How can mecha even compete?
>Implying a tank can beat this
But they can. Just not the usual nip mechshit.
ClanTech is too OP. Gonna have to dial it back to something more like Raiden.
Gundam's mechas should not try to be practical.
>worst of both
Holy shit that's not even funny.
I always thought mechs are mostly used by mercenary/paramilitary units as highly mobile strike force for their versatility (though imo 4 or 6 legs are better) while planetary government forces etc use fuckhuge tanks.
Super robot > android maid > Gundams > battletech > tanks
A high profile is not something you want for any sort of field artillery.
Not to mention the innate impracticality of something having legs.
Putting all the weight of something heavily armoured on two thin legs is utterly retarded because it would be way too fragile. Especially if you're going to use it as a firing platform.
But even if you would be able to solve these problems somehow, you'd only end up not being able to pass any complicated terrain because all your weight is distributed on a tiny surface area. The ground would give in and you'd get stuck or fall over.
how would a tank fare against an opponent that outnumbered them 10,000:1 on the battlefield.
You don't actually think a tank could hold the line, without the support of MECHAnized infantry
Jesus Christ how many times do we have to go through this.
Yes, tanks are more practical than mechs realistically speaking but it's fucking fiction so anything goes, which means mechs are usually portrayed as superior because more mobility, made of indestructium or whatever, close and long range, etc.
Also pic related.
tanks are useless in space sempai. Step up your game while my mecha blasts your 1 dimensional toy from orbit.
Its almost as if you want the space kaiju to win the GALACTIC war
>tanks vs tanks battles
>mechs vs mechs battles
>tanks vs mechs battles
Are you living in the 20th century? No other vehicle will enter the battlefield until somebody has won the air battle and the entirety of the enemy army has been melted under heavy missile fire. Then you can send your infantry and a bunch of support vehicles to take control of whatever you were fighting for.
Biped vehicles in space?
For what purpose? You can have a functional plane without useless extremities for a fraction of the cost.
Or both if you are live in the Macross universe and decide a transforming vehicle gives you a tactical advantage for some reason.
Tank will always carry bigger gun and more ammo then the mech
Tank will always be more reliable
Tank will always be more mobile(face it,if your mech flies its just shittier plane)
Tank will always have superior armor
Tank will always be cheaper
Tanks just superior
>(face it,if your mech flies its just shittier plane)
Not to mention, if you have the technology to make flying mechs there's no reason you can't use the same tech to make an awesome flying/hovering tank.
> tanks looking this cute and slicing a moon in half at the same time
ive never herd of a tank that united all sentient life in the universe
Explain how legs propel you through empty space.
> doesnt know how to stick a landing in space
how the fuck else are you gonna cross your arms and pose let alone uzumaki kick the fuck out of something?
Nah, it's fine, just make it go really fast.
Tanks require teamwork, mech kid wouldn't understand.
>There will never be an anime about intelligent tanks (built by ancient humans) who safeguard technologically regressed humans on colony planets
Super robot > android maid > double barrel front+rear track fancy impractical tanks > western "realistic military" mechs (battletech, warhammer) > tanks > nip "realistic military" mechs (Gundams etc)
Actually, modern "racing" (reduced armor) tanks do drift.
Reminder that Gunbuster physics are based on irl "ether field" theory that is literally about dense fluid-like vacuum.
Main engines in "legs" may possibly provide better reactivity with neural linked pilot. Downside - it requires thrusters activity to maintain "body" position when "legs" move.
Anyway having pilots do maneuvering means either low-tech or full retard setting, tasks like that should be done by low-AI with pilot/captain giving abstract orders such as attack priorities.
You realize asteroids in the belt or any asteroid field are hundreds of miles apart at their densest point, right? If you charted a random straight line through a field you might not even see a single asteroid. Even if you did you'd have ample time to go around it.
Does this count?
I've said this many times: in space there's zero advantage to having a bipedal frame. Works great when there's gravity, sure, but in space there's zero advantage. The ideal frame would be a perfect sphere, something with infinite symmetry that can be easily controlled from any orientation since all orientations are identical from all approaches.
>Works great when there's gravity
it doesnt if were talking about combat. Humans would be beasts in modern warfare if they were much shorter meaning they would have better cover against fire etc
According to GDI, better than a tank, though not as good as a badass tank.
You need badass mechs for those.
Closest you'll ever get
But which one is cooler?
Anyvody who answers tanks is a contrarian.
Not really. I mean with a mech upper body, something like >>137565161 or how armored core approaches the design.
Reminder tanks and mechs are both shit tier
The future belongs to the armored car.
That in some context could be pretty practical, at least the arm things.
Would make changing weapons for different kinds of missions on the field a breeze. Also weapons that aren't made for one single vehicle.
"and is not a substitute for propulsion"
You can move your body around your center of mass, but the CoM stays still.
You didn't even understand the article you linked, so I have no chance of edifying you.
The incorrect assumption in these arguments is that tanks and mecha would fulfill the same battlefield roles. A humanoid mech would provide superior performance in urban or otherwise cover-heavy environments due to superior ability to fire around corners with arm-mounted weaponry, the potential of vertical movement, and superior horizontal agility. Legs also give advantages in rough terrain, and a humanoid shape allows for passage of smaller spaces than a rigid box shape. If you just want artillery, a tank is obviously more sensible, but there are plenty of roles currently filled by infantry that mechs can perform better in.
I think the Japanese obsession with mechs is rooted in their obsession with Samurai and martial arts. A bunch of planes and tanks shooting at one another looks nothing like two Samurai fighting.
>Gundam tank versus Patlabor labor
Why? I mean, the one on the right isn't even a military vehicle.