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Maganacor Mobile Anti-Aircraft by JazzLizard Maganacor Mobile Anti-Aircraft by JazzLizard
The Maganacor Mobile Anti-Aircraft vehicle was developed to accompany Venrock forces into areas where enemy aircraft would be encountered. It is capable of engaging targets in the air and on the ground, armed with a twin AA "Four-Lob" autocannon turret, and a "Six-Lob" cannon turret borrowed from other vehicles in Maganacor production.

Vulpesant forces referred to the MAA as a "Stitchback", due to the welded-plates used to hold the over-track armor on.

The tank is robust, and heavily armored and armed enough to clash with Vulpesant medium and light tanks, and deal with infantry and mechanized threats with it load-out of anti-personnel rounds for both turrets. It is considerably lighter and faster than the MK-6, while not being much smaller. This vehicle saw action against Vuplesant forces throughout the later 3/4ths of the war, especially when the VP air force stepped up their game and began invading Venrock territory.

Venrock commanders enjoyed deploying the MAA as a mobile pillbox, digging them into locations around their bases and using them to saturate an area with fire while their forces advanced. The AA guns weren't especially suited for anti-armor purposes, but possessed unrivaled range and accuracy.
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triadenforcer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
I know one good fictional example:

Take a look at the Orks from Warhammer 40K.

Their weapons look ramshackled and cobbled together.
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fictional example of what?
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triadenforcer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Of vehicles that look like they've been put together from scrap...
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Morino5 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
i notice it has the same tracks as the vulpessants tank only larger and covered by armour. all very nice tanks by the way.
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It actually uses the same tracks as the Venrock one, look again ;)
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Morino5 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
are you talking of the mbt mk6?
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that's a Venrock tank, not a Vulpesant one.
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Morino5 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
i was saying that the stitchback has the same suspension as the grey vulpesant tank.
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, the suspension style, I gotchya.
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Morino5 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
yeah, sorry for not being clear on that.
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triadenforcer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
the "stitches" are a nice touch......it makes the thing look like a frankenstein monster.....scares the hell out of the enemy....
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly! I thought the same thing, I wish I could +fav comments ;)
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triadenforcer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
you can sceenshot my comment yes?....


as for the Anti-Aircraft vehicle.....why not give it megaphones that play a scary sounding siren to add to the effect?.....
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, that could be useful to alert your friends of an air raid.
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jackmcslay Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
looks cool, but only ballintic cannons to fend off air units?
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What do you mean?
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jackmcslay Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Real anti-aircraft vehicles are armed with guided missiles. Ballistic cannons are not efficcient anti-air weaponry at all
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Malkili Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
In fact, the ability to detonate a cloud of burning shrapnel at a certain range without the use of complex computer systems is BEST executed with a ballistic "flak" cannon. When these are not available, we turn to high-speed cannons that mimic this effect by filling the air with a withering hail of bullets. Missiles are very large, requiring a large storing space, and very fast, accurate computer systems, the likes of which don't fit even on modern battle tanks. Missiles as air-defense systems are only feasible in fixed or naval platforms, and it is only there they are employed as such.
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I hadn't seen this at the time, but you make a lot of sense and good points here. I agree completely, even huge modern warships have batteries of Gatling-style defensive guns for shooting down jets and incoming missiles.
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jackmcslay Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
actually, there's a good ammount of vehicles made for anti-air purposes armed with rocket weaponry. Much smaller than an MBT even
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Malkili Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Without a reference, I'm having a hard time taking your word on it.
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jackmcslay Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
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Malkili Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
That picture, and other vehicles of the like are actually standard light vehicles (like humvees) with modified man-portable SAM launchers mounted to them. You can count the missiles they carry on one hand, and are not equipped for on-the-spot reloading. Good if you're shooting down a jet fighter or two, not so effective at suppressing a bombing raid.
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Considering the Great War is the equivalent of our World War 1 and 2...don't just jump to conclusions about the level of technology at the time. I assumed "ballintic" was some obscure science-fiction type of cannon.
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jackmcslay Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I had assumed it was more advanced than that because it looked like the main cannon uses target systems not feasible for WWII-era technology (the gunner doesn't look directly at the target)

stil,maybe it could longer cannons for higher muzzle velocity?
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The gunner does look directly at the target. The cylindrical protrusion on the turret contains range-finding binocular sights.
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