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Why develop AT-AT or AT-TE walkers? [duplicate]

After thinking about the issue of the development of this type of vehicles, I have some doubts about why the decision of this type of transport and not another. Realizing that AT-AT and AT-TE are ...
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Advantages of Mechs in modern warfare [duplicate]

Currently, US and Japan have created Mechs of their own. Mechs are giant robots, which would have bipedal to quadropedal, to tracks as legs, and would consist of a head, body, and arms as parts to be ...
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What purpose would Mechanized Walkers really have in combat? [duplicate]

Fair warning, this is a text wall that would make Trump hire me around the Mexican border. Edit: this question is not different from the other post, but the other post does not contain an answer and ...
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The viability of frontline infantry mechs [duplicate]

The mechs that have been developed are 40 tons and 5 meters tall at the smallest and can reach to 250 tons and 25 meters tall at the biggest. They are mostly capable of carrying large weapon systems ...
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What kind of terrain would be required to make mechs more viable than tanks in combat? [duplicate]

Are tanks always more viable than mechs in a realistic scenario. Could a war within certain environments lead to construction of mech like machines? Tanks are usually simply faster and more versatile ...
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What are the mobility advantages to biped humanoid mecha relative to earth terrain? [duplicate]

As the majority or popular depiction of mecha, biped and some degree humanoid mecha is the most prominent one. Will they serve an actual mobility advantage relative to various terrain in earth when ...
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What are the enabling factors for melee combat in modern or future settings?

Swords are neat. Unfortunately, they aren't very practical with guns around. What sorts of technologies, social circumstances, environmental factors or magics would allow for people who train to fight ...
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Plants to ravage tanks with

In my previous question, it was quite well established that tanks were basically superior to walkers in every way. So, lets even the playing field. I've been contemplating several ways of doing so, ...
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Naturally occurring wheels - do the 'mech' vs. 'tank' comparison apply to organics?

There have been several discussions about mechs, and the general consensus is - whilst cool, they're not actually a very good design. Plausible Reasons for usage of Combat Mecha What I was wondering ...
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Hammers or Swords? Most effective weapon for mech melee combat

On a future battlefield where mechs are somehow the most preferred weapon system (over the far more practical tank format), what kind of melee weapon is most effective? From human warfare, we see the ...
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How to make legged fighting vehicles (mecha) viable?

As we all know, the idea of any sort of legged fighting vehicle would be a horrible idea in real life, as mechanical complexity and the huge silhouette would make them punching bags for just about any ...
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Viability of a robot/mecha body with jumping-stilt/Cheetah-blade-like legs?

Saw Pacific Rim for the first time with a friend recently; I'd never really thought too hard about giant robots/been as into Mecha and Gundam stuff as some of my friends before, but the Jaeger concept ...
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What are the advantages of different optical sensor configurations on a Mech/Walker? [closed]

While designing a Mecha for my universe I stoped really quickly when I was thinking about the optics. Cockpit Design Its a "Gear", VOTMS, "Wanzer" sized Mecha 4-6m the pilot sits in a cramped ...
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How practical are vehicles modeled after arthropods or cephalopods?

What advantages do vehicles modeled after ants, spiders, centipedes, squids, etc offer over conventional land, sea and air vehicles? EDIT: This question does not relate to human-shaped bipedal robots....