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KR-14C Kelleg Command model by Norsehound KR-14C Kelleg Command model by Norsehound
When the KR-14 was first unveiled, it was also introduced with a seperate 'command model' intended to be used by squadron and battalion leaders. Aside from the upgraded balance system and thrust-vectoring systems installed in the shoulder pods, it also included a "Redesigned" head model that had color receptors. The unit also included an upgraded targeting control software system.

ASide from these updates, it was virtually identical to the A model and shared all the faults and failures of the earlier design. Even the 'improvements' over the A model were of questionable value. For one, what was the purpose of equipping vector-thrusters on what was supposed to be a basic land model? For another, the head model equipped is revealed to be a poorer, earlier model than the current spherical camera pod on the A type.

The UEPC answered that these changes were cost-juggling measures to possibly allow the C type to see action in space, but it has been pointed out that even with the thrusters, the C type is no better a unit in space than the unmodified A version. And although the unit does have color receptors, the tradeoff was resolution, and the head unit has none of the robustness of the A model.

Over time it appears that the criticism of the model sunk in, and only a limited number of C models were ever produced (numbers suggest around 120). Many were fielded in the roles they were intended, but UEPC organization largely uses other A models or another Axel type for unit and squadron command.

Sorry about posting another lazy edit of the KR-14, but this has been sitting in my files ever since the KR-14A model was first drawn. I didn't like the design as much, and the history that the unit was unpopular lingered, so here it is.
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sharknob Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Love it!!
AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Good joe
Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Great work !!!
Keydan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
I always liked the cockpit part of your mechs... Kinda what i alwais wanted mine too look like, only less sharp. :)
Muench Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Don't like it as much as the KR-!$ a-Type.
What I would wish you to draw in the future would be some other Axel-Universe machinerie than the acutal Axels (Tanks, Infantry, spaceships etc.) or some architecture or maps.
Not that I dont like your Axel-Designs, I Love them, but Im curious what the rest of the Axel-universe might look like.
Norsehound Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
I might be able to swing this soon... iunno... I didn't think the 'other elements' of the Axel universe were really that special (aside from maybe the ships?) Tanks became glorified artillery, space suits are still space suits... I guess I can give a try at power armor and space craft. I also have a map in progress, but I promise nothing.

Still, It's a thought.

I don't like the C version either. That's why history made it as a one-off.
Kyokoh Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Digital Artist
Niiice. Looks solid.
goat89 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
X2!!! Keep posting Norse!!!!
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