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 No.1305[Last 50 Posts]

Ok, I'm going to make the dreaded question.
Could normal size mechas (like, 1.5 storey tall) be actually viable in warfare?

 No.1306

>>1305
No
They’re easy as shit to see, easy to down with ordinary artillery, aircraft and drones and perform l the same functions tanks do but worse
It’s not that they can’t be built it’s that they’re fundamentally worthless in combat.

 No.1307

>>1306
>>1305
Two more important reasons
They’re bipedal meaning if you took down even one of the legs they’d fall instantly and become effectively fucking worthless to the pilot
Again they’re bipedal which means they’ll consume far more energy than wheeled or winged transport simply because they constantly need a force to move their legs since the force of rotation or gliding can’t just substitute in whenever the pilots foot is off the pedal

 No.1308

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To an extent but not really, Gundam explored that, having them face off against tanks. The primary practical use of big mecha have are
A) In space
B) Against kaiju (there's an interesting analysis by an artillery guy I read a couple years ago about using artillery against Kaiju - in the case of Pacific Rim - and he explained the inadvisability of massed artillery as a tactic).
C) Large powered combat exoskeletons
None are really relevant at the moment. Explore the "mech" thread on /anime/ for more on that.

 No.1311

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>>1305
No, just no. The big reason is that in terms of engineering, standing is one of the worst things you can ever do since we might not notice it cause our legs are automated by our brains for our own sanity, but it requires thousands of minute adjustments a second to constantly balance, account for inertia etc. In practice this would mean a fucking giant gyroscope which would take up a massive amount of space, energy and expense along with the motors, wiring, plating for the legs all for what would otherwise be accomplished by caterpillar treads or roadwheels, AKA you're wasting a lot on just being on par with existing systems while still retaining vunerabilities like exposed legs which can be knocked out from under you, whereas all that effort could go towards improving actual practical designs.
It's just a lot of effort for not a lot of gain, like what does it actually offer? Height? Flexibility? Not really since mech fingertips don't have nerves or hairs so they can't grip stuff like how you think they would and have a hand->trigger interface is just redundant when you could build it into the mech's systems proper which then makes it basically the same as any other armoured vehicle. Layers upon layers of redundancies.
>>1308
>In space
Even then not really, what benefit would a huminoid shape offer over say a sphere? Shape doesn't matter because there's no drag in space(I know technically there is but it's so minute it hardly matters) and the chassis can still can grip, maneuvers better, more efficient armour layout, more compact so smaller silhouette etc etc which is funny since those ball mechs in Gundam were considered hopelessly outclassed lol

 No.1331

>>1311
>what benefit would a huminoid shape offer over say a sphere?
mobility in terms of form, I'm not talking bout like a ship, but as a literal exoskeletal bot.
>Shape doesn't matter because there's no drag in space
That's the reason a humanoid form is viable in space, it can be as heavy and non-aerodynamic as it could be, but would be unrestricted in maneuverability.

 No.1333

>>1331
Bro we get it you like anime but just face facts
You will never pilot a real mecha
The design is stupid in conventional settings and it’s stupid in space compared to just using small and hard to hit probes that could detect and down anyone of your shitty bots in a single hit thousands of kilometres away

 No.1334

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>>1333
>yOu LiKe AnImE
Are you retarded or a faggot? Nevermind, I know that answer; you're both.
I literally point out in my first post in the thread that
"To an extent but not really" and explained the limited roles of a mecha IRL. It has nothing to do with "hurr u liek animu," and "fess de facks!"
>You will never pilot a real mecha
And? Are you 5 years old to be using literal /b/-tier "snide" remarks?
>just using small and hard to hit probes that could detect and down anyone of your shitty bots in a single hit thousands of kilometres away
Clearly you have a 'probe' with (in) you at the moment, given how hard you're over exaggerating their capability.

 No.1337

>>1334
Ahaha triggered mechangger can’t handle the reality his precious retarded robots turned out to be retarded ahahahahah

 No.1338

>>1337
Go back to school /b/tard

 No.1340

>>1338
You clearly need to be the one to be reviewing kinematics and designing
That other anon said it himself, walking and standing is a far more complicated and needlessly painful effort to design for any machine than to simply roll glide and fly. Not to mention having giant mechs in combat is a large ass target for anyone on earth to simply see and strike at, and for the space probes think of it this way

What’s harder to design
A sphere containing a beam or missile that can be produced on an industrial scale and doesn’t require a pilot to be controlled
Or a bipedal exosuit hard to mass produce that likely needs a pilot trained for years while having to be equipped with the same weapons while only having a chance of hitting its target with limited range

 No.1344

>>1340
Yugo-anon actually understands the shit they are talking about, you are just repeating reddit-tier "arguments" and ignoring the point made utterly. People have made entire essays addressing your "points", but there's not point posting them, since you're not reading.

 No.1346

>>1344
Speak for yourself fag
If mechs were conventional they would’ve been built ages ago

 No.1353

>>1346
>If mechs were conventional
more goalpost shifting

 No.1355

>>1353
Then pick one concept you fucking want you fucking faggot
Either these machines are actually useful to you or they’re wishfulment that amount to actual garbage in any real setting

 No.1357

>>1355
>pick one concept
I'm not the one jumping to conclusions and arguing against scarecrows
>Either these machines are actually useful to you or they’re wishfulment
Go back to school and learn to stop speedreading

 No.1367

I think they could work in urban combat.
Better than a Tank, I think.

 No.1368

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>>1311
reminds me of the bathysphere

 No.1379

>>1368
cool and eerie, that shit is terrifying

 No.1436

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Ok but what about aeromorphs

 No.1437

>>1436
This shit is disturbing.

 No.1506

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>>1437
Do you feel uncomfortable anon-kun?

 No.1636

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post yfw china makes mechs real

 No.1637

Seems extremely impractical. Realistically if there was a move away from wheels instead you would see crab like designs rather than bipedal humanoid designs due to their maneuverability.

 No.2844

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Ghana circa 2011

 No.3594

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>Mobility of an infantryman
>Armour and Firepower of an IFV
>Drone/AI controlled
>Lower reliance on fuel to simplify logistics
>Additional features for anti-infantry urban warfare
War… had changed…

 No.3595

>>1637
>crab like designs
it all returns to crab.

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 No.3597

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Nah. Super expensive to build. In fact the technology isn't there yet. Look at Boston Dynamics for the best legged robots out there.

Especially in our age of rockets and drones there is no place for them. If anything maybe you'll see a Spot with a ATGM strapped to it.

Right now they're mostly developing them as pack mules.

