Finally I do a mech with a good outline! This was drawn almost completely in an airport, on the way to France and touched up a little in the hotel. The shading is some of the most natural I have done and the design seems to work. Done completely with one lone pencil (that was all I could bring on holiday truthfully. I think it compliments it though).'The design of the R74.2 Heavy Mech is some of the smoothest on the R network, with a general feel of a dragon of sorts, being that curved lines feature heavily. The cockpit has a good range of vision, but the main feature of this version is the back mounted cannon. When an enemy appears on the radar the machine alerts the driver, and it can then on command drop down on it's front limbs, with small claws extending from them into the ground for support, and the cockpit rotates to remain upright. This points the large cannon in the rough direction of the offending machine, although this is still very unaccurate. Luckily, the computer can auto adjust it into the correct flight path, taking into account wind speeds, and then launches the massive shell. The long range is what the mech is named after, as it reaches a total of 74.2km in test conditions, nearly 15km further than the radar can detect. From coming into range until destruction, the whole process takes less than 18 seconds. The mech is ideal for desert or snow plains work, as the radar is at a major disadvantage in hilly areas. Mostly this is an ideal design for taking out stationery bases or individual squads, as the reload rate is pathetic.'
From Tech Spec January 2364