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If you look at the picture of this unit Scorpenek annihilator droid you will see that it clearly has pointy claw feet. Such feet are totally unsuited to the jungle terrain of Colla IV, or any terrain at all for that matter. Feet like that would even leave marks in concrete and would ban the unit from ice and swamp terrain. Any road it walked on would soon become unusable and the unit would sink into the ground in normal forest/meadow terrain. I (loosely) estimate a weight of 3-5 tonns. Even the Octuptarra droid has disernable toes to spread it's weight. So why does the annihilator droid have such feet? Because it looks good.
Besides it fits with Collacoid artistic style (see Droideka). However the Droideka is only about 280 pounds? and is meant to roll more than walk. I can only conclude that the one pictured is either a concept/showroom version or that it is meant to sit in one spot emplaced like a turret.
It could support it's weight on built-in repulsorlifts but this means more stuff crammed into it's already tightly packed hull. It also means more power to non-weapon systems, more power converters/calibrators, and more varied systems to maintain.
Beyond that the droid lacks the extra leg articulators of the Octuptarra droid and must therefore be less manuverable.
And another thing, the center-middle is completely hollow. As a target silhouette reduction method it is admirable. But this raises the question of how the unit fits all neccesary systems into it's hull. Anyway this point, (two metal supports) is by far the weakest point in the structure. 126.96.36.199 20:13, 30 December 2007 (UTC)