Name: Second Lieutenant Viktor Thark
Appearance: Pale skinned with a shaven head and a clean shaven face. A lean, acrobatic body standing appropriately 5'9”. He wears a standard Ares pilot suit. A thick red flame retardant suit with extra black leather reinforcement around the shoulders, elbows, knees and chest. Thick black, Carbon steel toed boots and thick leather gloves, with the option for a seal-able helmet in deep space or low atmosphere operations.
History: Thark was born on Mars colony to a Police officer stationed within the colony. Unlike his father, brothers and the majority of his family he did not en-roll in the colonies police force or enlist into the military provost corps.
Thark enlisted into the Mars officer academy. With Ares manufacturing being dominant on Mars and wide spread throughout Earth's sphere of control, it was no surprise that they would jump on the opportunity to create military frames along with their mining and labour models.
The qualifying students who displayed significant aptitude were selected to test the first generation Goliath frames produced by the company. The XV-1 was such a frame tested, While it had seen use and sale to the military Thark experienced its lack of firing stability first hand when he fired both cannons at the exact same time and was shortly after knocked on backward onto his ass by the recoil.
Thark spent nearly that entire year tearing apart the HV-1 along with several classmates and Ares technicians to find ways to improve the Frame's performance. A series of prototpyes were developed indivudually, the HV-1A which featured a combonation of rifles and a missile pod to further explore the frames versatility, This model was semi popular with the military for its anti air and infantry capabilities. and the HV-1B which experimented with cannons, this led to further experimentation with ways to control the recoil of the cannons. Be merging the effective ideas from these two prototpyes, This eventually led to the creation of the HV-1C mobile artillery frame shortly after his graduation from the academy, which was then offered to Thark and a select few for testing on ranges and the battlefield before widespread sale and use.
Thark himself had seen little combat, And those operations he was involved in he was almost always seated in the HV-1 artillery frame or the MV-1 Rocket/missile frame. Which are primarily used as rear line support or anti armour stalkers. Though briefly he has experience through the academy with Assault mechs though he had never taken one into the battle field.
He now finds himself on a Jupiter colony, attached to the 51st battalion to develope advanced tatics for Military frames and representing Ares firearms.
Optional: He is a mostly silent amn while on maneuvers or otherwise on the battle field. He beleives in saying only what needs to be said for the sake of communication silence and proper dsicipline. He beleives discipline is key to a militaries strength and unity, this is not to say he is mindless and will always follow without question. He simply keeps his questions internal until he feels the need to voice them is absolute.
Outwordly he remains moot on the subject of Martian independance. While he would certainly like to see Mars rise into a place of its own it needs allies to achieve these things. Many of the outer colonies would support Mars should it revolt again. And with the first of Ares manufacturing in power and wealth it could just be the tool Mars needs to acheive these things. Most earth-born are partial to earth tech which leaves the Ares designed frames, tanks, planes and weapons in the hands of Martian Regiments.
They have the military capablity they lacked in the past. Now they just need support.
Frame Name/Designation: Goliath XV-1C
Manufacturer: Ares Firearms inc. (a sub corporation to Ares manufacturing that specialities in military frames and weapons.)
Role: Mobile Artillery
-FC 13A x2 (one would have anti armour rounds and the other would have a mixture of HESH and HEAT rounds)
-Fsm 15a5 (Not his main weapon of choice, really just used if artillery munition is exhausted and if caught to close to an enemy. Mounted to the 'nose' of the frame just under the cockpit.)
Other: Rounds are belt fed to the shoulder cannons and contained within an internal magazine kept behind the cockpit of the Frame. Approximately 25 cannon rounds per arm are contained within the chassis (that seems a little high to me and I will gladly lower it, I have no idea how many of these rounds an average frame could hold.)
Each arm is capable of rotating upward and downward and from side to side to a limited degree (40 degrees maximum away from the chassis. And 10 degrees inward) for an increased arc of fire. And the cockpit itself has the ability to rotate on its axis up to 45 degrees in either direction.
The armless design commonly employed to Ares Military frames cuts down on weight and allows extra armour plating to be used around the cockpit. The second generation HV-1C attempts to overcome a common stability issue discovered with the HV-1C artillery frames when firing. Each foot has four 'toes that spread out to provide extra stability as well Recoil dampeners and increased armour and stronger joints to provide even further stability. And a long range targeting system to easily find and target enemies from the back line.