Yadga ‘Argyre’ Variant by DapperTrapinch

Here’s some awesome fanart of the Yagda super-heavy tank, which was provided by a reader named DapperTrapinch. His variant features a few upgrades over the prototype featured in The Rask Rebellion, and he’s given it a distinctly Russian flair with the inclusion of Palash and Kashtan CIWS turrets. He’s included both battle-ready and landed versions, as well as a detailed floor plan of the vehicle’s various levels. Below is the writeup he included with his submission:

Yagda class superheavy repulsor tank,
Production No. Unit 04
Alias: Argyre, Y-04, Mobile Command Delta
Weight: 534 tons (deactivated)
Dimensions: 30x16x10 Meters LxWxH


  • 1x capital grade, 740mm railgun, autoloader capacity 5 rounds
  • 2x retractable Palash CIWS dual 20mm Gatling turrets, mounted within the raised superstructure on either side of the command deck, turrets are equipped with a mid-range optical targeting globe and optional missile hardpoints
  • 1x Kashtan CIWS/MR-SAM turret, mounted on rear of raised superstructure and covered by a retractable armored dome, equipped with dual 30mm Gatling guns and 2 banks of 4 missile tubes equipped with an autoloader, long-range radar telescope with fully automated target acquisition and fire control
  • 18x weapon hardpoints in 9 sponsons on sides and rear, mounts fit anti material rifles and high caliber LMGs which can be quickly swapped from within the operator booth of each sponson
  • 4x remote operated ball mounted anti material rifles take up the negative space in the nosecone, bolstering close range forward firepower

Atop the turret is an array of grenade tubes taking the place of a dorsal turret, these are specifically designed for oversight and support on the battlefield, lobbing assisting ordinance into enemy fortifications ahead of attack squads

The hull features greater rigidity and thickness on its underside thanks to further developments and understanding of the repulsor fields, the shielding array has been upgraded and is marginally better than previous iterations on all fronts, additional control verniers allow for stability control on soft or structurally dubious terrain. If discharged all at once, the extra thrust enables the vehicle to ‘jump’ higher than allowed by the repulsors alone, and it has been found that the repulsors exert enough force on the air itself to prevent the vehicle from falling faster than 4 m/s2 in earth-like gravity conditions, this is only useful in very specific scenarios however

Due to its massive power requirement Y-04 uses a more robust reactor system than its predecessors, its output can comfortably sustain maximum firepower for minutes on end, long enough to burn out the guns themselves. Conversely when all that power is not in use, excess that can not be stored in batteries must be vented as heat through the regulator vanes, hence the row of vents running the length of the turret on the port side, when the vessel is stationary the armored louvres are opened to more effectively cool the reactor

I honestly cant think of anything cool to say about the retractable comms tower thing except that i partially ripped the design from SatisFactory, the globes are radar things and the crescent shape is the Satt-comm

Named after the Martian basin Argyre Planitia, where most of its ore was procured