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SC-9 Scout Car
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Agile, well armed and difficult to destroy, the SC-9 was the primary scout of the Empire.
About this creation
In the year 3380, sixty years after the formation of the Zenexabas Empire, seventy years after the collapse of the megacorps, a military arms development company offered a new scout car design to Imperial authorities.
The new design favored armour and firepower over the traditional speed, and was an almost overnight success. Fitting three in relative comfort, the new car offered ceramic-battleplastic sandwich plating, laser antiprojectile defence, high powered missile systems, sophisticated computers and advanced sensors in a chassis only five percent larger than contemplorary designs.
(Note: the power armour prototype in the main picture is for scale; my Phoenix is much better.)




Although laser defence was only
available on the door, it was
still the first application
of such protection on a scout
vehicle. A revolutionary steering
system utilizing handlebars more
often seen on light hoverdynes allowed unparelleled ease of
use for such a comparitively heavy vehicle.







Among its large storehouse
of abilities, the SC-9 Ares
offered Tac-net uplinks and
real-time targeting information
that made it invaluable for
artillery spotting. It's large
rear tires allowed a good deal of traction,
and the Ares almost never got stuck.







It was adopted into
limited service and
very quickly became
the Empire's first
original scout.
Despite all this, or
perhaps because of this, the Ares was very popular
among its crew of a driver, gunner and computer operator.
Indeed, often too popular.



Reply:
Well, I can see that a similar 'feel' might exist, but your Javelin
is more of a Zoidy-Gundamish thing; hands, arms, fingers,
handheld weapon, head, etc etc. Actually, as far as
inspiration goes, most of mine are based on things that come into
my head while bored, mostly Battletech types. In fact, the battlearmour
section of Sarna.net is especially interesting, and, if it was physically
possible to do without hacking at parts, I would make a suit of Clan Salamander armour.
After all, it has flamers and an Inferno missile system, it can fly and has
big claws. And it looks cool, that too.

However, I prefer the term 'Powered Infantry Combat Armour System' over
'Battlesuit', as the latter implies something similar to 'spacesuit', that is
to say, a small, nonpowered, lightly armoured, possibly sealed suit of clothing,
or, more accurately, an advanced combat uniform. In other words, what the normal
soldiers wear, the ones who didn't get.. um.. 'volunteered' to test drive new weapons.

But, the fact is that the prototype above is the same as the Phoenix, minus shoulder armour and with different arms and side torso covers. Believe me, the Phoenix is nowhere near as complex as it looks.




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  December 14, 2008
Meh, "similar" as in same basic feel. That probably comes from the patchwork color scheme that emerges due to a lack of adequate color-coded pieces. Btw, your power suits are killer! Keep on building ~ Nowhereman
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  December 10, 2008
Hey, thanks for changing the page. As to your decision to stop chewing out spammers, I think that's wise. I pulled a few things and I think I managed to get all of your stuff above a 3 smiley rating. Well, I wish I could say that I understood your frustration, but I've never had a spamming problem (except with one of my creations) but hopefully you're right and whoever you POd is done. As a few last notes, I would take Upcoming Critic's advice and just leave clay stuff alone (I do) if it's good, give em a compliment, Phong Chang's got some pretty good stuff, but if it's not so good, just let it drop. I hope you stay on with MOCpages, because you've got some really neat stuff, your large mechs seem similar to mine actually. Keep on building, Nowhereman
 
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