Any robot taller than a tank would be absolute garbage.

 No.3598

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>>3597
So what real advantages could a mech possibly have? Really the only one is mobility, that a legged robot can get over terrain a wheeled vehicle can't get over.

But actually, in my opinion, legged robot is actually way better than an exosuit. Exosuits are garbage because they still limit the user to the normal movements and movement speeds that the human body is capable of. You're going to be torquing your joints like crazy.

So this is a mech design I came up with for my own IP. Basically the person just sits huddled up in the fetal position on the back of the mech. The mech is only large enough to carry the person, which still leaves it shorter than a tank. The reason for having a humanoid shape is because hypothetically it's easier to control a machine with the same general form as a person, with your mind.(not saying that's actually true but it sounds plausible enough)

 No.3599

Nah too small.

 No.3600

>>3598
>Basically the person just sits huddled up in the fetal position on the back of the mech. The mech is only large enough to carry the person,
Why not just have it be an autonomous weapon at that point?

 No.3601

>>3600
Well why not make every vehicle autonomous? Being remote controlled makes it more susceptible to electronic warfare. Delay issues as well. Story wise because it's cool. I dunno maybe in the future every tank will be autonomous.

 No.3602

>>3601
Or I should say unmanned. Autonomous is a different question.

 No.3603

So bets on when Russia and China build actually existing crab tank mechs?

 No.3604

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>>3603
SOON COMRADE

 No.3605

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>>3598
>pic
Kek it reminds me of pic rel

 No.3606

>>3604
OBTW, start carrying an ace of spades on you if you're really into this shit.

/k/opers won't know what this means.

 No.3607

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 No.3608

Would smaller exo-suit type mechs be more viable (e.g. the suits from the Second Renaissance Animatrix, Alien franchise, etc)?

 No.3609

>>3608
Very likely so, the mechas from Aliens, Avatar and other similar ones are not much taller than a tank, narrower and have specific advantages. Starship Troopers (the book) had such limited mechas as a primary soldier's exoskeleton.

 No.3646

>>1308
>the "mech" thread on /anime/
>>>/anime/845 for ease of access

 No.3649

Theoretically Titanfall mechs can be made IRL.

 No.3702

>>3606
>start carrying an ace of spades on you if you're really into this shit
The fuck does Bl*cked have to do with mecha?

 No.3704

>>1305
>Could normal size mechas (like, 1.5 storey tall) be actually viable in warfare?
Likely no, because they'd be extremely vulnerable.
ATGM's have insane penetrating power and you're now exposing huge areas to direct fire meaning you need a truly absurd amount of armor plating.

Tanks already struggle with weight while using pretty efficient mobility systems and they have to be designed with minimizing the area they expose to get thicc armor plating (which is why top-kill weapons are being developed.)

A realistically armored mech would die to an RPG-7.

 No.3706

Maybe exoskeleton like stuff could be of some use. Things that are not much larger than infantry.

 No.3707

>>3702
begone coomer

 No.3708

>>3707
>coomer
It's a valid question, Ace of Spades is more of a fighter-aircraft use… or /pol/s favorite fetish porn.

>>3706
Not quite a mech tho

 No.3709

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>>3704
>RPG and ATGM
The problem is hitting a target, most vehicles we see hit are either standing still or moving linearly. A legged vehicle will have vastly different mobility as long as it isn't too big. Alternatively creating something massive enough to carry insane amounts of armor (such as a Pacific Rim Jaeger) would negate even the insane penetration of modern AT weapons. Throw in regenerative nano-tech that's being explored and you get a damage-soaking mechanoid like the Armored Cores. Moreover considering the future of energy-weapons a thick armored, maneuverable mech would be useful in dissipating impacts. Additionally soft and hard-kill active protections systems like shtora, arena and ERA like Relikt are easy to apply and would additionally provide protection. Additionally a large mecha is not likely to just be humanoid in shape, at least not entirely, as digitigrade stances would be likely.

The advent of space combat in the future is also a consideration. Gundam's idea of mechs also made sense, as unlike a tank or fighter jet, they can operate in space and maneuver like a giant space suit (since friction is a non-issue in space). Being able to operate on land would be an additional bonus. They may not be as armored or low profile as a tank but the same can be said for IFVs and BTRs which are no match against RPGs or air strikes. There's no such thing as an invulnerable defense, at least for now. Transformative abilities would also be useful.

At the end of the day the problem becomes the human factor, but at that point we're just going for a Terminator situation with automated or remote drones and hunter-killers a la Star War's droid armies.

 No.3711

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>>3709
Actually to add to this, alternative to a terminator situation or a droid situation, with the development of sentient AIs that are learning to be sapient through empathy rather than just sentient through laws of robotics, we may be looking at a Cybertronian type situation of intelligent mechanical beings imitating organic life.

 No.3712

>>3709
You've also made your target so huge that it can't make use of a lot of cover that is afforded to vehicles while suffering from a serious armor issue. There really just wouldn't be any reason not to make ATGMs that have higher maneuverability and less focus on penetration.

Or I mean just like a 20mm autocannon.

 No.3713

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>>3712
>You've also made your target so huge that it can't make use of a lot of cover
Prone position. Also cover is subjective here and a lot less useful for AFVs today considering top-attack munitions and loitering drone surveillance.
>afforded to vehicles while suffering from a serious armor issue
Tell that to Bradley's and MRAPs and other NATO tech that in typical Western fashion, are as large and taller than MBTs.
>There really just wouldn't be any reason not to make ATGMs that have higher maneuverability and less focus on penetration.
Except the fact that they're Anti TANK Guided Missiles which means they can't lower penetration capability. Unlike an RPG-7 which can switch warheads easily, an ATGM cannot have a heavier warhead swapped out for a more maneuverable set up in combat, it's excessively unwieldy. Also ATGMs are not like Air to Air guided missiles or ever Air to Ground guided munitions, they're not very maneuverable because of the need to remain compact, thus their fin stabilizers and adjustors are small, even on Fire-and-Forget missiles (which are much more susceptible to jamming). Top attack munitions would also have trouble hitting a target that is much smaller from a birds-eye-view compared to a tank's large flat surface.

The mistake is to consider mechs as replacements for tanks and BMPs, they're not. They're super-heavy infantry, capable of operating in areas that are problematic to tracked and wheeled vehicles (such as mountainous terrain) or as highly mobile strike forces. Their versatility would also lend themselves as ideal support units for many different missions and units, including tanks. Negating ground-pressure issues is also easy, utilizing retractable snow-shoe or ski-like additions to pedes.

