This is part of a series of illos I've been doing over the past few years. I'm calling it World War V
for now. Every once and a while I like to dive into the future military sci-fi realm. I like my military sci-fi with one foot in the real world and the other firmly planted in the fantastic.
Some thoughts on this design: By this point in the future we're done with heavy diesel engines and have replaced them with a lighter more powerful alternative. This model has two engines. A larger upper engine supplying power to the arms and rail gun
. and a smaller lower engine responsible for the legs. The engines are placed in the front to add extra protection to the crew in case of a frontal attack. And by placing them up front it leaves space for a rear entrance to the main crew compartment.
For urban patrolling I would imagine he'd use a much smaller armament that wouldn't get in the way while traversing alley ways. So I imagine in the scenario shown above, this walker was patrolling a more open terrain and was was lured into this alley way.
Also, allied troops gave this guy the nickname "Fatlady" because when she sings, it's all over. Wakka wakka wakka.