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Battletech - Super Heavy Longbow by Shimmering-Sword Battletech - Super Heavy Longbow by Shimmering-Sword
A new mech design commissioned by :icongod-and-davion: ~God-and-Davion for a fan TRO project (though not TRO 3063). While not a standard lineart TRO illustration, I did leave specific unit markings and battle damage off per the style.

The Superheavy "SuperLongbow" is a 160ton fire support mech. It carries plentiful armor and ammunition to stay in the battle, though it carries no defensive weaponry so it must operate with escorts. A Fa Shih battle armor is shown for scale.
Weapons:
8 Long Range Missile 15 launchers
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:iconshion67:
Shion67 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't a SuperHeavy just an Assault Class?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Superheavies are in the 105-200ton range, bigger than an assault class.
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:iconrunburner:
runburner Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
That looks like a variant of the Fafnir
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:iconyobadmama:
YoBadMama Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love artillery. :iconhnngplz:
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:iconpoptart117:
POPTART117 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Missile Spam....EVERYWHERE!!!
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:icontoriastitus:
ToriasTitus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Because it weighs 160tons, it would be classified as a Colossal Mech.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Colossal is a common nickname, Super Heavy is the official term for a mech in the 105-200ton range.
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:iconhimshalcyon:
HIMSHalcyon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
So it is 60 tons heavier than the Kraken III and carries the same offensive armament? I like the pic, but the stats aren't great.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
More armor, more ammo, and it's an inner sphere mech, might even cost less too. You can't really compare Clan mechs to IS mechs and expect the stats to match up.
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psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
The terrain and camo scheme are a winner for me. I like the radar boom, reminds me of the Rifleman, I think this one and the Rifleman should be friends and operate together.
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:iconaurorahalsey:
AuroraHalsey Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
It would go well with a Jagermech, Jagers can carry missiles for even more artillery spam too.
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:icongmac6422:
gmac6422 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Ok let me be the first to say there is no way that is heavier than a Altas daishi
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:iconbebberino:
Bebberino Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Dear lord this is beautiful, loving it and it looks to be Capellan, which is always good. Great work sir.
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:iconshinaryun:
ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
That is one fatass munitions platform...*whistles*
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:iconstarcraft-nut:
Starcraft-Nut Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I want.
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:iconsharperofthefew:
sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The pilot looks like a megablox Halo figure XD
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:iconstarcraft-nut:
Starcraft-Nut Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
It kinda looks like it could be a powersuit like the Elemental.
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:iconsharperofthefew:
sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mhmm
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:iconphaidrosthepeep:
PhaidrosthePeep Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
...Not something you want to see coming over the horizon.
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:icon95darkfire:
95DarkFire Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
The only thing you will ever see coming over the horizon are the missiles this thing fires.
And that's the last thing you will see
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:iconthe13invisible:
The13invisible Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Well how cute is this one :D
Some mechs are just aren't scary or fearsome..they are cute :D I remember the one named Catapult in Mechwarrior 4, two giant LRM rack, few lasers on the middle head section and no arms.. so adorable ^..^
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Most "armless" mechs are pretty funny.
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:iconjruskey86:
Jruskey86 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
ahh delicious delicious LRMs
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:icondavidducker:
davidducker Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
mobile missile platform! wicked cool man!
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:iconjburns272:
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Say hello to my little friends. All 120 of them!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconjburns272:
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In a weird way, it reminds me of something a friend once did on Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries involving an Atlas and a LOT of machine guns.
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:iconxwolf66:
Xwolf66 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
One of my favorite load-outs =P
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:iconjburns272:
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;P
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:icontheinventor200:
TheInventor200 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
YESSSSSSSS. DO. WANT.
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:iconnullcast:
Nullcast Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Almost as many LRM as the usual missile boats in MWO. :P
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:iconrodo97:
Rodo97 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
that missile launcher...
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconhdswag:
HDSwag Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh, it would only take one jet to bring it down, preferably the A-10 Warthog
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not in this game, not that easily at least.
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:iconhdswag:
HDSwag Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh, debatable.

It is cool though, don't get me wrong on that!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Would you send a lone A-10 at a massive air defense installation? :D
You've gotta consider everything "in universe" to some degree, this thing can fire the equivalent of 120 AA missiles (multi purpose) in a single volley. That's a bad day for anything in the air.
I can agree with "mechs suck" and "eggs in one basket" all day, but here you see a mech with a lot of eggs in one basket, meaning "in universe" it has some sort of practical justification behind it's existence.
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:iconhdswag:
HDSwag Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry if I cut the wrong wire.... No idea it was an mobile AA installation.....

To justify though, I don't hate mechs. The idea of a walking battle tank is awesome.

But, I do think a newer tactic is to be implemented, 3 B-70 Valkyries and an AWACS system should be efficient. Just to be the devil's advocate.
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MenialMunk Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
8 LRM 15's?
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
It's going to be more then 160 tons. Way more.

I like the design and art:happybounce:
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There's a Clan 100ton mech with the same loadout. I think an IS design can manage it with 60tons more :)
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
But modern tanks weigh @65 tons.

Even if Mechwarrior armor is magically thin you're using quadruple the armor....
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is scifi, nothing matters :P
We all know the weights are unrealistic, but that's the least of the issues when it comes to mechs being realistic.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I know. I do not mean to knit pick, but when I saw a three story mech being less than 300 tons I was disappointed.

You still rock:icongrin--plz:
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MCharke Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Love the art. That's a lot of missiles. I'm a big fan of Battletech and a writer. Does your fan-TRO need a writer or layout artist?

Mark Charke
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It was completed a while ago.
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:iconboborly713:
boborly713 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
got enough missiles?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Never.
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:icondhbw:
DHBW Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
so big...
SO MANY MISSILES...I'll take 2....
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