A concept of the Sol Defense Force Army. Camouflage pattern subject to change.
SDF ARMY The SDF Army are responsible for colonial defense and security on SDF-controlled colonies. Up until recent events, the Army has been decommissioned since 2131 after the Terrestrial Wars on Mars. When the Coalition invaded, and after countless defeats, the Sol Defense Force reinstated an army element in the armed forces. Although the Army may not be as well equipped as other elements in the armed forces, due to the fact that funding for the Army has been cancelled since the decommissioning of the Army in 2132, the army have been able to complete their objectives on their own, but the casualty rates were extremely high. As the war against the coalition continued, the army have been forced to rely on additional support units in combat (ground support, armor support, air support, etc) or face certain destruction. The army have also been forced to adopt new ways of enhancing their performance in combat and taking on new roles by serving as paratroopers, mobile shock infantry, and carrying out amphibious assaults to support Marines and SOST units.
The enlisted ranks in the Army often see themselves as expendable assets to be used as cannon fodder by the SDF. Because of this state of mind, there has been multiple cases of hostility towards other units in the armed forces (commonly towards Marines and SOSTs).
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The Royal Arsenal - FDI Land Systems Sirius Armoured Mortar Carrier (Tracked), (AMC (T)) is a desert terrain optimised heavy mortar carrier built upon the Salamander ARV(T) chassis and in service with Freethinker Ground Self Defence Force and the Freethinker Territorial Army.
Armed with a 120mm Mortar, a 20mm turreted cannon for self defence and two gunports for sidearms, the vehicle is designed to support mobile armoured formations by engaging concrete fortrifications and infantry strongholds.
Around 1,100 vehicles were manufactured, about half in active service (and in the Commonwealth this includes impressive combat histories against the organised guerillas and raiders of the deserts and Ork infestations) and the rest in maintained storage should there be a significant need for their use. Some units when necessary strip out the mortar and use the vehicle as an ad hoc IFV, though with only the top hatch for rapid exit this is generally not advisable against organised opponents.
Search your feelings you know it to be true. OrdoThanatus is not responsible for your sick perverted sexual lusts. Imagining yourself with this Astartes is punishable by death by your local commissar. Have a nice day.
A design I did for the 2012 Ron Paul movement. I wanted to do something that would grab people's attention when they see it. Not commissioned from Ron Paul or his campaign but from a group of people who want to make people informed of the truth and the availability of other options other than what Fox News tells you about. We got lost in the day to day routines of working, going to school, feeding our families, etc and lose the interest to research and understand what is going on in the country we live in. I appreciate any feedback about the art and understand that there are those who disagree with Dr. Ron Paul's beliefs and that is one of the very freedoms he looks to preserve. So please feel free to criticize my work and give any advice(I am new to this type of art) that might make it better but please keep the political debates to other forums. Thanks for taking the time to look!
Statistical Data: Length: 980 feet (298.7 meters) Draft: 37 feet (11.3 meters) Width: 280 feet (85.3 meters) Displacement: 65,200 tons standard and 82,500 tons fully loaded Cargo: 6,200 tons of nonessential equipment and supplies. Each enlisted crew member has a small locker for personal items and uniforms. Ships officers have more space for personal items. Most of the ships spaces are taken up by extra ammo, armor, troops, weapons, and engines. Power System: 4 Fusion Reactors, average life span is 20 years Market Cost: Not for Sale but costs around 1.65 billion credits to construct. If found and sold on the black market would probably cost 5 to 8 billion credits.
Speed: Surface: 46 mph (40 knots/ 74.1 kph) Range: Unlimited due to fusion engines (needs to refuel every 20 years and requires maintenance as well). Ship carries six months of supplies on board.