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Offline ysi_maniac

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Where does the hull come from?

Offline dy031101

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Where does the hull come from?


Japanese Type 5 Medium Tank Chi-Ri, with a 2000mm turret ring thanks to the initial plan calling for a belt-fed autoloading 75mm gun.

Drawing found on this site.

105mm gun is probably too big without the removal of the hull-mounted 37mm shotgun in favour of more room for main gun ammunitions......
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Offline dy031101

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Inspired by Claymore's obviously-excellent Big Mac tank, this Churchill/Black-Prince development is similar but now packs a 105mm L/52 gun.

(Yes, I did tell Claymore that I'll be stealing that idea of his somewhere down the road...... the good attempt will come in due course once I figure out the finer points of the Overlord tank......)
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^ Damn, that looks cool!  8)
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there is something about the Black King ( ;D) that does look good.

Now what about the Black Prince with a Centurion type turret ?

Offline dy031101

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Now what about the Black Prince with a Centurion type turret ?


Please refer to this post for a quick-and-dirty demonstration (I don't find the current quick-and-dirty parts source to be enough of an improvement for a re-make).

I once went for a development with a 120mm gun in an enlarged Vickers MBT turret:


Yeah...... I do want the Black Prince evolution to have a gun more useful in infantry support than the 90mm gun of the afore-illustrated cruiser tank and medium tank (the AMX-30 turret is for its mid-life upgrade) but still an adequate response against opponents with 88mm L/71 or Soviet-type 100mm......

But the Tiger-II/E-75 turret does look awesome......
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Offline dy031101

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nVidia and Microsoft...... thank you for trying to fix what isn't broken  >:D......

(The Windows 8.1 on my laptop overwrote my manual setting for multi-display support, which has worked perfectly for about a year, and now just flat out refuses to detect my external monitor...... one more thing to attend to these days.)

Anyway, I am still infatuated with multi-turreted tanks, so why fight it?



Main turret is a Schmaltürm development with 88mm L/71 gun and a co-axial machinegun; sub-turrets are patterned after the Panzer I Ausf F turret and has a machinegun each.
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Offline dy031101

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I'm close to restoring my PC's functionality...... I almost wanted to say "screw you, nVidia!"

In the meantime, however, since I never lost the use of Photoshop......



Based on a design given by the US during the height of Sino-Soviet Split, this vessel was regarded as such a revolutionary achievement that even its name is a departure from the usual convention exercised by the People's Liberation Army Navy.  Meant to conduct surprise attacks using vertically-launched aircraft (primarily modified J-6s with folding wings and bombs; after completing the mission the aircraft are to ditch near the submarine so that their pilots can be retrieved) against geographically-known ground targets, PLA propaganda machine played up the idea that this ship will spearhead the drive to finish the civil war once and for all.  The chance to attempt this for real never materialized (plus great hindrances such as labour-intensive launch preparation, short operational range of the modified aircraft, the PLA's inability to coordinate the submarine-launched aircraft in the intended offensive scenarioes, and the prospect of having to rescue pilots as the returning aircraft attract enemy retaliations were revealed during various attempts to develop tactics with the submarine and never really solved), but the ship itself, being an aircraft carrier nonetheless, remains a ship of prestiege within the fleet and is subjected to constant upgrade as new technologies became available and viable, including anti-ship missiles that can be launched out of its torpedo tubes and improved torpedoes.
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Offline dy031101

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(My attempt on the topic "How to make a Type 21 frigate bada*s again"......)

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Patrons of the League of Kings organization, supplied with technology of their benefactor, are in many cases engaging in commerce wars on their homeworlds.  On high seas they use submarines and bomber aircraft to attack any convoy not flying their banners whenever they feel they can get away with it.  When indigenous militaries began to deploy STOVL fighters on escort carriers and properly-equipped container ships to intercept hostile bombers and maritime reconnaissance aircraft, League of Kings patrons resort to arming bombers with anti-ship missiles and launching "disposable" jet fighters off ship-based rocket catapults (fighter catapult ships and catapult-armed merchantmen being much quicker to put into service than the through-deck aircraft-carrying cruisers built and sold by their benefactors, whereas disposable fighters can be drawn from the existing, plentiful stock of MiG-21s and created by removing their landing gears in favour of catapult attachment point) to cover those bombers.

