Speed: 100 km/h (62 mph) over even terrain Crew: 5 (HAV/MRD specs) One driver, one communications technician, one 35mm gunner, one loader, one rail gun operator. Capacity: May carry 26 soldiers, gear and equipment, and one 40mm Nisroc anti air cannon on deployable rack. Armor: 25.5mm resistant slicksteel Length: 13.3 meters (44.61 feet) Height: 5 meters (16.4 feet) HAV/MRD specs Manufacturer: Shrykes/Vaska Advanced Land Systems Armament: Four 35mm Mk11E4 'Thump' Cannons, 4X 20mm Dodson mortar/signal flare tubes. One 90mm magnetic rail driver, or twin 40mm anti-aircraft cannons mounted on P7L1 Remote Weapon Station (RWS recquires dedicated gunner), or 20X 'Ipsaka' Landshark high exsplosive rockets mounted on P7L1 RWS.
Lore:SVALS originally began producing heavy mining and construction vehicles long before the secession of the colonies, but after the first border wars many companies began expanding their production lines to include vehicles with millitary applications, some turned their designs over to the newly formed Colonial Protectorate, while others such as Shrykes/Vaska remained loyal to the core. The Atronach HAV was one such early design, and after years of field testing and combat trials, the final version was released. These massive vehicles are impressive command units on and off the battlefield, the heavily armored front resembles a predatory animals mouth, and can be used quite effectivly as a battering ram. The dorsal weapon mounts are highly variable, and are often customized for mission specialization, the most commonly encountered of these weapons is the 90mm Magnetic Rail Driver, dubbed HAV/MRD. The HAV is propelled on an 8x8 drive system, and the tires have a iron-flex interior making them literally puncture proof to most small to mid caliber weapon systems.
The Atronach is commonly used as a armored personnel carrier, primary assualt vehicle, and battlefield command unit. Several Atronachs have been modified to utilize the spacious interior for tactical communications and drone command, as well as an armored hospital unit. When the Atronach was first produced it was a center of heated debates, arguing that wheeled vehicles were strategically inferior to tracked units, repulsor driven units, and walkers. Regardless of these accusations the original purchase order was kept, and the first Atronachs were deployed to the front lines where they quickly became one of the most versatile and highly praised armored units in the Paladin arsenal..
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As usual, I love the attention to detail in Joe and Will's work. I don't have the patience for all those details. I like the way the Paladin mocs mix futuristic technology with castle mini-figs. The medieval armor makes sense for a faction that seems inspired by the crusaders.
As a major jump from the small scale of your earlier ground vehicles... this completely blew me away. I love your use of angled pieces on this one, especially in the jaws and gun turrets. The added miniature vehicle was a nice touch as well. AWESOME work.
One of the more undeniably cool wheeled vehicles I've seen lately... but those guys in castle helmets look weird with it. Oh well, it's your universe. And with this beast at their command, I doubt anyone will tell them so to their faces!