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Old Bessy by sirdubdub Old Bessy by sirdubdub
There's just something about the Behemoth that captures the spirit of the Assault mech'. A viewer can see immediately (more so than the Atlas or other IS designs) that these machines are immense and devastatingly powerful. There are some spheroid assault mechs, such as the Zues and Devastator, that convey this feeling of weight and mass; but the clan designs just LOOk more heavy-duty. The Behemoth/Stone Rhino is the epitome of this heavy duty equipment. With a squat, tank-like torso, fat, clumsy bird legs, and a proportionately tiny cockpit. It's unique aesthetics make it one of my favorite designs.
This particular Behemoth was piloted by the mercenary Sarah Anaval during the Tukayyid mech-rush. Anaval is also an avid hunter of the legendary White Wolf [link] her obsession sparked after being saved from multiple raids on her salvage convoys by the mysterious Mad Cat.
Her Behemoth had been salvaged vitually whole save for the cockpit, which had appeared to have been literally ripped off by a blast from a Comstar AC20 early in the fierce battle. The decapitated corpse of the Behemoth lay virtually unscathed for the remainder of the battle, buried under the wreckage of other mechs that shared its fate. Exactly two weeks after the last Comstar dropship had lifted off of Tukayyid this massive machine was salvaged by Sarah Anaval's rogue mercenary unit and once again made functional. The new head for the Behemoth was provided by Anaval's old Assasin, whose cockpit design is astoundingly similar to that of the Behemoth due to the age of the Star-League-era designs. (they do look somewhat similar [link] and[link])
Using secondary black-box data stores found in the torso, the techs discovered the impressive career of this particular Stone Rhino. It had been originally manufactured by the Smoke Jaguar clan on their home planet of Huntress. Years of Trials of Posession, however, saw the mech pass through the Toumans of Clan Wolf, Clan Diamond Shark, Clan Ghost Bear, Clan Jade Falcon, Clan Blood Spirit, and the Hell's Horses Clan, finally being deployed to Tukayyid by the Nova Cats. All in all this machine had been in service for almost two centuries, a tribute to the Clans' policy on waste and the sheer ruggedness of the design.
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deviantdever8 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Nice.

"Stone Rhino."  *MW2 voice.
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WonderSparks Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks painful. :-o

I heard the Stone Rhino was scrapped once upon a time. Glad the clans made it work. :P
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Ulquiorra9000 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Woot! Awesome Behemoth :D
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RadioActivePizza Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Epic. :)
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grenadeh Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you guys and your silly omni obsessions. so many more awesome non omni clan designs. I'd take a commando IIC or a packhunter any day, but if it were my choice I'd roll peregrine or cougar all the way.
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sirdubdub Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
The Stone Rhino isn't an omnimech...
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grenadeh Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh yea, it is.
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sirdubdub Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
The stone rhino prototype was designed just before the fall of the star league. The clans improved the design during their early years, but it was later eclipsed by *gasp* omnimech technology. There are very few clan-made, star league-era mechs that are actually omnimechs.

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The stone rhino page on the battletech wiki, info taken from
* Record Sheets: 3055/3058
* Technical Readout: 3055
* Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade
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grenadeh Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I admitted that I jumped the gun, but if you want to go toe to toe about BT, that's fine, but there's no need to be cheeky. There's obviously no such thing as original SLDF era omnimechs because the Star League officially ended in 2781 and CC invented the omnimech in 2854.
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sirdubdub Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I've made another mistake. What I meant to say is that there are few "IIC" mechs that are omnis.
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