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Assault Tank by Shimmering-Sword Assault Tank by Shimmering-Sword
Another quick sketch. I lost my original little paper thumbnail sketch of this, but recent I had the idea to make a tank with the turret as big as the chassis :D So when the request of the night was tanks, this came out.
Heavy armor, huge auto cannons, anti tank missiles, and counter measures galore. This tank is designed to rumble through the urban combat environment and dish out serious damage to opposing tanks and mechs alike.
For clarification, I'm on the side that says just because mechs magically become viable doesn't mean tanks don't get to share in the same magic. This thing is a serious combatant and with thicker (more efficient) armor coverage than a mech of the same weight, face to face it has good odds of taking the win.
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sohryuL Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mechs are already viable based on the same technology as tanks. Of course that doesn't apply to BattleTech with its magic space Ferro Fibreous armor.

I've got no problems with tanks having, I don't know, myomer actuators? 

Besides, mechs aren't tanks. To each his own? Gah, my English is horrible
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Possible and viable are two very different things. We can make a walking machine with guns on it today, but it will be absolutely outperformed by a tank.
SamuraiTaiga Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Yes, standing up to be an easier to hit target with less effective armour as well slower. Pity, because mecha look cool and move so well in anime.....
duandutoit Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
EngelInc Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Looks like a beast :D Awesome
BlackStallionSister Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I  am just saying but those 2 cannons it have look like 233mm guns form one of U.K. SPG or Arty Guns I think it called Ground Carrier i cant remember the last part but just saiding
Realmwright Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
when you don't have the mobility of a mech, you just gotta pack more boom
Bebberino Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I love this tank, something nightmares are made of.
Great Job.
Hollynova Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Holy Mother of God...what a marvelous Masterpiece of a Tank!...i want to call it Overlord or Carnifex or Odin or stuff like that! :O
ragingcephalopod Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
tanks would probably be a bit more durable than mechs because they can't exactly fall over and they could still be a viable weapons platform even if their tracks are damaged or destroyed
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