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[SD-Assault] - Arbalest Hover Ship

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With the decision to include a small number of hoverships into the SD vehicle lines, I have this medium-large design to submit: the Arbalest.

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Lore:
"One of the newer designs of [insert company name here], the Arbalest remains a rare sight. Due to the Gaurdians going rouge, the Scarlet Dawn were left with a complete lack of surface vehicles, therefore leaving a vast area that they could not directly control. Requests were made for a new line of surface vehicles; ones that would retain the abilities of their atmospheric units , but would still have a direct presence on the ground. Using advanced low-altitude hovering technology, the Arbalest was produced to fill this role.

Due to its hovering nature, it is often mistaken as a downed Scarlet Dawn spacecraft by unwitting Steel Striders patrols. For nearly a year after its initial deployment, the existence of the Arbalest remained undiscovered, as it was only used in the case of ambushing rather than direct combat. It wasn't until one afternoon that after yet another Striders patrol went missing, that a single life raft filled with survivors were rescued. With them they told tales of a source of alien firepower that came from right above the water, rather than from the air where they were searching. Many of the few, shell shocked crew who survived describe facing the Arbalest as the equivalent of "Taking a blunderbuss shot to the face".

Despite it's deceptively small size, the Arbalest is packed with over a dozen multi directional lasers, and a near equal amount of electronic warfare weaponry and countermeasures. Defended with unusually thick shielding, the Arbalest is designed for close up brawling.

While unconfirmed, there have been several reports of similar hovering ships of largely varying sizes spotted on the horizon."

Stats

Cost:
Natural: 93,526
Metal: 189,415
Oil: 23,350
Scrap: 114,200
Crystal: 31,225
Overall RP: 1,311,456

Block Count: 4164

Top Speed: 41 m/s

Hovering Altitude: 15 meters

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Armament: A 360 degree field of fire with 14 stationary laser optics facing in all directions and four turret mounted laser optics. Included with the lasers are 17 similarly multi directional frag & EMP missiles.

Defense: Metal armor (up to 2-3 layers in certain places), double layering of max power shielding, four one block flares, and hovering thrusters tucked into the main hull. Additionally, it has been fitted with several surge protectors around the AI and periodically in other places around the ship.

Despite hovering vehicles usually being rather easy to destabilize and knock out of the air, the Arbalest can keep hovering and fighting despite having up to two of its four anterior hovering thrusters shot off. Also, crashing into the water is not an issue. Its secondary altitude maintaining ion thrusters can pull it out of the water despite the main hovers being submerged.

This thing was an absolute pain to build at times, but was enjoyable either way.
If anyone has suggestions or requests I will be happy to do them. Smile

Edit: Forgot to mention, the shields are set to be turned off when out of combat, and will turn back on when an enemy is nearby.


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[SD-Assault] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by Exitius III - 2015-06-11, 07:12 PM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by ARCAGNELL0 - 2015-06-11, 07:13 PM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by Exitius III - 2015-06-11, 07:14 PM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by ARCAGNELL0 - 2015-06-11, 07:19 PM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by Savaage - 2015-06-11, 08:55 PM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by SageThe13th - 2015-06-11, 09:27 PM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by Exitius III - 2015-06-12, 06:22 AM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by SageThe13th - 2015-06-12, 06:37 AM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by Exitius III - 2015-06-12, 06:44 AM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by majyst - 2015-06-12, 07:41 AM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by Exitius III - 2015-06-12, 07:44 AM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by h0yer - 2015-06-12, 08:10 AM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by ARCAGNELL0 - 2015-06-12, 11:13 AM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by SageThe13th - 2015-06-12, 04:04 PM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by Exitius III - 2015-06-12, 06:36 PM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by ARCAGNELL0 - 2015-06-12, 06:39 PM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by Savaage - 2015-06-12, 06:54 PM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by ARCAGNELL0 - 2015-06-12, 07:11 PM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by khaz - 2015-06-12, 09:20 PM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by Exitius III - 2015-06-12, 09:42 PM
RE: [SD] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by Exitius III - 2015-06-15, 12:37 AM
RE: [SD/LH] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by ARCAGNELL0 - 2015-06-15, 12:42 AM
RE: [SD/LH] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by chp2001 - 2015-07-27, 09:47 PM
RE: [SD/LH] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by ARCAGNELL0 - 2015-07-27, 09:48 PM
RE: [SD/LH] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by ARCAGNELL0 - 2015-07-28, 12:42 AM
RE: [SD/LH] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by chp2001 - 2015-07-28, 01:03 AM
RE: [SD/LH] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by ARCAGNELL0 - 2015-07-28, 01:05 AM
RE: [SD/LH] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by chp2001 - 2015-07-28, 01:09 AM
RE: [SD/LH] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by Lman94 - 2015-07-28, 01:52 AM
RE: [SD/LH] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by chp2001 - 2015-07-28, 02:50 AM
RE: [SD/LH] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by ARCAGNELL0 - 2015-07-28, 03:51 AM
RE: [SD/LH] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by ARCAGNELL0 - 2015-07-28, 04:37 AM
RE: [SD/LH] - Arbalest Hover Ship - by chp2001 - 2015-07-29, 12:08 AM

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