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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Rushing Is A Bad Idea
« Reply #420 on: September 12, 2016, 11:53:39 AM »
A little guy like him would need more hand & foot holds of some sort, at least 1 more set of each.

I might make it but I'm 190cm tall.
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Offline dy031101

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Rushing Is A Bad Idea
« Reply #421 on: September 13, 2016, 12:00:50 PM »
A little guy like him would need more hand & foot holds of some sort, at least 1 more set of each.




Does this improve the situation any?

Also, how much would the hull armour be compromised as a result of drilling holes to mount the screws?
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Rushing Is A Bad Idea
« Reply #422 on: September 13, 2016, 03:58:59 PM »
Does this improve the situation any?

Yes, lots! :)

Also, how much would the hull armour be compromised as a result of drilling holes to mount the screws?

Not really. Look how many bits are bolted onto modern armoured vehicles without significant compromise. ;)
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Rushing Is A Bad Idea
« Reply #423 on: September 13, 2016, 05:24:57 PM »
Does this improve the situation any?

Yes, lots! :)

Also, how much would the hull armour be compromised as a result of drilling holes to mount the screws?

Not really. Look how many bits are bolted onto modern armoured vehicles without significant compromise. ;)

I recall something several years back about perforated armour being as effective as solid panels but much lighter.  Testing apparently demonstrated that if a weapon is capable of defeating the perforated armour it would also be capable of defeating a solid plate of equivalent thickness.

Offline dy031101

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Rushing Is A Bad Idea
« Reply #424 on: October 11, 2016, 02:14:39 AM »
taiidantomcat's several interesting digital kitbashes made me want to get in on the act for a bit.  And since real-life is finally cutting me some break again......

Continuing a previous idea of repurposing the VK4502(P) into a "medium" tank, this one is very-slightly lengthened and widened to accommodate a copy of the Pz68/88 turret:



I am still aware where my priority lies, however  :-X

Comments and suggestions welcomed.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2016, 01:39:10 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Rushing Is A Bad Idea
« Reply #425 on: October 12, 2016, 12:07:07 PM »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Rushing Is A Bad Idea
« Reply #426 on: October 16, 2016, 04:02:47 AM »
These are so cool!! You should start a thread at the GB, the more the merrier  :)
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Offline dy031101

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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Rushing Is A Bad Idea
« Reply #427 on: October 16, 2016, 07:43:50 AM »
These are so cool!! You should start a thread at the GB, the more the merrier  :)

I do have a planned road to redemption in the aftermath of last year's "Clear The Bench GB"......  :-X

And for the lightweight VK 4502(P), I have to figure out how to Germanize the T-55 turret first......
« Last Edit: October 16, 2016, 09:07:14 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Rushing Is A Bad Idea
« Reply #428 on: October 18, 2016, 07:31:33 AM »
And for the lightweight VK 4502(P), I have to figure out how to Germanize the T-55 turret first......

Is this for an extended WW2 timeframe? If so, eliminating the bore evacuator, adding a big muzzle brake, and swapping in a Panther-style vehicle commander's hatch would probably do the trick.

If this is a Bundeswehr vehicle, I'd look to the HS 30 mit 90mm Bord K and scale up  ;)
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Stop Giving Me Ideas LOL
« Reply #429 on: December 29, 2016, 02:46:18 PM »
(That said, the entire concept of Russ is obviously by a person who understands nothing of tank warfare - in most Russ variants your most potent anti-tank weapons aka lascannon and multi-melta are illogically not placed in the turret which would have room for one, but in the hull or in the sponsons, Vanquisher and Annihilator being rare exceptions.)


Okay so I got distracted once again and mocked up the idea of a modified "standard" variant with an anti-tank pulse-laser cannon (a.k.a. lascannon of WH40K) being co-axial with the "Battle Cannon" as inspired by Kelmola's comment.





Looks like I absolutely will have to redesign the hull weapon position for optimum use of the "Heavy Bolter"......

That's okay.  I've intended the gun-launcher mount to be specifically earmarked for the "small-bore Vanquisher" & "Annihilator" variants and not interchangeable with the heavy-bolter/lascannon mount to begin with (note the lack of the hull-mounted gunsight on the tank itself).

