Despite better than hoped for performance MSB-003-2 was significantly more expensive than the first P-Type due to the integrated maneuver vernier system. This iteration of the 003 template will likely be abandoned in favor of cheaper add-on parts for more template accurate P-Type battlesuits.
The MSB-003-2 is armed with the experimental B-02 autocannon. It is based off the same delivery system as the B-01, but has two independent firing chambers and barrels so it is able to maintain a much higher rate of fire without overheating.
Here you can see the most distinctive variance of MSB-003-3, the maneuver verniers designed to allow the battlesuit to act in low or zero gravity environments. They can also be used as jump assist jets to allow the suit to leap short distances.
Initial plans call for two units of 4 battlesuits to be deployed to the space borne division, one unit of 4 to remain with the headquarters defense force, and a fourth unit to be deployed with research and development to do duty as experimental test beds, a training unit, and emergency reserve.
Claptric here is PT2's second and current pilot. He has only recently undergone cyborg conversion and has not yet seen combat. The first pilot, Tish Arbolest was transferred to MSB-003-3S and placed in command of the 2nd unit.
A shot of the unit's suits taken during redeployment to company HQ for advanced maintenance and training. Periodic overhauls of the suits systems are needed to keep the suits in top shape as well as to gather data on the effects of wear and tear on what are still very new and experimental pieces of equipment.
MSB-003-1 and MSB-003-2 on guard duty. Note that both pilots are in violation of protocol both for their open armor plates and the fact that they are standing so closely together, a tempting target. The pilots were reprimanded.
This, next to the Speical in the 2nd suit thingy, is one of my favorites of your sweet Suits. You, my friend, are a great example of how SNOT doesn't make everything better. Keep makin' your stuff that will inspire mecha builders forever. Later.
very nice hardsuit, it would be nice to see them in form with some tanks, troopers, and some bigger mechs. have an all out ground war. and u be sure to give those piolots some crap from me, that is a very tempting target, a single rocket and they'ed be dead!.
Nice. I like the way the arms work, and I dig the small scale. Do the hips rotate on a stud to turn the toes outward, or is there something in there?
I like the two separated toes, like a Macross Destroid.