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Jian AFV by Artraccoon Jian AFV by Artraccoon
The Jian AFV is another commission from Mr. Satak's "TRO project". The Jian is a Cappellan infantry carrying vehicle that provides firesupport from multipule SRM Streak missile launchers fitted to a missile turret.
The uniforms of the troops are based on those found in the original "House Liao" sourcebook, with some mods to make them a little more realistic. One trooper is toting a flamethower, another prepares to fire a SRM-2 launcher.
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KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Cool cechile and I like all the little guys around it for scale. Dynamic scene!
StridersStrikersTeam Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
love the troops. one of the characters on my site is in the same uniform, though he's not posted onto the site yet. soon though, soon! kudos for keeping mostly the same uniform designs!
zaku1986 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done.
spacewolfomega Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Some great detail there!

Ah, Battletech... the good ol' days...

Btw, the front of the vehicle seems like maybe the perspective is skewed perhaps just a bit?
jhwood9 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009   Traditional Artist
Nice mecha. Nitpick critique, though; infantry are unlikely to deploy directly in front or back of an APC (or any other mech) while under fire. Those that do so often get smooshed during sudden combat maneuvers (usually because the driver has limited visibility).
Artraccoon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
The two types of armored infantry/ motor rifle doctrines I know of often had the infantry section dis-mount and advance ahead and alongside of the AFV. The AFV'S job is to hang back, pace with the troops, and provide a "base of fire". The AFV is there to serve the infantry, not the other way around.
AFV drivers don't make the choice on combat maneuvers( unless he actually sees an obstacle directly in front, and then he tells the vehicle commander) the vehicle commander does, and it's his job to make sure the infantry's mission is supported.

The driver really only gets to see what's in front of him and is totally dependant on the AFV's commander, thus he usually doesn't have enough tactical info to even know to make "sudden combat maneuvers" and the ones that do present themselves usually involve an sudden, bonejarring stop...yeah, a bonejarring, cupola slamming rib brusing me on this.
Of course there's worse...but I won't get into those embarrassing situations.
jhwood9 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
I have a whole bookshelf full of first-hand eyewitness accounts by infantryman and armor guys (German, American, and Soviet); virtually all of them have seen one or more occasions where a tracked vehicle has run down a "friendly" (much to their horror) during combat conditions. The smart ones learned to stay out of the line of travel of the tracks; the ones who didn't, got Darwin'd out of the gene pool.

Generally armor and infantry have a love/hate relationship. The armor needs infantry to prevent sappers or boarders; the infantry needs the armor to take out opposing hardpoints (bunkers, hidden MGs, dug-in armor, etc). On the other hand, armor guys hate being limited to a walking pace (which provides time for opposing artillery to zero in on their location), and infantry hates the armor for drawing fire ("bullet magnet," opposing forces always target the armor).
KodyYoung Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Big ass APC there.
Great job :)
Steel-Raven Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work! Got to say I'm looking forward to the finish of this TRO, the work I've seen here on DA surpasses most of the official art.
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November 26, 2009
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