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ZHW-03 Drom Sniper by TankaaKumawani ZHW-03 Drom Sniper by TankaaKumawani
Helic Republic
Port Sheed Agricultural & Mine Engineering
ZHW-03B Drom Sniper Mass Production Unit
Utahraptor Type

A lightweight Zoic Humanoid Warrior, as a Helic Republic Special Defense Forces unit. It carries the standard ZHW sidearm and is typically kitted out with a 203mm "sniper rifle" artillery piece, along with an emergency armor-piercing dagger or telescoping shock baton. In addition, the stock model sports a conformal diesel genset unit and retains a Republic-standard HVDC umbilical connector.

Drom Snipers are generally encountered in sniper-spotter pairs or as mobile infantry Zoids. Their relatively standard construction and limited parts compatibility with the Gun Sniper resulted in a rather...interesting weapons kit used by a mercenary pilot...along with a very large shopping basket.

Not surprisingly, this unit was one of the most heavily produced ZHW units, alongside the suspiciously similar DRZ Rev Render. Sterlingshore City had several in their Special Defense Force detachment, which helped with flanking maneuvers when the [REDACTED] appeared...although the Drom Snipers tended to end up as red shirts...

Artwork of me
Zoids of TakaraTomy
Evangelion-related concepts of Studio Gainax
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JESzasz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
 The coloration definitely looks like it was influenced by the Gun Sniper, while the head reminds me of the Arosaurer.

 Though given how they apparently did against whatever they were fighting against, I think that I'd prefer Gun Sniper, Arosaurer, Sniper Master, Unenlagia, or Evo Flyer units.

 Then again, the Drom Sniper is probably a little better armed than a standard Snipe Master, which only has a rail cannon, in addition to hardened alloy claws and talons.
TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The joke is that the most successful unit in terms of damage inflicted on the targets was a Pteras carrying a GBU-28 equivalent...  "Yes, it's a tin can.  But you've got a bit more standoff distance than they do, and they usually struggle with engaging targets beyond a certain range..."

Yeah.  There's a pop-out internal gun or spike launcher in the right forearm, plus the sidearm...
JESzasz Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
 Ah, so that is what those red marking denote. If a Pteras causes that much damage, I'd imagine that the ballistic missiles from an Iron Kong or the long range missiles from a Salamander were probably a lot more effective. 
TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, a rocket-assisted bunker buster would probably work pretty well too...
arenafighter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Very Cool! has an almost Zoids Feel to it! Keep up the Great work!
TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
arenafighter Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
No Problem.
gato303co Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
INteresting desing Argo
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