Name: Heavy mechs.
Heavy mechs share a lot of their appearance with medium mechs, the only difference being that they clock in at MUCH heavier and slightly larger. Anything weighing above sixty-thousand pounds is considered a heavy mech. These mechs are massive, bruting and bulky behemoths capable of resisting an absurd amount of abuse, all the while punching back with at least twice the force of what they recieved. Heavy mechs usually top off at 30 feet in height, not out of a physical impossibility, but rather impracticality. Anything taller would simply be unwieldly with the standard heavy mech building format and would require a completely new model to be drafted from the bottom up to be efficient.
-Heavy mechs are literal walking tanks, capable of withstanding immense amounts of abuse without batting an eye.
-Heavy mechs are by far the most powerful and can be loaded with a massive amount of weaponry.
-As to be expected, heavy mechs can carry an immense amount of weight on their back, usually rivaling the strength of a large truck.
-When not in combat, they make a fantastic utility tool for transportation.
-Heavy mechs are slow and extremely immobile. Although they can temporarily sprint, due to the excess force exerted on the mechs joints they'll more often than not give out completely after only sprinting for a minute.
-Heavy mechs have an easy time getting stuck in terrain, and will often struggle getting out. Frequently when not used in well constructed areas (like city streets) they will need assistance from other mechs and vehicles.
-Unlike smaller mechs which get to choose a power source very freely, heavy mechs, due to their immense power consumption require a reactor or engine onboard. Not only does this present an immensely dangerous weak point but it also generates an incredible amount of heat.
-Their balancing jets provide a weak point. If these are busted the mech has a much easier time falling over and being rendered mostly incapable of fighting, let alone moving.
How does it work:
A heavy mech works just like its smaller cousins. The only real difference is the need for much larger feet, along with the difference in size of course. They’ll often need to be a lot bulkier as well in order to fit enough fuel for their balancing jets and ammo or power for their weaponry whilst still remaining tanky. They also have a massive amount of pistons, suspension and delicate cushioning systems in order to not crush their legs under their immense weight.
“To take down a heavy mech on the battlefield you must fight fire with fire, that being to deploy your own heavy mech. Preferably one with a bigger gun.” Is a sarcastic statement quoted from the CEO of a famous mech manufacturing company and, despite being more of a joke, multiple high ranking military officials have backed up this statement as being true.
Referenced technologies: Light mechs. Medium mechs.
Tags: [Military] [Event]
Category: Military Vehicles