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BMT-21 Medved' by RyujinDX BMT-21 Medved' by RyujinDX
Another demi-suit from Anno Astra...

BMT-21 Medved'

A typical product of the Ekaterinian Hegemony’s state-run arms manufacturers, the BMT-21 Medved’ was a rugged, simple machine, very durable and easy to operate and maintain. Its components could be manufactured using a number of different processes, and their individual specifications allowed for a degree of tolerance such that substitutions could be made with little or no loss in overall performance. This adaptability also made it suitable for production with relatively low levels of technology, to the point that many backwater systems could actually set up the tooling needed to manufacture them (after paying the licensing & royalty fees, of course). This also served to drive down its costs.

Unfortunately, its strength was to be its weakness. The base model of the Medved’ was very basic, indeed. The amount of control & feedback lag, while acceptable for a civilian machine, was a nagging, uncomfortable delay in the heat of combat. The loose tolerances were a hindrance to precision maneuvers. Even the operator’s compartment lacked proper NBC protection—or a proper environmental control system, for that matter. Operators would often leave the entry hatch open in hot weather for added ventilation, a practice which had led to unnecessary losses in the past. While many of these issues could be easily rectified with the installation of additional equipment, the majority of buyers opted not to spring for the added expense that these ‘extras’ & ‘value-added’ models brought.

Depicted is a Medved’ in service with “Vasily’s Bogatyri,” a mercenary unit comprised mainly of former Hegemony military personnel. As can be seen, the torso plates are quite thick and offers good protection against ballistic & directed-energy weapons. The hip joints are exposed, but applique armour plates usually cover these on combat missions. Even though the operator is housed in the torso, traverse at the waist junction is limited. The rear armour skirt has been modified to function as an auxiliary radiator/air intake. The handheld weapon is an AG-43 Abramov. The operator is wearing cold-climate gear beneath his protective armour. His protective hood has an integrated synthetic environment visor and air filtration/humidifier/heating system.

Medved’ demi-suits in Hegemony service are often referred to as “Misha.”

Abramov - Galinski 43mm rocket-assisted coilgun. This is a low-powered coilgun manufactured by the Hegemony and characterized by low recoil and sustained automatic fire capability. After exiting the barrel, the 43mm rounds are accelerated to higher velocities by a solid-fuel rocket booster motor. The round itself is a high-density rod penetrator surrounded by a fragmenting high-explosive sleeve. It is most often used by Hegemony demi-suits, client-states & mercenary forces based in the Hegemony. While its method of operation allows for fully automatic, sustained fire, this must be weighed against increased visual, heat and audio signatures. Ammunition capacity suffers as well from the longer, heavier rounds.
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Shattan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008   Artisan Crafter
За Матушку-Россию! ))
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hoggmieser Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
Woot! Russian for bear...-steals the mech and runs-
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grid-gunner Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
cool. it has a very 80's mecha design style feel to it.
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RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Yeah, rather old school there.
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Thanato5 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
:clap: excellent work - I've featured this piece here: [link]
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RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
I'm honored, moreso at being included with such distinguished company!
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Thanato5 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
:highfive:
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing!
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RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Thanks.
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
XD
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metalformer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous work. loving everything from the colors to the long description. you sir, certainly have imagination to spare! :D
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RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Those descriptions get pretty hard to do, at times. I often end up repeating myself. ;P
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metalformer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know! Same happens to me. I am in the middle of such a process right now. I am waiting for my trusty CyberMuse to enlighten me with some demented ideas right now. :D
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duo2nd Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Nice details.
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RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Details are the fun part.
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duo2nd Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Yeah.
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gz12wk Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
very cool!
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RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Thanks again!
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Zaifon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Sweet man! That robo suit is awesome!:D
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RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Glad you liked it!
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