2019/06/21

Combat Frame Data: AZY-002 Heavy Armor Y


AZY-002 Heavy Armor Dolph Y
  
AZY-002 Heavy Armor Y

Technical Data

Model number: AZY-002
Code name: Heavy Armor Dolph Y
Nickname: Heavy Armor Y
Classification: prototype heavy armor attack combat frame
Manufacturer: Zeklov Corporation/Astraea
Operator: SOC Transportation Ministry
First deployment: CY 40
Crew: 1 pilot in cockpit in chest
Height: 19.5 meters
Weight: 145 metric tons
Armor type: laminar graphene over palladium glass/titanium/ceramic composite
Powerplant: x2 cold fusion reactor, max output 1796 KW and 967 KW, respectively
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 4x 36,615 kg, 4x 15,785 kg, 2x 20,000 kg, 2x 15,875 kg, 2x 11,750 kg; top speed 2387 kph; maneuvering thrusters: 21, 180° turn time 0.81 seconds; legs: top ground speed 188 kph
Sensors: radar, thermal, optical array; main binocular cameras mounted behind visor in head
Fixed armaments: x2  large plasma sword, power rated at 1 MW, stored in charging racks on back;  x2 double shoulder plasma cannon, fire-linked, output rated at 4 MW total (2x 2 MW); x2 plasma autocannon, output rated at 3 MW, mounted on left forearm; heavy plasma cannon, output rated at 5 MW, mounted in chest; x6 laser cannon, output rated at 12 MW total (6x 2 MW), mounted on chest; x3 cutting laser, output rated at 3 MW total (3x 1 MW), mounted on left forearm.
Hand armaments: double-barreled heavy plasma rifle, output rated at 7 MW total (2x 3.5 MW), stored on back, powered by reactor contacts in fingers or graphcaps, hand-carried in use.
Special equipment:  BCI control system

General Notes

As soon as they were assigned to develop prototypes for Astraea/Zeklov's new flagship Dolph concept, the aptly named Heavy Team became embroiled in an internal debate. The question that divided the team into three competing factions was the age-old riddle of which was superior: offense or defense.

The three factions split into working groups X, Y, and Z. Each group resolved to settle the issue by producing a Dolph prototype that embodied its core design philosophy.

Group Y embraced the theory that a good offense is the best defense and the best offense. They started with a CF-015 Zwei Dolph and added as many integrated energy weapons as the frame would hold. Then they bolted on another layer of armor--more for the additional weapon hard points than for protection--and crammed in as many weapons as it would hold. These weapons included myriad plasma cannons and a sextet of powerful lasers based on data acquired from the enigmatic Harvester CF. A pair of large plasma swords each as powerful as the XCD-101 Ezekiel's signature melee weapon and a double-barreled plasma rifle capable of dishing out 7 MW of destruction supplemented the unit's integrated arsenal.

The group dubbed their creation the AZY-002 Heavy Armor Dolph Y. Though optimized for all-out attack, the CF's layered armor gave it XSeed-class protection. Though it incorporated a dual-reactor design similar to the simultaneously developed AZZ-003 Heavy Armor Dolph Z, The Heavy Armor Y proved somewhat slower due to reserving the lion's share of its massive generator output to powering its weapons. Thanks to its two powerplants and internal capacitors, the AZY-002 could fire its entire weapons loadout at once, though doing so left it completely drained.

Even with the help of an onboard A.I., the AZY-002's test pilots found its vast arsenal hard to manage. Group Y custom-tailored a batch of nanomachines that could be injected directly into a pilot's brain. These nanites would form a second neural net, enabling direct brain-computer interface with the AZY-002's A.I. In effect, a pilot using this system could operate the Heavy Armor Y's integrated weapons by thought alone, drastically reducing reaction times.

Though its exorbitant cost and extremely complex operation disqualified the AZY-002 from mass-production, Astraea/Zeklov managing director Sullia Zend assigned the sole existing Heavy Armor Y prototype to her executive CF team.

8 comments:

  1. "How many weapons does that thing have?"

    "Not enough."

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    1. My first thought was going with Larry Correa in MHI.

      "How many gun laws does this break?"

      "All of them?"

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    2. Brian
      Cool. So Neo'and John Wick's gun arsenala were rediscovered and crammed into the Dolph.
      xavier

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  2. All my favourite mechs overheat on an alpha-strike. This has the Wreckage Adequate Firepower Stamp of Approval (Provisional). WAFSAP.

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  3. Hmm... seems like round two in an arms race. What will round three look like?

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