This is a nice thread you got here. Would be a shame if something... terrifying happened to it.
/m/ (occasionally) admires the aesthetics. /k/ just wanks factory numbers on the back of the packaging.
Tanks and planes are welcome for being proto-/m/ like trains, as long as those who stir up shit come and ruin fun for everyone.
Considering /m/'s current condition,the latter happens the most.
>transforms into jet
>transforms into tank
>transforms into robot
Macross, Orguss, Mospeada, Gundam, are you all even trying?
Why does he even need a tank mode when he has fighter mode?
He couldn't TRANSHOME his superheavy cannon into a simple arm-mounted affair in bipedal form?
This thread is for pretty tanks.
It's not the most /m/ series in the world, but Battalion Wars has really neat tank designs.
Make way please. Cutest Tank coming thru...
A tank that runs up to people, bends over them, and stabs them. Why? Because Japan.
god, Halo Reach had the best mecha design, hands down
>Halo 3/ODST/Reach armor design
>Halo 4/5 armor design
Picture fucking related.
They also fucked up the pelican to make it a lazy space HinD. That shit was iconic. 343 a shit.
god i know its mainly the fact that i am training for mechanical design, but holy fuck i hate how much cluttered shit the 4/5 suits are. Like how do you take something so relatively well balanced and just over complicate it soooo much.
To be fair in vidya there's a graphics pushing agenda, and what better way to show off rendering power than to greeble your geometry up?
Not enough detail and people might accuse it of being low poly garbage.
>Not enough detail and people might accuse it of being low poly garbage.
I hate that sort of mentality. Developers ought to use the extra polys to round out what details that are already there, like butts.
That's not entirely true. Though that presently exists for fps's, there is such a thing as elegance. The idea being that a simple refined concept with well executed detail provides a straightforward and aesthetically pleasing design. MGS does this in spades every re-incarnation is a little more complex but Yoji Shinkawa knows how to wonderfully balance the aspects of his designs. 343 is just Lazy/clumsy/stupid enough to put the time in.
But will they be able to tank even harder with them?
How this thread get this far without a single Tank Police reference?
I'm tellin you, man, just be like me and pretend Halo died at Reach, and is now memorialized in sometimes good merch
Ok real quick, I know Thunderbolt is its own timeline branch of the OYW. Also that fighting between both sides continue well into UC 0080.
So do events that happened in "Proper" OYW still go down and if not how big of differences are we talking about here?
>Still running on threads
You Tank skanks are pathetic.
The war still ends at A Bao A Qu. Everything after that is mopping up remnants who don't want to stop fighting as well as a group that wants to secede from the Earth Federation
you can't use the phrase 'infinitely' and be taken seriously unless you're talking about mathematics, physics, or photography.
I like how, after the original trilogy, they kept the Pelican, not being able to decide whether it should be a fuckoff gunship or an unarmed carrier, while changing flavors of support fighters in every game.
And I'm still waiting for them to cough out a Covie MBT. Were it not for that armor thicker than even Halsey's skin, the Wraith would be a mere support mortar vehicle.
SF Adventures? Yes.
But SF 64? Jesus Christ, nigga... NOOOOO.
Holy shit, another BW fan.
>Nintendo giving a fuck about the Wars series
Face it, it's best to leave the Wars series dead unless you really really enjoy FE-levels of waifu pandering and shit. Wouldn't put it pass them to just even just copy-paste the gameplay.
Nah mate, it looks like only the TC made it out of there. That and staying in a fucking tank with its ammorack blown? I don't give a fuck about blast doors or blowout panels, the fucking SOP is to god damn get the fuck out of the vehicle if it's been hit like that. Never mind you'll eventually suffocate if you stay in there when the fire-extinguishing system kicks in.
Yes, they were very much in danger, regardless of blast doors and blowout panels. Granted, they won't be insta-gibbed like with a Soviet tank getting hit in the ammorack.
Like any other AFV, it either has the defenses to survive/defeat the HEAT round or it doesn't.
you see the face of the guy sitting on it? He´s asking himself the exact same question the moment this picture was taken. He probably worked at least a year on this prototype, just to realize how much he fucked up. Now he doesn´t know if the other guys watching him already realized what he realized and is wondering how to get out of this situation without losing his face in the engineering community for all times. That is the face of true despair.
That's a vehicle for men with set prospects, not for pussies who need to skid around things.
I still could not imagine how it turns.
Well there's the Hyanide concept from about a decade ago that as far as I can tell has the ability to rotate its principle "wheels" thanks to designing the links of its caterpillar track so that they can flex laterally.
But for the Tractorcycle it apparently just slides the track around laterally. Someone who studies bike mechanics could probably explain it in proper physics terms.
Also come to think of it it's probably similar to the physics of a unicycle.
But with wide turns.
Anyway combination of changing the angle of the track and leaning towards whatever direction it points should yield the turn or whatever.
>How does one change their direction with such a vehicle?
WHAT A COWARDLY QUESTION
ONE DOES NOT NEED TURN
THE FACTORY DOORS OPEN OUT SUCH THAT THE TANK IS ALREADY DIRECTED STRAIGHT TOWARD BERLIN
ON TO BERLIN!
>Because the best thing the allied nations could come up with was a metal box with one shot each for its cannons and powered by the engine of a RC car
It will literally never see combat unless you build it on a frontline factory three squares away from the nearest enemy.
In comparison, Neotank is fucking based.
Can HappyAPC join? He would love to. They call him a personnel carrier, but in truth, he carries happiness and comfort to the battlefield.
If they'd focused on that rather than a MC who's priorities go like t would have been 1000x better.
Instead we got.
>Oh shit the pilots choking to death.
>I'll cut the straps choking her.
>OH FUCK STOP THE FUN BUS!
>If i cut the strap i may brush against her sideboob ever so slightly.
>I MUST STOP AND RECONSIDER MY PLAN OF ACTION!
I really wish the MC's of Heavy Object wernt that bad but then again it's from the same guy who did Raildex so what can you do.
I see land ships have arrived, so land carriers can't far behind.