks the ramp unleashing its fury!









The HADU carries one Metal Legion Heavy Infantry Mech and one Metal Legion Assault Vehicle.















The 14 Aerial Troopers are veterened warriors of the sky.



The squad breaks in half utilizing its mobility and speed to flank the enemy from both sides creating chaos and confusion.





Quick and Swift





The Cockpit is sealed off with an airlock chamber allowing the rest of the ships other compartments to open without disturbing the cabin pressure in the cockpit. The doors slide back and fourth on smooth tiles, sealed by the roof.



The Ship is equiped with four 360 degree rotating thrusters and one Stationary Thruster.





The Cockpit is outfitted with the latest tech. The Crew consists of: One Pilot, One Co-Pilot, One Gunner, and one Navigator.





Two Plasma Cannons mounted on the nose of the cockpit Clear a path to the LZ.





The Ladder is connected to the section that houses the troops to the cargo bay. How else are the crew suppose to get in without jetpacks lol.





























































The HADU has rear defense cannons as well. Accesable by a sliding door behind them, The troops are able to defend the ship from an attack from the rear. The paltform slides out allowing more rotation. Two Air Combat engineers man the Plasma Cannon turrets.





The hatches on the the side of the ship open up releasing the Aerial Troops into combat.





Verticle Takeoff is a must needed factor in delivering troops fast.



The thrusters rotate accordingly to allow fast "drop offs".






I leave you all with one question.... I have been debating whether or not to do a battle scene using this monster. Should I? Please rate and comment. Tahnx



