A Far-Eastern creation that puzzled foreign commanders upon its introduction to combat and came to be labeled as a “walkerette”, despite the native name of “mecha”. The walkerette was piloted much like a standard walker, but had the appearance of an enlarged hardsuit. It mounted a weapon externally on each arm; one automatic rifle and one flame-thrower. While its slow gait and short-range weaponry made it useless in open warfare, its application in urban combat made it a revolutionary infantry-support unit. To extend range, a small wagon mounting compressed steam cells was commonly towed into battle.