The UPD-MBTA1 "Mountainhead" is a fairly average but very reliable TA used by UPD forces. First fielded in the Afterwar as a method of engaging maralyn infantry directly, the machine soon met its match against the much more versatile dmargo ATAs when the former allies became enemies. The Mountainhead, though incapable of going toe-to-toe with machines like the TYPE-SIREN, still was effective in anti-infantry and defensive roles.
Hardpoints on the unit's "backpack" can hold a variety of weapon mounts, ranging from rifles to missile packs. Shown is the standard 30mm autocannon variant. ECMs located inside the TA's torso render all but the most advanced guided ordinance ineffective. Most models are not equipped with an AMS, so they are still vulnerable to direct-fire munitions (but isn't any vehicle?).
Interesting. Sturdy design. Seems a capable piece on the battlefield. Looks like a big brother to the Wolverine from C&C:TS.
Curious. The leg armour, with the piece sticking out. Is there some kind of protection I'm not seeing to counter someone leaving a present there? Or will a present sit there n' coal the piece? How thick are the front plates? What's the worst the Mountainhead can take? What's the tonnage? How does the piece handle the recoil? Plenty more on its specs, but I'll stop here. Damn.. it's gonna be difficult gettin' in n' out.
What universe is this? Where can I start from zero?
Hey man, thanks for the interest And yeah, after I drew it I showed my brother who was playing TS at the time, and we both thought it slightly resembled a "grown up" Wolverine.
I'll do my best to answer your questions haha
The bit sticking out of the leg armor (near the knee joint?) is just some additional armor to protect the machine's most vulnerable points, but it would do the trick as a "present deterrent" just as well. If someone were to attach an adequate amount of explosives directly to the side of the knee joint, the Mountainhead would more than likely end up losing a leg. The frontal plates of most TA are substantially more armored than the rear (as they often act as shields and mobile cover for infantry, and they are big targets when engaged in a TA on TA battle) - I would say the front plating is around 200mm thick, while the weaker/lighter parts are about 120mm. The armor is made out of a reactive titanium-like armor. Strikes from anything like a LOSAT would probably take out a Mountainhead for good, just because of the sheer kinetic force - though on most occasions it would have to be manually aimed since the Mountainhead equips ECM features. Small arms fire is virtually ineffective, and any kind of RPG/AT an infantryman could carry wouldn't do much to the machine's reactive armor. The easiest way to cripple a Mountainhead is to go for the cameras and sensors, one of which is located on top of the machine's "head" and the other on the upper "chest." The joints are particularly vulnerable from the sides, and taking the legs off a TA always lowers its combat effectiveness by a large amount (but then you've got to look out because you have essentially made yourself a giant, armored gun emplacement instead of a giant, armored, mobile gun emplacement X) ) Tonnage is hard for me to pinpoint, but I would probably put this machine around 3-4 tons with standard loadout. Being a pretty sturdy weapons platform, Mountainheads take both their own recoil and that of enemy attacks very well. A complex gyro system located between the legs (most of that large box there) automatically adjusts the legs for balance depending on data it receives from the pilot's controls and outside stimuli.
A simple hatch mechanism is how pilots enter/leave, one smaller hatch that makes up the "head," and the other larger one, mostly for cockpit maintenance, is the entire top left half of the machine, head and all.
As for the universe, it's an original concept universe of mine, Tempesion. I haven't yet decided on what I'd like to do with the IP, but I'm leaning towards graphic novels.
I can't exactly point you to a "zero" yet, but my gallery is full of Tempesion propaganda. Here's a sheet of the races in the universe, and a link to some other TAs of the universe.
This is one amongst the many that fit into my interest. Realistic(relatively), slow, heavy, limited, et cetera. More fitting into th' term "walking tank," like th' Titan n' th' Wolverine(or rather, walking IFVL). Someone's interest in something usually ends up improving it. =^.^=
Are you for GDI or Nod? N' your brother?
The plate on the knee looks like there is a pocket behind it for an explosive to sit on Santa's knee. True, when the legs get blown, it becomes an emplacement. Have you played Ring of Red? Similar to how their legs work when damaged. But if they aren't like that or gets destroyed, n' th' mech falls forward or back, it's down good. If it falls t' th' side, one weapon arm at least can still provide support.
True, one LOSAT hit will take this guy down. No one can argue that. But wi' th' 200mm front plate n' tonnage given, it sounds like th' armour can't be penetrated (wi' standard modern weapons) n' th' whole thing can be toppled too easily.
Regarding armour. Nonexplosive non energetic reactive, correct? Have you thought 'bout composite + reactive? 200mm(7.874~ inches) is double that o' a Tiger tank's(3.937~ inches) front armour. Pretty damn thick. One IFVL has 1 n' 1/4 inch(31.75mm) thick armour. Dad says 'bout 2 inches(50.8mm) for a walking IFVL.
But stickin' t' 200mm f,120mm s thickness n' two 30mm autocannons(not including ammo) with th' weight at 3-4 tons(short or long tons?) it doesn't make sense to me. An average car (sedan/minivan/pickup truck/etc) is 'bout 2 S tons. I was guessin' this piece t' be 'round 7 S tons (Dad says 5). How thick are top, bottom n' rear armor plates? True, front plates're th' thickest.
Makes sense, top left opening. Right n' rear're occupied. Do the 30mms alternate firing or same time? I'm not gonna ask th' speed o' th' legs. That's pretty hard to figure out.
I saw th' other mechs. This one is th' best in my opinion. You have talent n' make great art. Keep at it. Practice makes progress. I hope for more human-made (unless you have them by 'nother race) mechs like this one.
I usually play GDI, but I played NOD today and I gotta say I do love their stealth tech haha. 90% of the time I'm GDI. My brother is 100% NOD.
I'm a bad judge at weight, so if 7 or 5 tons sounds better to you it's probably right . If you'd think the armor thickness should be cut down, that's probably also the case. I just estimated from looking at a short mm ruler I have haha.
The guns aren't linked, so they could fire either at the same time, alternating fire, or even at two different targets.
I mostly play Nod. My brother is GDI. Funny li'l mirror.
IFVs range from 18-43 tons. Tanks range from 50-70 tons. WW2 Germans built a few that went up t' 188 tons, but they were.. well, everything has its ups n' downs. May even be lighter/heavier IFVs n' regular tanks out there. It's all up to you. As long as it makes sense.
I don't see a way for it to get itself back up should it fall down from a hit n' is still capable. Unless.. for every 2-4 Mountainheads, there is a soldier operating an exosuit wi' minimal weapons or some sort o' mechanical assistance that can render aid, recovery n' other possible support.
That's a good idea with the support units- I never really thought about how to recover them. I usually figured something like a crane would right them after a battle was over, but I never thought of support suits being there in the sidelines with the bigger mechs
It also depends on th' higher ups. Whenever I play RTSs, everything gets support. Even th' support units. But that's me playin' defensive. I'm not very aggressive. While playin' whatever force I'm playin', I tend t' think o' what units or R&D can be come up wi' t' better th' military.
But some races won't be usin' th' same thinkin'. Some can be "whoa, do these things even know what a support unit even is?" It's a definite thing for humans, but it's up t' you t' give th' other races support units n' such.
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