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Fugue by jflaxman Fugue by jflaxman
The Fugue is a cheap substitute for conventional artillery. Civilian trucks – often older models considered ill-suited to frontline service – are fitted with crude rocket rails and used for long-range fire support. The Fugue’s name alludes partly to the “music” of its rocket salvos, and partly to the shock they induce.

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- Trucks used in this capacity are only lightly modified. Larger, lower pressure tyres improve offroad handling; simple cabin armour shields the crew from rocket exhaust, stray bullets and shell fragments; and a strengthened chassis and suspension helps support the rocket rails.

- The rails are simpler to build than large guns, have no recoil, and fire faster salvos, but are bulkier, less accurate, take longer to reload and are more vulnerable to enemy fire. Standard armament consists of 16x82mm rockets with high explosive warheads. They are not aimed at individual targets so much as wide swathes of ground, disrupting enemy advances or softening defences in preparation for a strike.

- The rockets’ initial roar becomes a high-pitched screech on descent, increasing the psychological impact of these already terrifying weapons. Fugues usually move after firing as the rockets’ smoke trails leave them open to counterattack. During longer engagements, efficient crews can often reload and fire from a new location, keeping enemies off balance while allies retain the initiative.

- As Fugues are also vulnerable to armoured breakthroughs, strike aircraft, and saboteurs, competent commanders keep them behind their front lines and give them defensive pickets. Fugues can also be refitted with more advanced weapon systems where these are available.
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amazoness-king Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what kind of truck was your model
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
It's based on the 1951 Chevy www.lsxtv.com/news/pro-touring… but I've made a few changes (larger wheel wells, deeper body, longer chassis, rocket rails!)
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amazoness-king Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can you make something with a towtruck?
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lol70720 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
:3
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JackShitNobody Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Artist
"We Deliver", snort! I am inspired!!
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darkone07 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014

Nice a V8 mod 52 chevy 3100 pickup 6x6 with rockets


That's just whet we need in the wasteland more car mods nice.

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bbtomahawk12 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Ford... meet Katyusha.

Katyusha... meet Ford.
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jano233 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then they got married, and had a baby
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool. I like the improvised feel to it.
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Terrific work! I love the rawness vs the detailism
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