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Main Battle Tank by Abiogenisis Main Battle Tank by Abiogenisis
Another commission from the Galkgrost 'verse, this time a heavy tank and its attendant crew.

You can check out the rest of their project here! kalgrost.deviantart.com/
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:iconachillobatorprince:
AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
In your opinion, how do you think a WAR between the Galkgrost and the Triphon would go down?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Galkgrost are more organized and efficient. I think they would win
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:iconachillobatorprince:
AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Cool, but how humiliating for the Triphon! Ferocious beasts defeated by worm-like creatures. But hey, I guess looks aren't everything!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No one messes with a King Cobra
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:iconachillobatorprince:
AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Hehe yeah, that's true!
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:iconamadeus450:
amadeus450 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing , does it fires lazers?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Bulletz
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:icongrimsheeper:
GrimSheeper Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
I thoroughly love the slopes. Especially on the sides. There's only a few surfaces that are actually flat and thus vulnerable. A very well-thought out design.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I tried to make most of the plates able to deflect small arms fire from ground level with their steep angles
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:icondarkomen94:
DarkOmen94 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Cool futuristic tank :)
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconilovetanks2k15:
Ilovetanks2k15 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student Artist
the alien robot slug thing is the crew?
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:iconkaprosuchusdragon:
KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
its the pilot
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:iconthattwiniguy:
ThatTwiniGuy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
how big would this tank be?
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:iconbearchicken:
BearChicken Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
For when you need to kill someone and destroy everything they know 110%
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:icondannysamfanman:
DannySamFanMan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
You certainly must have illustrated *Analog* magazine or other sci-fi anthologies! You portray aliens and their technology so believably!
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:iconsolgravionmegazord:
SolGravionMegazord Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
COOL!
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:iconduskie-06:
Duskie-06 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! Check out my scifi gallery too! :D
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:iconnec-k:
Nec-K Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
I've used this Image to embellish an article on the concept of "Think Tanks: Concept Deployment" I have provided an explanation regarding the image: Artist, location of image and link to this page where the image is.

I've also posted this on my Twitter: twitter.com/SynapseSurge

The website that has the article and the image: accumulated.weebly.com/ace/thi…

Please let me know if this will be a problem. 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
All cool, thanks for telling me :)
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:iconquarkster:
Quarkster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Does the gun's center of mass move to adjust elevation in the turret?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, it elevates purely vertically.
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:iconquarkster:
Quarkster Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
But with a pivot point very near the end of the barrel? Or does the armor around the gun move?And you're saying there's no gun depression?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The armor around the gun is what moves, taking the gun with it. It can depress, but not as far as a human tank with its front mounted cannon.
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:iconmanganman:
ManganMan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks cool :D
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:iconarrakisprime:
ArrakisPrime Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
The tank is a great concept. Low profile, shallow front angles, side armor, secondary armament, it's all there.
The armor around the main gun is a little over the top, but hey, why not?

The only big question I have is: How does a species without appendages build, much less drive, *anything*?
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, the head actually splits into multiple tentacles, so that gives them their 'limbs'.
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:iconcrwnprince:
CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
What is that serpentine shape near the side? Is it a model?
I'm going to try and search you gallery to see..
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not a model, a design for an alien land tank. That serpent is the pilot :)
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:iconcrwnprince:
CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
If thats so then why are there tread? Wouldn't the wheels be similare to the way that they walk.. Some type of beveled slithery single base wheel? Basically using the same mechanics as they do.
Not downing it, but that just kinda caught me off guard.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
An interesting point!

Problem is, with a slithering wheel, large numbers of joints may be needed and every complication would be a possible failure point. It is certainly worth thinking about though...
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:iconcrwnprince:
CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Your are looking at it from a humancentric point of view. I once had someone explain that in the comic world everything is base 8, as opposed to our world being base 10. Why? Because they have 3 fingers and a thumb. Where as we have 4 fingers and a thumb.
So everything theirs... measurements, mathamatics... everything is base 8.

Now you have a race that slithers. They don't design in the same manner. don't see the same problems.. or instead in the way we do. straight lines would take a back seat to serpentine designs... What we see as a problem they might even see it.
And our solutions would be backwards to them. So maybe a slithering track would not be seen as a major problem, but our straight rolling treads might seem odd or wrong to them.
Their tactics would not be direct or straight... but indirect, circular. Heck they may worship gods as muti-angeled ones?? IJS
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Parasky Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to disagree with you regarding the tank treads. While I do think the tank looks a little too much like a human design, this is a piece of military hardware and any species, regardless of their psychological viewpoint, is going to want military hardware to have the most effective and cost efficient design possible. Humans are bipeds, but you don't see us building tanks that walk around on two legs. The tread provides the best possible efficiency in the widest range of environments for the lowest cost. And some things are always going to take a back seat to reason: a slithering tread would be such a convoluted design that nobody, even a race that slithers as their natural form of locomotion, would pursue such a design as a serious form of transportation. Sometimes problems can have different solutions that are just as effective, but other times there is in fact a single, objectively best solution. For instance the best way to move a heavy object is to roll it, either by rolling the object itself or by using some other form of rolling such as affixing wheels to it or pushing it across a series of logs. There are, of course, a myriad of ways to move a heavy object, but any rational mind, human or otherwise, will know that rolling is the best way. It's not a matter of psychology, but logic.
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CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Good points but even using that viewpoint if their perception isn't straight forward they wouldn't look at problems in the same manner. Which would lead to different solutions.
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:iconparasky:
Parasky Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, true.
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:iconcrwnprince:
CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
"What we see as a problem they might even see it as normal" This is what i meant to say.. I was in a rush
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your points cannot be denied. I will integrate them into my next work on this species.
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:iconcrwnprince:
CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Man i can't wait to see what YOUR creqtive mind comes up with!!
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:iconcrwnprince:
CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Here is a basic design i came up when thought about it... This is one of the oddball things i like doing in my stories. Your idea intrigued me so much my mind won't let go. What do you think?
Also tell me if you can't see the link.

sta.sh/0iz1ndv030s
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Osakan-One Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Its a bit tall, isn't it?
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Weregryph Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Sssssnaketank.
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:iconhunter12396:
Hunter12396 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
was this inspired by the new Israeli prototype tank? they look really similar
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FlyingRagePanda Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This one reminds me of he Empire Of The Rising Sun's faction has a "Tsunami Tank", in C&C Red Alert 3. :B
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benfang14 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man be my friend your pics are coooooooooool
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are my BEST friend!
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:iconbenfang14:
benfang14 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank im half Egyptian and american so no prab le mo
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:iconiszrian:
iszrian Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Pure tank goodness, to bad they are becoming obsolete irl :(
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What is replacing them?
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iszrian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
APC-s, drone aircraft, missiles, the age of huge land battles a la napoleon/gulf war is coming to an end, now the wars will be fought over points of interest, insurgents. There may still be larger land battles between less technologically advanced armies but the age of a tank is drawing to a close :(
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not too many tears will be shed by me, those things murder people :P
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