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German KT-24A by Norsehound German KT-24A by Norsehound
With the unleashing of the TK-7 "Bear" on the market, the Germans were furious at first that the new Russian model virtually outperformed the origional KT-13 in so many areas. The Germans decided to counter this ferrocity by redefining the entire "armor destroyer" concept.

By secrative means, the Germans managed to aquire one of the Russians' TK-7Ds. After putting it through very extensive tests (under secrecy of course), the armor was then dissasembled for a thurough examination. With several lessons learned, the Germans went to work from scratch on a machine that would re-define the term "armor destroyer".

The result was, after much undergound development and testing, the TK-24A. Mounting a whole new armor system composed of new ceramic-metallic hybrids, revised joints, and many other developments that are still classified to this day. In performance trials, the TK-24A matches and exceeds that of medium Axels- and putting it into the heavy category.

During the -24's development, an attempt to steal or destroy the prototype was made by an unknown group of middle-eastern commandoes that resulted in a small battle involving the Prototype and the British 322nd Expeditionaries against three squads of unmarked Chinise ZR-6s. In that battle, German Test pilot Seigfried Annon not only proved the worth of the KT-24A in live combat, but also managed to get himself assigned to the first Armor Hunters squadron.
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Thanatosstorm Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Very nice work, this. I especially like the main gun's shield... might be considered useless, but you never know when you're needing to find a hull-down position. Great stuff overall.
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zelptheking Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
is it just me or does this look kind of like the british knight axel
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
The german unit is more sophisticated, but at this time in the development of Axels there were many cross-developments and industrial espionage. Really, Germany, the UK, France, and other core European powers pioneered the ideal of the Medium Axel at that time in development.
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zelptheking Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh
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tekanako-the-first Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Student General Artist
Looks very boxy, exactly what the Germans always did, the only problem there is that it looks to Gundam rather than WW2.
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TheAngryFishbed Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice i like how you designed it.
i vant ein(1)

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Hiltz- for zea fatherland *tank stalls*
Damn it!!
Kernanlkougar- Attack!!!
Hiltz- *squeals* Damn Panzer
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Yuki117 Featured By Owner May 4, 2006
Is the cannon intergrated into the arm, or is it a "hand-held"? Either way damn, this Axel is cool. I can see that through a different design that the Germans would acheive a more powerful model, thus the lack of similarity with its predassesor.

Finally found a name for my big mecha, "Lives". Slang for LFVs (Limbed Fighting Vehicles, you know how soliders find easier ways to say stuf. Theres timeline of the events in my Manga/game/whatever in my gallery. Well keep up the great work, laters. Yuki
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Headphase Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006   Digital Artist
Very cool, reminds me of warhammer >.>
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genwu Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
love this design...however i think it looks like the American axel should look...i think the new German KT-24A should retain some of the old German looks...just a bit? to make it distinguisheable? anyway, nice work on this one. Keep it up. :thumbsup:
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