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battle tank by StTheo battle tank by StTheo
had some hours free and this needed to be done.
unlike the spartan heavey tank, this is the main battle tank of the helldiver forces comparable to most modern 60+ ton tanks. as you can tell inspired by leclerc, merkava IV, challanger 2, leopard 2 etc
cheers for looking
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TheReaperImperium Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Due to the hull armor there interfering with the turret, I have reason to believe this thing would make more of a "Battle Tank-Destroyer" as that turret will not be able to turn very far in either direction.


But over-all.... Nice work man. :) 
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Dlordtesh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
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nordicberserk Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
This thing wont work. The armour of the body interferes with the amrour of the turret (the step-up towards the rear)
That turret wont be able to turn more than a degree of two.
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:iconsttheo:
StTheo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
completely agree 
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CrazyGobb Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice ! :)
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jferg45 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Nice !
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:iconsttheo:
StTheo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
cheers!
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thearbiterthel12 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
this makes the abrams tank look like a fucking baby tank
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
An MBT with a low profile. Hooray. Unlikely to get its turret shot off from a distance.
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Cerberus116 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Great work, man!
you should have named it "Minotaur"...
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:iconsttheo:
StTheo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yea cool idea
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional
you do nice work
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:iconsttheo:
StTheo Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks u very much
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Ikiroudan-neito Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the design but it looks as if the turret would catch on the engine cover during rotation i had to chop big sections out of my to make sure it had clearance all round.

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:iconsttheo:
StTheo Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yea i think it need abit more clearance or deformations on the power plan, cheers for the feedback
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OwayTing Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Very challenger 2-like, also makes me remember of front mission 3 in which some tanks were involved :) looks modern and very well detailed
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Brutalen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I am delighted, a saturation details and top-level clearness!
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:iconsttheo:
StTheo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank u
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draenei-friend Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Needs more dakka! :icongunplz:
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lastbullet2 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
ork saying "fing anywaz need more dakka waaagh" then ork hits you wih club
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:iconsttheo:
StTheo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
MORE!!!!
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MaxTerran Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Though if you want to see someting awesome look at this [link]
lolol the Mark 34 bolo can smoke anything today with ease
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MaxTerran Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
I can see the leopard in it , i like the look of the leopard 2 and m1 abrams which in truth are almost the same tank but still this is very cool
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks alot bigger than any modern tank, i'd say it's more like 70-80 tons. Very nice work though.
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:iconsttheo:
StTheo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yea its a mix of carrier and tank really
cheers
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dbrought Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Love the ways that the tank takes so many good influences from modern day tanks. Looks great, and like something that may be possible to make in 30 years.
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StTheo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks alot and that means alot because its exactly what i was going for
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ALVAREZ76 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
what program did you used please
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StTheo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
photoshop
cheers
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SergentCon09 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
JEEZ!!! I wonder if designers might consider this in the near future?
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:iconsttheo:
StTheo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
would be cool
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL

That thing looks massive! Any guess on it's tonnage? Speed?

Over-all very cool work.
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i80r Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
error 404.. awesome :woohoo:
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BenSonkkila Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
cool
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daisukekazama Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Damn. Now that's a lovely beast right there.
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StTheo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cheers mate
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RedZealot6 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
This could do with a human or some approximation/representation for scale. I'm wondering how and where the driver fits.

Tanks are awesome (this one is, too, btw), but it looks like ground force composition is leaning more towards more versatile infantry fighting vehicles and cavalry fighting vehicles like the BMP/BMD and the Warrior IFV. Also: wheeled armored personnel carriers for use in and around population centers, like the BTR-90 (which, last I remember, was being used by the Russian MVD). Perhaps for good reason, too.

This looks like a real tough cookie for use in field conditions, but it looks like it shares the same elevation limitations that most MBTs seem to have (which is why MBTs are of somewhat limited use in urban settings). Chechnyan insurgents would reportedly ambush passing armor by firing RPGs downward from the roof-tops, which hits the relatively thinner top armor. If this is indeed for supporting air assault or airborne infantry (who may find themselves assaulting hostiles who may inevitably hole up in a town or city), I can't help but wonder how the tanks are delivered. I don't recall hearing that Abrams or similarly sized vehicles could be para-dropped. I'd suspect that it would shatter the suspension if they tried.

A more plausible solution may be the use of a small light tank, akin to the German Wiesel 1 or 2, or even the British Tetrarch from World War II. It could still pack a considerable punch (mounting either machineguns or anti-armor ordnance to deal with specific targets; or, hell, how about airburst ordnance?), and it would provide some protection from most small-arms fire.

Of course...mines and IEDs will always be a major threat. Although newer armored personnel carriers (not to mention other vehicles) these days are being designed with those V-shaped hulls to protect the crews.

Ah, sorry! I'm regurgitating ideas 'n crap. :P
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StTheo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i thought people would get the size comparison by the gun mount on the right side and the hatchs. the drivers are were most MBT drivers are a hatch can be opened so they can look out but its mostly driven threw external cams.

yea your completly right ground troops are looking more towards lighter faster versitle amoured vehicles for urban warzones but i didnt have this in mind for this tank although it could( im currently painting some apc and other light armour vehicles) i designed it for open gound warfare hense the lower sihouette ,thicker side armour longer range main gun like the spartan tank i did which is much larger. most MBT are deployed away from the field and then get into position ... i think, although i have designed dropships to carry and deploy the tanks.

the "walker" tanks and mechas are the ones i desgined for urban enviroments thicker armour on the topsides of the tanks and protection from IED was taken in mind. with differet countermeasures like the modern "windbreaker" etc.

cheers for your input
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RedZealot6 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Oh. But then, I'm some kind of casual 40K-fag (PAULDRONS AND SKULLS EVERYWHERE!), so my sense of scale is a little superfluous. 'Just thought it would have been a nice thing to have present. :shrug:

I find it a little curious that an AGL would be mounted on a pintle like that on an armored fighting vehicle, though. Usually, isn't it another machinegun for anti-air use, or anti-infantry use, since the coaxial can't elevate that high? Even if that's what the machinegun mounted on the remote-controlled weapon station is for...

