AK-PTM Daggerwing . The AK-PTM Daggerwing! Designed for Air Supremacy! . The Daggerwing! This name strikes fear into airborn enemies of MMWI! Designed to be a light, aerodynamic mecha that still packs a punch, in the air or on the ground! Can transform from DaggerFlight mode to DaggerCombat mode in an instant! Meant for atmospheric combat and flight!
A front view of the DaggerCombat mode. This mode is 19 bricks high, no more, no less. This mecha has sparse armor, so as to accommodate it's ability to transform. Personally, I really like how the legs and arms turned out. I thing it looks very cool.
A backview of the DaggerCombat mode. The back thrusters have been rotated downward here.
A frontview of the DaggerFlight mode. Notice how the Daggerwing loses it's handheld gun here-- Daggerwings can't carry these in DaggerFlight mode. This was a design issue, and I expect that in the mass production version (this is the prototype) we will have worked that problem out.
Oops! For some reason the backview of the Daggerflight mode didn't transfer! No worries, you can just open the LDD file. Here is a view of both modes together.
The Daggerwing in DaggerCombat mode carries a NEX-AK-2000 fast firing laser rifle. It is also equipped with two laser guns mounted in the shoulders. These guns have a direct route to the Daggerwing's power core (HRPC, if you remember that from the Mountaineer), meaning that they drain energy directly from there.
The Daggerwing doing aerial stunts and firing it's shoulder weapons in DaggerFlight mode.
I hope you enjoyed this MOC.
I know I enjoyed building it.
The LDD file is attached
This was an amazingly fun MOC to build.
I'm not quite satisfied with it though, which is why it's a prototype. Particularly the head and the back mounted thrusters need work.
Please note that ONLY TWO pieces on this MOC actually separate from the Daggerwing when switching between the two modes. These pieces are the two nose pieces that are connected at the hips in DaggerFlight mode. These pieces are moved to the knee joint when in DaggerCombat mode. This is another problem with the design that is slight, but I feel needs REAL work.
If you're wondering if AK-PTM actually stands for something, I 'll let you know that it does. The AK is just an alphabetic designation that I give all my mecha of this type (i.e., non frame mechas that are unmanned). The PTM stands for Prototype Transforming Mech.
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EDIT: I've added a picture of the Daggerwing Mass Production Unit.
Hopefully this unit solve the problems seen in the last unit, such as head design, backpack, and unwieldy arms. Also, this mech doesn't require ANY pieces to be moved around... BOO YAH! (unless you count the two head plating pieces, but in real life, those can be slid down the head instead of moved down)
Sorry, Andros, if I changed the armor shielding on the crotch, the nose on the DaggerFlight mode wouldn't have quite the same... IDK, flare? Well, it just didn't look as nice.