Rate my medium tank, /k/ And show me your ideal tank.
>>48898970M4A3 HVSS sherman with a 90mm gun and co axial .50cal
>>48899063Like this one?
>>48899587We must go weirder! Is it strange that the turret looks like a frenchman or do I need to take some pills.
>>48902437AM-fee vs. Chaff-MX
7/10the 7.5 cm KwK 42 L/70 was better than the 88mm
MBT-70 or M60 Starship but with a conventional cannon instead of the autistic missile gun
>>48898970pretty good OP, probably the same I would go for, probably build the front to be able to swap the transmission like a sherman, not sure if that would mean deleting the hull gun since the sherman was mounted higher I think.
>>48902954The autistic missile gun is cool though
>>48903730Then we can keep it as an option to be developed later to cut down on immediate costs
>>48898970Looks like you forgot to put the gun on the turret, OP
The only problem it has is it doesn't have enough guns
>>48903767Cool, if the ruskies can figure it out so can the rest of the world.
>>48903809Needs pop-up missile launchers too
>>48898970Not bad OP
>>48898970Dumb question but why was the panther II turret not angled at the front? Wouldn't a 90 degree plate at the front be the worst possible idea for armor?
>>48898970Too heavy for that poor Panzer IV chassis. >>48904008The Schmalturm was intended to simplify production more than anything else, it had around the same protection as the previous Panther turret.Also it wasn't really a 'panther II' turret, it was meant for regular panthers.
>>48904008This Panther II? This was just a turret they stuck on as a placeholder
>>48904483I mean the turrets like this, it seems dumb to me why they wouldn't try to angle it at all.
>>48899587>mutant M4 sherman right ideabut who knows what mechanical problems just slapping a turret that large would have caused>>48904844the shcmalturm needed something like 1000 man hours less to produce, and had a smaller profile that alone made it worth producing over the standard turretand the panther turret was theoretically vulnerable to the American 3in gun and soviet 85mm along the entire mantlet areathe shcmalturm would have been vulnerable to more weapons along its cheeks due to lack of sloping, but much harder to defeat along the cone shaped mantlet
>>48898970my general rule of thumb is more turrets = more ideal
>>48898970we will bury them
>>488989705/10, needs more casting, a gun ~2mm larger. and a GMC engine. Good effort though.The perfect tanks are pic related. Fuck pussy MODs who bolt shit onto a Leo 2/T-72 and call it revolutionary.
>>48907795always wanted to see someone put a high velocity gun in the m3 chassis
Drone operated air droppable strv 103 esque engineer vehicle
Weasel tank is heckin cute & valid!
>>48902239The Israelis really squeezed every last atom out of this toothpaste tube, thats for sure. I love those jacked-up Shermans.
>ultra-modern high tech IFVs with thicc chaingunsi know it's not a MBTanother decade or so there won't be any difference
>>48903809I really shouldn't, but I do like it.
>>48898970>cramped turret and slow reload>turret too heavy for poor pzIV chassis>inadequate engine for the weight>overloaded transmission that's hard to access and replace>porshe suspention is as retarded as other mid-war german systems, that it isn't overlapping is it's only good point>probably still built on work stations instead of assembly lineswheraboo/10, good effort
I give you: the 44M Tas, Hungary's less autistic Panther project from 1943-44. It could have worked well.
>>48902312Were the french the only ones who made these kind of weird looking turret?
>>48910116The only ones to put them in production, apart from some swedish artillery pieces.
>>48910131>>48910154Always wondered what's the benefit for the weird looking turret.
>>48910221They were built with an autoloader in mind. With an oscillating turret, the bustle with the ammunition remains static in relation to the gun, simplifying loading.Modern autoloaders (and manuals often too, for that manner) detach the gun from the sight-line after firing, bringing the breech to a preset loading-position, automatically raising or lowering it again to match the sights once loading is complete. This makes it easier for a machine (and whomever's wrangling the heavy shells) to shove a new one in.However, the tech to do this reliably and accurately (from an aiming perspective) wasn't there back in the day, so they came up with oscillating turrets instead.
>>48910266 (me)Of course there are a number of other benefits, but that's practically the heart and soul of it.
>>48910266yeah but doesn't it create a shot trap?
>cancer the thread
>>48903112>not sure if that would mean deleting the hull gun since the sherman was mounted higher I think.I always want to replace the hull guns with pz1 turrets.
>>48898970Very nice tank, OP
imagine a bigger bob semple but with cannons instead of machineguns
>>48910457>Tractor coated in sheet metal pulls up to frontlines>Starts unloading fucking grapeshot cannister shells into a crowd of infantry>Technically not a warcrime
>>48910457the bob was actually intended to be armed with a 37mm gunthey just didnt have any cannons at the time, leading to the machine guns everywhere to compensate
>>48898970T-72 turret on Leopard I hull
>>48910457Imagine what those kiwi loving fuckers could have done with one of these
>>48910457fear naught for tractors are very adaptablejust a bit more HP and a few more cannons and the game is set
>>48910289Kind of. It's also harder to seal against gas and radioactive hazards, which seemed like a big deal if people were going to be chucking nukes at each other on the battlefield
>>48909812This one has AMX-13's gun.
>>48910600>Shitty gun depression>Crap hull armor>Needlessly high profile
>>48903864This would be a thing if the United States ever fought a war without total air supremacy
>>48905305>but much harder to defeat along the cone shaped mantletYou can't pen the cock ring. Nobody can pen the cock ring.>t. Warblunder
>>48910289Not enough of one to matter in tank-on-tank combat.At this point in history armor-piercing ammo was so good the major thought going forward (at least in the West) was that trying to meaningfully protect your tank against another tank was pointless.This line of thinking is behind the M48, Leopard 1, and AMX-30 MBT's.
>>48908016Based C&C nostalgia poster
>>48908016Battlemaster Tank reporting.
>>48910034There's always at least one guy who's unreasonably butthurt when anything German is in the OP.And I like it.