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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Reverse-engineered KV
« Reply #125 on: November 19, 2012, 12:20:23 PM »
I think I can say that the poll is over with...... at one point I did think that A-6F would maintain its popularity momentum though.

Now on to the new mental note:



arc3371's SYS-2000 tank inspired me into thinking of a reverse-engineered KV-85 modernised with, amongst other things, a turret from the Ikv-91......

Then I figured that it probably could use some protection to the tracks, so I lifted a side skirt directly off a Leopard 1 drawing.

Though likely invisible as far as drawing is concerned, somewhere along the way I was reminded rickshaw's "Steam Power for Tanks" thread, too...... or maybe I'll pretend the fuel drums are actually wood-gas cylinders  :-\

(I still don't know for sure the turret ring size of KV-85 v.s. Ikv-91 though.)

Comments and suggestions welcomed.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2012, 12:34:18 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Reverse-engineered KV
« Reply #126 on: November 19, 2012, 01:19:42 PM »
Love it! Got a centurion look with your modifications

Asked about the turret ring on the Swedish Armor Society so hopefully we will get an answer soon.

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Reverse-engineered KV
« Reply #127 on: November 19, 2012, 03:05:34 PM »
That looks cool.
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Reverse-engineered KV
« Reply #128 on: November 20, 2012, 04:48:50 AM »
The IKV91 turret ring is about 2000mm

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Reverse-engineered KV
« Reply #129 on: November 20, 2012, 05:33:21 AM »
The IKV91 turret ring is about 2000mm

Guess it might really have to be a result of reverse-engineering and re-engineering as opposed to merely being rebuilt from captured hulls ......  >:D
« Last Edit: November 20, 2012, 08:06:08 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #130 on: November 22, 2012, 01:22:24 PM »


I don't know if I should be happy with this first stage result, produced as a result of my fascination with HVSS-equipped T25 Medium Tank...... I have trouble keeping the turret and the hull to the same scale.

I started with hull of the M26, again with the theme being foreign development in M26's likeness.  Maybe someone asked the US for the M26/M46 and got balked at.  Someone having extensive experience messing around the Sherman.

I don't want to turret to end up looking too small, and the one from AMX-30 ended up being chosen in the end.  Too bad- I would have wanted to outfit a T-72 turret as an upgrade and imagine it side by side with imported TR-125 or M-84, particularly after finding that T25 with heavy tank 105mm gun drawing I posted in Upgunned Tanks thread.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2012, 12:48:57 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Reverse-engineered KV
« Reply #131 on: November 22, 2012, 06:23:02 PM »
 :)
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #132 on: November 23, 2012, 02:45:30 AM »
That is a very interesting tank looking forward to future versions

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #133 on: November 23, 2012, 12:56:58 PM »


Perhaps going down the evolution path instead of creating a baseline model- in fact the French-made 105mm gun is still there- but a few detail changes nonetheless.  Plus an Iraqi-inspired spaced armour array (yeah, it is an upgraded model after all).
« Last Edit: November 24, 2012, 01:24:10 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #134 on: November 23, 2012, 09:42:25 PM »
The thing on the back of this tank (and the Iraqi Enigma) is that a counterweight?

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #135 on: November 23, 2012, 10:03:14 PM »
The thing on the back of this tank (and the Iraqi Enigma) is that a counterweight?

Could be that and/or protection to the turret rear.
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #136 on: November 24, 2012, 03:46:53 AM »
The thing on the back of this tank (and the Iraqi Enigma) is that a counterweight?


Could be that and/or protection to the turret rear.


Yes and yes...it was both.  See here:



More images here
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #137 on: November 24, 2012, 01:40:16 PM »


The tank came out of the production line with a local copy of M36 tank destroyer turret, a product of previous efforts to refit all Sherman tanks in service with a more-up-to-date main gun.  Armoured cover is not shown here but became standard issue.  The definitive turret won't be retrofitted until much later.

As for what the definitive turret might be...... let's just say it may or may not be that AMX-30-inspired one.  Still thinking......
« Last Edit: November 24, 2012, 01:53:39 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #138 on: November 24, 2012, 08:46:14 PM »
The thing on the back of this tank (and the Iraqi Enigma) is that a counterweight?


Could be that and/or protection to the turret rear.


Yes and yes...it was both.  See here:



More images here


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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #139 on: November 24, 2012, 08:47:57 PM »
The TD looks good

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #140 on: November 25, 2012, 01:19:56 AM »
The TD looks good


It's a tank with no real tank turret.  ;D

Designed to supplement and eventually supplant the M36 tank destroyers (in both directly-imported and built-on-M4-Sherman-hull varieties, all refitted with HVSS).



An export T-72 turret was acquired somewhere along the way and trial-fitted.

Looks like...... well, I'm kinda used to tanks that at least look like they have turret in the middle even if it's an illusion caused by a turret bustle.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.  Although I didn't really do much this time......
« Last Edit: November 25, 2012, 06:09:52 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #141 on: November 25, 2012, 08:56:09 AM »
It looks modern, perhaps adding some deeper sideskirts la Centurion?

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #142 on: December 02, 2012, 11:46:42 AM »


Exactly as per arc3371's suggestion.  I'm still thinking about how I want to go from there.