>a 20mm autocannon

20mm autocannons were deemed insufficient back in the early 70s, which is why everyone uses 30mm autocannons in armored warfare.

 No.3714

>>3713
>They're super-heavy infantry
Just to expand on this with something I saved a while back that elaborates my point
>Mechs are not universally superior. Advancing on a dug-in unit of tanks on flat terrain is every mech pilot's worst nightmare, because they will suffer heavy casualties (and possibly not take the objective at all). No competent commander would force them into a spearhead role like that if they had a choice; tanks would be used for the linebreaking, and mechs for long-range fire support and holding the flanks.
>Where mechs really do shine is on uneven, forested, and otherwise obstructive terrain. River in your way? Ford it; water levels that would submerge a tank are quite passable in a mech. Mountains can be climbed, forests navigated, and obstructions stepped over. This makes them quite formidable in crossing otherwise poor terrain to strike unprepared positions and encircle enemy units.
>The ability to quickly alter weapons carried by dropping and picking up a different weapon guarantees a degree of tactical flexibility not seen in tanks. Note, however, that weapons tend to be lighter than their tank counterparts of a similar mass. (Side note: In this setting, mechs carry their weapons in hand-like grips, not fixed to the main body as they do in battletech.)
>Perhaps surprisingly, mechs do reasonably well in medium- and dense-urban environments. This has more to do with specific design than any general factors. Carrying all your weapons on highly flexible mounts and the ability to fire with most of your body hidden behind a building are valuable. Cooperation with infantry is still necessary to prevent ambushes at point-blank range from within those buildings, though.
>Overall, mechs are not the be-all and end-all of warfare. Infantry, aircraft, tanks - they still have their purposes. Like any other piece of equipment or vehicle, mechs have their role.
Mechs can be their own combat engineering vehicle - capable of digging positions, clearing obstacles, and lifting equipment into position, something the soviet AFV doctrine had which is why all Soviet tanks and many of its other armored vehicles had dozer blades inbuilt. Also a mech can literally refuel and re-arm itself like a human soldier, which means that in a CBRN environment, a mech can get around a main problem of AFVs in contaminated environments - leaving the vehicle or opening it to resupply.
Additionally Gundam stumbled into the most reasonable explanation for mech use I've seen. The requirement to transition from open vacuum and microgravity environments to earth/earthlike gravity and atmospheric pressure can be handled well by thrusters gimbled on walking legs. A demand for weapon modularity and utility may as well be met with arms and hands. There's also a case to be made for Macross-like transforming mechs that can take different forms.

Also I forgot to mention synthetic musculature-imitators, gyro-stabilization and other advancements in exo-skeletons, that can be scaled up for a mech to create enormous lift-capacity and maneuverability without requiring immense pistons and hydraulics in vulnerable areas, which would permit more armor. If your mech is a lumbering beast slower than a tank and unable to do any manipulation with its hands, you may as well get a tank. Basically the concept of the Obsolete anime.

TL;DR: Mechs are best used realistically as super-troops capable of utilization in various mediums from under-water to ground terrain to space. Tanks are ground specialized vehicles, able to carry thicker armor, a heavier main gun, and can achieve a higher top speed over open terrain. Mechs are more agile in constricted spaces, carry a wider range of weapons, and can shoot around corners without exposing their critical systems. If you put a mech out in the open to fight against tanks, tanks will tear them apart from range. If you put a tank into an urban zone to fight against mechs, the mechs will tear it apart likely before it can even get a shot off. Fine manipulation of the hands and the possession of limbs allow for higher mobility and general use a variety of roles from digging in, to scaling and crossing obstacles.

 No.3733

>>3713
Honestly prove that mechs have serious mobility. Show me even one of these human size Boston Dynamics bare-bones robots walking through thick mud for 5 minutes. Not even the 8m tall piloted mecha.

Then take a look at ground pressure and seriously convince me that they're going to be able to dodge a missile in soft dirt.

Caterpillar treads were put on tanks for a reason.

 No.3734

>>3608
>>3706
The problem with exosuits is they can only make you stronger, not faster. You can't just start running at 40 mph just because you have motors strapped to your legs. All your joints will be destroyed.

 No.3735

>>3734
And then what kind of weapon could a small mech or person carry that would be effective against a tank anyways? Just the same kinda rockets people can already carry.

 No.3736

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>>3734
>they can only make you stronger, not faster.
They can assist in return mechanisms and using gyros can increase fast-twitch reflexes, as well as aid in reducing fatigue increasing movement speed, reducing impact on stamina and increasing maneuverability. Upscaling this isn't hard, in fact downscaling it is harder. And this is just exo-skeletons, for a large walker you wouldn't need to take into account human musculature and reflex limits, you just need to have high-speed control interfaces and strong design + materials. Artificial muscles are potentially rated to increase strength by up to 50 times, and even if it was only by 5x, the increased force of pushing off the ground for an exoskeleton-human would permit immense sprinting power.

 No.3737

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>>3734
>All your joints will be destroyed.
1) This is about mecha first, exoskeletons is just a real world reference to some of the technologies I was referring to that can be applied to mechs
2) The majority of wear and tear to the joints come from impacts and hyper-extension. An exoskeleton is likely to be used in bursts of speed that would not be fast enough or long enough to cause such issues. In a mecha such limitations are moot.

>>3735
RPGs, 30mm autocannons, recoil-less rifles, mines. Additionally a taller mech could easily shoot top-down where penetration is easier.
>the same kinda rockets people can already carry.
Lugging RPGs is not easy, especially over rough terrain and over long distances. It's even harder when you have the weight of all the other equipment on top of you. Buy a weighted vest and go for a run, you'll see why nobody wants to lug around a sack of RPGs if they can help it.

 No.3738

>>3733
>Show me even one of these human size Boston Dynamics bare-bones robots walking through thick mud for 5 minutes
People walk through such environments using snow shoes and similar things which I brought up. Equipping a large walker with similar capability is not impossible, not to mention that for a large enough bot such mud is going to be equivalent to a mud-puddle to us, especially since, rather than rolling through or over such unstable ground you walk over and through it, reducing friction as you step in and out, rather than slogging through. Elephants do similarly in the very unstable deserts of Africa or the Jungle territories, and where they still sink in, they just power through it.
It's part of the reason animals that slither, roll or crawl are always slower than those that can stand and run. And Boston Dynamics robots are literally doing flips and rolls at this point, and this is just full-body robotics, with experimental limb robotics such as remote limb technology controlled by impulses in the nerves.
>seriously convince me that they're going to be able to dodge a missile in soft dirt.
Sure, because dodging isn't the same as linear locomotion. A rocket can be ducked under, jumped over, leaned to the side from etc. because this is a reflex maneuver, not lateral speed across terrain. And tell me, how well a tank is going to do on a 60 degree gravel slope.
Also Booster Rockets are a viable realistic technology, temporary upward bursts of motion allowing for jumps even higher than artificial muscles would provide.
>Caterpillar treads were put on tanks for a reason.
And yet wheeled vehicles are still used and needed, and yet armored vehicles that aren't tanks exist, and yet lightly armored trucks and towed artillery exist. Everything has its niche and necessity, so just because tracks are better at soft-ground traverse, doesn't mean a tank is the best option for all territory. Like I stated, tanks are terrible in jungles and need heavy fire support in urban environments

No shit it's not infallible, nothing is in combat

>>3736
>>3737
Also as I said before, consider the roles of a mecha - it's certainly not a tank replacement.

