Let's see how many mechas are somewhat-feasable-ish!
Admittedly speaking, all of the mecha from Ryosuke Takahashi's shows, sans the Panzers [Kikou Kai (Armored World)/Panzer World Galient], though Combat Armors [Taiyou no Kiba (Fang of the Sun) Dougram] and Super-Powered Tracers [Aoi Ryuusei (Blue Comet) SPT Layzner] have to have their heights reduced to be feasible.
the arm slaves from FMP are cool, but in no way feasible or realistic, I might give you the tachikomas, if they had bigger feet wheels and we drop the whole can use cables to climb shit. The rest also not really feasible or even realistic..
Tanks with legs are always the answer.
Robot science tank is best feasible mech.
It sure is~
Can you believe they made two other kits besides Felon? Man it would be nice if a re-production run were possible.
elaborate, because having a technology in its infancy doesnt mean its ever going to get to where you think it will. Ghost in the shell is not a very plausible depiction of the future.
I think the vess from M3 are possible but mostly for sport or construction
>completely reliant on a made-up fantasy mineral
These things run on pure unadulterated rule of cool.
I think he's talking more about the Mook variants he posted than the Bullshit Protagonist Powered machines.
I didn't even know OP's mechs were Code Geass, but goddamn are they cool.
>shitty not-gundams (more like Leos) on rollerskates
Only in my [K]nightmares.
Most giant mechas fall prey to that pesky square/cube law and get assfucked by gravity, but going down to power-armor or exo-suit level might work. On that note: Exosquad was a cool thing. Some aspects could be feasible if you work out the power supply issues, though in-atmosphere flight is pretty much out without some Ironman-tier wizardry.
People overstate the fuck out of the square-cube law. Something Knightmare-sized, or even Labor-sized, would do just fine under gravity. Hell, even something on the scale of a mobile suit isn't outside the realm of possibility with our current materials.
The issue is that it would be astronomically expensive and slow as fuck, because we don't really have a way to fit sufficiently powerful motors in the space available. But really, the main obstacle for the creation of real mecha lies in the realm of economics, not physics.
Grey = feasible real robot
Colored = unrealistic super robot
It's that simple, guys.
Something up to an extreme of 4m is totally possible for a combat biped (I said POSSIBLE. DARPA or the Russian Military would have the resources to pull it off), and much taller for unarmed and unarmored walking machines. I'd count the 1/1 scale Gundam movement project to be within the real of possibilty, but much more practical would be 3.5 meter tall labors and GMs for mecha paintball. It just needs the money behind it to work, the actuators and engines strong and light enough to do it exist.
The Power Loader from Aliens is about a realistic as we've gotten so far.
I've always found the TAs in Gasaraki to be the most realistically feasible looking
So wrong. There is this magical thing called ground pressure. And it's the main reason why bipedal animals don't get too big.
Something like knightmares would have absolutely horrible ground pressure. Meaning it would be usable only on flat rock solid surface.
This is also why tiny wheels on the legs to skate simply wouldn't work. It would make the ground pressure issue even worse.
This is not even taking into account how doing the maneuvers these things do would be impossible at their size and weight. Even the best steel wouldn't last few hours of use.
>Those child-bearing hips
Imagine the ridiculous ass-sway or penguin wobble that thing would have to pull in order to walk.
It's almost as bad as pic related.
//Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk//Even in death: I have no time to talk//
>Because they're more innovative for combat.
How come they are?
>Probably because they look human so you can humanize the battles between big robots.
As you have said already.
>Even though other shapes would be much more practical.
The thing is my frat-tier acquaintances with some always mock me for liking mecha while playing modern FPS saying this is how things will be .
I really need solid reason why it mecha IRL will like Gundam/Macross.
They won't. Ever. It's completely impractical.
Even when we have tech and materials to make Gundams work it would be 10 times more effective to make a machine with those materials that's not a Gundam.
In the novel they are said to be smaller than 8m, it's the anime that make them look 18m tall.
And yes, the technology they use
come from telepathic space dolphin in the future, where the technology allow thatis not normal within the context but would be later.
> Something up to an extreme of 4m is totally possible for a combat biped (I said POSSIBLE)
It's much more than possible, we easily have the actuators for a Patlabor-mech (I didn't said Patlabor's electric actuators), and we have the power source too, see pic.
What we don't have is : the software and UI to make one both useful and safe (because 1:1 mocaps isn't a good solution)
> So wrong. There is this magical thing called ground pressure. And it's the main reason why bipedal animals don't get too big.
It's righter than you are, also ground pressure isn't much in natural selection, animals don't grow too big because they aren't made of metal and fueled by better than low energy foods. It's hard to be a T-REX if there's no big & slow prey anymore.
Basic calculation : 30 tons mechs => 1m2 feet => 42.67psi (when putting pressure on one feet)
For comparison : M1 Abrams tank: 103 kPa (15 psi)
Passenger car: 205 kPa (30 psi)
Mountain bicycle: 245 kPa (40 psi)
Stiletto heel: 3,250 kPa (471 psi)
Oh and less pressure isn't always better, too low and you have no grip and slip.
High-Macs actually have knees so they can walk fine unlike whatever your pic is. Besides they mainly used the wheels to move anyway.
Easy, when yielded by a scaled up robotic reproduction of an human hand, every weapons become over 9000time more efficient and armor is held strong at the nucleus level per the willpower of its pilot.
Edged weapon also become capable of cutting anything.
It's a known fact.
more seriously, change of doctrine and warfare paradigm could someday change the face of warfare.
Thanks to electronic guidance our war are fought without MASS SATURATION of shell and explosive, thanks to networked system Artillery or SAM can fire at target that are outside their own detection range.
For lightly armored legged vehicle to become important I see 3 incoming changes :
- Air Interdiction become critical and being able to carry and fire AA missile from any place is a plus
- Network & Detection get so efficient that it is no more a matter of detecting/outmaneuvering the enemy than carrying a wide variety of weapon ready to fire.
- Armor lose the race versus Weapon and tanking is less efficient than using surrounding as cover
Just some opinion.
You seem to be asking for NUMBERS, and numbers you will get.
I present to you the Atlas. This fella right here has no armor, no weapons, and a really shit engine, yet it goes up to 150kg.
If you know how to use the square cube law you will notice that it's completely unfeasible to have any mech over 12 meters that can even move, even less function mechanically.
>No one has posted heavy gear or even Votoms.
that's what i like, pilot a mech & swing a big metal punch of FUCK YOU onto anyone's face who was feared into their every inch of bones.
> tanks into melee
you better slap a big ass knife to the turret & bayonet charge onto enemy.
it could be effective.
Swear I saw Uziel clones in various animoos.
It's a grizzly, one of the heavy support mech from one of the factions of Heavy Gear, the North, than look more blocky than they arch enemie, the south, than tend to be more round like this one, the mamba, a kinda of upper grunt mech.
The TAGs from Infinity are probably about as big as a Mecha could feasibly be.