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Republic Goliath Heavy Hover Tank
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My second MOC, I welcome your input! I figured I'd try a land vehicle.
About this creation
This MOC was inspired by the SLC Hover Tank contest. I was inspired to build a tank based around a cannon design after I purchased the Bionicle Axalara T9 set on clearance at a local store. I loved some of the parts and thought they would make a great cannon. I also had the 4 black dome plates I was originally going to use in a freighter design, but thought they would make for a great turret.

The turret rotates 360 degrees and the main cannon can be moved up and down about 30 degrees. The missile pod has a 90 degree up and down field of fire. Access is available through the upper opening canopy and the bi folding rear hatch / access ramp.

Some history for the "Goliath":

The Goliath Heavy Hover Tank was a late Galactic Republic design from Rothana Heavy Engineering which was a follow on to their very successful Sabre-class Assault Hover Tank. The purpose of the Goliath was as a heavy anti-tank and anti-vehicle system to be used to supplement Sabre platoons. The base design influence of the Sabre can be seen in the Goliath with its twin repulsorlift systems at the bottom of the vehicle, its edgy, sloped armor and the twin communications antenna on the top of the tank.

Technical Specifications:

Manufacturer: Rothana Heavy Engineering
Model: TX-270 Goliath
Class: Speeder / Tank
Length: 10.5 meters
Width: 6.5 meters
Height: 4 meters

Shielding: (4) Exo-Shell 4 Shield Projectors
Armament: (1) CTX-100 Heavy Rail Gun in main turret, (2) Medium blaster cannons in main turret, (1) heavy proton missile launcher with 4 rounds.
Crew: (1) Pilot, (1) Gunner/Navigator, (3) Clone troopers / passengers internally, (6) externally
Consumables: 7 days
Introduced: 21 BBY


Down the barrel of the main gun!


Canopy open, clone pilot and gunner


Rear view, the twin repulsor pods are clearly visible along with the rear hatch


Side view, turret turned. Exhaust ports and details can be seen on top of the repulsor lift pods.


A nasty surprise for an unwitting opponent. The rear access hatch folds down to reveal a bi-folding access ramp and rear cargo/troop area.


Top view, canopy removed, of the cockpit.


Rear view, up the access ramp with cockpit and rear area visible. Cockpit instruments are visible along with the upper targeting computer.




Comments

 I like it 
  March 10, 2010
Looks very dangerous! I like your creation very much.
 I like it 
  April 29, 2009
Very cool! I love the huge cannon and how it can turn! Great job man! Can you check out my Venator?
 I like it 
  April 2, 2009
cool
 I made it 
  April 1, 2009
Quoting Darth Revan The shape and design are excellent. How's the structural integrity? I remember one time a made this police/paramilitary/assassin's speeder tank and the turret was the only thing that broke from 4- 4 1/2 feet (sorry for bragging. :) ) Hope you win! Awesome.
Darth... The structural integrity is surprisingly rigid, though, I tend to overbuild to make it "playable" for my son. I did have to use three technics crossmembers, along with some additional support to keep the two side pods rigid. The only real issue is the rotating turret, which is quite heavy and rigid, can tend to separate from the undercarriage if you play with it to hard. It really has to be carried from the bottom. Not a lot I could do with the parts I had on hand, but that is the only real issue and its super simple to reconnect if it does become separated. LOL, hey it adds to the play experience when my son wants to "blow it up" without destroying it. :D
 I like it 
  March 31, 2009
Cool! Yours is much more detailed than mine... Anyway, no one can resist a good look down the barrel of the gun! Great job!
 I like it 
  March 31, 2009
The shape and design are excellent. How's the structural integrity? I remember one time a made this police/paramilitary/assassin's speeder tank and the turret was the only thing that broke from 4- 4 1/2 feet (sorry for bragging. :) ) Hope you win! Awesome.
 I like it 
  March 31, 2009
Cool! i like this we will have to see who wins the contest.
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  March 31, 2009
Each portion is made very finely. Form is also great. Wonderful JOB!
 
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