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Teleri (Andrew Mezentsew @ teliri.artstation.com ) from MechWarrior Online fan art forum had redesigned the Patton/Rommel tank from BattleTech Technical Readout: 3025 with the MWO design aesthetic. With his permission and some collaborative effort (and plenty of input from other fourmites!) I translated his 2D digital painting into this 3D model. With numerous revisions and tweaks to the design as it was being developed over a number of weeks, we finally settled on this final version.


From TRO: 3025

Designed concurrently with the Patton, Defiance Industries decided that a vehicle to replace 'Mechs was needed in the early 3000s. Since 'Mech production was nearly at a standstill, the ability to produce and field armored vehicles became a necessity no Successor State could ignore. The strength of the Rommel is shown in its great urban warfare abilities. A Rommel may lie in wait down an alley or in other concealment, and then use its devastating armament to cripple or destroy a BattleMech. The main advantage the Rommel has over other, older designs is a combination of higher speed and more armor. With even more armor than a Demolisher tank, the Rommel can sustain more punishment, yet slip away faster to fight again from another position.

The Rommel uses a single Defiance 'Mech Hunter Autocannon/20 as its main armament. Able to cripple light and medium 'Mechs with a single well-placed shot from the main gun, the Rommel can also keep an enemy at bay with a Coventry LRM-5 System while retreating to another position. If attacked by infantry, or as a last resort, the tank commander can aim a single ASL Small Laser.

Patton - The Patton tank is built on the same chassis, but carries an Autocannon/10, LRM-5, Small Laser, and a Flamer for anti-infantry work. The reduced weight of the main gun compared to the Rommel enables it to mount more armor.




Model and image © Liz Gibbs
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unyieldingman Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You get me some of these at model scale and I won't be using Abrams models as stand ins 
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lady-die Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're in luck! The "Erwin" and "Monty" are based on this design and can be purchased online. Cast to scale for BattleTech tabletop figures.
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FetishRubberFiend Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
I wondered if they might be heat sinks on the inside; radar, etc on the outside.

I preferred the AC/10 turret mounted (12t) plus small laser coax (.5t) giving a turret ring of (1.25t). Mount three Medium Lasers hull front (3t) and an SRM/4.
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lady-die Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I hardly ever used tanks in the board game. When I did they were always stock and mostly to fill BV as garrison units or urban patrols. On open terrain they'd get mired in the ground tiles because the movement rules severely limited in rough terrain and woodland tiles. But in a city map where you can get up close and personal then they can be used with much more effect. That is unless you have LRM and SRM carriers. Park those on a hill and just waste your targets at range. If anything gets close the SRM carriers can severely cripple a target with crit seeking missiles!
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Quesocito Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool tank! havent seen u do many vehicles hey? are those just extra armour plates on the turret near the back?
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lady-die Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure what the components on the rear of the turret are on the original tank drawing. However on this I made them something of spaced armor with other features like radar, sensors, and comms gear.
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Quesocito Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok cool stuff
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storm-bunny Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice design and gret detail... as usual :D
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lady-die Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! This one was definitely a challenge to get right.
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work on bringing it to 3D...
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lady-die Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Too bad the original isn't on dA or I'd link it.
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
All the same its no big deal.  I've liked the design from 3025 anyway but that's better than a line drawing (or the original one anyway)
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Ether-Enereon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Heh, looks like a pretty realistic tank there =D
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lady-die Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I had a good set of references. Also this is my second detailed tank build so I had a pretty good idea on how to go about it.
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Ether-Enereon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Heheh, you should be working for these guys XD
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