2018/11/19

Combat Frame Data: YCC-013-1 Jagannath


YCC-013-1 Jagannath
  
YCC-013-1 Jagannath

Technical Data

Model number: YCC-013-1
Code name: N/A
Nickname: Jagannath
Classification: custom energy weapon optimized command combat frame
Manufacturer: Zeklov Corp modification of a Seed Corporation design
Operator: Systems Overterrestrial Coalition
First deployment: CY 1
Crew: 1 pilot in cockpit in chest
Height: 21 meters
Weight: Dry weight 58 metric tons, full weight 73 metric tons
Armor type: palladium glass microalloy/aeorgraphene/ceramic composite
Powerplant: cold fusion reactor, max output 2081 KW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 2x 42,000 kg, 2x 36,550 kg, 2x 25,500 kg; top speed 2150 kph; maneuvering thrusters: 12, 180° turn time 0.95 seconds; legs: top ground speed 190 kph
Sensors: radar, thermal, optical array; main binocular cameras mounted behind visor in head
Fixed armaments: Large plasma sword, fed by main reactor, power rated at 0.61 MW, stored in recharge rack in skirt armor, hand-carried in use.
Hand armaments: Prototype Dolph plasma rifle, power rated at 1.15 MW, 10 shots per magazine; shield, attaches to either forearm

General Notes

Governor Prem Naryal's first act upon her appointment to oversee the SOC's Mideast Region was to requisition  a combat frame for her personal use. Aware of the region's instability, she sought out a unit capable of intimidating would-be rebels and crushing anyone foolish enough to persist. Seed Corporation graciously gifted her an early prototype incorporating concepts from Zane Dellister's XCF-08D-1 Dead Drop.

Pleased at the prospect of fielding one of the first energy weapon optimized CFs on Earth but dissatisfied with the utilitarian design--which would form the basis for the CF-014 En Dolph--Naryal commissioned Zeklov Corporation to modify the prototype to her personal specifications.

Seed Corp had built the YCC-013-1 on an unusually large chassis to accommodate the oversized generator required to power its plasma weapons. Naryal took inspiration from her CF's hulking size and an aspect of Vishnu from Hindu myth. She had her CF's armor upgraded and redesigned to match her cultural aesthetic. Its original gray exterior was repainted entirely in gleaming gold. Naryal renamed her golden giant Jagannath.

Next, Naryal ordered upgrades to Jagannath's drive systems. The additional rockets and maneuvering thrusters gave Jagannath speed and agility belying its massive size. The giant CF had come from Seed Corp equipped with a generator-fed large plasma sword and a Dolph plasma rifle prototype. Zeklov Corp tweaked both weapons' efficiency to coax even more destructive power from the CF's reactor. They also added a plasma-resistant shield at Naryal's request.

The finished Jagannath was delivered to the Jeddah airport in advance of the new governor's arrival. Naryal immediately inspected her new CF and declared it satisfactory. She began a regimen of daily piloting lessons under Jeddah CSC chief Davis, supplementing Jagannath's considerable power with her own rapidly growing skill.

10 comments:

  1. Is it just me, or does Zeklov have all the best mechs?

    Quality vs Quantity, I guess.

    Though Stalin's aphorism applies.

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    1. Never seen any mecha anime, so I am not familiar at all with Zimmad.

      And after a quick search, I got to this page: http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/EMS-10_Zudah

      Boy those pictures look a lot like the ones you had ArtAnon make up. Conscious homage? Standard concept art?

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    2. The Grenzmark series is an homage to MS Gundam's Zaku line: http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/MS-06_Zaku_II


      This mobile suit epitomizes the design aesthetic that inspired my portrayal of Zeklov Corp.:
      http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/YMS-15_Gyan

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    3. *checks links*

      Ok, those look neat. Yours look a lot better, but part of that is ~40 years of changing art.

      And I seem to have been channeling the Gyan (least some of the custom mini builds) into the Kurfürst. http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/YMS-15E_Gyan_Eos looks neat, reminds me of the Dolphs. And then https://www.gundamkitscollection.com/2015/02/custom-build-mg-1100-yms-15-gyan.html reminds me in spirit of the Kurfürst.

      That is actually neat!

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    4. If you haven't gotten into watching MS Gundam, I highly recommend it.

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    5. I'll will see if any of the local libraries have it.

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  2. Brian,
    Will we eventually see character images and profiles of the various main characters? I know you'd done 1 or 2 before but it's be nice to see the others :)

    xavier

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