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Mechanized Droptank concept by Grebo-Guru Mechanized Droptank concept by Grebo-Guru
Here's a very quick and dirty sketch I did of a dropship for mecha troops. It is launched from an orbiting starship, comes down through the atmosphere, then ditches the heat shields which cover the tires (which also serve as the landing & VTOL rockets), ignites the retro rockets to land, rotating the retro rockets to become the six tires. It can then roll around the surface, and open its hatches to deploy mecha and infantry.

Although it's like Aliens' dropship and APC combined, I was originally inspired by the MTA Titan from the aborted (thankfully!) Robotech II. I know Battletech is also big on dropships, but I designed this for a Mekton campaign I ran. Go figure.

(By the way, I know what a droptank really is... the name is a play on the term, o'course.)
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AlphaCrucis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Great idea, never really thought of mechs needing transport like that, but it works awesomely.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah, mecha transport is a whole art in itself... Don't get me started! heh.
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Zerg170 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
whats the mecha in side the droptank?
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, it's a Mek from the old campaign. I think I called it a Ranger. (Not a very cool name, I know.) Maybe I'll redraw it and post it sometime.
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DimmuBorgirmi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Actually, this better way better than the MTA Titan from......Robotech II. Eechh...C'mon, really?! Robotech II?! Goddammit, Carl Macek. You suck. Damn anime-raper. Anyway, this design has the "hard" sci-fi appearance to it, which is always a good thing. Just out of curiosity, what sort of mobile suit is that you have depicted in the access hatch?
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh it's just some Mekton I used in some games of mine. This was indeed inspired by the MTA Titan, which I actually think was a partially decent design. Or rather, a decent concept.
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blacklion68 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Tech Porn!
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You know it!
Glad it struck you that way.
:-)
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j00de Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
i really enjoy the drawing style!
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank you sir!
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