 No.3865

Have y'all been following Nye Mechworks on Youtube? Dude's a chinlet who is regrettably a Tim Pool/Sargon of Akkad fan, but he is also trying to build actual prototype powered armour and mecha.

 No.3867

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>>3865
Actually never heard of the guy. Don't care about whatever political shit he has going on. His mechs are interesting, but more toyish/cosplayish in terms of externals from what I've seen on his site
https://www.nyemechworks.com/mechs

I think a preliminary/beginner approach to mechs for the future would be stuff like the crab suits and military exoskeletons from Cameron's Avatar or the Aliens' Powerloader, they have some real utility and possibility with modern in-production technology.

Stuff like Hacksmith's exoskeletons, like their Spidermech is more impressive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd8dKY6Ozrg
https://www.thehacksmith.ca/exoskeleton-power-systems-2/
And they actually made a PowerLoader from Aliens, though they put tracks instead of legs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRPQO8F3RpE

An attempt at the Avatar battlesuit was also being made in Japan, covered by Autoblog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ldJswGpkjY

 No.3868

The group ExoSapien is making an all-terrain mech and it seems highly mobile and fairly low to the ground.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR5RjYNaPUo

 No.3869

>>3868
Also 2 weeks ago there was a reveal for ARCHAX from Tsubame Industries, which is planning to sell 5 mechs a year at 3 million dollars each. It's meant to be a combination of "Japan's strengths in animation, robotics and automobiles" according to the CEO, Ryo Yoshida. I think the interview also mentioned his inspiration being Mobile Suit Gundam, even though it more resembles the quadrupedal ROBOT SPIRITS S.A.C. Tachikoma of the Ghost in a Shell franchise.

Funny thing is that Mechs starting as pure utilitarian robots in a world similar to ours (before eventually being used for crimes, spawning weaponized robot-units for police and the military as response), is exactly the plot of Patlabor.

 No.3870

>>3867
While the content on his channel is clearly more cosplay-oriented, it would probably not be too difficult to replicate such techniques with more durable materials and slap on armour of some sort(obviously it would require some skill, but would probably be one of the easier bits of real-world mecha design to work out. His politics don't seem to factor into things beyond getting a periodic shoutout and are generally unimportant, but in the event of a Burger Civil War this does mean that there's a chance a reactionary faction ends up fielding mecha of some sort. Not a big chance, and not necessarily particularly effective, but still more than zero.

 No.3871

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>>3870
>While the content on his channel is clearly more cosplay-oriented, it would probably not be too difficult to replicate such techniques with more durable materials and slap on armour of some sort
Fair point, and actually I recently posted another Cosplay of comparable interest >>>/anime/21691
>In the event of a Burger Civil War this does mean that there's a chance a reactionary faction ends up fielding mecha of some sort
Fucking kek, given the unlikeliness I think it's still a hell of a thought considering what I mentioned about Patlabor.
>not necessarily particularly effective
Against normal people not possessing any anti-armor capability on-hand? A mecha suit would be pretty effective, it'd be like fending off a terminator.

 No.3872

>>3871
When I say chinlet homebrew mecha might not be effective I suppose that's hinging on pilots and commanders making retarded decisions because its a new category of hardware that would need to find its niche dovetailing with "Wow, Cool Robot" syndrome. Also prospective homebrew designers not having the same resources as some the larger companies mentioned earlier. Inevitably counter-mecha techniques would be developed. We will live to see Armor Hunter Mellowlink being required viewing for those under arms.

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>>3872
Well yes, tactical stupidity and the eventual development of counter-weapons and tactics would come about, going with the analogy Terminator has that happen too.
>Armor Hunter Mellowlink
That is a damn obscure reference, I've never heard of it before, even though I know Votoms.

 No.3881

>>3874
Not the anon you were talking to, but the first 6 episodes were really good.

 No.4432

Engine of Penance vibes aside, I think a potential real mecha that would actually have the ability to replicate human reflexes and speed on a larger scale would be a cyborg-like exo-suit system requiring direct interface.

An example of this in fiction would be the Berserker units from the Aliens comics and games, pic rel.
>Control of the Berserker was effected through a neurotransmission feed drilled into the operator's brain,[8] and the manipulation of physical controls within the suit's arms and legs. The operator was assisted by an advanced computer program that largely automated many of the Berserker's actions, such as aiming the various weapons and tracking targets.
https://avp.fandom.com/wiki/Berserker_(combat_unit)

 No.4436

>>1305
>Slow
>Easy to hit
>Still destroyed by aything that is not made specifically for the infantry
>Cost a fortune
>Logistical nightmare
Listen, we are questioning the future of MBT, so mechs aren't going to happen. Robots with guns, yes, but small ones.

 No.4439

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>>4436
>slow
No, this has been addressed ITT
>easy to hit
No, this has been addressed ITT
>Still destroyed by aything that is not made specifically for the infantry
Like any vehicle short of a heavy IFV/tank? Even an HMG can penetrate APCs and IFVs, hell a heavy machine gun was used to bust up an Abrams years back.
>cost a fortune
New technology always does
>logistical nightmare
Not necessarily, depends on how good logistics are to begin with and how fast it is introduced into the armed forces - rushed production =/= poorer logistics because of not enough time to train cadres.

>we are questioning the future of MBT

The only ones questioning the future of the MBT are armchair idiots that think tanks were EVER impenetrable, all-going monsters, see >>>/AKM/4179
Are exoskeletons for soldiers more likely to come around first? Yes. Does this mean mecha won't have a niche? No. The main problem isn't any of what you mentioned, the main problem is power-source.
https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/08/russia-us-are-military-exoskeleton-race/150939/

 No.4440


 No.4441

>>4439
>My 200t suit would have the agility of a sparrow and the speed of a jaguar
Yes, yes. And it will be missileproof. And it won't require two days of maintenance for every time you use it like the F35.

