From Anno Astra...
One of the earliest demi-shells to achieve mass-production, the Goliath was designed by General Dynamics in response to an AF-sponsored competition. Although it lost to a rival design, the Goliath still managed to attract the interest of other parties, and was kept in production for almost 20 years despite its increasing obsolescence. A few still serve in isolated frontier backwaters, often as construction machinery.
Even in its heyday, the Goliath was considered to be slow and cumbersome, with limited range of movement and high ground pressure. On the other hand, it was well-armored, reliable, easy to maintain and a steady weapons platform. Many were modified with updated control systems, additional sensors & networked systems to take advantage of the 360-degree waist traverse, effectively turning them into mobile, all-terrain area-defense turrets.
Depicted is a Goliath during a field test with live weaponry on a simulated village. Mounted on its shoulders are a high-powered 7/01 pulse laser and a paired HVM launcher. There is a notable absence of additional gear, not even a handheld weapon, which is to be expected as there were virtually no DS-scale weapons in production at the time.
Comment: 7/01 -- 7 megawatts output, .01 second pulse = 70 kilojoules optimal yield.
HVM-- Hypervelocity Missile; accelerates to hypersonic speeds of Mach 5 & above, relies primarily on KE to do its job. Relatively short-ranged.
Painter & Mouse
Some of you may recognize where I got the pulse laser rating format from.