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M78 Stingray Light Tank
Perhaps I've been playing too much World of Tanks lately, but I've been needing a new air-transportable light tank for awhile, so here it is, the M78!
About this creation

Featuring greater survivability than the current airborne support vehicle, the M5, the M78 is also quite a bit smaller, though heavier. Able to fit in the smaller transports, that could prove to be a large tactical advantage in counter-attacks and strategic strikes. Though head-to-head confrontations to MBTs is never a good idea with this tank, it can however best them if proper tactics are employed.

Specs:
Crew: 2 (commander/gunner, driver)
Armament: 105mm smoothbore, auto-loader (Main). 1x 12.7mm coax, 1x 0.30 air defense MG.
Armor type: Classified. Spaced armor on turret.
Armor: 55mm frontal, 10-25mm turret armor.


The M78's main gun that can fire anything from special SAMs to artillery-type shells to canister to HEAT rounds just as easily. The crew of two is thanks to the auto-loading gun, allowing the gunner to select the ammo, rotate the turret, and fire from an interface that many skeptics have labeled a "Video-game like control system." The gunners, however, love this feature.

Finally, the spaced armor on the turret allows for lighter weight armor to provide more protection. Most HEAT rounds would penetrate the outer layer and explode in the open space between the slats and the turret itself.

6th Wall Commentary:
Yes, I'm alive here, it's just been forever and a day since I've posted anything. I have several projects on the line that I'm going to be pursuing shortly, but I've been focusing my efforts on military MOCs lately. Hopefully this doesn't disappoint!





Comments

  November 8, 2012
aawwwww too bad, im on the european server. i would have liked to play with you. anyway, we just have to wait for the server change mech to come in. and on the narrow tracks, im planing on posting a light tank myself soon. maybe you can use my track system. (as soon as ldd works again, so i can rebuild and order it)
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  November 1, 2012
Quoting wtdtd . great! however, there isnt a lot of hull space wihth such wide tracks, so i would look into that one.
Yeah, my skills for the narrow tracks are still...neophyte-like in many ways. I play on NA servers in a clan called the 3RDAC, if you're interested we recruit Tier 6+.
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  October 30, 2012
great! however, there isnt a lot of hull space wihth such wide tracks, so i would look into that one. ps: what WOT server are you playing on? na, eu, ect.?
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  October 30, 2012
Compact and deadly!
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  October 29, 2012
Thanks everyone! I appreciate your views and support!
Quoting Parrington Levens love the scale on this, it's actually a truer mini fig scale tank than most! Well done :)
Thank you, my friend! It took a bit of tweaking, but looks like it got done!
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  October 29, 2012
Nice work here! I love the "chubbiness" of this. Small and mean just the way I like it.
  October 29, 2012
You really captured the 'Tanky' way very well, good to see different colours not just one and nice addition with the net on the top :)
  October 29, 2012
i am loving that tank nice work!!
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  October 29, 2012
It's very smooth, I like it!
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  October 29, 2012
Awesome! The camouflage is very well done!
Ultramarine .
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P4perweight .
  October 28, 2012
Good to see you're not dead! Im back from the grave myself. :) And great tank, the turret is beautifully shapen.
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  October 28, 2012
A very solid tank design and I especially like the arctic camoflague color scheme! Bravo.
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  October 28, 2012
Nice work
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  October 28, 2012
love the scale on this, it's actually a truer mini fig scale tank than most! Well done :)
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  October 28, 2012
Awesome tank. Great work. ;)
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  October 28, 2012
Neat cammo scheme. I like the compact design and the roll of whatever that is on the side of the turret.
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  October 28, 2012
Killer! The color scheme looks great!
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  October 28, 2012
That is a great little tank you've got here! All of the elements work well with each other. The snow scene in the main picture is fantastic as well. Great job!
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  October 28, 2012
Impressive little tank!I know exactly what you mean about WoT. :P
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  October 28, 2012
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Impressive parts usage and nice little touches especially for the size!
Thanks!
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  October 28, 2012
Impressive parts usage and nice little touches especially for the size!
 
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