A light Artemis-class hovertank for anti-mecha operations
About this creation
This is a light hovertank from a fictional army. This vehicle has been primarily designed to destroy mecha units so it is fast and agile, as opposed to mechas that are usually slow-moving or stationary. The most common strategy for the deployment of Artemis-class tanks looks like the way the groups of Sentinels move in the Matrix Revolutions: they swerve unpredictably, trying to get a clear shot at the unit or group of units it attacks. There are some differences of course; because of the low profile the Artemis-class is able to use characteristics of the terrain it is deployed in for cover, and the guns and cannons of the Artemis-class allow it to keep some distance from the target, unlike the sentinelís tentacles.
The Artemis-class light tank holds two soldiers, one pilot and a gunner, and is equipped with four guns (front and rear) and two side-mounted cannons.
The name Artemis comes from the Greek goddess of hunt. She was the twin sister of Apollo. The cypress and deer were sacred to her. The temple of Ephesus was her most important temple, being one of the seven Wonders of the World.
ĺ front view. As you can see the pilot is safe behind his canopy, but the gunner has to wear a protective helmet. Safety first! Also note the guns just above the cockpit. They are called SPADES, but the meaning of that acronym is yours to decide. Write a review!
Front view. Two brutal BIN cannons stick out of the sides. BIN means Bipolar Ionized Nuclei. These guns emit a blast of atomic particles that fry electronics and disable most machines- but to do so they must be focused on a target for long enough. That is why they are maneuverable.
Side view of the hovertank. Here you can see the interesting construction of the rear compartment a little better, as well as the rear SPADEs- youíre never safe from this vehicle. Also note the rudimentary wheels on the rear compartment- it is my theory that like old cars looked like carriages, so should early hoverships look like cars.
A rear view- look over the gunnerís head to see his controls. The screen allows him to see whatís going on in front of and behind the vehicle without having to risk his neck because itís connected to the binoculars you may have seen earlier.
The top view you see here is maybe one of my favourite pictures of the MOC. Note the vertical greeblies above the engine. Is this your favourite picture, too? And will James fall in love with Sue? So many questions... All can be answered by writing a review. Come on, you know you want to!
On this side view you can clearly see that the hull of the rear compartment is angled and has some SNOT (Studs Not On Top) armour. If you donít, you have to look better... or scroll down some more.
The bottom of this ship. You can see the four hoverdishes that keep this hovertank, well, hovering.
The MOC is pretty strong structurally. Although the hinges that hold the cockpit may sag a little, it is pretty swooshable- and as you can see it can be turned upside-down without (much) trouble.
Lastly, on this picture you can see the internal structure of the hovertank. I simply removed the armour plating on one side, as well as one cannon, to be able to take this picture. Putting it together again took some time but I succeeded in the end. The dish beneath the gunnerís seat can be placed on the front bumper and used forÖ things. Donít ask me!
I hope you had fun viewing the pictures and reading my captions. Please leave a review and tell me!
Good, there are WAY too many mechs on MOCpages, just let a couple hundred of these loose on this site...:):)
(No offense meant to anyone at all)
Excellent work, mate, this is really good, and I like the backstory as well