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

Now I'll get back to finishing the "Vanquisher"- I promise.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2016, 04:08:22 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Wrapping Up On The Vanquishers For The Moment
« Reply #430 on: January 08, 2017, 01:42:31 PM »


Amidst the Armies of Frontier Nations' campaign to seek out the seat of power of the Sages, an entity that invaded FN forces' homeworld more than 20 years ago, upgraded versions of the tank originally known as the "Leman Russ" (reporting name given by the FN forces' Intelligence Corps, after a functionally-similar fictional tank in the tabletop game "Warhammer 40000" on the FN forces' homeworld) are encountered during a series of skirmishes against the Sage forces' 77th Legion, a penal legion guarding an "Armoury World".

During the brief ground war phase of that invasion more than 20 years ago, the "Leman Russ" main battle tanks provided the land warfare component of the invasion force with the backbone of armoured support, exploiting any breakthrough created by the tougher and harder-hitting Macharius heavy tanks.  Following the defeat of the invasion (mostly attributed to naval victories won by the United Nations forces, essentially the hastily-mobilized predecessor of the Armies of Frontier Nations) and the subsequent disappearance of the supreme leaders of the Sage forces known as the Sage Council, this tank has not been sighted or fought on a widespread basis.

The 77th Legion is a rarity amongst penal legions of the Sage forces in several ways.  For starters, the fact that it is allowed to possess armoured vehicles beyond the scope of improvised armours already alone sets itself apart from its normal, light-infantry-centric peers, but it is also better-equipped than most others down to personnel level and is a proper mechanized formation.  Second, it seems to be staffed exclusively with female troopers and officers (males far outnumber females outside of the 77th Legion, in cases of both disgraced regular military personnel and liberal intellectuals/advocates convicted of "thought crimes").  And, finally, while most if not all other Sage military garrisons and splinter factions encountered after the invasion seem to prefer more-powerful yet cumbersome tanks like the Malcador heavy tank, variants of the "Leman Russ" are the mainstay tanks of the 77th Legion.

The 77th Legion in fact makes extensive use of specialist tank hunter variants believed to have been created to address the marginal effectiveness of the basic "Leman Russ" against heavy armours.  High-end variants are all codenamed by the FN Intelligence as the "Leman Russ Vanquisher" and commonly known to FN troops in the field simply as the "Vanquisher".  This is due to all "Vanquisher" variants having a longer-barrel main gun than the standard "Leman Russ" version's 122mm general-purpose tank gun, giving these tanks a noticeably-superior lethality against hostile armours.



The "Leman Russ Vanquisher" variant used by the 77th Legion has a new turret and a slightly modified hull.  Compared to the turret used in the original baseline model, the new design has a lower profile, achieves a maximum gun depression of -9 degrees by having the turret forward centreline roof over the main gun breech oscillating with the main gun and the co-axial 13.2mm machinegun, and has no turret basket.  The turret crew, the commander and the turret gunner, are provided with bucket-seats and foot stirrups.  Both seats and the swing-arm ammunition transfer units serving the turret main gun from directly behind the gun's recoil path are fastened to the turret's interior walls.

The main gun is a new design that fires a 90mm projectile out of a necked-down propellant case through a L/58 barrel, has no barrel rifling, and is loaded via an autoloader consisting of the afore-mentioned ammo transfer unit and a magazine in the turret bustle.  Evaluation of salvaged guns revealed superior recoil-dampening mechanism as well as a "hotter" propellant charge compared to all other turret ballistic guns in use by other "Leman Russ" variants, resulting in an anti-armour performance at least comparable to the long-barrel 122mm gun used by other "Vanquisher" models despite the use of a smaller cartridge (its propellant case approximates the dimensions of one used by Frontier Army's 105mm L7 fire support gun), but barrel movement that slightly but surely affects its accuracy with each shot fired has been observed on all captured specimen.  Also, only armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding-sabot and canister rounds are provided for the turret gun.  The 44 one-piece combustible-case ammunitions for the 90mm gun are wholly-contained within a chain-drive magazine in the turret bustle, as opposed to the arrangement in the baseline model, where cased propellant charges and explosive projectiles are stored under the main fighting compartment floor.  The main gun magazine has overhead blowout panels to ensure the safety of the rest of the vehicle in the event of an ammo detonation via battle damage or otherwise.

