Er... I don't know about that. Seems like a single molotov cocktail could really mess it up. And I don't know if the 'smile' feature would work in smoke.Corax_1990 said:Awesome, seems in could be modded to serve as a decent urban pacification tool. Good luck rioting when there is a 4 meter tall robot shooting bb pellets and a water cannon at you. It seems it would be pretty useless in a battle, but then again, this is only the first of what I'm sure will be many mech suits to come out of Japan.
Certainly pants-wetting to see that thing rolling down the road, but any serious minded, or simply spirited amateur, rioter could deal with it. Much rather have those arms removed in favour of some heavy dozer blades, but I guess the benefit to this would be the easy adaptability of grasping hands and accessories.
Line of those with dozer blades and shoulder mounted Gatling guns would definitely keep the peace. Then if the crowd dispersal is too chaotic, dump the dozer blades for pepper sprayers and bolas launchers for pursuit.
It doesn't look like it can perform the heavy lifting role they need for urban warfare yet, but it looks like it'll be good for search and destroy missions in wooded areas, somewhere where it's typically hard to get heavy weapons to work (basically they can't turn turrets and big guns around easily).
Still get badly beaten out in open fields, but hey, if one weapon worked for everything, the army wouldn't need such a big budget.