Werewolf H-MBS Mk.I . "When you find someone that chooses speed over armor or heavy weapons, you're looking at a man that's either brave or a little crazy. We need more pilots like that." . Just like in fighter design, eventually you're gonna end up building an Interceptor instead of a Bomber. Logic states that, with plenty of skill and maybe a little luck, speed will always best heavy armor and massive weapons in combat. So we built speed.
-Model: Werewolf High-Maneuverability Mech Battle Suit Mk.I
-Class: Mechanized Battle Suits, High-Maneuverability type (H-MBS)
-Role(s): Hit-and-Run, Melee Attack Unit
-Height: 13.6 meters
-Power Source: MN-5400 Heavy-Duty EM Power Core Mk.19
-Max Speed: 145 MPH
-Armament: HL-147 Pitbull rifle, Durasteel Heavy Scimitar, wrist-mounted plasma blades
With a fire rate of 420 RPM, the HL-147 Pitbull automatic rifle is the main weapon of the Werewolf. Its compact bullpup design makes it practical for the Werewolf's speed mentality. The Pitbull fires incendiary rounds, making up for the indvidiual rounds' small size and, combined with its fast rate of fire, allowing it to burn away the armor of large targets like enemy MBSs. While the Pitbull has proven itself to be rather effective, many of the test pilots who ran the prototype stated that they would have preferred a heavy-duty energy pistol design for the more compact design and higher stopping power. Thus the Pitbull has been the subject of much debate.
Creator's Notes: I love that pose. :P
This weapon started as sort of a glaive-type weapon and somehow became an oversized scimitar-ish sword. I'm not entirely happy with it, but I suppose it doesn't matter. Sword or glaive, either way I'd rather not end up on the receiving end of that sharpened hunk of durasteel. Something I'm rather happy with, however, is the wrist design on the Werewolf. like my MAU-1 frame, I gave the design a vertical joint arc as opposed to the more common horizontal one. the horizontal variety doesn't serve much purpose, whereas the other variety is immensely helpful for melee weapons and sometimes even has its uses with ranged weapons.
Definitely my favorite of the three weapons would be the Werewolf's wrist-mounted ejectable plasma blades. They offer some nice possibilities not possible with most melee weapons, possibilities that are very much taken advantage of with a design like the Werewolf. Credit goes to Chunk and Bio for the blade design.
...Just another epic pose I got. :P
Front and side/back view, as is relatively obvious.
Creator's Notes: This would definitely be one of my favorite MBS designs I've made. The finished result greatly exceeded my initial expectations. Is it flawless? not quite (and this is definitely a design I'll spend some time on working out kinks). but not too far from flawless in my humble (...erm, kinda :P) opinion.
Special thanks to Richie, who helped me with an endless stream of pictures, corrections in proportions, and other such things that helped shape this into the forty-eight-foot metal beast it is now.
also, credit to Chunkblaster as usual. I'm honestly a bit disappointed with my creativity limits, as I actually managed to build an almost exact copy of the Grey Wolf MBS's upper body without even slightly looking at it. I had to spend several hours "fixing" it to be more original a design. I suppose that's either incredible or awful, depending on your perspective. :/
oh, and Chunk, note that I fixed the "Hi-maneuverence" designation to a more correct spelling of the term. :P
I'm hoping to continue on the digitigrade/Wolf Anthro design here and create more non-Looks-Like-A-Jet-Fighter-Slammed-Into-A-Mech H-MBS designs with it.
Anyway, have fun, and Play Well!