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Lightning Cruiser Tank by KaneNash Lightning Cruiser Tank by KaneNash
This is a more "realistic" approach of the classic tesla tank.

The Lightning is one of the new experimental soviet tanks focused in the use of directed energy weapons, armed with 2 powerful Tesla-Petrov capacitators, this vehicle is deployed to exploit weak points across the front, its strikes can produce lightning arcs which excel at decimating infantry and light vehicle formations, while also slow down enemy mechanical units, an ability which can be both used to ensure fast enemy units cant escape or give the Lightning precious seconds to slip away from stronger opponents.

The Lightning can overwhelm their systems in order to generate a powerful electromagnetic pulse capable to knock out electronic systems, something particularly effective against NATO unmaned vehicles and tier 3, while tier 1 and tier 2 suffer minor effects like a decrease in accuracy and detection capabilities, this EMP leaves the Lightning temporaly unarmed too, but it's fuel based engines are mostly mechanical, allowing the tank to mobilize even on the event of a EMP.

Given the complexity of the electric weaponry and the necessity to keep a high mobility the Lightning is not as heavily armoured as other soviet tanks and more vulnerable to enemy fire, nevertheless it's an excelent option when dealing with weak enemy positions and light unit formations, also it's very valuable when fighting against tier 3 units, being these particularly vulnerable to EMP.

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TeslaTitanicX Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
My brethrens!
thormemeson Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not bad although maybe a more centered set of guns would allow the turret to be more of the classic soviet style
Martin-Veskilt Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a mammoth tesla tank model that was posted on ppmsite a while ago. :P

nice concept none the less.
einhajar12 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Artist
is this like a fan concept for a game, or a real life fiction concept.

cuz i like it.
KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Very cool concept and the drawing is great!
Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic design! I'd only recommend using a sharper brush on the edges to get some more of that detail out!
Marsuwai Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Wenn thought through, also the balancing by making tier 3 units vulnerable to emp, and beautiful model.
MightyBOBcnc Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Nice design.
ShadowFrost1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
I like it
Apotheosi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   General Artist
lovely design and concept. with RA3 in mind yes?
KaneNash Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes, or more like a remake with a more serious setting, this has been a dream of mine after the visual style EALA took over the C&C franchise, I know they were trying to emulate Blizzard and their toyish look, something which a lot of people seems to love, but I personally find C&C3 realistic design far more attractive and inmersive, may be the reason why RA3 didnt last long in my list of playing games.
Apotheosi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   General Artist
yea, they tried that with C&C4 too and it looked terrible. in my opinion, RA3 was the most successful version of any of the C&C franchise EALA made so far, well gameplay wise anyway. its a lil pathetic when you look at it. they took other people's ideas and used them almost wholesale in C&C4.
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