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Imperator SHBT class

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Whee for nationstates.
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Fury4Justice's avatar
So what exactly is this tank armed with? I notice that the "disembodied" guns are not similar to anything that's actually on the tank. And those triangular shapes... are these openings for a missile launching system, like a horizontal version of the real-life VLS?
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EvilonavichHobbyist Digital Artist
That is due to the on hull weapons having defense and cooling shrouds. The panels cover dual role lateral launch tubes for snub counter munition / medium SAM work and spotting drones. 
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That is due to the on hull weapons having defense and cooling shrouds.

Well, how are we supposed to tell which weapon is which, then? The huge main gun gets a pass, but the other guns are a different story.
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EvilonavichHobbyist Digital Artist
Your not.
Fury4Justice's avatar
... Excuse me?
RaptorBlitzwolf's avatar
That’s too fucking big mate but very fucking cool all the same 
JDOUG5189's avatar
A vehicle that size, even using very advanced and futuristic alloys, would be so egregiously heavy that it would have to keep moving or risk sinking into even moderately soft ground. A real world idea of this Tank's weight; the Yamato-class battleships of WW2, their main battery turrets, which were armed with three 18.1" guns each, weighed as much as a destroyer at that point in time, so around 3,000 tons PER TURRET.
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This was written up for a post modern tech roleplaying group (ten years ago! grave dig man) so yes advanced alloys and synthetic would be available as would be jamming a very hot fission stack into a platform this small.


Treads for ground-pressure per square inch/cm are great and if your not doing geological surveys for the movement of vehicles with similar mass indices to major mining platforms then your not doing your movement right.  

Further..

Because someone is wrong on the internet and its ten to four in the morning. 


49.8 metres long . 14.4 wide call it 6 meters of tread at 40 odd meters long on the ground that is 240 square meters of tread surface on the ground to dissipate 3250 tons, that is thirteen and a half tons per square meter BECAUSE ground pressure is calculated in STINKING PASCALS we must convert that to 27000 pounds and 1550  inches per square meter or seventeen pounds point four pounds per square inch while not in motion.

Which is more than an M1 at 15 PSI but less than a Toyota hilux at 25.  


Yamato had tripple conventional 18inch guns not double ETC guns in slim mounts, I simply dont countenance mounting the same protection levels on ..well lets call it an early mark bolo.  
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Vizzardrix, i'll say it up front. i do NOT have an advanced physics degree, never set foot on a college campus as a student, honestly. what i DO have is a desire to learn as much as possible while i still draw breath
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EvilonavichHobbyist Digital Artist
Um I think you replied to the wrong reply.
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Entirely possible, but then that's why i stated the other guy's NAME
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EvilonavichHobbyist Digital Artist
Yah but then he wont get a notification. 
JDOUG5189's avatar
very good point you have there
vizzerdrix26's avatar
Using your advanced physics degree which you have what sources can you cite to back up this claim
Knuhpp's avatar
Inspiring design!

Perhaps Hiachijan or Khyren can make something similar.
ultramarine-12's avatar
tank price = 999.999.999.999.999 $ !!!!!!!!

I LOVE IT !!!
narrva's avatar
IT'S A GUNDA-  I mean, IT'S A BOLO!
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Born-of-WolvesHobbyist Writer
Tank-gasm. :iconicameplz:
werner720's avatar
I have only this to say I'll take a dozen
Fury4Justice's avatar
... The long-lost brother of the Imperial Guard's Baneblade from Warhammer 40,000!
nathanl9's avatar
do you even know the meaning of the word OVERKILL that thing could and most likely would be able to wipe out the combined might of most of the armies in the world right now!!! Also how huge is it exactly I mean I can't really tell but I'd probably say from looking at it it's at least taller than a 3 story building.
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EvilonavichHobbyist Digital Artist
Look at the image. Now look at the amount of caffiene you have had. Look at the image again. Look at the base of the image. Words occur. They include the dimensions.
alexsdu's avatar
No mention the number of crew that running this thing, though.
nathanl9's avatar
no caffeine, i just didn't see it
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