APMS-1::Ab Nusquam (ANu) (Contest Entry) . We are happy to bring you the first APMS-1 variant, the Ab Nusquam! Translated from Latin, Ab Nusquam means "From Nowhere", perfectly describing this mech's fighting technique: sniping its enemies from nowhere. . -Specs--
-Name-- Ab Nusquam (abbreviated ANu)
-Class-- Stealth class sniper mech
-Role-- Long range tactical strikes
-Tonnage-- 11.2 tons (armor only), 12.9 tons (weaponry and equipment)
-Weapons-- hard.LITe prototype PAR-1 Sniper Rifle (Plasmatic Alternation Railgun), Durasteel MV 60mil pistol
-Equipment-- XT V3O Camouflage Diversity module
The ANu makes use of a highly experimental prototype, dubbed the PAR-1 by our new XT subdivision, hard.LITe. While contemporary railguns use powerful magnetic rails to accelerate particles, this weapon uses the XT Plasmatic Alternation technology as a substitute, allowing for plasma bolts to be used as ammo. Because of this high usage of power, the gun has been dubbed the reputation of a power guzzler, allowing only four shots per clip and massive amounts of energy expended per shot. XT warns investers that ANu units will require frequent maintenance and energy recharges.
The Durasteel MV 60mil pistol acts as a backup for the ANu, in case it faces a close range threat that can't be solved by a hit with the butt of its rifle.
The ANu also includes another experimental technology, dubbed by XT as the V3O Camouflage Diversity module. This new technology acts as both a stealth unit and a multipurpose paintscheme changer. Simply put, it will allow standard stealth camo, while letting the unit change colors as needed, somewhat like a chameleon. Examples below:
And desert coloring.
All achieved through the V3O.
MY NOTES: As the title states, this is an entry to the Mecha Contest group's first contest. As a rule, I am obligate to post links to everyone else's entry. So here I go:
andros tempest's CHIMP
JakTheMad's CE Drone
Thomas Z.'s BD-04 Viper
Arik's MAU-1 Berserk
Bryce's Scimitar Command Unit
Chris Davis's AK-34 Stalker
Markus Jackson's Legionary
ED's LTM-O Jetkiller
...And there we are. As always, please rate and comment, and wish me luck in the contest! :D