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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #180 on: February 18, 2016, 05:30:34 PM »
Modifying T-62's turret.


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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #181 on: February 18, 2016, 11:30:02 PM »
That looks so much better.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #182 on: February 19, 2016, 02:48:38 AM »
^^^^
Thanks!

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #183 on: February 19, 2016, 04:58:24 AM »
In some ways, I have weird opinions on the T-62. I think it was underrated, under-appreciated, and totally unnecessaryŚlargely a waste of effort that would have been better spent refining the next generation.

Developmentally, it was basically a dead end. It passed almost nothing on to the next generation of tanks (apart from the interim early T-64s that had the 115mm gun until the 125mm was ready). It was effectively a stretched and upgunned T-54/55. All that having been said, though, the T-54/55 was a good starting point, and the idea of a tank with the armor profile, simplicity, and reliability of the T-55, but a much, much better gun was not a bad pitch, but it was probably too much trouble for too little of an incremental improvement. Clearly most of Warsaw Pact agreed, since they largely chose to just improve their T-55s.

Again, though, if you used or encountered T-62s, it was generally a reliable vehicle with a very good gun. The gun was also accurate with a lot of penetration and state of the art ammunition. Many T-62s in the 1960s and 1970s also had superior infrared night fighting equipment to the Western vehicles they were pitted against.

Aesthetically, the turret's always been a bit too egg-shaped for me and the gun is almost comically long, leading to that unbalanced appearance at the back of the turret with no bustle, so your modified AMX 30 turret addresses both of those issues.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #184 on: February 19, 2016, 06:47:27 AM »
I agree with you. In a certain way I like T-62 aesthetically, much more than T-54/55. :-*

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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #185 on: February 20, 2016, 12:57:00 PM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #186 on: February 25, 2016, 01:30:01 PM »
Soviet armour '46: the IS tank family

Some proposals:


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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #187 on: February 26, 2016, 12:49:10 AM »
Awwww, that mini-IS is so cute!!!!  Seriously it looks neat but I wonder how much room there is for an engine and other guts.  Something to pursue maybe?  :)
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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #188 on: December 18, 2016, 06:12:47 PM »
Supersonic armour  8)


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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #189 on: December 18, 2016, 06:53:07 PM »
Is this the T-25 Foxtank?  :)
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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #190 on: December 19, 2016, 08:11:45 AM »
^^^^
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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #191 on: December 19, 2016, 07:54:31 PM »
Niiice
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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #192 on: January 12, 2017, 04:45:57 AM »
Stug III with improved gun.


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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #193 on: January 12, 2017, 01:16:56 PM »
Nice  :)  What's the new gun?
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Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
« Reply #194 on: January 13, 2017, 07:39:59 AM »
105 mm from Centauro (not to scale)