Comments

 I like it 
  November 27, 2013
Wow, awesome dropship man.
  November 5, 2013
NICE, NICe, NICE
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  June 8, 2012
Viper 6 Viper 6. This is EXCOM This is EXCOM. Check your message traffic. We have started another group and we request your assist' TIME NOW. There is a build challenge for a detachment of marines (MARDET) and I think it has your UIC stamped all over it. I'm no fan of recycled marines, but this Iron Squad (which absolutely rocks by the way) would really fit the billet. Maybe just go with the straight Alien Conquest torsos? Do you have those? Heck, you figure it out! Just move to this grid: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/20870 In-process, review the SPECs in the MARDET Challenge, assemble the DET and show us what it's like when real Marines hit the LZ. Attack!
 I made it 
  May 27, 2012
Quoting Steven Thomas Wow. An amazingly detailed build. Just one thing, where did you get those mini figures and the light blue helmets? thanks :)
They are a combonation of Mandalorian battle packs and Alien defense sets.
  May 2, 2012
That's an amazing bunch of awesomeness!!!
 I like it 
  May 2, 2012
Wow. An amazingly detailed build. Just one thing, where did you get those mini figures and the light blue helmets? thanks :)
 I made it 
  May 2, 2012
Quoting Strakk The Glatorian Epic! but too bad the ADU helmets don't come in Mata blue...
I know dude you are so right. Hopefully Lego will come out with some theme with that color in that style of helmet. Even Dark or Light Grey would be cool.
 I made it 
  April 30, 2012
Quoting Zach jones my only word of advice for a battle scene would be have anti-aircraft fire prevent it from landing and drop the mech and troops from a couple feet off the ground, that would look so cool, them jumping the extra four feet off the ramp.
That would be awesome. I don't know if I have the peices to do it, but I will try.
 I made it 
  April 30, 2012
Quoting The Pied Pauper $$ Holy huge! This thing is incredibly detailed and realistic inside and out. And you should definitely put it in a battle scene! Nice work.
Thanx dude, I will definately do my best.
 I made it 
  April 30, 2012
Quoting andros tempest I'm getting influences from Aliens and a very strong Classic Space vibe from these designs, particularly the colour scheme. Excellent concept, executed brilliantly.
Thank you. It was the first of many, I can assure you that. I'm glad everyone likes it. The battle scene should be coming up soon.
 I made it 
  April 30, 2012
Quoting Parrington Levens Sweet VTOL!
Thank you! It was a beast to build.
 I like it 
  April 29, 2012
my only word of advice for a battle scene would be have anti-aircraft fire prevent it from landing and drop the mech and troops from a couple feet off the ground, that would look so cool, them jumping the extra four feet off the ramp.
 I like it 
  April 28, 2012
i love this it would be a great idea to put it in a battle
 I like it 
  April 28, 2012
Awesome, I love all the realistic details!
 I like it 
  April 28, 2012
awesome!!!
 I like it 
  April 28, 2012
Holy huge! This thing is incredibly detailed and realistic inside and out. And you should definitely put it in a battle scene! Nice work.
 I like it 
  April 28, 2012
I'm getting influences from Aliens and a very strong Classic Space vibe from these designs, particularly the colour scheme. Excellent concept, executed brilliantly.
 I like it 
  April 28, 2012
Sweet VTOL!
Dustin Esau
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Chris Melby
  April 27, 2012
The whole build is sweet, but I love the suspension on the truck, and the walker is K/A too! Awesome
Dustin Esau
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Dak .
  April 27, 2012
'o' Nicework here!
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  April 27, 2012
Wow! Thank you to all of the rest of the people on Moc pages that has viewed and LIKED this w/o comments. I never thought I would get this many views and likes. Thanx Dustin.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting Brody Allen Wow, what a great build. There are so many nice features and the playability is of the chart. The coloring and all the attention you paid to consistency and details inside and out is terrific.
You are right about everything, especially the playability. I only wish I was 15 years younger and this would have been my dream come true.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby The whole build is sweet, but I love the suspension on the truck, and the walker is K/A too! Awesome
Thanx I will post pics of the individual Vehicles in the future.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting Archon Caledonia Very nice, but a bit busy on the colors. Good greebles and detail however!
You are right about the colors. My weakness is lacking certain parts in certain colors. I didn't think I was going to finish with what I had. There were more ideas and details I wanted to put on but.... Well time will tell the tale in the future.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting Garry King FANTASTIC.... You certainly have built a rather excellent dropship inside and out. Love your greebling...Well Done
Thank you, This was one of my first attempts to dsplay a functioning dropship. My favorite part is the ability to take out the sections and view a fully loaded assualt force.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting Garry King FANTASTIC.... You certainly have built a rather excellent dropship inside and out. Love your greebling...Well Done
Thank you, This was one of my first attempts to dsplay a functioning dropship. My favorite part is the ability to take out the sections and view a fully loaded assualt force.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting Hayden . Wow! It been a while since there has been any ML activity! But this is really cool, its the type of ship I've always wanted to build, but never had the skill to make. The blue troopers seats look perfect and the shaping of the whole ship is great! Would you mind checking this out? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/320760
Hayden I feel a strong turn in the winds if you know what I mean. The Legion needs support like this.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith Really a top end spaceship. Hard to pick the stand out features; I like the little gun turrets, and obviously the mech.
Thank you it was my first attempt on a mech in years.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting Josh De Firenze Im speechless, I honestly don't know what to say... and yeah, you should make a battle scene with this:) I also think you should make it a base, and make more of them mechs and vehicles? that would be sweet:)
Josh, That sounds great! I will pull my resources togeather and see what I can get.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting yama masa This is incredible!!! I can't find a good word to describe it, but just beautiful! I wish I could make something like this... so detailed and full of exciting features! A stunning work.
