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AC-57 Foa Light Mech Mk.I
"What I asked for a light scout Mech. What I got was a miniaturized Star Destroyer on legs."
About this creation
With the Sentinel series of light Mech badly obsolete, IWE set out to develop a new unit. They took design concepts from both their standard walker designs and combined them with those of the Omnimech concept seen in the Taurus series. The result was a light Mech that had both the all-purpose versatility seen in any CBMC Classic walker and the customizable modular construction of the Omnimech, creating something like a fighter tank mounted on legs.

The Foa is rather slow for a light Mech, but easily makes up for it with heavy armor and powerful weapons that allow it to best foes much larger than it. The Foa also sports IWE's most maneuverable leg design to date, with every drop of functionality the Foa needs and a little extra.



--Specifications--
-Model: AC-57 Foa Light Mech Mk.I
-Class: Mechanized Walkers, AC-type Foa Omnimechs
-Role(s): All-Purpose (meaning you can use it for ANY job. Shooting stuff, scouting, storming buildings, artillery, sniping, etc. You name it, we'll build a Foa to do it)
-Tonnage: 32.9
-Height: 6.4 meters
-Power Source: ML-3100 EM Power Core Mk.23
-Max Speed: 82 MPH
-Standard Armament: Mark.47 Proton Beam Riflers, flamethrowers




Though the AC-type Foa can support all kinds of different weapons, the primary weapon of the AC-57, the standard variant of the Foa, carries a pair of Mark.47 Proton Beam Riflers. Mk.47 Riflers fire concentrated beams of energy that can cut through armor plating with ease. if it weren't for the massive power needs of these cannons, opposing light and medium Mech would be helpless against the Foa's guns.




The Mk.47 is designed to carry any number of smaller secondary weapons underneath. Standard for it is a narrow-spray flamethrower designed for anti-infantry purposes. With a maximum range of forty meters, the Foa's flamethrower is a devastating weapon against infantry and mini-Mechs, as well as most organic or flammable targets (like buildings). this gives the Foa a significant edge in crowd-control problems.





The Foa sports unusually heavy armor for a light Mech, and, combined with its powerful weaponry and high-output power core, are easily able to single-handedly engage larger targets like medium Mechs. Two or three Foas can often down even a heavy Mech. The downfall of the design is mainly in its high production cost and unusually slow speed (the latter of which can be remedied with a down-armored Foa variant).






Seen here is the AC-type Foa base, the simple framework that serves as the base for all AC-series Foa Mechs. It features hardpoints for armor on its "shoulders", upper and lower legs, and feet. the armor on the cockpit and along its top can also be easily removed or modified for different purposes. much of the armor can also be ejected in emergencies or for other reasons, such as quick mid-battle repairs. The Foa frame has Omnihub hardmounts on either side to support weapons, though weapons like turrets, missile pods, mortars, and other weapons can be mounted elsewhere.



Creator's Notes: The Foa had originally started as what I called the "Raptor Light Mech", a CBMC Classic-ified variant of the AT-PT walker from Star Wars. it still bears a strong resemblance to the Imperial walker, aside from its beefy legs and side armor.

Also, the Foa makes a record as the shortest CBMC Classic light Mech yet, and is absolutely DWARFED by almost every CBMC Classic walker Mech in existence. I'm not sure if being so small is an advantage or not, as I wanted something intended more for heavy armor than the kind of fast scout that most light Mechs are.

Sadly, I'm not sure if this qualifies as a true Western Mech, because, while I was in the middle of taking pictures, I realized I COMPLETELY forgot to give this thing headlights! I'll try to remember to add them in when doing the different variations of the Foa or if I make a Mark.II of the frame (which, looking at those hideous legs, is rather likely).


Anyway, thanks to you all for looking, and Play Well with your new toy!


