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Lit GAVs Junkie Base- The technical discussions of the GFFA (Armored Cavalry thread)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by LelalMekha, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Tzizvvt78

    Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master star 5

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  2. Tzizvvt78

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  3. bsmith7174

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    I think this is our best look yet at the First Order AT-ST
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  4. Havoc123

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    Anything on the FO AT-AT?
     
  5. The Positive Fan

    The Positive Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    It just received an entry on the official site's Databank. Best illustration I've seen of it yet.
     
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  6. bsmith7174

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    [​IMG]
     
  7. Havoc123

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    Can't say I can find many differences, unlike the FO AT-ST.
     
  8. bsmith7174

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    The differences are subtle, but you can see them when they're side-by-side. I threw this together real fast so you could see.
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  9. comradepitrovsky

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    Tbf, there's only so much updating that you can do to a AT-AT.
     
  10. Tzizvvt78

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    I like the increased focus on adding armor covering to certain vital points, reminds me of the same tactics used on tank models in WWII as stop-gap measures.
     
  11. MercenaryAce

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    I wonder why so many variants take away guns.
     
  12. Tzizvvt78

    Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master star 5

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    The AT-ACT is not a frontline combat vehicle, so that explains it. The FO version took away the big guns to provide a boarding ramp for troops, like a literal siege tower. The Rebels variant added a gun to the rear, for more protection.

    On another note, it's cool to see an LAAT/c carry an ITT down to the frontline in the latest Darth Vader arc.
     
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  13. Tzizvvt78

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  14. bsmith7174

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    A howitzer with legs? I like it.
     
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  15. Tzizvvt78

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    Same here. I also like the subtle similarities with the SB-920 cannon from ANH. The turreted 3-person one.
     
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  16. Tuskin38

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    Yeah that was my thought as well. They both appear to based off the German Flak 8.8
     
  17. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm surprised the sueing company Harmony Gold aren't trying to sue LFL and Disney over the AT-DT looking vaguely like their Robotech vehicles (Having two legs and a cannon on top seems to be enough for them). They are trying to sue as many people as possible before their distribution and merchandise license expires.
     
  18. Tzizvvt78

    Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master star 5

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    13 years too late.
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  19. Long Snoot

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    Speaking of which, I really hope they will reference the Attack Pod as the AT-DT's predecessor in its entry in the visual guide. One thing I was wondering a few months ago is why did the Empire suddently retire some of the specialised walkers seen in ROTS (such as the AT-AP and the AT-OT) while less-advanced models (like the AT-RT and the AT-TE) weren't. When you compare the two, you can really see some advancement in technology, such as a more compact chassis and no need to a third leg for stabilisation during fire. Even if it doesn't end up being such a direct successor, I wonder what's the need for an open cockpit (other than the Flak reference ofc).
     
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  20. Fire Dog

    Fire Dog Jedi Padawan star 1

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    This was made canon in a Rebels Comic Strip a while back.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/MLC-3_light_tank


     
  21. NCISliar

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  22. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well, the Maritime Division is part of the Army, so... close enough. :-D
    Nice catch BTW. I hadn't recognized it from Rebel Strike!
     
  23. Long Snoot

    Long Snoot Jedi Youngling star 1

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    The AT-DT's frontal look has been revealed (altough in Star Wars Commander's cartoonish style).
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    Can't say I'm a big fan personally, it seems a bit of a step backwards when compared to other artilled walkers (and it's pretty weird to see it being crewed by a single man). I look forward to see it in a realistic style, and hopefully to see it crewed by either an AT-ST driver or someone wearing a new uniform instead of a regular stormtrooper.
     
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  24. Tzizvvt78

    Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master star 5

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    Well, it's like comparing a StuG with a Howitzer. Different roles.
     
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  25. Long Snoot

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    Yep, with "artillery walkers" I was referring to vehicles like the SPMA and the AT-AP.