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Fritz Soldat
Fritz Soldat
2 years ago

Looks a lot like a US Army M3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

Kal Skirata
Kal Skirata
9 months ago
Reply to  Fritz Soldat

It gets that a lot.

Eric Otness
Eric Otness
2 years ago

Must admit, I didn’t expect you to actually make a render of any human characters, let alone Scout Troopers.

And I take it that the round cylindrical object at the back is a fuel canister? Yes, I’ve seen too much instances of Peace Walker with fuel drum canisters on the back of tanks.

StormCommando
2 years ago
Reply to  Eric Otness

It looks as if it could be a shield generator/projector, like the big thing I presume is the shield gen/proj on the Praetor.

mrdmiller
mrdmiller
2 years ago

holy crap that thing is huge

Rep
Rep
2 years ago

Is there a reason for it being so large? The troop complement alone doesn’t seem to justify it’s size. Does the reactor require that much volume?

Rep
Rep
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Thanks for the clarification! It would be interesting to see it next to another big repulsorlift vehicle like the Trade Federation MTT!

Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

In a conflict against a relatively peer opponent with credible anti-armor systems, it pays to have a small silhouette. In Star Wars, the necessity of shielding surface area probably makes it even more important than for Earthbound vehicles.

If you stripped out crew amenities to decrease height on combat vehicles, perhaps you could have a support vehicle on the same chassis that did away with the large reactor and turret to instead fill the entire vehicle with those rest stations/bathroom/galleys on the company or even platoon level. In the lulls between fighting, vehicles could dock via airlock to it, two at a time to refresh the crew.

Such a formation would have less firepower/squads transported per unit, but maybe the increase in survivability from drastically reducing vehicle size would justify that.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago
Reply to  Steve Bannon

Liking the thought behind a specialized relief variant, though you might wanna keep the original reactor just for shields & thrust.

chris pearson
chris pearson
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Nice detail as always. Reminds me of the Ubrikkian tank designs from West End Games. They were much smaller though – said to be 20.5 metres, but the picture suggest about 6 metres.

Matt
Matt
11 months ago
Reply to  Rep

Main battle tanks and IFV’s have pretty much reached their maximum size because even if you threw out the absurd fuel usage to power them, they simply are as big and heavy as they can get to use modern roads. Even now, tanks and IFV’s sliding off the sides of roads into ditches, road side canals, etc are a real threat to modern armor. Insurgents understand this and use it to their advantage. No need to mine to booby trap the shoulders of the road if you know the IFV rumbling down the street will be forced to go right down the center. IF you introduce repulsorlift technology though, suddenly it is a whole new ball game. Size and weight are no longer a a consideration beyond fuel consumption and means of transport.

daib
daib
11 months ago
Reply to  Matt

Hence, the Scythe.

If you get any larger than that, you’re essentially talking about a low-flying corvette.

JAMESMCGR
JAMESMCGR
2 years ago

What is the round deal on the front? Sensor?

JAMESMCGR
JAMESMCGR
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Cool, thanks for the reply!

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Ground mapping radar?

matt
matt
2 years ago

A worthy heir to Star War’s obsession with oversized troop transports. There’s pretty much a new one every movie.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

ANH: Sandcrawler?
ESB: AT-AT
ROTJ: I’ve got nothing for this one.
TPM: MTT
AOTC: AT-TE
ROTS: Juggernaut
TFA: AAL
R1: AT-ACT ?
TLJ: AT-M6

That’s only most of the movies. No idea on ROTJ.

matt
matt
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

every single one of them except for the AAL would be a superheavy by earth standards.

Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Chris Bradshaw

There is a Lambda class shuttle in ROTJ Chris.