I was thinking more of a LAM than a mech, but that's because of Starscream I've been re watching waaay to much Transformers. And most of the Transformers are Humanioid, not Chicken walkers. But I do agree with you, the rear jointed legs are the most like landing gears, in a sense. least movement to deploy, and least movement to cause forward motion. The thing is, the curved design would have to make a comeback, in order to make the mech more humanoid. Which might not be what Chattaha is looking for.