Mechs versus Tanks

Discussion in 'Off Topic Lounge' started by Experimental Designs, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    I'm a huge lover of mechs. Sadly I have to favor tanks in this discussion. I would think mechs will have more moving parts, more intricate parts, and no matter how good the service plan is, that means more opportunities for something to go wrong and break down.

    I loved the way Scotty said it in Star Trek 3: "The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."
  2. goodduck

    goodduck Active Member

    For tank I thinking something like the Stryker M1128 with long rage laser canon or rail gun and maybe EMP missiles too to take the role of T-34 and Sherman in scifi battles with mech. Fast mobility and easy to hide under trees and bushes to ambush any ten stories walking buildings.

    But, if I have to go with the mech, that would be something like the Xamel from Gundam or HWR-00-MK Monster from Macross. For a weapon that big, I don’t really need to be fast moving but must be heavily armored to take on a lot of punishment for defending home base/outpost with long range and close in weapons.

    hey, nice to c u back, John.

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  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Those huge Mech's that were in "Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind" almost destroyed the world![​IMG]
  4. goodduck

    goodduck Active Member

    I don't know what to make of them. They are built as robots but not operate by pilot, they are living beings with intelligent and emotions. So, I said they are not qualified as mech and I don't have to fight them.

    But, if I must. I'll still use my Strykers to pop em in the head with the long range rail gun, or laser.
  5. arkon

    arkon Member

    what about titans from wh40k?
  6. goodduck

    goodduck Active Member

    You asking me? I don't know anything about WH40K Titans. But I will shoot em in the head too just the same.
  7. Experimental Designs

    Experimental Designs Papercraft Visionary

    As much as I dislike Warhammer 40,000 and GW's business shenanigans they do have some really cool models and concepts like the Titans.

    Titans are huge walking fortresses (especially if you get into the Emperor class Titans) are big huge targets. Every gun on the field will be trained on that one big target and pound it to a huge heap of scrap metal. As intimidating their size is on the field, it still amounts to something easy to shoot at. When in doubt launch a deathstrike (ala Nuke) at it. It's not hard to miss...
  8. arkon

    arkon Member

    yes GW and their prices $#&^, but as big walking towers of death they can level whole citys or forests. kind of hard to hide in something when you and it have been vaporised.
  9. marinesniper2008

    marinesniper2008 New Member

    i totally agree with zathros about the married thing....:)

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