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Medium Mech Atila 02 by Shabazik Medium Mech Atila 02 by Shabazik


During the first 20 or so years since the beginning of the use of Mechs as weapons of war -aside from experimental use- the mechs where slower, worse armed, and more costly than tanks.

Some of the intents to solve this, was to use multiple legs, or instal treaths and wheels, but the results where often horrible, having all the problems from both tanks and mechs, and none gain.

The Binese Engineers had already given up in creating a continuation to the Atila 01, reason why it was developed the Khan 01. They had choose to leave the proyect, because the additional armor and heavier armament (two 120mm guns and an auto-cannon of 30mm) make the whole vehicle unstable.

However, happened at the 3303 a.a.H attemp by Stornkold to invade and conquest Aiers. In that occassion, the Binese fought the Stornkold invasion in the desert of Gobnihu, being finally capable to reject the invasion force of Stornkold, only due the numerical superiority and with large amounts of casualties.

In that ocassion, Stornkold was forced to quickly retreat, leaving behind all around Aiers large amounts of material of all kinds: something that was used by the Aierian nations: some only pushing these modern equipment in service, as Sretor and Bazisktan, or investigating and reproducing it, as did the Binese Empire, Anuchia, Gofondria and Ozeancik.

Among the equipment Stornkold left behind, where there 482 Seventrion Mech Walkers, 22.057 Mirror-Class main battle tanks and about 28.000 Streider-Class Infantry Fighting Vehicles, aside 9 space cruisers of the Joorg-Class and 1 Heavy Space Cruiser Münzen Class.

The Binese Empire had in his hands after the Stornkold empire 78 of these mechs, 1.051 MBT, around 3.000 IFV and two space cruisers.

Using the captured Seventrion mechs as experimental models, the binese finally where capable of finishing the Atila 02.

It was first used in a war between the Neo-Binese Empire and the URCC, surprising their enemies, as was as well the first mech that arrived in large amounts to the combat. This is because, before the Atila 02, the series of Mechs hardly ever reached 100 units, and had a max of 400, before stopping production in Aiers. For when the Binese-URCC war began, there where more than 2.000 Atila 02 already in service.

The Atila 02 can be considered as one of the best realizations of walkers among the Binese, as this sturdy yet simple mech will see continued production with the Neo-Binese Empire, and as well later, with the Norodor Empire, being produced for 97 years, and seeing continued service in the Nodorian armed forces for even more time, and much more with other nations, even while later was considered an obsolete medium mech.

The Atila 02 was equiped with two twin guns of 120mm (and after modernization, with one 155mm gun and a Heavy Anti-Armor Laser) and one automatic cannon of 30mm.

Since the beginning of the production of the Atila 3309 until the 2136 a.a.h, where produced by the Neo-Binese empire in Aiers 8.990 units, and after a modernization done in Ots at the 3145, the Atila was keep in the production lines until the 3200 a.a.H, being estimated that more than 100.000 of these class of mechs where produced.

The Atila 02 became then the distinctive mark of the binese -and later, Nodorian- mech armies, and while it wasn't a specially attractive model and wasn't the better of the medium mechs in the battlefield, was very reliable and well armed, capable of facing all the medium and light mechs of that era.

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IxisNyx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Fairys? :meow:
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist
yes, they could use them!
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the designs, very smooth, good anti-penetration armor, decent details... but I really like the technical/historical info :) It's nice to see a mech designer talk about the problems inherent in bipedal war machines, and to admit that sometimes you need "alien technology" to overcome engineering issues.
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Many thanks Brent!!

Yes, walkers are a nightmare for designers!!
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's why I don't design mecha... I know too much about physics and materials science... or maybe I don't know enough?
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist
nah, they indeed are not just improbable, but everything learned in thousands of years of warfare shows that it would be a terrible idea, even if practical on the physical/mechanical side!
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Terrible idea, but awesome to look at! :D
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