This titanic pretty is the first megabot from Aero Medical Support Fleet AKA 'Code Silver'. To expand mission lifetime of the Code Silver Doctor Helicopters out there in the battlefields, the Wintermint can provide various supplies to nearby allies, and hospitalize injured soldiers(veteran medical teams + more heavier medical equipments like MRI are on board to assist). The Wintermint is a mother to every airborne vessels.
Official role of the Wintermint: Mothership, Mobile Command Ship, Missile Destroyer
Designed by LittleBomber.
Aero Medical Support Fleet: 'Code Silver'.
The Wintermint - Lore
A long time ago, the admiral of the Code Silver fleet had stated the necessity of mobile command ship (or in one word we all know well: ‘mothership’) at the official meeting of the Ministry of National Defense, to obtain its development fund. Unfortunately, even with the admiral’s passionate statement, high ranking officers of the Ministry of National Defense ignored him because at the moment, they concluded field medics to be ‘surplus’. They were thinking like: “Why heal allies when they can remove the threat directly if the robo was not a medical one?”. Nowadays there’s really a few people think in this way, but, it doesn’t change the fact that the admiral’s attempt to get a huge grant have failed.
About… A half year? After the speech, the Ministry of National Defense finally allocated the development fund to Code Silver fleet. With massive amount of robits on the back, Code Silver shipwrights began planning their very own mobile command ship thoroughly. Since it was their first supercapital class ship, it had to load anything that is ‘absolutely’ necessary to field medics. Other things like crew quarter were prioritized after medical facility., there were no space to waste! The shipwrights slowly advanced in order to not miss any single detail. Admiral LittleBomber, who brought this project into existence, had also joined in the development, actively suggesting and contributing for the project. Although there was no decent name for the project, the ship was named ‘Wintermint’ after a vote for its name. (Every other names that got high score were saved to name another supercapital class ships.)
Later, the clever shipwrights had finalized drawing its blueprint. As it looked extremely complex as it was, the immense utility when used in actual combat was foreseeable. Unlike doctor helicopters(which has rather cramped interior), the Wintermint has much bigger interior space to, not only it could transport tons of medical supply, but also houses many cozy beds to lay down injured soldiers, huge medical team will be on board as well as heavy medical equipments for wide range of treatments. There’s nothing the ship cannot fix. Even dental treatment is possible!
In combat side, (thanks to its extra-large protonium reactor,) the Wintermint has extensive array of weapon energy battery. Wintermint is armed with multiple missile launchers for self-defense(whether it is against air or against ground) purpose so these LOML battery won’t make Wintermint an easy prey. Additionally, Wintermint can perform ‘Missile Destroyer’ role. In fact, any medical vessels are protected by galactic code but at the same time the galactic code says medical vessels are forced to equip no to low power weaponry for purely self-defending purpose. If one attacks the helpless medical ship, the ship can utilize whatever to protect themselves. In Wintermint’s perspective, there’s Military Standard Issue Electromagnetic Pulse Generator or in short: EMP, Fusion Disc Shield Module, and LOML battery. If someone breaks the code, a true mayhem will begin!
Even with that armaments the Wintermint is still considered as unarmed medical ship. About 60% of its interior space is filled with harmless medical stuffs, 20% for reactors & electronics, and rest is used for crew quarters. LOML is an energy based ordnance so there’s no need to carry ammunition for them.
Another reason is: the LOMLs are actually epics! Considering that Wintermint is full-scale 10 000 CPU megabit, epic class LOML battery alone for self-defense is deemed low power ordnance by the Ministry of National Defense. Military Standard Issue Electromagnetic Pulse Generator? It can be used as defensive purposes, so it’s irrelevant.