Despite a shorter barrel length than that of the 122mm L/46 gun carried by the Sage forces' other "Leman Russ Vanquisher" variants, the System Corps of the Armies of Frontier Nations has rated them as comparable in anti-tank role to both it and the NATO-standard 120mm smoothbore L/55 tank gun used to equip part of the FN forces' fleet of MBTs, as well as being easily more-capable of defeating armours than the old but more mass-producible 122mm L/40 cannon used by the standard "Leman Russ" model.



A 152mm infantry gun replaces the hull-mounted heavy machinegun and appears to have become the primary high-explosive launcher for this specific "Vanquisher" variant.  In addition to a variety of anti-personnel, high explosive, and demolition ammunitions, an imaging-infrared-guided "Hunter-Killer" missile is also known to be available for use with the 152mm gun and proves marginally effective against Frontier Army's lineup of main battle tanks such as Challenger 2 and T-90KM out to about eight kilometres.  Ammunitions for the 152mm gun are stowed under the gun mount and in the forward-right sponson, the latter being the same location in baseline model where hull-mounted machinegun ammos or laser cannon batteries would be stored, each protected in its individual container against cook-off in the event of armour penetration.  As the 152mm gun remains manually-loaded, the tank's forward hull compartment layout is re-arranged to additionally accommodate a loader for the gun (therefore maintaining crew size at five despite the elimination of the turret loader position); this gun crew is also directed by the tank commander, with the gunner positioned directly behind the driver and a fold-down seat available aft of the gun-launcher breech to the loader when the weapon is not in operation.

The turret gunner is provided with a thermal and laser targeter sight, which can be shared by the tank commander to augment the latter's observation devices.  The commander has under her control a remote weapon station equipped with daytime camera, thermal imager, and a 13.2mm machinegun, whereas her rotating cupola has an integrated 8x periscope and four auxiliary vision blocks for battlefield observation in the event of the RWS being disabled.  The RWS is independent from the tank's primary fire control system, and the commander must relay any battlefield observation made through it to each crew member via intercom.

The hull gunner has her own day/night gunsight as well, but, being located right behind the driver's hatch, this sight can be interferred with when the driver operates buttoned-down.



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At least one specimen of the 77th Penal Legion's "Leman Russ Vanquisher" tank is known to have been further modified with preparations for mounting applique armours, what appears to be a muzzle-reference device for the turret main gun- most likely as a mean to aid the tank's fire control system by factoring-in the gun barrel movements and thus to alleviate any of their consequent impact on accuracy- and a new commander's remote weapon station equipped with a 25.34mm rocket-propelled projectile heavy machinegun as well as all-weather auspexes sensors.  This new RWS is integrated into the tank's fire control system, allowing the tank commander to designate targets for the turret and hull gunners from her console instead of having to verbally transmit targeting data.



Now on to the Anglicized KV-5......
« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 12:24:46 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes- Wrapping Up On The Vanquishers For The Moment
« Reply #431 on: March 17, 2017, 02:54:40 PM »
Slight modification and complete backstory replacement of an old post:



This ship, built on a hull supplied by one of the refugee communities (which previously used it in an incomplete and barely sea-worthy form as an evacuation ship) that contribute resources to Foreign Auxiliary units of the Frontier Navy, is notable as the only Frontier Navy ship to possess a seaplane catapult.  The completion proposal borrows very heavily from the Type 45 destroyer in service with Frontier Navy's homeworld after the contractor found the hull to lend itself well for the job, but SMART-L and APAR are used in order to take advantage of the fact that the majority of the Frontier Navy has standardized on the Evolved Sea Sparrow and Standard surface-to-air missiles as well as the RUM-139 anti-submarine rocket.

The seaplane is unarmed and appears primarily intended for liaison duties; another airframe is equipped with an ELINT kit and based at the ship's home port, to be embarked on the ship in place of the liaison plane when needed.  It is launched via a hydraulic catapult and recovered via a crane.

