Would this power armor from Ghost in the Shell work?

Would this power armor from Ghost in the Shell work?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    KILL

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wouldn't survive an engagement with the US ARMY

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Very science-fictionally. Personally I thought the power armor was silly looking and would definitely prefer ye olde tachikoma, if for no other reason than that I could endlessly banter with it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >anon having his "endless banter" with the tachikoma

      ?feature=shared&t=16

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >anon having his "endless banter" with the tachikoma

      ?feature=shared&t=16

      >that moment in the second season when they sacrifice themselves to stop the nukes
      >that follow up in the movie
      I can't handle all these feels bros

      also https://youtu.be/6zMNE4HQebg?feature=shared

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >>that moment in the second season when they sacrifice themselves to stop the nukes

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Did Torukia even play more than once in the show? I only remember it being in the start of one of the last episodes and it was obscured by narration anyway.

        Also F for Origa https://youtu.be/KAE_NL6dhmg?si=RKIlOzeFAof5XOtf

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Did it play during the scene where they drop from the tiltrotor to interrupt the nuclear material deal at the construction site?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it plays when Motoko escapes after infiltrating the Cabinet Intelligence Service

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Man, I really don't like this style of power armor with external arms. It seems so awkward and fragile to me.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like the users arms would be vulnerable to weaponry that the rest of the suit isnt, nullifying the purpose of the armor suit. Like, would a 40mm HE just snap your arm and prevent you from aiming, even if it didnt penetrate the armor itself?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like the users arms would be vulnerable to weaponry that the rest of the suit isnt, nullifying the purpose of the armor suit. Like, would a 40mm HE just snap your arm and prevent you from aiming, even if it didnt penetrate the armor itself?

      40mmHE would trash a suit that size anyway. People grossly overestimate how tough metal is when there are moving parts involved.
      The worst kind of power armor is like battletech with guns for hands. Completely useless.
      The second worst kind is like a space marine, with giant armored 'gloves'. Zero dexterity, entirely defeats the purpose of infantry.

      The best kind of power armor is like, Starcraft style. Wherein the hands are in an armored shell and you have much smaller robotic hands which you control, so you're both protected and maintain dexterity.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The worst kind of power armor is like battletech with guns for hands. Completely useless.
        Do you mean the battle armor like elementals or are you mixing up mechs with power armor?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Basically any elemental/battle/power armor that lacks hands is dumb. If you don't have hands, you can't do infantry things. If you can't do infantry things, you're just a bad vehicle with extra steps.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the best kind of power armor is like, Starcraft
        StarCraft always wins.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I like how the standard infantry in Starcraft is a half ton tank of a power suit with mechanized hands holding a hypersonic gauss rifle more powerful than an M2 Browning which is largely aimed automatically, and unlike a Spess Mehreen or a Spartan, the guy inside is probably just some guy of zero renown with a name like "Dave."
          Seriously, if you have the industry of your typical starfaring empire able to build mile long ships, you have the industry to give everyone power armor, so you might as well do it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I liked the bit in Old Man's War where our new recruits are impressed with their Ai morph guns and body suit made out of pure deus ex machina, and their drill instructors lays down "You don't get it, this is the bare minimum in order to be able to put up a fight to the kinds of threats we face."

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I liked the bit where Scalzi pretended not to know that The Forever War existed after blatantly ripping it off to kickstart his career of writing dogshit and killing the genre

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The cinematic where Thychus is being suited up in SC2 is still cool af.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The year is 2008
            You see the starcraft 2 trailer for the first time

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          For me, it’s the Terran medic

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The best kind of power armor is like, Starcraft style. Wherein the hands are in an armored shell and you have much smaller robotic hands which you control, so you're both protected and maintain dexterity.
        This. It's actually the only way for power armor to have power-armored hands. The only other alternative is to mod your men to have freakishly deformed hands, and even 40K doesn't go that far. When people cosplay power armor they have to do it that way, because that's the only way it can be done.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Of all the places to put a gun why a dangling turd that has to stop firing between it's own legs while tracking a moving target and getting it as close to the mud and dust as possible.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It takes a surprising amount of armor to stop a bullet with metal armor. That's against standard FMJ rounds.
    Power armor is likely in the future but more as a platform to carry around a 25mm autocannon or a GPMG with thousands of rounds of ammo.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It'd "work" in urban environments to some extent, but insectoid wheeled ones make more sense. But that's not to say it couldn't happen, GiTS is actually kinda, "realistically stupid gov"? I dunno quite how to describe it, what I mean is that IRL particularly with black budgets where everything is shielded from scrutiny historically we see some really serious projects that were big, but also lots of really stupid shit that happened because it became the pet project of some powerful general or another or politician or lobbying or some shit, or someone just thought it'd look really neat and managed to sell it, or a ton of other stuff. No one wants to admit it anymore, but looks have always played a role in human weapons development and still do. Same with old style thinking and strong connection to past practice, that can persist long past where it makes sense. Part of the fun of GiTS was all the backstabbing and politicking and favor trading and shit happening along with everything else.

    So while humanoid walkers are frankly pretty shit, if you have the tech to make them work you have the tech to do something else, I can't say that someone won't make it happen at some point just because the idea seems cool. And like, shit, if most civilians are disarmed or only have small arms even, an objectively militarily inferior design could certainly still "work" just fine. Frick I dunno, maybe the psychological effect vs normies would even make it useful for interior enforcement or police work or something vs bugs. But it's not peer war stuff where performance actually matters.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bipedal power armor/mechs tends to be a stupid idea, but it looks cool in fiction. As was said, something like the four-legged tachikoma would be better for both combat and being cute.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SAC > Second Gig

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's wrong but you are allowed to be wrong

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he doesnt like laughing man
        sorry but you have to be 18 to post here

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Looks like a Landmate from Appleseed. Nice to see them pulling from other Shirow media.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The laws of physics still say no.
    Like for every single mecha thead ever.
    >>>/m/ and stay there.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The laws of physics still say no.
      Which laws of physics (and be specific)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oh here we go

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >laws of physics
      That thing probably weighs four or five tons at most. Entirely believable for a near-future setting. Pseudos sure love to just throw words out there.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >is that... a bipedal machine larger than a man that hasn't sunk into the ground??? OH MY GROUND PRESSURE IM GOING INSAAAAAAANE

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You should only really use dinos with full skeletons for such comparisons.
        Estimations on Argentinosaurus are still going back and forth.

        Better argument is looking up the actual surface area wheeled vehicles have and estimating what an equivalent legged vehicle would need.
        Considering that a legged vehicle will have half of its legs up at any one time when traveling, it would mean that it might need half of the legs to total up to the same surface area as an equivalent wheeled vehicles all wheels, but that means that it would have half the ground pressure at a stand still.

        The pendulum has swung so far into the sceptic direction that they are just parroting talking points without understand what those talking points were arguing for in the first place.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That would imply that walkers are affected by ground pressure in the same way a wheeled vehicle would be, which isn't the case.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You say that but if your feet starts sinking into mud you are, for abttelfield purposes, immobilized.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >liftfoot.exe
              No longer immobilized. Just like with my regular human feet.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Go outside and touch some mud kek

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon, you don't appear to understand that you can lift your legs and move them around to prevent sinking into mud. I suspect you never leave your computer chair, so you would not know this simple thing.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        elephants could beat all of them up

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Too sexy and distracting, wouldn't work

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Would a power armor/mech work on the Moon? What would it look like?

  16. 3 weeks ago
    robofucker

    I really want to like Landmates, but the operator arms just look so ridiculous

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