Arun’s work on the Land battleship
Arun and I have been hard at work on the Land Battleship. OK gave him a sketch, he worked it into a great set of detail drawings and this wonderful rendering!
This will be one of the dead end technologies of the HQC Universe.
Vehicle Height 8.6m
Vehicle Body Width9.2m
Vehicle Body Length46.9m (2 articulated segments)
Vehicle Weelbase (Length)51.192m
Vehicle Wheel Track9.172m
Vehicle Height (w/o turrets)5.76m
Vehicle CoG2.57m (total) / 3.02m (sprung)
Critical Tipping angle 61°
Ground Pressure 85kPa (83% of an M1 Tank)
SuspensionLightly Damped Macpherson/Christie
Engine 7.6MW Electrical Motor
Power Source 9.5MW Turbine
Crew231 working + 160 carried
EquipmentWatertight Hull,,Tread Skirts,Toolbox,Commodore’s Flag Bridge
Nav & Sensor1 Aldis Lamp,1 CRF (4m),1 Plotting Board MkII,2 452km Radio
Weapons4 Colt Machine Gun (Coaxial), 16 Colt Machine Gun (Sponson), 16 Colt Machine Gun (bottom), 4 Rapid Fire Gun, 6-pounder, 10 5-inch BL Siege Rifle,
Asphalt , dry6.93m/s 24.95km/hr 15.49mi/hr
Asphalt, wet6.93m/s 24.95km/hr 15.49mi/hr
Dry Sand2.18m/s 7.85km/hr 4.87mi/hr
Clayey Soil2.18m/s 7.85km/hr 4.87mi/hr
Sandy Loam2.18m/s 7.85km/hr 4.87mi/hr
Snow2.15m/s 7.74km/hr 4.81mi/hr
They were ordered by the czar for use in the steppes of the empire. He wanted to foreign source them to keep there details away from the zucks. When the hive war broke out the US government was desperate for anything that could be used, so it confiscated the four of these being built.
The new names for them will be for presidents who had been generals
The command center was a Russian requirement but was not used by the us army. That space would be repurposed for something else.
Bottom turrets (Quad MGs) are retractable.