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Goliath DS by RyujinDX Goliath DS by RyujinDX
From Anno Astra...

Goliath DS

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.
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ApeCape92 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im rocking this pic very much
Keydan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Alright! Now thats a powerarmor!
RyujinDX Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Thanks! Technically, though, the operator's seated entirely in the torso.
Keydan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
Ouh, how tall is it?
RyujinDX Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
Something in the range of 4 meters, thereabouts. At the time, I didn't feel like putting a regular guy in the picture for scaling purposes.
grid-gunner Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Yeah, its been awhile. Good to see you posting again!
RyujinDX Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Good to see you too, g-g.
ZS3 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Finally, you update!
RyujinDX Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Yeah, it's been more than a while.
AlphaRaptor2k6 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
I guess it's an improvement on both the Goliathboy, Goliath Advance, and the Goliath Advance-SP....
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