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    IDW #112: Anti-Orbit Self Propelled Artillery

    Topic: Anti-Orbit Self Propelled Artillery

    Background: Pretty straightforward theme this week. This piece of artillery (mounted on it's own vehicle so it can relocate fast) should be able to take out any and all that moves both at close range and in the outer layers of the planet's atmosphere.

    Edit: With close range I mean objects within the planets' atmosphere (you can decide yourself whether this is a few thousand yards or several hundred kilometeres).

    Brief:
    1. Design and draw an AO-SPA!
    2. That's it... now draw!

    Deadline: Wednesday, September 30

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    Anti-Orbit Self Propelled Artillery.....


    Damn, that just sounds pretty...


    Off to work!

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    Here's a few images I pulled out of my reference folder:

    IDW #112: Anti-Orbit Self Propelled Artillery

    Low Earth orbit is defined as anywhere from 100 miles/200 km to 1,200 miles/2000 km. That is really, really far.

    Some thoughts that immediately came to mind: How many people does it take to man this thing? Modern artillery pieces need around a dozen people, this is futuristic, so less, right? Wheeled, tracked, or mecha? The brief specially states that the AO SPA must be able to attack terrestrial targets as well.... Should that be line-of-sight, parabolic or orbital-parabolic? All three?

    Now off to work...

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    of course i shall take a sci-fi approach on this again but ill try to make it a bit different hopefully , sounds like a fun topic

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    Are we limited to this thing being on ground or can it be anywhere?

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    n00dles: Yeh I'd say on the ground or close to it. Otherwise it wouldn't really classify as artillery I think, as it becomes more of an airplane or floating turret or stuff. If you find an elegant solution that still reads like a Self Propelled Gun than feel free to give it a try.

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    Heh, If I won't take part in this round I will burn in hell for sure!

    Thanks Yoitisi for this motivating topic

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    I haven't been around lately, been so busy at work, but I might do a few sketches for this one.

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    Because English isn't my native language, I thought I'd look up what self-propelled actually means.

    Cool topic!

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    oh my god. orgasm
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    awsome topic selection!! gunna have a crack at this i think.

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    Doh! Somehow misinterpreted the wording and did a bunch of sketches for an orbital turret... Good thing I still have plenty of time. Great topic!

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    some first ideas

    IDW #112: Anti-Orbit Self Propelled Artillery
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