Building instructions
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Comments

 I like it 
  October 2, 2012
Hey, Arik, do you mind if I use some form of the the split-toe hinge-and-sloped-brick technique in one of my projects? It's about finished and I think that style would work pretty well with it.
ariklego ...The Director!
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Chris Melby
  June 15, 2012
cool build, and great presentation!
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  June 15, 2012
nicely done!
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  June 14, 2012
Cool shaping! But there's too much editing on the main pic for my taste. ;-) -LB Jr.
  June 14, 2012
Oh i remember allright. But the mistake has long been corrected; there's nothing left to rub in!
 I made it 
  June 14, 2012
Quoting Rich Collins... 257th Wolf I wasn't refering to the PBLs on the Titan. I'm talking about the Floodlamps on the Thundersrtyke.
*sigh...* what good does it do to rub it in if the Offended doesn't remember what you're talking about? :P
  June 14, 2012
I wasn't refering to the PBLs on the Titan. I'm talking about the Floodlamps on the Thundersrtyke.
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  June 14, 2012
Quoting Me23456789 ("Me2" or "Me") No headlights??? How could you forget headlights?!?!? Dude, this thing is completely ruined now! D! Minus! I would give you an F, but that would mean seeing you in my class again! Nah, I kid. Great work! One of these days when I finish the other two heavy hardsuits I want to make, maybe I'll get around to building a good ol' fashion stompy-footed Western Mech. And I'll be sure to include headlights. ;)
There are several problems with Eastern Mechs. One: they're never mass-produced. If you're gonna fight a war, you need something cheap enough to build in large quantities, not a half-dozen One-Man-Army prototypes. Two: Disfunctional design. skirts, high heels, horns, and laser-bladed katanas don't help you much when a sniper Mech sends a round through your chest. Three: No headlights. What good is a Mech without headlights?
 I made it 
  June 14, 2012
Quoting Rich Collins... 257th Wolf Headlights? No, no. 12in Halogen Floodlamps. "When you've Blinded your Enemies, You don't need to Deaf them." --Tzolash in "The Art of Battle" And I agree with Andrew on this thing's resemblance to the Titan; It just Blows me Away! At a scale of one (1) to five (5), i put this thing as about a seven (7).
...or Pulsed Beam Lances (:P). "When you've Vaporized your Enemies, you don't need to Blind them." :P Does this thing really look like the Titan? Kinda funny. I based this thing off the Taurus and a Star Wars walker, and everyone says it looks like the Titan II... :P
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  June 14, 2012
No headlights??? How could you forget headlights?!?!? Dude, this thing is completely ruined now! D! Minus! I would give you an F, but that would mean seeing you in my class again! Nah, I kid. Great work! One of these days when I finish the other two heavy hardsuits I want to make, maybe I'll get around to building a good ol' fashion stompy-footed Western Mech. And I'll be sure to include headlights. ;)
 I like it 
  June 14, 2012
Headlights? No, no. 12in Halogen Floodlamps. "When you've Blinded your Enemies, You don't need to Deaf them." --Tzolash in "The Art of Battle" And I agree with Andrew on this thing's resemblance to the Titan; It just Blows me Away! At a scale of one (1) to five (5), i put this thing as about a seven (7).
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  June 14, 2012
Nice mecha you got here. I love the simplicity of the frame! 5/5
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  June 14, 2012
Nice one Arik, but where's Robocop? (XD)
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  June 14, 2012
Quoting BiO.Andrew (SCP-087 U Scareh. 0_0) Now THIS I'm diggin'. Not only have you somehow managed to pack the awesomeness that is the Titan II into a scouting mech, but dat flamethrower effect. Awesome work, the shape is amazing, and the simplicity just blows me away. 5 stars. :)
sorry to disappoint you, but the flamethrower effect was just me photoshopping one in from a picture I got off the web (though I DID do a lot of modifying it to change it, because the actual pic was probably fifty or so years old).
 I like it 
  June 14, 2012
Now THIS I'm diggin'. Not only have you somehow managed to pack the awesomeness that is the Titan II into a scouting mech, but dat flamethrower effect. Awesome work, the shape is amazing, and the simplicity just blows me away. 5 stars. :)
 
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