The D-150 tank is the Union latest incarnation of it’s MBT.
These tanks were equipped with ingenious hybrid nuclear-diesel engines (these engines reduced the sound of the ogre dramatically allowing them to have a little amount of stealth despite their enormous size), advanced all-terrain treads for greater movement (they would have been slower if not for them), state of the art tracking and targeting systems. Only some secret weapons of the Union have better quality armour.
About this creation
The Ogre D-150 tank represents the Unions armoured heavy cavalry. While cruder than anything the Unions designers made, Ogre tanks stand as kings. It was designed to literally break enemy lines; the massive cannon would crack bunkers and shatter trenches, while obscenely thick frontal armour would absorb any incoming shells like a sponge. However, Ogre Tanks are costly, and required ample amounts of time and resources to construct.
The Union is extremely proud of the tank, which is widely featured in military multimedia propaganda, military recruitment mailings, motivational posters found in businesses, classrooms, and even toy lines. As the heaviest Ogre variant, this vehicle has become a dreaded sight on the battlefield. Many commanders will simply refuse to fight it.
Development series/New style vehicles
The Union introduced very much weapons, all using non-standarized parts. the Union’s military leadership realized that previous tank designs were often too complex and had resulted in poor production rates and mechanical unreliability Therefore the Chairman ordered a halt to AFV production until the Development series could enter production. The production is based on subsystems common to most Union New Style or Development series vehicles. The idea was to symplify production, reduce the number of elements in the AFV superstructures and allow easy interchargeability of parts on the battlefield. This standarization also means less costs are made when producing the vehicles and maintaining them.
As part of the D series also the Ogre tanks would require modifications. Most notable are the common computers, overlapping but not interleaving wheels, new/better exhaust, new standarized rocket pods, standarized sentry gun on top of the turret, smaller smoke launchers and newer interior. It has comfortable seats uncommon in other Union tanks. The vehicle is equipped to carry out limited battlefield repairs independently. In addition to being a threat to ground targets the tank's missiles could also engage helicopters.
The turret is a self-contained module with no crew transfer being possible between the turret and hull. The turret aiming and rotation mechanism is automated so much as it aim directly to its intended target swiftly. It is truly the last word in conventional Union vehicle technology.
The size of the 190MM gauss gun is both a good and a bad thing.
The good thing is that it can fire larger shells that can more easily destroy other tanks. Using both velocity, and the mass of the round to achieve the effect. Therefore we used such gun, since normal guns would need to be very long and impractical to fire such shells with the velocity a gauss gun does. Also the shells do only contain small ammounts of explosives, since the high velocity given by the gun can penetrate armour easier than conventional guns. With this we could store all the ammunition inside the turret, without fearing it would blow up the tank when penetrated.
The bad thing is that it takes away storage room, and it needs energy to fire such a shell meaning the tank needed to be bigger to accomodate such energy cells. The construction of the gun takes a very long time. It’s larger (thus easier to shoot at) due to the cooling cells inside which cool down the gun after firing. Also 25% of the total cost of this tank go to the gun itself. However the gun can still operate without 2/3 of the gun destroyed. since it is a multistage coilgun. This however, does affect the velocity/accuarcy of the shell.
An MG was constructed at the side of the gun.
On top of the turret is the standard 20MM automated sentry gun, which help to defend the tank against both air and land targets.
One of the other weapons are the AA/AP rockets, which can both engage ground and air targets. This gives the vehicle a much better chance of surviving when attacked by several other vehicles.
The hull gunner controls an intergreated minigun to bring down infantry and soft targets.
The armour of the vehicle is still classified because of obvious reasons. What is known is that is uses new methods of making the material used stronger are completly new to Union made tanks.
The Engine the tank uses is also a new type using both nuclear and diesel to drive at a decent speed for a tank this size. The new type suspension also gives it a lower ground presure, however due to the fact these would freeze very easy it was choosen to use a very expensive anti-freeze method. The fact that it also uses nuclear power means it does not needs to refuel that often.
The back showing the new type exhaust (copied from Awesome-o-saurus the not so great)
Another back view, the original model was supposed to be able to carry a portable weapon (artillery cannon) behind it, but this idea was later dropped.
Automated sentry gun
one of the design flaws was that the crew could not enter/exit when the turret was not turned since it would block the hatch. The same goes for the engine hatch.
Another interior shot
Interior of the other tank (yes I made two) with crew and engine
The second version is slightly different from the first, this one has a crew and a darker interior color. Also regular hoses are fixed to the walls
The gun can also elevate
The two tanks together
And another one
And another one..
And a partol with the Goblin IFV and some troops on my desk
Tanks firing range
And the last shot. This was taken months ago when the two prototypes were developed. Note that one of them was light gray, both didn't used a automated sentry turret but a human gunner on top of the turret with an MG, and the hull minigun was then a two barreled grenade launcher.
Tank is semi-copied from this one: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/45051
I am in love with your tanks! that Gun is hilarious! it is like, "is it a cartoon tank?, no its a real one, it just has a frikking huge cannon and its pointing it at me..."
seriously though, great gun. I love the German WWII style stripes. very E100ish
Looks very smooth, and armored, and the detail stands out, however Ive seen to many of these type of tanks to be impressed. It seemes Orgres are useless at this point and its about time you unvieled a modern era shaped tank.
Ive already finished my second generation MBT, the ARM, LUK-1 Vangaurd tank, which is superior to my Lotus and in time will replace it as main tank. Looking forward to new creations.
While I wouldn’t want to be near it if it gets hit with a shell, it’s still an amazing tank. I think more impressive though was the fact that you had enough pieces to create two identical ones--which looks totally awesome-sauce.
Quoting Matthew McCall
Nice Inprovement. Because you are using a nuclear engine, if it gets dammaged, won't it suffer a meltdown and possibly even create a nuclear exsplosion?
Yes, as far as tests have proven is that over time they melt down, litarally melt most of the vehicle, and creating radiation poisening to the area around it, but we don't care about infantry anyway :P