TRDL 2012 Series, No. 03 Spazierend Panzers Type A [TRDL Commission]
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This was one of three mecha designs developed for one of my long-term clients for his original supers gaming universe. Think WWII-era mecha. We put a lot into debating how to give modern mecha design an old-timey feel appropriate for the 40s based largely on German artillery, tank and other equipment designs. It was a fun project, and I actually went to the library for the first time since college (14 years or so!) though ultimately most of my refs came from the supernet after all.
The Spazierend Panzer Type A is the smallest of the three, somewhat larger than its human pilot. It uses jumpjets and large clawed feet for all-terrain maneuverability, and the primary weapon is a heavy duty flamethrower in the right arm.