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War Bow Heavy Artillery Mech

Armament: 2x 180mm Cannons
2x 30mm Cannons
2x 20mm Gattling Guns

Weight: 80 Tons w/o Additional Ammo Pods
84 Tons Full Ammo Pod Compliment

Max Speed: 72kph



After Phong Chang’s comments on Mobile Artillery and the fact that I agree with him; now after a few months of studying other MOC’s, I went back and rebuilt Mobile Artillery turning it into the WarBow. Right away the biggest changes are fairly apparent, larger and longer guns, larger legs, different secondary armaments, and modified feet.










I kept the “Hilbilly armor” plates that were attached to the legs on the original.


























Another big change is the addition of ammo racks across the legs (two per leg, one on each hillbilly plate, one on each knee) and the back (Two on the back of each shoulder) resulting the ability to carry up to eight reloads (four immediately available).








Some other details include studless build (except the ammo pods), back vents, reloading mechanisms on the top of each gun, and the all important digital eyes.

















Gun Raised: I’ve also worked in shell ejector details under the barrel of each main cannon (the same pieces used in my Wolverine Hover Tank).








Reloader Bay: Here (though fuzzy) you can see the claws of the reloading mechanics as well as the port the shell would be loaded through.








To fire, the Bow’s pilot puts the machine into a crouch with a slight forward lean to counteract the heavy recoil. The feet are used in Heavy Metal and Massive Class Mechs as well, since their design provides good balance in any direction.

















Another addition to this MOC are reloading arms which move the ammo pods from the back mounts up over the shoulder into position over the loading bay where the afore mentioned claws open the pods, and start loading the ammo into the internal magazines.








The magazines are empty, the gun raises to the “salute” position for reload.








The arms grip the holds on the pod…








The ammunition for the cannons is larger than modern day field guns by about 25mm, and tops out between 80 and 90 pounds depending on the payload (standard HE is 80 pounds). When carrying two full magazines (20 rounds, 10 each), and 8 fully loaded pods (80 rounds, 10 each) the weight of the War Bow increases by four tons. However being 19 tons heavier the War bow is still barely faster, and has much more longevity.








…and flip it over the shoulders over the raised guns.








The entire process of raising the guns, moving the pods, and reloading the magazines takes only 90 seconds.








The cockpit is also more heavily armored than the MA while only being slightly bulkier.


























Initially this design was to have the rocket pods and lasers for secondary armament, but a big rocket, or high heat, high energy laser was a waste for one soldier. In the end the Bow was outfitted with two 20mm gattling guns (750 rounds apiece typically programmed for 10 round bursts) for anti-infantry/aircraft purposes, and two 30mm cannons (150 rounds of high expolosive apiece) for light anti-vehicle when the gattlings wouldn’t be quite enough, and the 180s would be overkill.








Here’s a scale shot. The green mech (the Slinger Unmanned Anti-Vehicle Mech) will be added soon and was to stand in for a combat armor since in was only a bit smaller.


THANKS FOR LOOKING!

PLEASE RATE AND REVIEW ME =)



Comments

 I made it 
  January 30, 2009
Quoting Bernardo Silva once again, awesomeness in a form of a mech! i love those cannons on the back...im coming up with a new mech, a lot different from anything ive done so far, do you mind if i use your way of presenting, like giving performance data?
No I don't mind, besides enough people do it that I can't take credit for it anyway =)
 I like it 
  January 30, 2009
once again, awesomeness in a form of a mech! i love those cannons on the back...im coming up with a new mech, a lot different from anything ive done so far, do you mind if i use your way of presenting, like giving performance data?
B Gillmet
Daniel Smith
  January 11, 2009
That is awesome. It gives other mechs somethning to look up to.
 I like it 
  January 2, 2009
Well done Gimmlet! I like the wide shape to this one. (That's what she said!)
 I like it 
  January 2, 2009
Great Job! This thing fits the term "Vertical Tank" perfectly. I love the bulkiness of it. Keep on building ~ Nowhereman
 I like it 
  January 2, 2009
Awesome! It self-reloads, its size accommodates for its weapons, and it's sooo detailed! The only mech I've made is puny compared to this, if you want to review it it's in the mech group (first page?).
 I like it 
  January 2, 2009
Excellent! Great detail in this one. I love all the features, they make the mech much more realistic. You're STiLL getting better at these things! Nice work pal. Peace - Patrick
 
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