These led to a desire to increase sensor range of these civilian and military convoys and by extension to improve the response time of their STOVL fighters, whether against anti-ship missiles or against MiG-21s looking to pounce on convoy defenders preoccupied with the first wave of assailants.  Other than the usual airborne early warning aircraft and helicopters, the idea of using radar-equipped blimps to support the afore-mentioned, spreaded-thin regular military assets soon received attention.  Initially, the idea was tried by embarking mobile mooring platforms onto selected surface combatants in place of shipborne helicopters......

(Running in parallel is the topic of "How to make a militarized Hamilton class cutter bada*s"......)

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Comments and Suggestions welcomed.
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I like the blimp idea - would be worth trying in 3D
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Offline dy031101

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Upgraded Tiger I tanks, both Porsche and Henschel varieties, with Schmaltürm originally refined for E-50 and 88mm L/71 gun.

EDIT: I screwed up the scaling (and may still do).  The quick-and-dirty parts source claims that Henschel has a longer hull, but Achtung Panzer says that the Porsche is longer.  Both are said to use the same prototype turret, however, and I therefore scaled Henschel Tiger according to that.
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The Armies of Frontier Nations knows of one recorded encounter with this tank type...... and it was when the organization's Homeworld was invaded by the mysterious, theocratic entity known as the Sages more than 20 years ago (before and leading to the formation of the organization).  During the one and only land battle of the invasion (all other battles during the invasion were naval and air battles, centred around the amphibious expeditionary fleet of the Sages), this main battle tank of the Sages became known for its uniquely strong and rounded armours and twin-barreled energy cannon, the latter of which is powerful enough to destroy a M1A1HC MBT with a couple of well-placed blasts.  The gunner's sight is directly mounted above the energy cannon barrels, and an independent commander's trainable sight is mounted on the rear centreline of the turret.  This commander's sight is part of a remote weapon station armed with a 8.25mm general purpose machine gun.

There is also a twin-barreled 19mm machine gun mounted co-axially with the main gun.  This machine gun, firing cartridges that are essentially self-contained self-propelled rockets, is noted for being hard-hitting but with erratic accuracy during prolonged fire over long distances.
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New version of the multi-turreted tank, with leaf spring suspension à la Panzer IV, a modified T-44-100 main gun turret, and the 100mm main gun.
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Looks good.
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Offline dy031101

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Looks good.


I just realized that I based the tank on a 65-ton design...... (I should have known- VK6501)

Not good for the "WW2-Heavy is the new Medium" theme...... let's try again:

This one has a modified Pershing turret and a 90mm L/73 gun.
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As a result of me still not being entirely happy with it led to these:



This evolution of 25TP tank featured an improved leaf spring suspension, better-armoured secondary turrets inspired by that of the Panzer I Ausf. F with one 7.92mm machinegun each, a rearranged turret interior, an up-to-date radio set, and a new gun adapted from Bofors 75mm AA artillery.



Later a re-engineered version of KwK 42 was installed and the radio set relocated.

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Some attempted size comparison here (the two pics are not on the same scale)?

1. VK 6501 derivative v.s. Porsche Tiger:


2. 25TP derivative v.s. other mediums:
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Very nice work!!! :)

Offline dy031101

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I am happy with how 25TP evolution turned out but for some reason couldn't completely turn my back on that VK6501...... first I reverted back to the old suspension scheme (though lengthened, again to accommodate the subturret that now has sloped armour) and put a westernised T-55 turret on it; think of the pintle-mounted machineguns as Ckm wz.32 or something like that.  The second attempt has an oscillating turret from an AMX-50/100.



No. 1 is at least not taller than the Porsche Tiger...... though gun depression is likely very bad.

