Crew : 1-2 The manipulator arms are retractable and have 30mm auto cannons installed inside. Other armaments include 35mm triple barrel cannons and .50 coaxial guns. The arms and the rear missile pods can be replaced by larger cannons or other external mounted weapon/pods.
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Done with 2b mechanical pencil on A4 paper, shaded in photoshop
Actually, i'm supposed to make some original mecha for my final school project, but i notice that my original is quite repetitive especially in the chest or torso, so i'm trying to draw something different to give me new inspiration.
So you'll see me drawing these random mech for a while.
The Armor is an upgrade of the model used by the military. Created out of a necessity to increase the Valkyrie's strength, firepower, range, and dexterity, the armor successfully increases the Valkyrie's lifespan on the battlefield. Improvements include: A more resilient shield, thicker lighter armor, a lengthened shell-proof battle skirt, a widened internal weapons bay, added external hardpoints for carrying extra firepower, collapsible javelins, and a more powerful jet engines for more flying times.
CAV FOIL design for 's Theos Ke Polemos project [special thanks to him for the naming and backstory below].
The Dies-Gund N'vos Tessai CAV FOIL model was jointly developed and manufactured by the Indus based manufacturing corporate entities Dies and the Gund FOILArbeiten plant in the political bloc of Germane. A relatively recent model in the line of FOILs by this collaborative union of two manufacturers (much like the Jiendel Gavil FOILs), the 'Tessai' favors more aggressive pilots with its digitigrade stance and lack of shield. This N'vos Tessai, as shown here, is a stripped down model, thin on armor for extra speed and maneuverability. This machine is tailored to its pilot, a skilled swordsman with a swift and graceful combat style. The thin armor is a weakness, to be sure, of this otherwise elegant CAV design but an effective FOIL operator can always exploit the advantages over inherent flaws. Even with the thinner armor a CAV FOIL in the hands of a capable pilot and faedi control entity is a dangerous and formidable opponent. The standard, off the factory body, has more armor plates and is a little less maneuverable but still an effective machine.
Update 2.7.11 Mike unveiled the colored version -- go check it out! [link]