Got a mean old look around his eye... gonna shoot somebody just to see him die
About this creation
The time is not far off when corporations will openly control the world. Even now, the politicians chosen for you to vote for are pawns of the corporations, puppets whose strings are pulled by the highest bidder. Every day, laws are passed that expand the rights of the corporations at the expense of the rights of the people. For now it serves the corporations' purpose to operate under the protective cloaks of various governments, but when the corporations have gained enough control, these government entities will become superfluous and obsolete. A CEO will replace the head of state. The legislative body will become a board of directors. There will be no more citizens, only consumers. No countries, only companies. No national flags, just corporate logos.
It is one thing to predict the future, quite another to prepare for it. While the "creativity at all costs" mission statement has served The Skunk Works well thus far, it has produced very little of any practical defensive value. Numerous other corporations on these pages are already well ahead in the arms race. If The Skunk Works wishes to be anything more than a historical footnote or a subsidiary of a more powerful company when the Age of Corporations arrives, it needs to expand its arsenal. Thus was born The Skunk Works Corporate Military.
The Leadbelly packs quite a punch. The four guns each have a dedicated 100-round drum magazine. This makes for great versatility on the battlefield with a variety of different ammunition available -- standard shotgun, 8-guage slug, armor-piercing, door busting, exploding tip, etc. Can fire semi- or full auto, or in three-round bursts.
Although imposing on its own, the Leadbelly is not designed to be deployed individually. Fighting in an urban setting, street to street and building to building, takes a terrible toll on human lives. With dual cameras for full binocular vision, and remotely operable from three miles away, a squadron of Leadbellies can safely capture ground scores of men used to have to die for.
Several of these patrolling the grounds of The Skunk Works Corporate Headquarters should be enough to deter petty burglars, corporate spies, or a full ground assault.
Of course, any military commander will tell you that to secure territory, eventually you're going to need boots on the ground. The Leadbelly provides invaluable infantry support, not only with fearsome covering fire, but as a sturdy armored structure to duck behind in a firefight.
On the march... it helps if you whistle the theme from Bridge on the River Kwai while looking at this picture.
"We're pinned down and taking heavy fire! Call in an air strike!... What do you mean, The Skunk Works hasn't invented any aircraft yet?"
For anyone who noticed the "B" designation in the name and wondered, the first version of the Leadbelly sat on a platform of four long spindly insectoid-looking legs rather than tracks, and was rightfully scrapped.
Hmmmmmm, did the Shannons of MOC pages call each other and post on the same day - you two scare me with your synchronized postings. At any rate, I am thinking that Pimm Industries will have to rethink its covert 'merger' with The Skunk Works. Maybe a less asset costly alliance is in order? Brilliant job on the design, with an amazing amount of detail in a small deadly package. Lee.
Cool assult robots! I like your soldiers as well, their rocket launchers were nicely done. I like all of the detail you put into your drones and the fact that you made more than one. I wish I could do that more often. Great work.
Those are pretty nifty! I think it's cool that you made three of them. Even one would have been enough to get five smilies from me. I'm anticipating more from the Skunk Works Corporate Military, especially some air/spacecraft.
Amazingly amazing. Unique, dark, treaads and what not. The only thing that I would like to know is where do you get those treads? One last comment, those things on the side of the body, the fuel tanks? Are awesome