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9th Aug '16 12:22:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* The [[StupidJetpackHitler first remote-control tanks]] were deployed by NaziGermany in WW2. The "Goliath" mini-tank was a one-shot weapon used to deliver a large explosive charge to where it would do most damage; it was steered by wire from a remote control station. The later version was a far larger remote-controlled tank that could be remotely steered, drop an explosive charge, and retreat to where it could be retrieved and reloaded.
* The USAAF and the [[NaziGermany Luftwaffe]] both experimented with using redundant bombers packed with explosives which could be guided on-target by a mother aircraft. The German version saw a mannned fighter aircraft piggy-backing on a redundant bomber which was remotely steered by the fighter, which would set it on course to the target, detach from it, and then fly home under its own steam whilst the bomber was deliberately crashed.

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* The [[StupidJetpackHitler first remote-control tanks]] were deployed by NaziGermany UsefulNotes/NaziGermany in WW2. The "Goliath" mini-tank was a one-shot weapon used to deliver a large explosive charge to where it would do most damage; it was steered by wire from a remote control station. The later version was a far larger remote-controlled tank that could be remotely steered, drop an explosive charge, and retreat to where it could be retrieved and reloaded.
* The USAAF and the [[NaziGermany Luftwaffe]] Luftwaffe both experimented with using redundant bombers packed with explosives which could be guided on-target by a mother aircraft. The German version saw a mannned fighter aircraft piggy-backing on a redundant bomber which was remotely steered by the fighter, which would set it on course to the target, detach from it, and then fly home under its own steam whilst the bomber was deliberately crashed.
4th Aug '16 1:15:36 PM Dramatic
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Scythe}}'' combines this with DieselPunk, taking place in a setting where mechs were developed instead of tanks during World War I. Despite the focus on mechs, regular infantry units of the period are still seen, and mechs are shown to fulfil mundane tasks such as farming and transport as well.
11th Jun '16 5:26:44 AM Fallingwater
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**Importantly, several games in the series bring into play the importance of logistics - in those games you play as a mercenary leader who has to pull the trigger some of the time and worry about bank accounts the rest. Mechs are big, expensive machines with suitably expensive spare parts, and it can certainly happen that a unit goes into battle with a couple mechs otherwise repaired but missing arms, as fixing those and replacing the guns was too expensive to bother with. A big deal is made of taking, whenever possible, the opportunity to capture enemy Mechs instead of destroying them, so all-out firepower is usually eschewed in favour of targeted shots aimed at disabling rather than killing.
2nd Jun '16 4:07:44 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Another one of the hardest Gundam show would be 0080 War in the Pocket.

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** Another one of the hardest Gundam show ''Gundam'' shows would be 0080 War in the Pocket.''MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket''.



* Predating Patlabor, most mecha in ''[[Anime/{{Xabungle}} Combat Mecha Xabungle]]'', with exception of few models (like the Xabungle), are actually working machines used for digging mineral. However, the savage WildWest-ish setting means pretty much every mech is also armed with a weapon.

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* Predating Patlabor, ''Patlabor'', most mecha in ''[[Anime/{{Xabungle}} Combat Mecha Xabungle]]'', with exception of few models (like the Xabungle), are actually working machines used for digging mineral. However, the savage WildWest-ish setting means pretty much every mech is also armed with a weapon.



** The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise as a whole straddles the line between this and the SuperRobotGenre; there are a number of fantastic plot elements, most notably in ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', but the pseudo-science explaining them is mostly internally consistent, even if it resorts to {{Hand Wav|e}}ing on occasion. What keeps the franchise primarily in the Real Robot category, however, is that even its most advanced mecha are never treated as anything more than advanced prototypes or custom-modified mass production models.



* ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', which consists of ''Macross'', ''Southern Cross'', and ''Mospeada'' meshed together with a CutAndPasteTranslation.

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* ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', which consists of ''Macross'', ''SDF Macross'', ''Southern Cross'', and ''Mospeada'' meshed together with a CutAndPasteTranslation.
2nd Jun '16 3:55:32 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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%%* ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross''

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%%* ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross''* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'', even the three-mode transforming mecha are clearly just mass production models; in fact, the most "super"-looking pieces of military hardware are the main cast's ''body armor''. Perhaps not coincidentally, most of the ''Southern Cross'' model kits released were of the show's body armor, rather than its mecha.



* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico:'' Played with, in that many of the mecha pilots are ''fans'' of SuperRobot shows, and try to bring in the associated tropes. (Sometimes this is vaguely succssful. Sometimes this is tragic.)

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* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico:'' Played with, in that many of the mecha pilots are ''fans'' of SuperRobot shows, and try to bring in the associated tropes. (Sometimes this is vaguely succssful.successful. Sometimes this is tragic.)
28th Apr '16 10:00:45 PM Arctimon
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* The USAAF and the [[ThoseWackyNazis Luftwaffe]] both experimented with using redundant bombers packed with explosives which could be guided on-target by a mother aircraft. The German version saw a mannned fighter aircraft piggy-backing on a redundant bomber which was remotely steered by the fighter, which would set it on course to the target, detach from it, and then fly home under its own steam whilst the bomber was deliberately crashed.