The armaments include a 120mm single-purpose gun that is in moderately widespread use within Foreign Auxillary units, a total of 96 Mk.41 vertical launch cells (48 Tactical-length and 16 Strike-length forward, 32 Tactical-length aft), two quadruple launchers for the RGM-84 Harpoon missile, three Phalanx Block 1B systems re-armed with the 25mm KBD gatling gun, and two 533mm anti-submarine torpedo tubes.

The Strike-length VL cells are used to carry and launch SM-2ER, primarily via Cooperative Engagement Capability with allied warships as the maximum range of the SM-2ER is longer than the maximum distance over which the APAR can currently illuminate, and SM-6 ERAM, with clearance for the use of SM-3 ABM being planned pending further development of SMART-L and APAR systems.  Like other ships of the Foreign Auxillary units that are equipped with Strike-length Mk.41 launchers, this vessel has never sailed with any Tomahawk cruise missile onboard, whether land attack or anti-ship variants, and likely never will.

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Based on the "Type 43 successor DDG" idea by RP1 except for changes described in the backstory.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 09:33:34 AM by dy031101 »
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A guided missile frigate equipped with an imported set of APAR multi-function radar and SMART-L volume search radar.

Outside of anti-aircraft warfare and command & control equipments, much of the ship's gears are either made locally or cannibalized from decommissioned older vessels.  The seemingly-innovative trimaran design was actually meant to cater to a stubbornly-insisted-upon requirement for a hangar that houses and supports a Mi-14 anti-submarine helicopter (as it would have taken at least a battlecruiser-class hull to accommodate such a hangar into a mono-hull), its main gun is a twin 57mm gun salvaged from a scrapped corvette but reconditioned and slaved to a new fire control radar, and its propulsion scheme is powered by steam turbines because that's all the builder has access to domestically for powering a fleet warship.

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Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

I am actually not very sure about the underwater portions of outrigger hulls....... some enlightenment would be great as well......
« Last Edit: August 26, 2017, 03:41:21 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes
« Reply #433 on: September 23, 2017, 01:18:50 PM »


The Independent Worlds Coalition Forces, often colloquially known as the "Allies" or "Coalition", are a military alliance formed across parallel universes visited by the Armies of Frontier Nations during its still-ongoing mission to find the seat of power of the Sages, with the long-term goal of defending against the possibility of the Sages resuming their inter-dimensional crusade although the organization is currently fighting the more-immediate threat of the League of Kings warlords.  The Armies of Frontier Nations, while not a member, is for all intents and purposes allied with the IWCF and have frequently fought alongside them.  Officially, however, the FN has only classified the IWCF as "co-belligerent".  Many suspect that this is meant to avoid fueling the paranoia of the FN forces' parent organization known as the United Nations, who after more than 20 years of peace since the defeat of a Sage Crusade is now looking elsewhere for potential threats......

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The Project 109 class corvettes, belonging to one of the minor navies within the IWCF, are their country of origin's first attempt to incorporate helicopters into naval operations.  Due to the only helicopter available being the Mi-4PL, the hangar is sized accordngly and becomes too large for a corvette-class monohull to accommodate.  A trimaran design is therefore tried.

The corvette class vessels are envisaged as an "ocean-capable patrol ship" and are armed with a 85mm gun forward- in either an earlier, tank-like turret or a newer semi-shielded mount with better gun elevation arc, since bigger weapons are not yet being ready for mass-production and are limited to those salvaged from decommissioned warships- two twin 25mm autocannons, two twin 14.5mm machineguns, two 533mm anti-submarine torpedo tubes, and four quad 250mm anti-submarine rocket launchers although an anti-ship missile suite- a turbojet-powered development of a Termit-style missile for a range performance competitive in modern naval wafare- and a number of radar-guided/directed 37mm anti-aircraft guns and missile launchers give the ships a measure of usefulness on the high seas.

The Mi-4PL uses radar and sonobuoys to locate hostile submarines (in case of radar, at periscope depth) and depth charges to attack them although in practice it is more frequently used to radio positions of long-distance hostile surface ships, allowing the corvettes to exploit the maximum range of their anti-ship missiles.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2017, 08:14:29 AM by dy031101 »
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Re: dy031101's Mental Notes
« Reply #434 on: September 24, 2017, 10:09:24 AM »
Some interesting stuff Dy