The NCA spider infantry drones are a lineup of drones that serve multiple roles on the battlefield. They are often incorporated into infantry platoons to add some light armor and some extra punch. The larger the drone, the more punishment it can take.
About this creation
All NCA spider drone infantry units have the following features:
-Fully autonomous operation
-a swivel joint at the waist
-the ability to deploy into a turret in the middle of a battlefield
-multiple weapons systems
This is the full assortment as currently marketed by Ares Advanced Weapons Systems.
The anti-infantry model. It is small, compact, and has a single .50 caliber minigun and two unguided high explosive shrapnel-laced rockets
This is the anti-tank model. It has two unguided armor buster rockets and two guided tank killer missiles. It cannot engage any aerial targets. It has a 40mm chaingun for pounding armor and an 75mm semi-auto cannon with only about 20 rounds as a finisher. It also has two short barreled miniguns as anti-infantry defense.
The anti-aircraft drone. This guy has a 20mm gatling cannon and dual 40mm flak cannons. It also has two small heat seeking SAMs on its back.
This is the artillery model, loaded with a 150mm artillery cannon. It also has a dual low-arc mortar launch system that carries only 4 rounds but can be manually reloaded externally by artillery teams that often accompany them.
The first three variants also can be modified to be a full time turret. This offers a lower profile and better armoring at the cost of mobility and a little vision range.
This is the turret base. Any drone’s upper body can be removed and placed on one of these for easy turret conversion.
Quoting Matthew McCall
I really like this idea. I too have spider drones, but I had never thought to allow them to transform into turrets, which is something you have pulled off rather nicely. Good work! :)
It was your spider drones that inspired me. The turret feature was something that fell together quite perfectly because of the way I built the legs. It was not an intended feature but seeing its simplicity, I build upon it.