The Armored Assault Combat Ranger, "Interdictor" Class Mecha, or ACARI for short, is my entry to the Mecha category for Decisive Action 2.0.
The ACARI is basically a mobile bunker, and has excellent offensive and defensive capabilities.
If its legs were disabled, it could function as a pillbox.
It is armed with a 105 mm main gun, a 50. cal machine gun on the left and right, and a pair of 40 mm multi-purpose autocannons (anti-air, anti-infantry, anti-vehicle) in a turret on the top.
It has a crew of 7.
4 gunners, 1 for each gun,
1 loader, for the main 105,
1 driver for obvious reasons,
and 1 Commander/Radio Operator, to coordinate the crew.
The ACARI is accessed through the back, with a small hatch.
The hatch is open here, showing how small it is.
The gun traverse of the 105 mm main gun goes from here...
The ACARI is cooled by these two exhaust ports, on the top and near the back.
The stickers are from these Lego ARCTIC flags.
1. Your Mecha MOC must feature a minimum of 4 legs, it can be of any scale.
2. Your Mecha MOC must feature at least 3 weapons systems.
3. Your Mecha MOC must feature at least one "heat sink" a device designed to cool the mech as it operates. The design is up to the builder but it must be designated in a photo.
4. Your Mecha MOC must include a working hatch.
5. Your Mecha MOC must feature a number somewhere in the design(sticker or brick built)
Someone said this looked like a tick, which was an inspiration in the naming process.
A great concept. It's like something that might have been tried if David Roberts hadn't developed caterpillar tracks for tanks. You can imagine an inventor doing a sales pitch for this machine to stride across the trenches of the Great War. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Roberts_(engineer)
June 10, 2015
I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt that your exhaust pods are heat sinks. General, you are specifications accurate and ready for decisive action.