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Mk.171 Mobile Field Base by Louisvillian Mk.171 Mobile Field Base by Louisvillian
Developed and deployed during the last decade of the war, the Mk.171 Mobile Field Base is among the largest ground combat machines ever devised. A massive hovercraft attached to Divisional headquarters, the "Cockroach" is capable of supporting large-scale assaults and carrying an entire Company of men and equipment, including armoured vehicles and drones, as well as housing a field hospital. A powerful repulsorlift drive and a ground-effect air cushion system make sure its over 18,000-ton mass doesn't cause it to sink into the ground.
Armed to the teeth with artillery, VLS, linear cannons, and particle projectors, the walker is able to lay down a field of fire comparable to no other land vehicle. Highly ductile and thermally-conductive armour plating gives the "Cockroach" a great deal of protection, especially against artillery and air-to-ground munitions. The Mk.171 MFB can literally wade through static enemy defences, and annihilate them with overwhelming force. The "Cockroach" can be carried down in specially-built landing barges or be paradropped in, its under-mounted repulsorlift drive softening the landing velocity enough to cushion it against the ground.

Model: Mk.171 "Cockroach" Mobile Field Base
Crew: 15 (commander, driver, communications crew, gunnery crew)
Height: 40 meters
Length: 170 meters
Mass: 9000 tons dry; 18,000 tons full
Powerplant: 2 x G1FB Nuclear Reactors; 2 x turbine generators each
Power output: net 200 MWe; 50 MWe per generator
Armour: boron carbide composite
Shields: 6.3 terajoule burst capacity
Armaments: 2 x Particle Projector Cannons, impact yield 4.25 terajoules; 2 x Single-Gun 280mm Rifle Turrets; 12 x 127mm Casemate Rifles; 2 x 155mm Retractable Linear Accelerator Mortars; 10 x Free Electron Lasers, 15 megawatt output; 10 x Twin-Gun 127mm Rifle Turrets; 4 x retractable MGM-801 "Hoe" Missile racks; 2 x 64-cell VLS module; 48 x MGM-256 "Ares" Short Range Ballistic Missile vertical launch tubes.
Troop capacity: One Army Company (100 soldiers) plus vehicles.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
? Would this be considered a DEATHSTAR on legs?
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
I imagine this thing in a planet like Mars. The only problem I see is that it must be taken out with a nuke. Doubt that a Fuel Air Explosive could event dent it, maybe scracht the paint. Maybe. Anyway it is a bad ass looking walker. ?how about speed and weapons.
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Louisvillian Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I mean, the weapons are listed right there below the picture.
And, yeah, it'd recquire a tactical nuclear weapon to take it out. Its energy shields are pretty damn strong. The armour's not ridiculously strong, but it is resilient and ductile, so it can take kinetic impacts like a pro.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
? Did you ever saw the anime Big Wars. If you have not, then see it. This will fit niece with their land Navy.
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