Now, the driver's cupola is offset to the tank's left-hand side.  I wonder if Russian/Ukrainian-style ERA placement would end up interfering with it...... perhaps something similar to that of the PT-91 would be better?

Then once again I found an opportunity to put a T-28 and a M6 in the same WoT screenshot:



(Again, damn the dev team for taking away my T-28's 85mm gun......)

Wanting to spin something out of that picture, I put a Pershing turret with long-barrel 90mm and turret rear counterweight onto the M6......



So what do I do with the T-28?  I can only say right now that the end result won't be a T-28...... it would be something like a T-28, but not a T-28.

Stay tuned.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2012, 11:53:10 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #143 on: December 02, 2012, 12:29:55 PM »
The sideskirts really changed the looks of the tank and the M6 looks like an US ARL44

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- HVSS Tank After The Sherman
« Reply #144 on: December 03, 2012, 05:34:20 AM »
As part of the incentive for choosing to upgrade import TR-125 to PT-91 standard, Poland offers technology transfer to benefit indigenous tanks as well:



(That M2HB mount sure seems tall.)
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Starship Perfect
« Reply #145 on: December 10, 2012, 11:34:56 AM »
Okay I'm taking a detour again......



Inspired by the discussion in the Pershing/Patton tank thread, it's an imitation of the M60-2000/120S tank...... but adopting an improved version of the XM150 152mm gun-launcher (semi-combustible cartridge case, sliding breech block, MGM-51 ATGM remanufactured with solid-state electronics, and etc.) and fire control system from the MBT-70.

As for the kill marks on the bore evacuator...... I was trying to imagine a world fighting a technologically more-advanced enemy, who employs tanks with low-profile turret.  Couldn't quite complete the story, though.  :icon_crap:

Oh yeah, and the pop-culture reference......  ;D
« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 01:45:29 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Hybrid Vanguard
« Reply #146 on: January 02, 2013, 08:11:32 AM »
As per elmayerle's suggestion, I took a shot at STOVL battleship conversion of the Vanguard......



I'm not too big a fan of take off decks on both sides though, so I pick the familiar port side to leave the skijump be even though I reckon that American naval architects put two skijumps in each scheme probably for a reason.  If someone wants to share the knowledge, that'd be great, too.

The Royal Navy didn't buy the Tomahawk before mid-1990s, and a battery of Sea Wolf VL launchers was given to the Vanguard instead.  I also haven't yet the creative idea on a new pair of masts, so this one gets an imported SPS-48A.  The radar is positioned somewhat lower than the old ones though.  I wonder if it'd still be okay.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

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« Last Edit: August 30, 2013, 10:33:44 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- "Antagonist" Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #147 on: January 10, 2013, 09:18:05 PM »


First encounter involving this carrier ended up being a surprise to the Armies of Frontier Nations as they explore one parallel universe after another- its operator, identifying themselves as the "United New Order Nations", never offered even a pretence of peaceful dialogues before subjecting the exploration detachment to airstrikes and anti-ship missile barrages.  Strike Tomcat 21s and Su-33s from Strike Cruiser Kara, flagship of the exploration detachment, were barely able to fight them off before all ships under Kara's charge successfully made a hasty retreat.

Reports from debriefed pilots suggest an opponent that also uses derivatives of the Su-33, as well as the F/A-18 "Legacy" Hornet, as carrier aircraft although the hostile Su-33 sports winglets, which the FN Intelligence Corps speculates to be meant to improve cruising performance and therefore range.  The carrier itself also appears to possess significant firepower- during the entire engagement it was accompanied only by a destroyer-class escort but was able to threaten the exploration detachment until the latter's complete withdrawal.  Extreme caution has been advised on all possible future surveillance operations on that carrier's universe of origin......

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Inspired by this although slightly modified to make use of existing Shipbucket parts.  I've meant it as a vessel for an antagonist faction of some sort against most of my other Shipbucket items......
« Last Edit: January 11, 2013, 08:45:06 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- "Antagonist" Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #148 on: January 11, 2013, 02:44:28 AM »
I like the carrier design.
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- "Antagonist" Aircraft Carrier
« Reply #149 on: January 30, 2013, 05:14:44 PM »
Another one then.



Zuiryu ("Lucky Dragon") class aircraft carriers are one of the oldest classes of carriers still in service with the United New Order Nations by the time of UNON's first encounter with explorers from parallel universe.  Despite originally being a 40-year old design, these carriers are continuously reconstructed (illustration depicts their latest configuration) to accommodate new aircraft and eventually tested many technologies to be used on newly-built advanced carriers- it is the fact that they can accommodate the swing-wing F-4(FV) Phantom that rescued them from utter obsolescence, a fate not shared by any of their predecessors.   Their hangars are judged to have insufficient height for fully-supporting the Su-37JK, so F/A-18 Hornet (referred to as "Legacy Hornet" by the Armies of Frontier Nations) started to supplement and will likely supplant the swing-wing Phantom in the near future.  Out of similar concerns, they carry no fixed-wing AEW aircraft but rely on AEW helicopters instead.  Each carrier has two bow catapults, one waist catapult, two centreline elevators, and one deck edge elevator.

(Inspired by this, but once again modified to use existing Shipbucket parts......)
« Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 08:55:35 AM by dy031101 »
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