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Zenith F
Fire support variant, becuase the base version hasn't got anywhere near enough missiles.
About this creation
Yep, another Zenith variant.
What can I say? I like the thing.

And at least it's not another starwars moc...
(actually this week hasn't seen many starwars things; just some really great stuff, like that vertical tank racemecha thing to name only one)



As a direct result of the lack of mobile fire support, Imperial designers adapted the workhorse Zenith design yet again, this time to produce an effective missile boat.
An extra two tubes of chest mounted missiles were fitted, in addition to the seven tube missile pods that replaced the arms.

The design carried enough ammunition to fire for three minutes at an accurate rate of fire, with the added disadvantage of being rather more flammable to penetrating hits than most other versions.



Pilots were selected for accuracy on the battlefield and trained to keep at a distance from opponents: the variant had no short range support weapons and the warheads on the missiles only armed at a range of a hundred metres.
Some pilots chose to have their techs remove the safety systems on the missile warheads and went into short range combat, firing wave after wave of high-explosive armour piercing fragmentation missiles at point-blank range into quickly destroyed opponents.

Most of them ended up being blown to pieces by their own missiles after a shot jammed in the tubes, however.
Without the distance controlled arming device, the warheads activated a second after firing, no matter where they were.

KABOOM.



Comments

 I made it 
  May 1, 2009
Quoting Dali Zheng I'm not talking about BattleTech. The "torso mounted missiles" look really odd. You might as well make a mecha that's just bristing with missile racks. maybe some missile racks attached to the feet and thighs, those would be an excellent place to put them.
A bit too gundamish for my tastes, that sort of thing is.
  May 1, 2009
I'm not talking about BattleTech. The "torso mounted missiles" look really odd. You might as well make a mecha that's just bristing with missile racks. maybe some missile racks attached to the feet and thighs, those would be an excellent place to put them.
 I made it 
  May 1, 2009
Quoting Dali Zheng I was referring to the technic beams on the front of the torso, the ones in red. I don't get what those are supposed to be and they look the same as the beams on the missile racks.
Oh, you mean the vaguely T shaped array on the center? That's an evolution of the torso mounted rocket pod on the E variation. I have no idea how enough missiles to be practical can fit, but you may as well ask the Battletech artwork blokes how the Timberwolf fits multiple reloads for its missile racks along with the reactor, and the machinegun ammunition, and the gyro, and the actuators, and all that other stuff.
  May 1, 2009
I was referring to the technic beams on the front of the torso, the ones in red. I don't get what those are supposed to be and they look the same as the beams on the missile racks.
 I made it 
  May 1, 2009
Quoting Dali Zheng This could use a lot more detail. Personally, I don't like the technic beams on the torso. The legs could use something to cover up those studs, too.
The leg studs are actually intentional; I have the parts to cover them, but can't see the point. I don't mind a few studs, myself. The beams on the torso are what hold the legs on; in the other variants a pair of spotlights cover them, but this one differs from the base in more ways than three. As for the detail, the lack of an extra part in the middle of the armour 'skirt' does make it look a bit odd, but exafarce balljoints don't handle greebles well. Besides, from most angles they're invisible.
  April 30, 2009
This could use a lot more detail. Personally, I don't like the technic beams on the torso. The legs could use something to cover up those studs, too.
 I like it 
  April 30, 2009
some better feet and greebles and a little more snot would be nice... but i have to give you a five because the design rocks
Areetsa C
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Infinity Life
  April 29, 2009
It looks very Nice, but is there a Cockpit of any sort?
 I made it 
  April 29, 2009
Quoting Tyler Evans AKA "Drake" lol i love the short ranged idea, but then they pretty much blow themselves up eh. this is cool, but too blocks, rounding out the legs with a few flats and slopes will make a world of difference,
The shape is supposed to be like that; the studs are in all variants and could easily be removed, except I don't mind a bit of texture on my mecha.
Quoting Infinity Life It looks very Nice, but is there a Cockpit of any sort?
All Zenith variants have a cockpit assembly in the torso; surely you noticed the studdy patch on the back? That's the entry hatch.
 I like it 
  April 29, 2009
lol i love the short ranged idea, but then they pretty much blow themselves up eh. this is cool, but too blocks, rounding out the legs with a few flats and slopes will make a world of difference,
 
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