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M8A1 Modular Armored Vehicle
Newest tank for the UTA. Based on the chassis of the Challenger II (soon to be it's own moc). Thanks for viewing, please rate and comment.
About this creation
M8A1 Specs:
Top Speed: 73 MPH
Weight: 43 Tons
Armor: Composite of Carbon Steel, Carbon Nanotubes, Kevlar, Titanium Quatraboride, carbon fiber, RAM, crytite, Active Camo, and Mk.4 ALDS
Primary Armament: varries
Secondary Armament: varries
Power Plant: NT-454 Fusion reactor
Combat Range: Theoretically infinite
Crew: 3 and an AI


You're probably asking yourself "why are there no weapons?", "why is armor missing?", "why is he asking so many rhetorical questions?", well you'll see.

Before we continue, here's some info. The M8 series of vehicles has no specific role, the M8 can be modified in 45 minutes to tackle almost any threats, provided adequate equipment is available. Also, the M8 has stealth features. Notice the MBT and SPG barrels, not just railguns, but shaped to deflect RADAR, also RAM helps absorb RADAR. Active Camo is standard and makes the M8 effectively optically invisible. Also, crytite (a gel coolant) flows through the barrel and the engine compartment to reduce the M8s heat signature. A any of the forward mounted guns seen here can be paired with one of the side attachments to suit any need. The number reflects the role, for example an AA version with guns and missiles is the M8-AA/SAM, or an MBT with mines is a M8-MBT/ML. So in sats, all will be listed as M8-S, and then in a time of war, in my battle plan, I will state what each will be modified as.. No on with the show!


Basic version is basic. Not much to see here. The tank feature stealth features in an attempt to make the M8 harder to find. Called the M8-S.


Basic MBT. Armed with a 125mm railgun and a nice 15 mile range, not much is safe. For generic tanking. Referred to as the M8-MBT.


The Tank destroyer / SPG features 225mm gun with longer range of 31 miles. Great for hunter-killer missions. Call sign: M8-TD.


For large bunkers, cities, or something you just want to no longer exist, the UTA has the siege cannon. A massive 250mm railgun with a 135 mile range, perfect for ruining someones's day. Called the M8-SG.


This little devil is the basic AA version. Complete with an integrated RADAR package and anti-stealth package. and four 55mm gatling guns, not much under mach 1 is safe. The anti-stealth package uses a radical rethink of detection, an onboard camera is connected to the AI, the AI is able to detect the silhouette of enemy aircraft and then "locks on" by staring at the aircraft and guiding the turret. The fearedM8-AA everybody.


For those pesky hypersonic aircraft, the UTA has some nice missiles. Featuring the same targeting system as the other AA, stealth now has something to fear. Each missile also has a similar camera and AI to the other AA version. Know as the M8-SAM.


And last, but certainly not least, the mine layer, for laying mines and stuff. Each of the 8 barrels of the mine launchers has 25 mines in it, for a grand total of 200 mines. Able to reload in 20 minutes, in a day you can mechanically have over 8,600 mines from a single unit (an 18 hour day with 20 minute reloads and 5 minute deployment) Refereed to as the M8-ML.

More to come, don't worry, your active camo will soon be irrelevant too. :)

Also, no LDD file since attachments and the chassis are their own thing.

Thanks for viewing, please rate and comment



Comments

 I made it 
  December 18, 2013
Quoting killswitch95 [DEMON] yo jack, you got good tank LDD skillz... you should try making a German E-100, i would, but i suck at putting tracks together on that darn LDD... if i was to make the LDD without the tracks, and send it to you could you add the tracks? if yes, then i dont mind if you post it, i just wanna see a good E-100, that is given justice! - killswitch95 [DEMON]
I'd be willing. My email is jackkent19971@gmail.com. When you're done, send the file there.
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  December 17, 2013
yo jack, you got good tank LDD skillz... you should try making a German E-100, i would, but i suck at putting tracks together on that darn LDD... if i was to make the LDD without the tracks, and send it to you could you add the tracks? if yes, then i dont mind if you post it, i just wanna see a good E-100, that is given justice! - killswitch95 [DEMON]
  December 15, 2013
Quoting Jack K As for the 'bunker buster', sometimes you just need a entire city block to be a crater. :)
Yeah, go tell that to the UN.
 I made it 
  December 15, 2013
Quoting Matthew McCall Nice job on these vehicles. However, I must agree that 550 mm is too large, and the anti stealth system would only work on aircraft within visual range, and even then finding aircraft would be quite difficult due to the limit on how much sky can be viewed at one time. So no, stealth is not a non issue. Also, those missiles aren't that useful agianst hypersonic aircraft as they can simply fly away from the missiles and down them with point defense. Finally, fitting 50 mines in those tubes is impossible unless each individual warhead is absolutely tiny, and due to logistics there is no way to support 17,000 mines per launcher in a day. Anyway, despite the large amount of criticism I have, I still like your creation.
Yeah I see the impracticality of a 550mm. As for anti-stealth, I suppose it's not fool-proof, but it's something. I know point defense is effective against missiles, but I'm working out a solution. I'll think on the 50 mines, and I didn't mean that 17,000 mines would happen, it's just mechanically possible. I appreciate your criticisms since they're honest and helpful.
 I like it 
  December 15, 2013
Nice job on these vehicles. However, I must agree that 550 mm is too large, and the anti stealth system would only work on aircraft within visual range, and even then finding aircraft would be quite difficult due to the limit on how much sky can be viewed at one time. So no, stealth is not a non issue. Also, those missiles aren't that useful agianst hypersonic aircraft as they can simply fly away from the missiles and down them with point defense. Finally, fitting 50 mines in those tubes is impossible unless each individual warhead is absolutely tiny, and due to logistics there is no way to support 17,000 mines per launcher in a day. Anyway, despite the large amount of criticism I have, I still like your creation.
 I like it 
  December 15, 2013
I hope you know that 550mm is ridiculously huge. That small tank couldn't fit more than 5 shells total.
 I made it 
  December 15, 2013
Quoting lone wolf Looks like my MX-105 has some competition in the rail gun department! Very nice design, although the turret is a little awkward at the front. I'm not sure about the practicality of the 'bunker buster' 550 mm railgun... But the mine layer is an excellent idea. Overall, you have a very nice armor division in one tank.
Thanks, I know the shaping a bit odd, but I feel that function supersedes form. As for the 'bunker buster', sometimes you just need a entire city block to be a crater. :)
 I like it 
  December 15, 2013
Awesome tank! they all look fantastic ,but I like the m8-td with the muzzle break and the slanted barrel . Excellent.
 I like it 
  December 15, 2013
Looks like my MX-105 has some competition in the rail gun department! Very nice design, although the turret is a little awkward at the front. I'm not sure about the practicality of the 'bunker buster' 550 mm railgun... But the mine layer is an excellent idea. Overall, you have a very nice armor division in one tank.
 I like it 
  December 15, 2013
Awesome tank!
 I like it 
  December 15, 2013
Nice job here! I like all the varieties of weapons.
 I like it 
  December 15, 2013
Fantastic build, Jack! Well done.
 
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