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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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:iconsolgravionmegazord:
SolGravionMegazord Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
COOL!
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:iconuniverse-of-dusk:
Universe-of-Dusk Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! Check out my scifi gallery too! :D
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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
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
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
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  Student 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
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
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
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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:iconparasky:
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
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
You are my BEST friend!
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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
What is replacing them?
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:iconiszrian:
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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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Not too many tears will be shed by me, those things murder people :P
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iszrian Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
I like tanks not because of their murderous purpose, but because of a sort of admiration and awe. But you are right, tanks are becoming a thing of past, now one can rein death from above using drones and missiles, while comfortly sitting in a command hq in some 1st world country :p.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Though I think tanks may retain some sort of role for some time to come, even if many of them become remotely operated.
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:iconiszrian:
iszrian Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
It is possible that they will be used to defend/hold key positions in battle, but large scale confrontations a la desert storm, kursk, korea are over
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I still remember when they were convinced that aircraft didn't need guns, so they sent Phantoms into battle armed only with missles. Perhaps one day an engagement will engulf the earth so large that tanks are again needed to secure and hold urban centers.
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malgrumm Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
nice side skirting..........also i can only really see two weak points on that.........the uncovered portion of the tracks and the barrels frontal covering where the barrel itself sticks out...............my inner tank nerd demanded i say that...........
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Haha its true, though I couldnt find many real tanks without weaknesses! Tanks seem to be a series of compromises and strapped on components.
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:iconmalgrumm:
malgrumm Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
that's true, but its upper and lower glacis plates at the front seem well angled so a frontal shot against it is likely to just bounce or ricochet off. heck even the side skirts that protect the tracks will most likely eat the shots before it hits the actual hull of the tank as they would act as spaced armor, slowing the shot down enough that it only makes a dent in the hull or stopping it completely.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
I tend to design things with the intent of deflection rather than absorbing impacts, it seems far more efficient to me.
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:iconmalgrumm:
malgrumm Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
i see and that's true if your going with more deflection than actual impacts that would make it a rather fast tank that's suited to hit and run rather than a tank that is designed to sit there and soak it up but, well a HESH round can really ruin angled armor regardless of the angle or thickness due to the head of the round flattening and then exploding over a wide area, causing severe damage to the tanks structural integrity. the most effective round i believe would wreck the tank in such a way that it has to be abandoned would be the HESH rounds, HEAT rounds to the rear of the tank as it looks flat or HE rounds for the similar damage that they do to a tank like the HESH rounds would but they just hit and explode that can also knock out the tanks modules i.e the tracks, the turret ring, the gun and in some cases killing the occupant with the sheer force of the explosion.
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DisturbingVoid Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
This kind of tank needs to go into production.

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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah, cool main battle tank!! :) I like the alien, yet recognizable design... it is at once understandable but also obviously built by weird snake creatures.  Awesome work man!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Thanks, was a fun one :)
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/02/d…
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Thanks! I am honored :)
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Raphael7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome design, it looks very intimidating >:3
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Killing machine ;)
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