Listen, they only thing you will gain is a short moment where the eemy would have mostly weapons against the infantry while you have mech, but give it 4 weeks and that will be over. It will be similar to how tanks were supposed to end WWI because the krauts had nothing to fight them. They got destroyed by direct canon fire, by artillery, by flamethrowers, rifle bullets broke their gas extraction system killing the entire crew, they got their canons broke by machine guns and their tracks destroyed by grenades. And half of them broke before reaching the German trench.
It haven't won the war.

 No.4442

>>4439
Anon it is just stupid. The bipedal mode of walking is the most inefficent and any robot legs are always going to be inefficent. Also with humans, when you are fighting, you always want to go prone to reduce your targetable area. The idea is to be as low to the ground as himanly possible. A tank is like a mecha that is always prone. The only value a walker could possibly have is on yetrain a tank couldn't traverse, but that sort of yerrain would also be likely to trip a walker and then your mech is critically damaged.

 No.4443

>>4442
Also being bipedal would greatly teduce the size and calibre of gun that could be mounted on it since it is so much more inherently unstable than a tank. This is not even taking into account how inefficent oldimg a seperate gun with atms would be. It would still come into play even if you had gun arms or shoulder or whatever.

 No.4444

Also tanks have fucking driving and shooting seperated for two different people for a fucking reason. One person can focus on ehere they are moving one can focus on what they are shooting. Two brains are better than one.

 No.4445

>>4444 >>4442 >>4443 >>4441
uygha you really just wanted to farm that GET and posted 4 times? Bitch move.
>It's just stupid cause it is!
No argument
>The bipedal mode of walking is the most inefficent
Ah yes, which is why humans evolved to walk on 2 legs, why ostriches and other birds use 2 legs, except bi-pedal walking is not inefficient, or it would haven't have evolved and STAYED. Inb4 tracks, this has been addressed, see >>3738 >>3736 >>3714 >>3713

>with humans, when you are fighting, you always want to go prone to reduce your targetable area

Again, this has been addressed in the linked posts, a mech can go prone too.
>being bipedal would greatly teduce the size and calibre of gun that could be mounted on it since it is so much more inherently unstable than a tank
It's not supposed to BE a tank and again, missiles, rockets, recoil-less rifles, Gauss rifles, positioning etc. all would allow for immense firepower, you do not need a 125mm cannon mounted on a mech, when there are alternatives to do the same job.
>tanks have fucking driving and shooting seperated for two different people
No shit, which is why you could have multiple pilots, or increased automation, which has been done, with tanks and BMPs such as the Russian Prometheus robotization program* Moreover, again, it's not supposed to be a tank. Drone piloting is similar, you're flying the aircraft and also targeting and firing on enemies, sometimes while being under fire, this isn't that different. The Ka-50 attack helicopter did the same thing.
*https://www.eurasiantimes.com/russia-claims-developing-prometheus-a-system-capable/

>200t would have the agility of a sparrow and the speed of a jaguar

Strawman
>And it will be missileproof
Strawman
>it won't require two days of maintenance for every time you use it like the F35
No proofs and false equivalency
>Tanks in WW-1 weren't a miracle because they weren't indestructible!
>It haven't won the war.
Wow, yet another retarded fallacy. Where did I state mechs would be war-winning game changers? They would bring new options to the table and new capabilities. Your argument is retarded. Also cannon fire and artillery is the same thing, moron.
Tanks got thicker, better armor, got better engines, were built on more efficient factory lines, were given heavier armament, given CBRN protection, better visual capabilities, better tracks, mine-rollers and more to negate things, this is called an arms race.
Jet aircraft made most anti-air artillery useless, so what, air defense should have stopped existing? No, you make new methods, new advances, new technologies. Carrier groups are massive threats far outside the range of artillery fire? Anti-ship missiles must be made bigger, faster and smarter to take them out from afar. etc.

Anyway, lemme know when you're done using fallacies faggot, I'll be back then.

 No.4446

>>4445
Anon you are just retarded. No point debating you because you don't know anything about anything. Have your mecha fantasies. No one will ever build one for all the reasons you refuse to understand.

 No.4447

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>>4446
>N-no ur retarded not me
Projection.
>I won't debate you
<translation: I have no argument, so I'll just pretend to be smart
Concession accepted.
>No one will ever build one
<Saying this when there are literally IRL mecha posted in this thread And I found more attempted mecha from the past and current mecha being produced, so LOL no.
>for all the reasons you refuse to understand.
Ah yes, the reasons you didn't list?

I explained how mecha would be able to move quickly and provided real technologies to demonstrate this, explained what their purpose and roles could be in both military and civilian use, explained the advantages and disadvantages of such a mechanism. You resorted to the same nonsense about "muh tanks" when that is not relevant, and then ignored how technological progress and competition occurs.

 No.4448

>>4447
Anon you have been btfo by multiple people this whole thread. Just give it a rest. Your fantasies are dumb.

 No.4449

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>>4448
>Samefagging
>You've been BTFO becuz I sed so!
Cope, Seethe, etc.
Not a single argument of mine has been countered. Fallacies, false-equivalencies and outright denial is all I've gotten. And more than one person has argued similarly to myself.

 No.4450

>>4449
You are just too stupid to understand the reason there is no such thing as mecha and never will be. Your decorative animatronics not withstanding.

>Woah they made gundam real!

 No.4451

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>>4450
>ur stupid
Ad hominum
>decorative animatronics
Ignorant false equivalency and strawman

Stop projecting, your butthurt is showing.

 No.4452

>>4451
Bro show me one serious source that agrees with you about mecha.

 No.4453

Bro you are seriously talking about
>Ducking under missiles
>Side stepping missiles
>Putting jetpacks on mechs
Kek. Besides the fact you can't into basic physics, why can't we just put jetpacks on tanks to give them the same jumping abilities?

This is what happens when you take anime seriously.

 No.4454

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>>4452
Argument by authority fallacy and burden of proof fallacy. Provide an argument to examples and points I set or get out. And by the way there aren't any actual authoritative, serious sources arguing against it either.

The militaries of the world have been trying to create giant mobile exo-skeletons for decades and even today, such as the GE Beetle and HARDIMAN
Currently the Sarcos line of large Exo-skeletons has Raytheon investing in them and they are scaling up. If it wasn't something with perspective, then multi-million dollar companies such as Suidobashi Heavy Industry wouldn't be constructing and developing them. Get fucked.

