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SOAR teams by ILJackson SOAR teams by ILJackson
The Terran Protectorate Stellar Navy's Special Operations Assault and Reconaissance (S.O.A.R.) division was founded 60 years ago during the first war with the Imperial Consortium. The I.C. had both a numerical and technological advantage over humanity, and the navy desperately needed specialized strike teams who could gather intelligence and conduct surgical strikes deep in enemy (and occupied) territory. The SOAR squadrons were born, and near the end of the war were responsible for numerous crippling operations against the enemy.
Since that time, the SOAR division has been polished and expanded into the Stellar Navy's premiere special forces unit.
SOAR troopers are trained for deep extraction, ship-to-ship boarding operations, intelligence gathering, insurgency, search and rescue, and anti-piracy missions. They are also some of the most feared fighter pilots in the Protectorate. In fact, any pilot that makes double-ace is *strongly* encouraged to volunteer for SOAR training.
While famously known for their "bug eyed" armored flightsuits, most of the time SOAR teams operate under the radar, with little or nothing to link them back to the Stellar Navy. If you see them in armor during an operation, it's because they wanted to be seen, or they're certain it's too late for you to do anything to stop them.

Enjoy, and let me know what you think.
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xGhostwriterx Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome! X3
This is Spec Ops at their best. Terrified to go againts them. Love to be with them in a operation. ? their weapons are ballistic in nature or energy based.
ILJackson Sep 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
They tend to use both depending on the situation and enemies. For the most part their weapons use rocket rounds (bullets with an accelerant that multiplies their speed several times over the guns we fire), but they also tend to have at least one plasma gunner, and snipers tend to prefer lasers, which are actually invisible when fired as a weapon.
Rocket rounds you mean a gyrogun or gyro rockets. I do not know. The problem with gyro rounds is that under 1 meter or 3.3 feet the round is cold and will not arm or activate itself. I would think Charge guns{ binary liquid propellant }should do better. But you are the creator. For the laser snipers youaved their hide. Invisible laser means sniper position not identified equals more sniper kills.
ILJackson Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No, they fire armed. The term rocket round just refers to the fact that they use a chemical accelerant that is far, far more powerful than gunpowder, resulting in extremely high muzzle velocity (basically that zone between bullet and rail gun speeds). The rounds themselves are still simple chunks of metal, though sometimes they use explosive rounds.
? Does the gun have a camera system so the soldier can fire it at anlges without exposing himself or herself. Also ammo count, is it included in the hud?
ILJackson Nov 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
as a soldier you have the option of looking through the scope the old fashioned way or using the scope as a camera that projects onto the inside of the eyepiece, this was done because a lot of marksmen trust optical scopes over digital ones and would rather use their own sight to aim instead of trusting the scope's digital crosshairs.
storm-bunny Aug 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Yip, the story and the renders complement each other. Great renders, accompanied by an intriguing story that makes you want to know more and see more of the subject at hand. Great work
As others have said, great piece of art.
Sometimes, I think your storytelling is better then the art.
Keep on rock`
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