Its a Shino-Shiite Coalition design, masses in 75 tons. Armor layout is (front/side/rear/turret/top) 20/15/10/20/15cm and uses things like electro-reactive armor, semi-ablative armor, and other things.
Its main armament is a 150mm semi-automatic coil gun cannon called a Linear Cannon. It fires 30 kilo projectiles at 8km/s maximum, a 50mm linear cannon, an Active Defense System Free Electron Laser tuned to the violet visual spectrum, some countermeasure mortars, and a 15mm machine gun loaded with rounds with a CROW like system attached to it.
It's powered by an advanced fuel cell that has a combat range of 500 kilometers and drives the tank at an astonishing speed of 175km/h.
It has a powerful computerized cross-spectrum sensor package and a cheap Electronic Counter Wave Measures package with a limited LIDAR scrambler and IR 'smugger'. Fire Control is done by a powerful computer with reaction time in micro-seconds.
It's the Chinese Type 59 MBT, the standard Chinese tank of the year 2064, the year of the Third World War. Crewed by a crew of four this tank is one of the two tanks that are commonly used by the SSC forces.
Another would be a Union Design, a ZSU-37-4/2-UVB S4 'Zeus'. Masses in at 55 tons. If you know your old soviet/modern russian designation systems, then you would know that this has four 37mm linear autocannons that fire 15 kilo projectiles at 10km/s but the /2-UVB means two UV-B FEL pulse lasers. The S4 means it has a missile system designated as S4, which in this case fires up to 12 missiles at once against any aerial target including artillery shells and other artillery ordinance. It also equips two UV-B FEL ADS systems for added defense.
Uses a Hydrogen-Hydrogen fusion powerplant, with an infinite theoretical range (the only range factor would be the crew and vehicle condition). This plant can have the vehicle go up to 240km/h on a good day.
Armored with an insane composite that includes titanium mesh, carbon nanotubes, semi-ablative armor, electro-reactive armor, iridium alloys, and high-tech ceramics. This vehicle is armored with 15cm (on every surface) of the stuff.
The armament is guided by an AI driven FCS computer and the most advanced cross-spectrum sensor suite known to man, capable of defeating stealth systems. Reaction time is in nano-seconds like any other vehicle armed with this system.
Its really required in the story. Lasers, hypervelocity guns, hypervelocity missiles, particle beams, and plasma are commonplace, defenses upped to match. The Union however is crazy in making sure its crews survive.
I like the sloped armor and low silhouette, but of course there's the already voiced concern over turret traverse. But you already know that. Just a thought, but the front part of the tracks (that you could see if looking at the tank from the front) don't seem very protected, at least the part around the wheel. However I haven't looked at a front shot of a tank for a while (lol) so...
Looks really neat, Vought. I really like the rear-slope on the turret for some reason. My only concern is that it looks like the turret wouldn't be able to rotate 180 without hitting the hull. Could be that I'm just not seeing it right, though.
Thanks for the feedback, I've noticed the mistake and want to fix it, though I don't know wheter to eliminate the bit under the barrel or have an indentation on the back of the turret so it can fully turn.
its gas on the outsides calling to be shot, the drive whiles are both too big and no close enough, the what there is even of armor is like a cross of the leoperd and abrams and i mean alot of the bad parts, but its A LOT better the half the poeple have can do so its me here saying ..... its not bad... yes i said it ok..
The gas tanks are begging to be shot because they are secondary external tanks, the main tanks are internalized. Besides, if they do get shot they will just catch fire and spill, doing no damage to the tank, instead of exploding from the inside.
well if i need to point them out then your never going to get it .. i mean have you ever drived tank or tryed to build a aircraft that going mock 20, well if then talk to my dad, he may want some pointers on what his doing .... and if not shut up and try harder
Haha, I love it how you say "I'm never going to get it" when you can't even pronounce 'mach' right. Also no aircraft has gone at mach 20, only space shuttles and crew capsules have ever broken that speed and that was during atmospheric re-entry.
So please get your father to teach you about weaponry before you go talk shit in Deviantart.
not if its man no what he is help on its a un-man , a AHW or Advanced Hypersonic Weapon though the there are two in veries in the works at this time and it does get its speed by re-entry after being lauch from a ICBM type system.............. so i guess its you true
Amazing dude. Much more detailed then the one I saw on NSD (I didn't comment on it back then since I didn't got anything to add, but I did saw it). You should post this on LINC too, I bet they'll like it. And besides it's been a long time since we saw a nice MBT there
Great design, good armor skirts, a silhoutte covering the external tanks even during frontal engagement, what allows to keep these tanks on the tank during such an engagement, the turret relatively far back (should be far enough to allow transfer with gun forward), and apparently no big bullet catchers! THe tank has obviously also enough ground clearance to allow the attachement of an additional mine protection system.
With the scale at 142px/m, your hull is 7.5m long, and your tank is 10.6m long gun-forward. This is about a metre and a half longer than your stats say. Also, assuming the gun ends before the hatch begins, your gun is only about 5.6m long, while the 2A46 should be about 6.4m, and assuming my scaling of the gun is correct would mean your gun-forward length had to be 11.4m
Also, because of the ammunition the 2A46 uses, your bustle is oddly large - since the rounds are stored as shell and propellant separately. You would probably need some sort of automated storage system similar to Meggitt perhaps, that allowed easy access to the shells and propellant, which would make loading much easier. Don't forget that Russian tank ammunition is more suited to carousel autoloading, partially due to its two-piece nature.
Don't get me wrong, I really like it, but these are just some points on the art itself.
Thanks for the meaningful feedback, I had completely missed the screwed up proportioning on the 2A46, which is probably why it resulted having the gun-forward proportions messed up. Though as far as the carousel autoloader goes, wasn't T-80UM2 supposed to use a 2A46 too with a bustle revolver-type autoloader? I presume that they were also planning on making unitary shells
I know very little on the T-80, that'd be something you ought to ask Sumer on NSD. However, unitary shells would possibly require creating shell cases for the guns, which would result in now having to deal with the expended case stubs of shells fired, which the T-80 turret was not designed to have the space to do.
Good point. Always ask Sumer when it's got anything to do with tanks, lol. Though one question about the 2A46 measurements; is that the measure for the entire gun or just the barrel? Because the gun digs into the turret a fair bit which could explain the discrepancy.
Gun barrels, of all types of gun from artillery to tank pieces to small arms actually include the chamber and breech as 'gun barrel' length. This was a mistake I used to make in designing my small arms.