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Xarkon Jotun Hover Tank
The Hover Tank of the Armed Forces of Xarkon
About this creation
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   The Jotun hover tank... because sometimes you just need something fast and heavy-hitting. The Jotun sports a pair of powerful cannons that can be mounted with varying weaponry. However, they are usually both heavy gauss cannons. Besides these powerful weapons, the vehicle is also armed with a pair of anti-personnel machine guns.



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   Some people would say that a tank should not have a windshield. Some people obviously do not know the strength of Transperium! This material allows pilots to have great visibility without the worry of being shot "through the glass."



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   The array of engines on the back of the Jotun allow it to move quickly and make sharp turns with ease. It's still not as fast as a Hornet bike, but it's close enough. By the way, the word Jotun means "giant." No, the tank isn't gigantic, but I was trying to make it a Xarkon standard to name all their tanks after Norse giants, so I just used the generic word for the smallest tank.



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   The anti-personnel machine guns are great fun for a pilot to use, because they swivel from side to side. Lucky pilot. The infantry suddenly feel naked and useless. Yes, the Jotun is piloted by a single man. It employs a complex control method involving a central foot "platform" that is like a giant pedal. This platform can be pushed down and pivoted from side to side with the feet, and it is used for turning. The pilot also holds a pair of control sticks. One controls the foward machine guns, the other the main heavy gun turret.



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   The Jotun was deigned specifically to be held under the belly of the Nidhogg dropship. The first tank I built for this purpose suited it perfectly, but looked completely unoriginal. So I scrapped it for this new design. Some people didn't like this design because it didn't look enough like a tank. Well, that's why I said I was going for original here. Besides, it's not a tank, it's a HOVER tank. Think of it as a "light strike hovercraft."



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   Can you find the Crown of Xarkon?



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   Here, I'll help you out a bit.



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   From the side. This vehicle actually has a lot of SNOT packed into it. Um, SNOT is a LEGO building term meaning Studs Not On Top, by the way. But I'm sure everyone here at MOCpages already knows that.



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   It can get a bit top-heavy at times. Just like a Ford Explorer.



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   Luckily, the hover technology prevents it from turning over. here are the hover-pads on the bottom. Treads are considered pretty primitive in this time period, but hover pads are unfortunately unable to hold up a great amount of weight, making the old treads and wheels still useful in some cases.



Comments

Justin Saber-Scorpion Stebbins
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Spaztastic the Diabolical
  December 5, 2011
Looks rather Starcraft inspired. I'll be using this and various other vehicles as research for that group you put up, if I get the opportunity to build for it. I'm starting to regret accumulating a mass of only bley.
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  November 25, 2008
I love this thing! The overall shape, the guns..AWESOME! I also love the colors...Nice MOC!
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  November 8, 2008
The crown of Xarkon shape is only on the turret, but I understand that it would be difficult to make the whole thing that way. I like the overall design, though. The weaponry is also good. The shape does remind me of Wraith...
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  April 30, 2008
its like a Wraith on steroids
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  September 29, 2006
it is not to red it is cool
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  March 29, 2006
I've always liked this and actually prefer it to the Thrym. But I do agree with Xerx and say it is a bit to red. Please review my MOCs.
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  February 8, 2006
It reminds me of a Wraith...
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  August 7, 2005
It's pretty good, but I think it's too red. You should have some more black or something in there. Other than that it's pretty good. ;)
 
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