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Approved Tech Tartoros-Class Walker, Alpha Model

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Mercenary, Artist.


Intent: To provide Blas-Tech industries' new Mech wing with a flagship product that will sell competetively on (Hopefully!) a Galactic scale.
Development Thread:
Manufacturer: Browncoat Arms | Cade Lee Designer
Model: Tartoros-Class
Affiliation: Browncoat Arms | Cade Lee Designer
Modularity: Aside from one hand, none.
Production: Minor-to-mass, as market demand dictates.
Material: Durasteel

The Tartoros-Class walker is designed to be the spiritual sucessor to the wildly unknown Lapetus-Class Exoskeleton designed by Byrec Lasood. The Tartoros was drafted by Byrec's daughter, Tara, to fill much the same niche in combat: that of an armored vehicle to be supplemented by infantry in battle.

The Tartaros addresses several weaknesses of the Lapetu. However, it sacrifices the mobility of the previous model with heavier armor plating. The increased size & stability of the hull allows the Tartaros to carry more weaponry than it's predecessor, but affects it's already diminished speed - especially in swampy or muddy environments.

The core design concept of the Tartoros-class walker is to provide a lower walking mech than the competitors - allowing it to more easily enter garages and warehouses, as well as facilitating transport and repair. The stocky frame allows the Tartaros to absorb more punishment than the Lapetus, but makes repair a length ordeal involving the removal of several layers of Durasteel plating and standard-issue inertial dampners. (such as springs and shock-absorbing pads)

Of course, Durasteel affords little protection against a lightsaber, which is part of the reason for the Tartaros' stocky frame - the control cabin is deeply recessed, meaning that a Force-user trying to cut his way into the cabin will have a fair distance to slice before being able to kill the pilot. In addition, saturated as the Galaxy is with lightsaber-toting wizards, the vital circuits of the Tartaros have been insulated so that the suit retains a fair degree of function (I.E. mobility and secondary weapons) when subjected to high-voltage electricity.

Perhaps the most iconic or 'daring' part of the Tartaros design is it's ability to be inserted into combat from the air. The heavy armor of the Tartaros is designed to absorb kinetic shock, and this applies to gravity as much as it does ballistic weaponry. The deeply recessed pilot's seat has several safeguards in place - from tight harnesses to the cabin being 'suspended' in foam - to protect the pilot from death by impact. While the Tartaros cannot be dropped from orbit - or even low orbit - a cargo ship carrying Taratros can pepper them across a battlefield from a comfortable maximum of ten to eleven kilometers in testing conditions. Any higher risks considerable damage to the Tartaros, and usually the death of the pilot. When at all possible, lower insertion points (Or traditional ground insertion) is advised.

The Tartaros is designed to be a heavy assault vehicle. It carries a heavy laser on one 'arm', and a series of anti-air missiles across it's back. The open hand is to allow the Tartaros to be equipped with an array of specially-made Blas-tech products and tools, such as a second laser weapon, a shield, or heavy-duty plasma cutter.

Role: Assault vehicle.
Height: 4.5 Meters
Length: 3 Meters
Width: 4.5 Meters
Weight: 8,519Kg
Propulsion: Bipedal
Top Speed: 15KmH/10MpH
  • One Blas-Tech standard laser cannon.
  • One rear-mounted Missile turret - four tubes, twenty-eight total shots.
Passenger Capacity:One pilot
Cargo Capacity: The Tartoros has has no ability to carry cargo, save for the pilot, ammunition, and what it can hold in it's auxiliary hand (Which is designed to carry a gun, and cannot lift much besides the gun.)
Misc. Equipment:
  • Three day's air supply in a sealed cabin
  • Inertial dampners to protect against kinetic impact
  • Short-range radar array

Note: The last Tech Sub Ashin approved.
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