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This guy and the Hailfire were created to be an intermediary unit between the basic T3 Combat units(Titan/Percival and Loyalist/Brick) and the T3 Mobile Artillery(Demolisher and Trebuchet) with as little overlap as possible. The Rapier and Hailfire's biggest advantage is in thier mobility, they have a shorter range and aren't as effective against bases compared to the Mobile Artillery.
Faction: UEF Tech Level: 3 Unit Type: Land, Non-Amphibious Unit Role: Mobile Medium Range Artillery Abilities: N/A
Weapon Name: Gauss Long Guns Weapon Type: Low Arc, Artillery
Weapon Name: Arm Cannons Weapon Type: Short Range, Rapid Fire
Leg set up based on some Armored Core Quad leg setups, also a revamp to the old Rapier, which wasn't much more than a T3 Lobo, with high arc shells that were mostly worthless agaisnt units and not powerful enough to counter buildings.
Textures Copyright to Gas Powered Games.(or Square Enix, I'm not sure exactly how its supposed to go not that SE has bought the SupCom Franchise)
4 Fission pebble bed reactors (PBMR) generating 10 megawatts each.
8 High pressure fast breeder reactors (FBR) coupled to 18 turbines and the Nuclear Linear Thermal Water Expansion Drive generating 120 megawatts each.
4 Nuclear Linear Thermal Water Expansion Drive trains.
18 Lateral manoeuvring electric water jets .
5 Triple 25" ETC naval cannons
12 110 mm dual purpose rottary rapid fire mounts.
44 20mm Metal Storm pack mounts
1 160 Megawatt MASER
16 3.8 Megawatt quantum cascade lasers tasked to point defence
2 forward facing multipurpose 300mm sub surface launch tubes
80 broadside multipurpose 300mm sub surface launch tubes.
420 lateral multipurpose launchers in 20 21 cell arrays
164 vertical multipurpose launch tubes
6 combat orbiter /ABM/Satellite launch silos
[b]Manned Aircraft Maximum Capacity: [/b]110 Combat Aircraft
Character of the Week workshop over at ConceptArt.org Front/back view. Here's the brief we got:
Galactic war ravages throughout the space. With superadvanced technology, humankind has ventured far beyond the borders of our galaxy and in doing so, provoked horrible alien races into war. United under one flag, the Galactic Soviet Union masses it's enormous fleets of battleships to fight and conquer the hostile aliens, victory at any cost. The supreme commander of the imperial starfleet, The Red Commander, is standin on the bridge of the most enormous starship of the entire fleet, gazing in to the far distance. With cold eyes he prepares to pull the final, and hopeless attack on the overpowering enemy forces, wishing to end the war with one swift strike.
Very cool model made! I'm calling it the Hydrofire for some reason! Anyway, this is rendered in vue. Yes, it is supposed to be grainy. That is the look I was going for. Anyway.. I think it looks pretty cool!