The grenade-launcher might've been handy being mounted in the turret--like what the Russians did with the BTR-90. True, they used a smaller 30 mm automatic grenade-launcher, but still. Maybe it could use an airburst weapon in another coaxial mount, instead. The turret looks spacious enough...unless the bulk of the turret's frontal arc is made up of spaced appliqué armor, like on the Merkava Mark IV (and the Challenger 2)?

Oh durr. I can't believe I didn't ask this first: are these tanks organic components deployed exclusively for the support of air assault or airborne infantry? That is, are they permanently assigned to airborne units?

Hmm...walkers? While cool, I find myself in agreement with those who regard combat walkers as being highly impractical and unfeasible for military operations, even for built-up areas. I also agree that they'd be far more useful for law-enforcement (for sheer shock value) or civil manual labor (construction, cargo-handling, etc.). And even then, they probably wouldn't be twenty or thirty meters tall. Probably. :P And in the case of law-enforcement, power-armor would probably be preferable. But watch out for those wooden staircases. :meow:

Windbreaker? Hah! :lmao:
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StTheo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha yea i cant believe they used windbreaker as a code name but they did.

the AGL started as defence system in my head against RPG etc so it is working as an airburst but it also plays as a drone that detaches and defends blind spots.
yea there would of been enough space although it has a partialy spaced armour at the front but not as much as the mark IV merkava.

yea completely intergrated and attached to the helldivers as a deployable ground support.

i dont think walkers would be either to be honest but there needs to be a point were imagination and interest kicks in other wise it gets vanilla and boring. your right about law enforcement that would defo work.

cheers
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RedZealot6 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Then again...the Brits developed tanks in the hopes that the formerly innocuous word "tank" wouldn't raise any flags that they were making heavily armored weapons of war. :meow:

Wait, so the automatic grenade-launcher is controlled by an AI or something? That's odd, considering it's not mounted on a remote weapons station or Common Remotely-Operated Weapons System.

These are organic support units for airborne? Hmm. Well, I guess the widespread use of sci-fi power armor (not to mention interstellar travel) would change doctrines a bit, wouldn't it? But I still think a(n) (wheeled) armored personnel carrier of some sort would be more sensible. Or a pack of those big-dog robots to carry extra ordnance and/or supplies. Even a MULE (Multi-functional Utility/Logistics and Equipment) vehicle.

I think I can kind of see where you're going, though. Kind of like the Russian VDV's BMD vehicles, right? But those aren't as heavy as a main battle tank (the BMD-3 is reportedly about 12-13 tonnes--sounds about right, since the Sheridan was about 14 tonnes).

Ah well. I guess I'm just boring like that--I try to stick to reality as much as possible, to make things more plausible. Think of how CG effects these days are abused in cinema, and how a large portion of them wind up looking so horribly fake that the studios may as well have just used actual, physical props.

And then there are things like: how did these guys get funding and contracts for stuff like this? Why would such an impractical and expensive piece of hardware be used in favor of a simpler, cheaper, more reliable, and battle-tested design? Larger military forces tend not to be well-equipped, after all.

And then I try to take logistics, ranges, fuel-efficiency, weight/load capacity, and all that other stuff into account.

Ah, sorry. There I go with my babbling thoughts again. :P
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StTheo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yea not subtle a name to say the least suppose it worked to a certain extent.

its AI opperated but can be overwritten for manual use.

yea it would change no doupt. the apc's and other lighter vehicles are to come this tank and the others are just part of the bigger picture.

reality is all good fun but dont mix interesting design and fun story telling with CG "flash" there completely different. other wise everybody would be analizing all the problems and not watch the film for the purpose of which it was made... entertainment.

there is a lot of flashy crap out there its geting the right balance of fanatsy and reality, for instance i have never seen a film or game were i thought everything applyed to all the laws of reality and it was all correct on every level. but like you said that would be boring.

cheers
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RedZealot6 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Well, before armored fighting vehicles, the term tank was used to refer to storage tanks (industrial age and all that). So at the time, how were outsiders to know, even if they went digging through the British government's paperwork?

It still probably works even today. It'd be hilarious if there were contingencies codenamed "Operation: Rainbows and Unicorn Farts" or something equally silly. :D

Point conceded. That was a flawed comparison.

For the most part, I just like a relatively large helping of plausibility to go with an entertaining medium. I mean, hell. I like a few mecha animations, where thirty-meter humanoid war machines can pull off all sorts of crazy acrobatics that should be physically impossible. And then there's VOTOMS... :meow:
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StTheo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yea no doupt bud we all love seeing massive mechas and stuff its just getting that plausibility right its a very fine line.
like i said before thanks for all the input its the reason why i put work on the net to get good critic not just in art theory its why i put stuff on deviantart becuase not everyone is an artist.
cheers
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talicaDk Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
damn sweet tank
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t1o5m Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
wow nice tank

it has a moden look as well as a futuristice look as well

nice
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bobdd0 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
that is one big turret.
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Winterous Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Yay, tiny baby AI thing is back!
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StTheo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
dose get around :)
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Wouldn't the Helldivers received light armor support (if any)?
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