---- Drawing to keep myself sane amidst all the college stuff :/ My take at a "realistic" transforming mech... not like macross or transformers lol. ----
Runlar Industries, one of the most largest yet shadowed corporations in the history of the Tempesion galaxy mysteriously and quite miraculously made themselves extremely scarce just before the start of the Seraphim Afterwar.
In recent present time, numerous disturbing sightings have shown that the company may be back, and no worse for the wear having completely avoided the Afterwar.
Current ARC intelligence suggest that the former Runlar Industries has become the Neo Runlar Corporation, which does not keep its military power in secret, as did the older form of the company. Their main armor asset is a cutting-edge, state of the art hybrid between an MAV and aerofighter.
One of the largest problems regarding using MAVs in combat was that they tended to fall prey to any nearby air units. Aerofighters have always held the advantage over most units on the field: their sheer speed makes them difficult targets, and the ordinance they carry could be customized to defeat any target. However, the one fault with aerofighters is that they lacked the defensive "sit and hold" capabilities that MAVs and AMAVs were so successful at.
Enter the Harrier- Neo Runlar's answer to the problem. A fearsome combination of VTOL aerofighter and MAV, it has yet to find a situation where its extreme versatility could be challenged. Standard loadout consists of two cannons, two railguns, two surface/air missile boxes, and six smart bombs. It combines tsudayin MP gyro technology and the best of the dmargo aerofighter and sheilding systems. The Harrier is capable of atmospheric entry and exit, and it's airtight frame allows it to battle in vacuum if the need arises.
The only real time the machine is vulnerable is during a transformation; there is still a significant time duration required for the wings to break back into flight position and the feet to slide behind the legs.
The crew can consist of several setups: Pilot and Copilot Pilot and AI AI (the rarest of the three selections).
The Ullr-02, named so, after the Germanic god of skis, archery, ring oaths, hunting, and shields, is a modified version of the USDF's standard deployment combat armor. Its tough composite armor, high-output ground thrusters, sofisticate locating system, and high-dexterity extendable arms make it ideal for urban and close quarters encounters. For this reason, it currently serves as the primary weapon used for the defense of American costal cities, military bases, and other tightly packed, high risk locations. The pilot is directly connected through a nuro-sensory link, and the cockpit can be force ejected if necessary. Its primary armament is a bayonet-mountable, direct accelerated particle rifle, with its secondaries being a variety of special purpose grenades, and and various anti personel, proximity, and reactive defense systems.
-EDIT- I added a bayonet, I submitted the wrong file, and so tired I didn't notice i guess @___@ haha. Its a fairly insignificant update, but oh w/e
As land based mecha began to replace tanks and other ground vehicles in the mid 21st century, the need for more versatile designs took shape. The Daitochi, capable of high mobility and target versatility fills the role as a ground supremacy unit un the modern battlefield. Its main armaments include a 40 mm "charged" vulcan cannon, and an anti armour/anti aircraft MIRV system. Its secondary weapon system includes a .50 cal canopy mounted machine gun, with optional direct control, or remote control and various defense and reactive units. The Daitochi are manned by crews of 3, the pilot, gunner, and captain, and all of whose roles are assisted by a combat AI to increase their battlefield effectiveness. First used extensively by the IDF in 2064, the Daitochi proved its effectiveness fighting in the harsh regions of the middle east, and has ever since been used extensively by allied nations across the world.