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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.

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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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AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Good joe
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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Great work !!!
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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. :)
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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.
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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.
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Kyokoh Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Niiice. Looks solid.
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goat89 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
X2!!! Keep posting Norse!!!!
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