The FTO is proud to present it's newest in mecha technology, the KC-119 AMM (Asteroid Mining Mecha)! It's heavily armored to help prevent casualties during asteroid mining operations. It has high-powered fighter grade thrusters mounted inside each leg. Unfortunately, these thrusters limit the legs' movement, so they do not have any foreleg motion at all. They are still very efficient at walking on land, though. The arms also lack forearm movement, mainly due to the heavy armor needed to protect the sensitive machinery in the righ arm to allow for finger movement. The left arm houses the drill, so it would be rather hard to put in forearms. The Mecha weighs 30 tons in Felixian gravity (FG),which is more-or-less the same as Earth's. The windscreen is mainly asthetic, but it does allow for a little sight outside. Nost of the vision is taken care of by a console in the cockpit that shows what a tiny camera in the body sees. The rear hatch is VERY heavily armored, seeing as it is the main thing between the pilot and an asteroid field.
As stated above, a millitary variant will be out soon. The only difference will be a second manipulator arm, instead of a drill.
This mecha is actually one of my favorites i have ever made. My main dislike in it is that it's drill looks so bad. I don't have any rock-raiders drills on-hand. I'll be bricklinking soon to get the pieces to make the second arm, and to get 4 fingers on each arm (basicaly, that means i'll be buying 4 Exoforce robot arms, a rockraider drill, and the last piece i need for a second arm).
this is the in-flight position. The strange looking mount on the bottom was nessecary, seeing as this was the only KC-119 AMM at the time of the photo
The roof was taken off in this picture to show the cockpit and it's consoles. The bottom is the visual screen, which allows the pilot to see in front of him, adn scan for metals and minerals. The top is for inflight purposes, it shows fuel levels and way-points set by HQ
(Reply to Don Webber: The KC-119 is usually accompanied by a smaller spacecraft with a large bucket on the back, but the FTO is considering building an attachment for it so that it does not have to wait for the slow craft to return from delivering the load before. The original design involved the hatch being hollow so that small metals and minerals could be sucked through a small hole on the tip of the drill, but this caused too many casualties in field tests. It's always a pleasure to hear from our customers on needed additions! (the main reason it doesn't have one is B/c i do not have any pieces that could make a convincing bucket))