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theshadow0222
Joined: Nov 7, 2016

"Oh, no."


Posted: Nov 27, 2016 03:08 AM    Msg. 1 of 16       
In all halo games until Reach, (it possibly wasn't in wars either,) there is a small block to the left of the scorpions cannon. Does anyone know what that is?

It's visible in the first image result of this google search.
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=halo+scorpion&espv=2&biw=1536&bih=834&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi0zpCevsjQAhVBm5QKHb8vCGcQ_AUIBigB#tbm=isch&q=halo+3+scorpion&imgrc=_oGZ8MOTzlFrsM%3A


Spartan314
Joined: Aug 21, 2010

Former biped rigger & FP animator


Posted: Nov 27, 2016 03:18 AM    Msg. 2 of 16       
Do you mean this image


theshadow0222
Joined: Nov 7, 2016

"Oh, no."


Posted: Nov 27, 2016 03:19 AM    Msg. 3 of 16       
That's the one, sorry, I haven't figured out how to post images on the forum yet.


OctaVinyl
Joined: Dec 8, 2015

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Posted: Nov 27, 2016 04:09 AM    Msg. 4 of 16       
You were speaking of that little square thing on the turret? I believe back in CE, that was a machine gun. Well, that's what I knew at least. Or was it on the right?


theshadow0222
Joined: Nov 7, 2016

"Oh, no."


Posted: Nov 27, 2016 04:13 AM    Msg. 5 of 16       
No, that's not the coaxial, cause I think it was on the CE and H2 scorpions, both of which featured the coaxial on the opposite side of the cannon.
Edited by theshadow0222 on Nov 27, 2016 at 04:14 AM


BKTiel
Joined: Mar 18, 2014

strong independent bird needs no cage


Posted: Nov 27, 2016 11:25 AM    Msg. 6 of 16       
Definitely not a coaxial. Not with that angle.

I want to say it's just random detail - my first guess was a launcher for some kind of concealment ordnance but it's situated in a position that doesn't really facilitate that purpose. Or any, really.


Echo77
Joined: Jul 20, 2010

Humble thyself and hold thy tongue.


Posted: Nov 27, 2016 11:59 AM    Msg. 7 of 16       
I found this pic that seems to have an armored vehicle's smoke grenade launchers situated similarly.


MosesofEgypt
Joined: Apr 3, 2013


Posted: Nov 27, 2016 01:17 PM    Msg. 8 of 16       
I believe it might be part of the sensor array for the driver, considering its right next to the cameras and its has never been even hinted at doing anything(even in tags as leftover concepts like masterchief's backpack antenna).


EDIT: for some reason the image is being resized down. Guess they dont like hotlinking.
Edited by MosesofEgypt on Nov 27, 2016 at 01:25 PM


R93_Sniper
Joined: Feb 13, 2011

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Posted: Nov 27, 2016 05:07 PM    Msg. 9 of 16       
I always imagined it was some sort of Camera/Headlight setup.


The Master
Joined: Aug 8, 2014

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Posted: Nov 27, 2016 07:02 PM    Msg. 10 of 16       
I always thought it was some kind of unused missile launcher, although looking at it again, it would indeed make sense for it to be a sensor array or set of cameras.


Higuy
Joined: Mar 6, 2007

@lucasgovatos


Posted: Nov 27, 2016 08:14 PM    Msg. 11 of 16       
Lol, seems like we all have different ideas. I always thought it was a sort of IR flare/smoke thing to mask movement of tank/infantry etc around it. Although obviously it does nothing ingame so I guess its up to your imagination.


BKTiel
Joined: Mar 18, 2014

strong independent bird needs no cage


Posted: Nov 27, 2016 09:55 PM    Msg. 12 of 16       
Quote: --- Original message by: Echo77
I found this pic that seems to have an armored vehicle's smoke grenade launchers situated similarly.
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6132/5933208242_492a7fe8a6.jpg


Those are mounted on both sides of the turret; having a launcher and thus the smokescreen on just one side isn't all that beneficial haha.


Echo77
Joined: Jul 20, 2010

Humble thyself and hold thy tongue.


Posted: Nov 27, 2016 11:20 PM    Msg. 13 of 16       
Quote: --- Original message by: BKTiel
Quote: --- Original message by: Echo77
I found this pic that seems to have an armored vehicle's smoke grenade launchers situated similarly.
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6132/5933208242_492a7fe8a6.jpg


Those are mounted on both sides of the turret; having a launcher and thus the smokescreen on just one side isn't all that beneficial haha.

It would definitely be useful to have them on both sides, but the turret does rotate. That would allow you to throw up a screen directly ahead of the vehicle.


MosesofEgypt
Joined: Apr 3, 2013


Posted: Nov 27, 2016 11:22 PM    Msg. 14 of 16       
Not while you're driving in Halo 1 it wouldn't lol. You can drive in a direction independent of your camera yaw in Halo 2 and higher, but in Halo 1 your yaw controls where you drive.
Edited by MosesofEgypt on Nov 27, 2016 at 11:35 PM


xnx
Joined: Feb 12, 2013

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Posted: Nov 28, 2016 12:51 AM    Msg. 15 of 16       
I always thought of it as a small missile launcher, something akin to Halo 5's Hydra


BKTiel
Joined: Mar 18, 2014

strong independent bird needs no cage


Posted: Nov 28, 2016 11:23 AM    Msg. 16 of 16       
Quote: --- Original message by: Echo77
Quote: --- Original message by: BKTiel
Quote: --- Original message by: Echo77
I found this pic that seems to have an armored vehicle's smoke grenade launchers situated similarly.
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6132/5933208242_492a7fe8a6.jpg


Those are mounted on both sides of the turret; having a launcher and thus the smokescreen on just one side isn't all that beneficial haha.

It would definitely be useful to have them on both sides, but the turret does rotate. That would allow you to throw up a screen directly ahead of the vehicle.


Not necessarily practical in a combat situation m9

Quote: --- Original message by: xnx
I always thought of it as a small missile launcher, something akin to Halo 5's Hydra


I was about to say there's no clear feed for something like that, but the neck of the turret is pretty thick, who knows.

I think the sensor package theory probably holds the most merit.


e: those are totally extra treads on the chassis, my bad
Edited by BKTiel on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:25 AM

 

 
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