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MMBT-42 ''Leatherneck'' by ScrewfaceRomeo MMBT-42 ''Leatherneck'' by ScrewfaceRomeo
Heavily armored, and more heavily armed with it's 120mm smooth-bore gun, the Leatherneck is typically employed for tank-on-tank combat, or for assaulting fortifications. It's true stats are classified, but top speed is imagined to be roughly 70 MPH, while weighing in at around 63 short tons. Like the Loggerhead, it can fire Silver Arrow rockets, but can also load canister shot (think tank-sized shotgun) for anti-personnel or urban environment, HEAP saboted rounds for anti-tank, and various other munitions.
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Christ that's a good looking tank. Nice work!
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Baconwaffles Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Very nice, lots of good fluff, relatively compact, fast, lighter than an M1A2, not too many doodads, well sloped armor, this is one of the best tank designs I've seen on DA.
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TheLivingRedBaron Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is reactive armor standard? how about environmental isolation equipment (wouldn't want to glow) and ghost flames are optional...right?
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Actually ERA has become increasingly useless, ELECTRO-reactive armor is going to be the 'new thing' in armor design with the added bonus of being able to be used multiple times.
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TheLivingRedBaron Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, learning all about tandem-charges and how they ignore ERA.
I still would like to see armour proof against APFSDS rounds.

I would use it to make an ifv of immense durability,like a Bradly on steroids.
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Actually armaments have been stagnant enough that armor is finally catching up. When 3D printers and advanced computer modeling comes along... may god help us all.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Armor is modular, ERA kits can be applied in the field if necessary, however given that many modern AT missiles use a tandem charge which easily defeats this type of armor it is only useful when fighting less developed countries. And, yes, CBRN protection is standard, as on all New Cordian armored vehicles.
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TheLivingRedBaron Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So the modular armor is more effective ERA? why wouldn't the ERA blast, especially if using the rare Solid Projectile Dispersion type (like large claymores on the tank)detonate both charges in the AT missile? I'm just sayin' extra protection couldn't hurt, right?
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it's capable of swapping between ERA and traditional heavy armor. As for that, the tandem charge actually detonates the reactive armor itself, rendering it useless against the second charge
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TheLivingRedBaron Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What I meant is that this reactive armor actually throws out ball bearings at the first impact,which would hopefully detonate the second munition, lessening damage to the underlying conventional armor of the tank. I really do like your design, I don't intend to be annoying! I just think this type of armor would be a useful piece of equipment...
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