If you put your mind to it, You can acomplish great things.
 I like it 
  April 27, 2012
Wow!
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  April 27, 2012
Wow! Now that's wicked. :D
 I like it 
  April 27, 2012
Unbelievable! Just... unbelievable! :-)
 I like it 
  April 27, 2012
Wow, what a great build. There are so many nice features and the playability is of the chart. The coloring and all the attention you paid to consistency and details inside and out is terrific.
 I like it 
  April 27, 2012
Very well-planned, designed, and excuted! Great details and overall scall. Awesome work!
 I like it 
  April 27, 2012
Very nice, but a bit busy on the colors. Good greebles and detail however!
 I like it 
  April 27, 2012
FANTASTIC.... You certainly have built a rather excellent dropship inside and out. Love your greebling...Well Done
 I like it 
  April 27, 2012
Wow! It been a while since there has been any ML activity! But this is really cool, its the type of ship I've always wanted to build, but never had the skill to make. The blue troopers seats look perfect and the shaping of the whole ship is great! Would you mind checking this out? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/320760
 I like it 
  April 27, 2012
Really a top end spaceship. Hard to pick the stand out features; I like the little gun turrets, and obviously the mech.
 I like it 
  April 27, 2012
Im speechless, I honestly don't know what to say... and yeah, you should make a battle scene with this:) I also think you should make it a base, and make more of them mechs and vehicles? that would be sweet:)
 I like it 
  April 27, 2012
Im speechless, I honestly don't know what to say... and yeah, you should make a battle scene with this:) I also think you should make it a base, and make more of them mechs and vehicles? that would be sweet:)
 I like it 
  April 27, 2012
This is incredible!!! I can't find a good word to describe it, but just beautiful! I wish I could make something like this... so detailed and full of exciting features! A stunning work.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting Ultramarine . Amazing work, just amazing! The shear detail is breathtaking, and just, fantastic overall! I agree, you should do a battle scene, that would be simply grand! -Ultra
Then its settled I will finish this up with a battle scene in a few months or so. getting ready to move soon, Gotta pack up the goods.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting LukeSC Overlord Awesome! It's humongous!
It weighs a ton too.
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  April 27, 2012
Quoting Justin Knelsen WOW! Awesome build! I have always wanted to build something like this but I haven't got to it yet. Anyway, Great job!
Well its not going to build it self if you know what I mean. Thanx for the comment, Feel free to use some of my ideas.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting claw paradox huge, fantastic build! i especially like the pilot seats, hardsuit, and jeep!
Thanx for the comment on the seats. They were unique in design, The emergency rocket powered ejection seat was fun to make.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting Ben Cossy Oh wow! Now this is just amazing, lovely overall shaping on the Drop Ship and extremely good work on the smaller vehicles. Man this is good! Great work ;)
Thanx Ben, The smaller vehicles make it all come togeather.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting Cody G Very nicely done! It has such a beastly look to it, and it looks like it could do quite a bit of damage. If you don't do a battle scene, at least make an awesome GIMPed picture of this thing flying in, guns blazing.
Im starting plans for a battle dio. It will be good.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting Andre Benjamin Of course you should make a battle scene with this ship! Color scheme, shape, interior details, and, of course, the minifigs are fantastic! One of the nicest ships I've seen in a long time; makes me want to build my own dropship! Dying to see this bad boy in action!
Thanx Andre, So far everyone that has commented suggested I do a battle scene. Well looks like I'll be whip'n one of those up here soon.
 I made it 
  April 27, 2012
Quoting Tim C That is some ship. I love the overall shape and greebling. The weaponry is excellent, especially the plasma cannons. Great work on the cockpit as well. The seats are very unique and well done. How long is this beast?
Thanx Tim. Took me over 6 months to build. Aprox weight 40-50 lbs. Length is about 3 feet long. maybe a half give or take. Overall she consumed almost all of my grey and blue peices.
  April 27, 2012
Wow great ship I'm hoping to build something like this!
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  April 26, 2012
Amazing work, just amazing! The shear detail is breathtaking, and just, fantastic overall! I agree, you should do a battle scene, that would be simply grand! -Ultra
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  April 26, 2012
Awesome! It's humongous!
 I like it 
  April 26, 2012
Very nicely done! It has such a beastly look to it, and it looks like it could do quite a bit of damage. If you don't do a battle scene, at least make an awesome GIMPed picture of this thing flying in, guns blazing.
 I like it 
  April 26, 2012
Of course you should make a battle scene with this ship! Color scheme, shape, interior details, and, of course, the minifigs are fantastic! One of the nicest ships I've seen in a long time; makes me want to build my own dropship! Dying to see this bad boy in action!
 I like it 
  April 26, 2012
huge, fantastic build! i especially like the pilot seats, hardsuit, and jeep!
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  April 26, 2012
WOW! Awesome build! I have always wanted to build something like this but I haven't got to it yet. Anyway, Great job!
 I like it 
  April 26, 2012
That is some ship. I love the overall shape and greebling. The weaponry is excellent, especially the plasma cannons. Great work on the cockpit as well. The seats are very unique and well done. How long is this beast?
 I like it 
  April 26, 2012
Very advanced build, awesome job!
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  April 26, 2012
Heck of a rig, Dude! Some serious equipment, too. Awesome!
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  April 26, 2012
Quoting My Name is Anonymous That is massive! How big is it in people size?
What do you mean people size? Its crew including mech driver and assualt vehicle is 24.
 I like it 
  April 26, 2012
That is massive! How big is it in people size?
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  April 26, 2012
Epic! but too bad the ADU helmets don't come in Mata blue...
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  April 26, 2012
Very professional looking!
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  April 26, 2012
Oh wow! Now this is just amazing, lovely overall shaping on the Drop Ship and extremely good work on the smaller vehicles. Man this is good! Great work ;)
 
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