No. 2 seems like the opposite.
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Offline dy031101

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More or less a replacement for the Ning-Hai class Class cruiser mental note on the first page (the description on the first page is slightly altered in keeping with the "PRC in Manchuria" theme):



ROCS Yi-Xiān is an aircraft-carrying cruiser, first of its kind in the Republic of China Navy, and the second aircraft-carrying ship after the Mt. Shei AOEH with its experimental STOVL support facilities.  Only one was built, being supplemented by the larger Ning-Hai class cruiser, but along with Mt. Shei, it operates frequently in South China Sea against the encroaching Filipino and Vietnamese.

It follows the layout defined by the Soviet Kiev class aviation cruiser and the abortive US Strike Cruiser Mk.II- armaments forward, superstructures offset to the starboard side and a flightdeck aft and offset to the port side- although its outside appearance does nothing to hide the heavy influence placed upon it by ROCN's existing fleet of multi-role export variant of Spruance class destroyers.  The armament comprised a single 120mm TAK-120 turret, one 44-round Mk 26 Mod.4 launcher for RIM-66 Standard MR SAM and ASROC anti-submarine rockets, two quadruple Hsiung Feng II missile launchers, and two Phalanx Mk 15.  The air group comprised six FV-8C (American version of Sea Harrier based on AV-8C airframe and initially equipped with a version of AN/APQ-159) and nine Seahawks helicopters.  Three hangars in the superstructure could house six of the Seahawks, the rest of the air group being carried in an aft below decks hangar.
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Offline elmayerle

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  The air group comprised six FV-8C (American version of Sea Harrier based on AV-8C airframe and initially equipped with a version of AN/APQ-159)...
I suspect they later were upgraded with either the AN/APG-67 or AN/APG-69 for increased capability (the former if the ROC also bought the F-20).  Of course, FIAR and Elbit also make suitable replacements (I don't remember, at the moment, what the Indian Navy used in their upgrade).

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  The air group comprised six FV-8C (American version of Sea Harrier based on AV-8C airframe and initially equipped with a version of AN/APQ-159)...
I suspect they later were upgraded with either the AN/APG-67 or AN/APG-69 for increased capability (the former if the ROC also bought the F-20).  Of course, FIAR and Elbit also make suitable replacements (I don't remember, at the moment, what the Indian Navy used in their upgrade).

BVR capability would have been more urgent than in real-life; in "PRC in Manchuria" timeline because of direct threat posed by Soviet bombers whereas in other timelines...... at least one of them featured earlier success of the H-6D bomber via AGM-84A given by Jimmy Carter's administration  ;D and the ROC milking the ensuing scandal for all its worth......
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That makes sense.  If the ROC also bought F-20s, the AN/APG-67 would be the obvious choice for the FV-8C upgrade; if they didn't, it'd be more of a toss-up as to who made the better business case and deal.  Another thought for the upgrade would be some of the mods the USMC incorporated in the AV-8A to AV-8C rebuild in real-life, the LIDS and gunpod strakes and, if the FV-8C doesn't have the RHAWS of the Sea Harrier, the RHAWS fitted to the real-life AV-8C.

I've thought it would be interesting to do a SHAR FRS.1A mid-life update with an improved radar fitting the existing contours and the LIDS et al. from the AV-8C (I'm thinking the straked gunpods) at a minimum, perhaps for use by a RNVR FAA squadron or two.

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That makes sense.  If the ROC also bought F-20s, the AN/APG-67 would be the obvious choice for the FV-8C upgrade; if they didn't, it'd be more of a toss-up as to who made the better business case and deal.  Another thought for the upgrade would be some of the mods the USMC incorporated in the AV-8A to AV-8C rebuild in real-life, the LIDS and gunpod strakes and, if the FV-8C doesn't have the RHAWS of the Sea Harrier, the RHAWS fitted to the real-life AV-8C.

I am thinking of having the ROCN FV-8C following the pattern of real-life ROCAF F-5E/F.  Aerodynamic refinements and RHAWS would have been gradually retrofitted, followed finally by radar replacement in early 2000s (and, unlike the case real-life ROCAF F-5E/F, there would have been real incentives for the ROCN to get the most out of their FV-8Cs since ROCN would have had no other fighter at their disposal).

The fact of APG-67 being used by the F-20 might make it look good enough in the eyes of the ROC military whether they would have ended up acquiring the F-20 or not.  Even the GD-53 radar is built on the APG-67.
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