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NCA Defender Class Strike Tank
The NCAís new Defender Class Strike Tank is a mobile light tank that is primarily used for defensive ops but can also fulfill many tactical roles on offensive missions. Its elevating weapons give it a major advantage over other tanks when on a defensive assignment.
About this creation

The Defender Class Strike Tank was partly (okay, mostly) inspired by the tanks from the new GI Joe movie. It is designed to be a more mobile replacement to conventional defensive emplacements. It can also help reinforce fixed defenses and make an area very tough to lay siege to.


These tracks were a pain in my @$$ to do. The three main end gears only made the issue tougher. Now I see why not many people do this on tanks, itís a b**ch!!!


The original cab from GI Joe was supposed to have a driver and a gunner. I am just happy I fit one guy in there and that the resemblance is good.


It has two .50 cal gatling guns to obliterate any infantry and a 37mm cannon to take out low flying VTOL aircraft, light tanks and other light and medium vehicles and mechs, and any hardsuit you can through at it.


The weapons elevate (movie feature) to give a better vantage point and increase range. This is its main advantage in defending positions. It can elevate over other tanks and fixed defenses to allow it to stay farther back from the front and still be just as effective as a front line brawling tank.


Just one last action shot with one tank targeting something and another rolling up, target already acquired.

I will be making some more weapon variants for this tank in the future. I will try to add updated photos when I have some done.


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I made it 
  April 27, 2013
Quoting Matthew McCall I really like the elevating gun idea, but it does seem to have the drawback in that all the ammo has to be contained within the turret on top. I also agree that LDD tracks are rather frustrating. Anyway, I'm not sure if you realise this, but large glass windows for any vehicle that is actually supposed to be actively engaging in combat is a big no-no for rather obvious reasons.
Here is my answer to the ammo. See the large, blocky body that the engine cant take up all of? In there, below the turret is an auto loading system. The turret houses an ammo box for each gun with moderate capacity. When it runs out, the turret lowers, reconnects to the loader, and is reloaded with a new box. For this reason, it can fire from the non-elevated postion. The windscreen is rather impractical. When i did that I was focused on recreating an awesome movie vehicle and not with combat effectiveness. The fact that I am using it is simply cuz it was there. As I pointed out, it isnt meant for frontline brawling. It stays behind the MBT line and uses its elevating advantage. It can also be used for specops. you are right, if it were a main brawler, it'd get its face shot off.
 I like it 
  April 25, 2013
I really like the elevating gun idea, but it does seem to have the drawback in that all the ammo has to be contained within the turret on top. I also agree that LDD tracks are rather frustrating. Anyway, I'm not sure if you realise this, but large glass windows for any vehicle that is actually supposed to be actively engaging in combat is a big no-no for rather obvious reasons.
 I like it 
  April 13, 2013
nice!! the elevating feature is very clever, great job!
 
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