 No.4455

>>4454
An exoskeleton is as far apart from s mech as a tank pr jeep is.

 No.4456

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>>4453
>Not replying to a specific post
>Strawmanning again ignoring the context
>false equivalency about tanks Number 1543
Boring samefaggotry.
>Muh basic physics
I literally posted examples of actual, physical technologies capable of what I am describing, just crying "muh physics" is a fucking cop-out. I suppose its magic then.
>muh animu!!!
Not an argument, I specifically used real examples and actual real life applications. You're deflecting.

Tanks are flat, low terrestrial vehicles, and in fact there have been attempts to make them hover and even fly, to cover minefields without detonating them. Read a fucking book. Also Assisted Jet/Rocket Boosters have been used in various applications such as STOVL aircraft. Jet packs already exist, their prime problem is scaling them down while keeping thrusting power high, and the fuel consumption, this is a problem of scaling down such engines for a human size.

Also about dodging missiles, ATGMs today can miss huge targets like tanks and trucks, especially when jamming and soft-kill systems are used to counter act their sensors, and movement can still be used to evade them, even lateral movement, sudden zig-zags that a bipedal vehicle would be capable of would be far harder to lock onto, why do you think Snipers have to train hard to be able to hit moving targets reliably where they want to hit?.

Furthermore, as I stated, a tank cannot climb a cliff, a tank cannot roll over or ram through 5 foot, meter thick walls that cannot be fired at, at close range, a tank cannot operate in tight urban environments or jungles without heavy fire-support by infantry and tank support vehicles.

>>4455
False equivalency, again. A Jeep is a wheeled vehicle using entirely different methods of propulsion, suspension, steering etc.
A mecha is essentially a giant exo-skeleton, they are linked concepts, moron.

 No.4457

>>4456
>Zig zag the atgm bro
That's all that needs to be pointed out about your understanding of physics.

 No.4458

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>>4457
>N-no evasive maneuvers aren't a thing!
<F-fisics!
You've deliberately ignored the context to pretend to make a point. Your understanding of combat technology is laughable. There's literally a video where Ukrainian soldiers are firing multiple ATGMs at a Russian tank from a few hundred meters and missing every time because its maneuvering and firing back. A tank is not fast or highly maneuverable, compared to your retarded example of a Jeep, a jeep is even harder to hit with a rocket or ATGM.
Concession accepted.

 No.4459

>>4458
Just because something doesn't hurt to try doesn't make effective.

 No.4460

>>4459
>These measures need to be updated as they do not reflect advancements in ATGM technology that formations will face in combat. Senior non-commissioned officers (NCOs) and officers may recall “Sagger” (AKA Russian AT-3 Malyutka) drills that were frequently conducted during Platoon Situation Training Exercises (STX) from 1992 (pre-Desert Storm) to 2001 (pre-9/11). The steps listed in 07-SEC-D9401 are specific to Sagger or Sagger-like ATGMs, based on the guidance to “keep the vehicle frontal armor pointed toward the enemy” and evasive actions. Although there are no Sagger drill references in Army doctrine, veterans may remember the “zigzag” maneuvers that were part of the sequence. These measures were only feasible due to the speed of the Sagger. With current ATGM capabilities, evasive actions are limited. These TE&Os do not provide a section or crew with adequate guidance to train on ATGM countermeasures.

>The last U.S. Army doctrine that provided detailed react-to-ATGM guidance was FM 7-7, Mechanized Infantry Platoon and Squad, published in 1985. The manual provides the following instruction (see Figure 10 below): the pic is the stupid pic you posted


>Much like the TE&Os, FM 7-7 provides guidance for a react-to-ATGM focused on Sagger and Sagger-like capabilities. There is no doctrinal react-to-ATGM guidance for platoons and no instruction on how to close with and destroy the enemy. The U.S. Army must update its doctrine and tactical procedures to address modern ATGM threats.




And we are talking about a future where we have technology to make a mech. How much do you think atgm capabilities will have evolved by then? Besides a mech will be easily destroyed by small arms fire.

 No.4461

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>>4459
>It's not effective becuz its not!
Not an argument. Evasive maneuvers exist because they make a target harder to hit, it has never been a matter of being completely untouchable, that's never been the issue. I've stated this already but to summarize for an idiot like yourself.
1 - Mecha aren't replacements for tanks nor are they supposed to be use in open fields in some suicide charge, their niche would be areas where tanks and traditional vehicles with tracks/wheels would be hard or impossible to operate while remaining protected and heavily armed, acting as Super-Heavy Infantry in mountainous terrain, thick jungle and forest, tight urban spaces, etc. Anyone deploying them directly at an entrenched force in a charge or some dumb shit like that would be a retard misusing resources, and it would be no different than sending in tanks or troops into a meat-grinder.
2 - A target being maneuverable means it will be harder to hit, an ATGM must either be manually guided and so the operator needs to be able to maintain a lock on the target with a laser designator or SACLOS system or something similar, OR use a Fire/Forget missile which is susceptible to counter-measures and have a specific pre-programmed targeting area, if the target leaves the designated area the missile may not hit, especially when the target moves erratically enough to fuck with steering. Unlike an AAM, ATGMs have low maneuverability, they cannot make sudden close turns to make last-second corrections and they cannot rely on shrapnel to damage the target, again unlike AAMs.
3 - Targeting something that's firing back is hard, its why a tank doesn't necessarily need to directly hit an anti-tank unit to incapacitate them for long enough to get out of a kill-zone, a human is more vulnerable to explosions and shrapnel than a tank, and can't exactly target and guide a missile if they're shredded apart by a nearby shell landing, or machine-gun fire raking their general vicinity.
Thus a mechs maneuverability and mutli-capability would be its niche, and its relative high point maneuverability would make it a harder target to hit reliably. There is no such a thing as an invincible weapon, nor does that make something obsolete. The IDF successfully used the Sagger manuevers in old, slow Centurions and M-60s after encountering Syrian ATGM crews for the first time and successfully reduced casualties significantly. However this is not easy for a wide, low vehicle with limited gun elevation in a city or a jungle, which is why Hamas is inflicting severe casualties on Merkavas right now.

This isn't basic physics, this is advanced physics taking into account how targeting computers function, how guidance systems locate and lock onto targets and how said targets can break lock through movement and soft-kill or hard-kill counter-measures.

