If they can someday be made even half as mobile as animals/humans their combat superiority will be unmatched, all current combat vehicles need to sit in direct line of fire before they can engage, a mech does not.
But what would be the point? We've coming into an age where satellite can pinpoint a target from space for technicians to remotely destroy via unmanned drones and long range missiles. As technology increases that's only going to become more and more prevalent! And hell if they don't want to do that there's also tactical fighter aircraft, which are to the point right now of having near pinpoint accuracy while being nearly undetectable by radar. This is part of why tanks are quickly becoming obsolete, the other reason is that technology has reached a point where a single soldier on foot can carry weaponry capable of destroying that tank... which begs the question, what's the point of the tank?NameIsRobertPaulson said:snip
Technology will reach a point where this is practical.
Now I've got the image in my head of the Top Gear team building their own by welding bits of different cars together and then those bits gradually falling off during operation. High probability of it catching fire.Palademon said:
Right? If I was rich, I would roll around in this over a Ferrari.Ragsnstitches said:Sees a working mech on youtube,
reads comments on escapist,
People arguing about the practicality and/or it not being their favourite anime mech.
A lot of dour individuals on this site.
Uhm, no.StormShaun said:Still sounds cool, and it is another step in technology/war weapons...good or bad it depends for now.
I'm still waiting for a punchline on that one...can someone please hug me for a while? Just until I fall asleep?Solo-Wing said:The robot fires it's Gatling guns when the pilot SMILES? That is actually evil, morbid, and awesome at the same time.