So I did this because I wanted to start getting into the other mechanical designs for "dream."
This is one of the Federation's ten main assault support platforms. It functions at any range, but it operates at maximum combat efficiency within 30 miles of any engagement.
It boasts some of the most devastating firepower ever seen, second only to the weapons satellites which were outlawed earlier in the conflict. Generally these platforms patrol border areas, and occasionally provide direct support in battle. This can take the form of long-range shelling, missile support, or strategic command. The wolves utilize them exclusively for their large blackout payloads -special weapons once used only for scenarios such as scouting, retreat, defection and economic interference, and now used in a type of assault that the Wolves specialize in.
Each main assault platform carries a platoon of near-wolves class mechs specifically for battle support.
In addition to the raw offensive power, main assault platforms are heavily armored, and employ an orbital defense barrier linked directly to the core respiratory system (see below.) The nine plates attached to the top spine break off and independently orbit the control core at the base of the spine. Each one is controlled by an autonomous defensive system so sensitive that the nine defend up to 75% efficiency under the heaviest of fire, and up to 95% under normal circumstances.
It is generally considered almost impossible to destroy a main battle platform head-on with standard tactics.
Each one is also outfitted with extensive Broad-spectrum countermeasures and defensive gun and missile emplacements.
Using this platform as an example, I wanted to also describe some of the systems found in the mecha of "Dream" (which are also found to some extent in many aspects of civilian life as well.)
The massive weight is offset up to 90% (75% in mechs) utilizing two of the same systems also found within any third generation cored mech. The first relies on precisely monitoring and controlling the polarity of certain metals built directly into the frame of the mecha, as well as in one or more solid cores; these metals are set to a degree of near-orbit in relation to the planet's solid core using extremely powerful computers and properly regulated energy.
This allows for the construction and continued use of machines and buildings far larger than those found on Earth with the technology that was developed in the past, when such sizes would have had structures collapsed onto themselves due to the sheer weight.
The second system (core respiratory system) utilizes a series of plasma circulation channels that act similar to the hydraulics found in animals such as spiders -this system supplements the mechanical joints of any mech and increases the speed and power of third generation mechs up to ten times that of their predecessors. In the assault platform, the plasma channels provide direct power for mobility and the long range cannon.
What do you think? More stuff like this?