 No.4462

>just dodge the atgm bro
least mentally ill chatgpt user

 No.4463

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>>4462
ATGMs have never had to face this move before

 No.4464

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>>4462
>Chat-GPT
Just because you're a /pol/fag that hates reading, doesn't mean I have to conform to your illiteracy

>>4463
Kek

 No.4465

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>>4460
God, work on your formatting. And again this only speaks of it being an old method, doesn't mean its obsolete. Anti-Air Artillery is as old as military aircraft itself, and still isn't obsolete and neither are many military tactics and weapon systems. An AK-47 is still as effective as it was when it was built, a mine-field will still stop tanks, Concertina Wire still fucks up tracks and slices apart infantry that may run into it, and maneuvers still increase survivability, which is why speed and maneuverability is still a priority in tanks, and why Heavy Tanks were phased out, since the MBT (Main Battle Tank) focused on the 3 important aspects of ANY armored warfare, maneuverability, armor and firepower. The same applies to human troops and is why the limit for automatic fire-arms will probably be 12.7mm since anything larger has far too much recoil and not enough magazine capacity to make it worth use as a small-arm, the same with body armor, there is a limit to protection you can give without weighing the soldier down to the point where they'd do better being lighter and able to move aside. As we see in Ukraine drones are getting dodged by troops, because they're not weighed down enough to be incapable of moving, which is why exoskeletons, including mecha (a.k.a giant exoskeletons) are also being explored for the purpose of up-armoring troops on a 1:1 basis.

>we are talking about a future where we have technology to make a mech

We ALREADY have the technology you fucktard, real mechs are being made and technologies to make them more maneuverable and capable already exist and I've posted BOTH.
>How much do you think atgm capabilities will have evolved by then
Technological development progress and speed is not linear, technological progress slows down over time, which is why 2nd generation ATGMs are still being successfully used, even with modern counter-measures such as smoke-grenades, IR blinders, electronic jamming etc.
>Besides a mech will be easily destroyed by small arms fire.
Baseless claim. Body armor already is capable of stopping rifle bullets including armor piercing rounds. That's why most modern sniper rifles use 12.7mm rounds, and even that can be stopped by sufficient armor. Armor is also progressing constantly, as I stated before and a mech would be able to mount enough armor comparable to an APC at minimum going by square-cube law, which would mean anything short of heavy auto-cannon fire (40-57mm AP) would be incapable of destroying it. And again, if the gun-fire you speak of would be capable of destroying a mech than it would even more easily be capable of shredding apart a human soldier.

 No.4466

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If you call those things real mecha that just makes me laugh harder.

Anyways, you mech fags are arguing from a place pf wouldn't making anime real be cool. Yes I agree it would be cool.

 No.4467

Is yhe solution to the mecha problem, sail powered mecha?

 No.4468

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>>4466
>If you call those things real mecha that just makes me laugh harder.
The saying about idiots and laughter holds true
>you mech fags are arguing from a place pf wouldn't making anime real be cool
No that's a separate argument. I'm talking about real life applications, which I made a specific case for and all I get as a "counter" is repetitive bullshit about either "muh missiles" which are not infallible and never will be because arms races are specifically about counter-measures and counter-counter-measures and advances meant to over-come the enemy capabilities. Or about "gunfire" which again is a moot point, the gunfire a mecha would need to take it down would tear apart a BMP or human soldier just as easily.

If I was talking about real mecha being cool I'd go the full 100 and go straight for Pacific Rim and other titanic mecha that are straight up impossible resource-wise.

>>4467
Nah, just use literal horse power.

 No.4469

*teleports behind the atgm operator*

 No.4470

>>4468
A mecha would need to be less armored per weight and size than a bmp by design.

Also explain the advantage of a mech over an exoskeleton. Even exoskeletons may never be fielded because they kind of defeat the point of infantry being that infantry can operate with nothing but food and water. The only exoskeletons that will provably get fielded ever are the passive ones that don't use power.

 No.4471

>>4469
NANI!?

 No.4472

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>>4470
Like obviously, one of picrel can offer better wall thickness and coverage while still be moveable than if you were to have the same wall thickness for a full suit of armor.

Alao you are going to need like

 No.4473

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>>4472
I don't even know why it has to be explained. It's why man imvented the wheel. To move more weight with the same strength. Basic physics again.

 No.4474

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>>4470
>>4472
>A mecha would need to be less armored per weight and size than a bmp by design.
I disagree somewhat, you're severely over-estimating the armor of IFVs. Western ones are over-weight because their designs are huge and so have more area to cover length, height and width-wise compared to Soviet ones, and a mecha is only taller, not longer or wider (speaking of which, if tanks and IFVs can be up to 3+ meters in height - such as the Merkava IV and MRAPs - and be considered viable weapons, then I don't see how a medium sized mecha would be different).
The armor thickness of the BMP for example is like 1-3cm of armor, and it's weight is huge because its' a huge tracked box. The BMP-2 used a different armor alloy that was much lighter and yet much stronger, and let it have equivalent armor protection to the BMP-1, while having physically thinner armor. Throw in laminated armor and make sandwiched armor layers and you have a viable mech armor that would likely be lighter if you use the right materials such as carbon-nanofibers and aluminum alloys.
>pic rel better wall thickness and coverage while still be moveable than if you were to have the same wall thickness for a full suit of armor.
Do you know why the police never really used that armor? Because its fucking heavy and they lacked technology capable of mechanizing it to make it viable. We have this technology today and designing it is not impossible. It's literally just upsizing an exoskeletal suit and putting armor on it. Yes, this is still a work in progress, but examples exist and are being refined.

 No.4475

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>>4473
>B-basic physics
By that rule we'd never make submarines because of the complexity of managing buoyancy under-water, why bother when a ship floats better!? Why bother making helicopters when planes are faster and simpler!
By your fucking luddite logic technological progress should have ended with the wheel.

The wheel is not the simplest means of locomotion, or nature would have used it.
>o move more weight with the same strength
Yes and if you actually understood the physics of leverage, you'd know what the DISadvantages of wheels are and WHY things like tracks or LEGGED vehicles were considered to begin with. Wheels require specific mechanics to turn, to roll, to be capable of having the traction to pull and carry what is mounted on them uphill, they need a continuous path to move. A legged vehicle can step over isolated paths and move on. Notice how tanks can go up inclines that wheeled vehicles cannot? And notice that there are inclines that even tracked vehicles cannot climb reliably, and even if they can, they would be in poor position to fight, a tank firing off a 60 degree slope is probably going to flip or slide down, trying to hit something, and would be extremely exposed. You're doing it again, ignoring the points and specifics I brought up to yammer on about your flawed view of physics. You even ignore the fact that legs and wheels are not necessarily exclusionary, pic rel.

