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Japanese Type-12R by Norsehound Japanese Type-12R by Norsehound
The Japanese Minister of the interior couldn't help but laugh when he first saw the design. Immediately citing it to be unworkable, the prototype demonstrated its worth by making a round-trip flight of Tokyo without refueling or stopping. So the Type-R was conceived.

The designers expressed that this is, ultimately, what the Type-12 was supposed to be in the firstplace... though anyone beleiving that story would also be interested in the Toyota company designing a helmet for police forces meant to replicate the VTOL capabilities expressed in the Type-R, though nobody has given them serious attention. An American observer pointed out that this is an effective police unit as it may induce any deliquints into bouts of uncontrolled laughter prior to being arrested.

Still, with a simple head design and addition of a gearcrank backpack and balancing system, the Type-R axel is one of the only VTOL axels to exist in the world. Upon its inception it was adopted into the United Nations and United States militaries as a fast attack and scouting Axel armed with light weaponry for specific roles. Needless to say, the Japanese were impressed the design took so well.
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blacklion68 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Good lord! One hit on the rotor, or the head, and it's going down. It's a bullet sponge if you ask me.
6Prince-of-Darkness6 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Go go gadget helicopter!

(Cough) sorry (cough)
deadlysniper Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe, brilliant
Yuki117 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
:lmao: Nice! Though, I think you should check out Plasma-dynamic Drives on wikipedia, their basically electric rockets that use inert gasses as fuel, I think. Course this is priceless, just woudn't wana be the poor bastard that gets stuck flyin it, imagine the hazing!
Norsehound Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
Funny, I wouldn't mind flying this axel. What, with watching everyone you're going to land next to laughing their asses off as you touch down and strike a pose. In a military setting, this is followed by shooting your guns.

The uses for this guy are endless (and hilarious), from chasing down badguys on the highway to picking up your date. What better way to :D

(And GP might have some unusual mech designs up his sleeve, but this prooves I can gun for the amusing ones :D)
Yuki117 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
He heh, yeah now that I think bout it I'd prolly fly one. Whats better than bustin a perp while their doubled over and pissin their pants!
genwu Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
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