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* The USAAF and the [[ThoseWackyNazis [[NaziGermany Luftwaffe]] both experimented with using redundant bombers packed with explosives which could be guided on-target by a mother aircraft. The German version saw a mannned fighter aircraft piggy-backing on a redundant bomber which was remotely steered by the fighter, which would set it on course to the target, detach from it, and then fly home under its own steam whilst the bomber was deliberately crashed.
26th Apr '16 7:19:05 PM 4444jdm
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* The USAAF and the Luftwaffe both experimented with using redundant bombers packed with explosives which could be guided on-target by a mother aircraft. The German version saw a mannned fighter aircraft piggy-backing on a redundant bomber which was remotely steered by the fighter, which would set it on course to the target, detach from it, and then fly home under its own steam whilst the bomber was deliberately crashed.

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* The USAAF and the Luftwaffe [[ThoseWackyNazis Luftwaffe]] both experimented with using redundant bombers packed with explosives which could be guided on-target by a mother aircraft. The German version saw a mannned fighter aircraft piggy-backing on a redundant bomber which was remotely steered by the fighter, which would set it on course to the target, detach from it, and then fly home under its own steam whilst the bomber was deliberately crashed.
26th Apr '16 7:17:10 PM 4444jdm
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* The first remote-control tanks were deployed by Germany in WW2. The "Goliath" mini-tank was a one-shot weapon used to deliver a large explosive charge to where it would do most damage; it was steered by wire from a remote control station. The later version was a far larger remote-controlled tank that could be remotely steered, drop an explosive charge, and retreat to where it could be retrieved and reloaded.

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* The [[StupidJetpackHitler first remote-control tanks tanks]] were deployed by Germany NaziGermany in WW2. The "Goliath" mini-tank was a one-shot weapon used to deliver a large explosive charge to where it would do most damage; it was steered by wire from a remote control station. The later version was a far larger remote-controlled tank that could be remotely steered, drop an explosive charge, and retreat to where it could be retrieved and reloaded.
20th Apr '16 9:44:32 AM Theriocephalus
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** The funniest thing is that the Orks' designs are actually the closest to being practical as giant war machines. Skirt-like design to bring it a low center of gravity, large feet (for stompin') or treads that prevent the machine from sinking into the ground because of it's weight, a large operating crew for each individual part. Beyond that the rest is Ork belief.
** The Imperium also has Imperial Knights, which are between Tau battlesuits, and Titans. They are awesome as they are big. They are manned by Knight houses, who are as autonomous as Space Marines and the Techpriest of Mars.

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** The funniest thing is that the Orks' designs are actually the closest to being practical as giant war machines. Skirt-like A skirt-like design to bring it a low center of gravity, large feet (for stompin') or treads that prevent the machine from sinking into the ground because of it's its weight, a large operating crew for each individual part. Beyond that the rest is Ork belief.
** The Imperium also has Imperial Knights, which are between Tau battlesuits, battlesuits and Titans. They are awesome as they are big. They are manned by Knight houses, who are as autonomous as Space Marines and the Techpriest Techpriests of Mars.
17th Apr '16 8:24:33 AM demonfiren
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* The [=AMP=] suits from ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' are fairly realistic MiniMecha. Their vaguely humanoid shape (including hands) is justified because it makes them more natural to pilot (and the audience actually gets to see this when the controls are shown in use), and gives them the flexibility to be used in many roles -- several times they are seen loading and unloading containers and doing other heavy non-combat work. This flexibility also means the suits can operate a variety of heavy weapons, without needing to have {{Arm Cannon}}s built in. [[AllThereInTheManual The Pandorapedia]] has [[http://www.pandorapedia.com/human_operations/vehicles/amp_suit an article on them]] detailing lots of other [[ShownTheirWork realistic design details]]. It notes that the [=AMP=] suits were based on earlier powered military exo-skeletons (which are actually being developed in RealLife).

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* The [=AMP=] suits from ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' are fairly realistic MiniMecha. Their vaguely humanoid shape (including hands) is justified because it makes them more natural to pilot (and the audience actually gets to see this when the controls are shown in use), and gives them the flexibility to be used in many roles -- several times they are seen loading and unloading containers and doing other heavy non-combat work. This flexibility also means the suits can operate a variety of heavy weapons, without needing to have {{Arm Cannon}}s built in. [[AllThereInTheManual The Pandorapedia]] has [[http://www.[[https://www.pandorapedia.com/human_operations/vehicles/amp_suit com/human_operations/vehicles/amp_suit.html an article on them]] detailing lots of other [[ShownTheirWork realistic design details]]. It notes that the [=AMP=] suits were based on earlier powered military exo-skeletons (which are actually being developed in RealLife).
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