 No.4476

>>4474
>I disagree somewhat, you're severely over-estimating the armor of IFVs. Western ones are over-weight because their designs are huge and so have more area to cover length, height and width-wise compared to Soviet ones,
I don't know enough about tanks to contradict but I doubt there is much wasted space on the inside of the armor. Even if there was that's not an atgument for mecha, just better designed tanks.
>and a mecha is only taller, not longer or wider
To balance it on two legs and have armored limbs would by neccesity make the armor thinner. Also like I pointed out, the same HP it takes to move a wheel barrow is much less than the HP it takes to physically carry it.
>(speaking of which, if tanks and IFVs can be up to 3+ meters in height - such as the Merkava IV and MRAPs - and be considered viable weapons, then I don't see how a medium sized mecha would be different).
I was the one who said that is the only design I could possibly see working is less than that height.

>. The BMP-2 used a different armor alloy that was much lighter and yet much stronger, and let it have equivalent armor protection to the BMP-1, while having physically thinner armor. Throw in laminated armor and make sandwiched armor layers and you have a viable mech armor that would likely be lighter if you use the right materials such as carbon-nanofibers and aluminum alloys.

Ok but the material of the armor is irrelevant because we are assuming the tank and the mech would be made out of the same.

>>4475
Wheeled vehicles can climb steeper inclines than tracked vehicles what the fuck are you talking about?

And you have yet to show legs would offer any advantage on an incline. You would very likely to tumble instead of just rolling backwards.

>Pic

So now we are calling the Mars Rover mecha? Fine if you just mean wheels/treads with more actuation that's a whole different discussion

 No.4477

is this some kind of prolonged pasta or is this retard actually typing all this noise?

 No.4478

>>4477
>more /pol/ whining about reading too much
Go back.

 No.4479

And back to physics. There is a reason that fucking geckos and spiders and bugs can walk on ceilings, goats can climb nearly verticle and elks and fucking elephants can't. Once again basic physics. You can't just size things up.

 No.4480

like, what's the point of bait if you have to write this much

 No.4482

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>>4476
>I doubt there is much wasted space on the inside of the armor.
<tanks are the same as BMPs!
If you're just going to argue bad-faith nonsense like this then you may as well just stop.
>To balance it on two legs and have armored limbs would by neccesity make the armor thinner.
No, that's not how weight distribution works, look at any bipedal robot currently doing fucking backflips and running like a human, while being even more top-heavy. Hell look at HUMANS our upper halves are equivalent-heavier than our legs.
>the same HP it takes to move a wheel barrow is much less than the HP it takes to physically carry it.
Shit analogy that doesn't actually make sense, but lets play ball for a moment. When that Wheelbarrow reaches a wall, are you rolling it over the wall? No. When that wheelbarrow needs to scale a mountain, can it? No. If you need to move on a narrow path with little room to move, are you going to roll the wheelbarrow through it comfortably? No. You're going to be carrying it over the wall, through the narrow area, or up the mountain.
>the material of the armor is irrelevant
No it is not. Armor is not all the same, neither over time nor over different vehicle types.
>Wheeled vehicles can climb steeper inclines than tracked vehicles
HAHAHAHAHAHA No. Tracks possess far greater ground contact area and so traction, than wheels, which is why they can climb inclines better.
>you have yet to show legs would offer any advantage
More burden of proof fallacy, and this coming from a guy posting a light buggy climbing sideways up a slope while almost falling. I don't have to demonstrate what is obvious fact, but to prove it anyway I will proceed to use "basic" Kinesiology with the concept of Center of Gravity. Walking motion requires moving the center of gravity up and down, which means on a level, uninterrupted surface wheels would be more advantageous (i.e. a road or flat plain) but if terrain is rough, (large rocks, variable ground softness (sandy/swampy terrain etc.) and/or steep, the upward motion of center of gravity is advantageous.
Additionally on a steep incline people change how they walk. On level surface, most people have their heel or lateral foot border step down before their sole/toes, resulting in contact forces that oppose their motion and hence waste energy as heat. When running people step with their soles which reduces the inefficiency. However on a steep hill people step with the sole or even toes, resulting in contact force that directly propels you up, and mitigates any problems from Center of Gravity or air drag. Moreover when stepping up a hill you can stay on the slope and stand or cling there. A vehicle cannot do so unless it weighs huge amounts of weight, and even then not reliably so.
Have you never tried to ride a bike uphill as a child? Or driven a car up a steep hill? You need much more force to do force the wheels to keep moving up. Demonstrate to me wheeled vehicle digging in and staying on such a slope without using momentum to throw itself up there.

>now we are calling the Mars Rover mecha

No, I was talking about leg mechanisms and how it does not exclude the ability to use wheels, put some rollerblade type landing-gear on mechanical feet and you can on-road high-speed motion and then disengage into bipedal running.

>>4479
>elks and fucking elephants can't
Elephants can't because they're heavy and do not have flexible feet, instead they have inflexible plantigrade soles, unlike humans. Mountain oats have special hooves that are flexible, + an insane sense of balance and positioning of their legs to maintain their balance. Wheels on an axle cannot reposition for stability. And gyrostabilizers exist and have existed as part of balancing systems for decades, how do you think tank guns can be stabilized in 2 planes while rolling over bumpy ground at high speed?
> You can't just size things up.
You're using false equivalencies, comparing a pachyderm to a goat while trying to parallel to humans and human like mechanisms, when a humanoid robot would be balancing like a HUMAN would, not an elephant. Also HANDS are an important factor, humans don't climb mountains with their legs alone, their hands and arms are more important and something that no tank or BMP has.

Again, this is called biomechanical kinesthetics and not just "physics" you basic bitch.

>>4480
See >>4478 and leave faggot.

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Honestly since you're just repeating the same shit over and over again I'm just going to ask a few simple questions with a Yes or No answer.
Can a tank, car or ANY rolling vehicle climb a roadless mountain? Y/N
Can a tank, car or ANY rolling vehicle drive over a meter thick, 2 meter-tall wall? Y/N
Can a tank, car or ANY rolling vehicle step/jump over/across a row of mines or barbed wire? Y/N
Can a tank, car or ANY non-amphibious rolling vehicle drive through a deep river without stopping and preparing tubes and other equipment? Y/N
Can a tank, car or ANY large rolling vehicle traverse jungle without having to crush and smash through dozens of trees at high pace? Y/N
Can a tank, car or ANY rolling vehicle turn on a 1-2 meter radius?
Can a tank, car or ANY rolling vehicle manipulate objects with fine control without a manipulator arm?
Can a tank, car or ANY rolling vehicles re-arm and refuel without any crew or logistics crew stepping/being outside the vehicle, in CBRN conditions?


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