Thank you! I was thinking exactly the same. I mean once someone can come up with a wheel that can take a hit without running flat I would think multiple wheels are a smart thing as it would be very hard to disable something with many independetly operating wheels. The Swiss made Mowag Pirahna and the Italian (Fiat Iveco) Centauro 1 with 120mm gun are some serious hardware. If you want to see this in action check this out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud8QMU… a fellow deviant named kiml42 made an animation of it and put it on youtube.
wow, great video! although the wheels are not really independent. two of the wheels are on one main arm, if that main arm gets blown, I don't see this thing moving on the remaining three... but it still looks awesome, I love the smaller turrets!
Now there are some proportions I haven't seen before. They're growing on me, though. This would be very interesting to see in motion. It seems pretty massive. maybe putting a human in for scale would help clarify the size? right now I'm getting a Jawa sand-crawler feel from it.
Thanks! He he, it's big. There is a guy in one of the photos for scale. The tank is 20+ meters long and is intended for planetary assault, where it will cover wast amounts of ground racing from hot spot to hot spot. That's why I opted for wheels instead of tracks. Less moving parts that can break, and much faster on fairly even ground. It 's run by wheel mounted electric motors, fed by a fusion reactor in an armoured cradle below the turret. I haven't done the interiors, but it's intended as an autonomous unit with a crew of seven. five gunners, pilot and commander. It's an older model, and I have plans of doing a new version with the interior in place as well.
ah, my bad not looking for other pictures. My dA manners are a bit rusty. And I agree with your wheels vs. tracks assessment. With the level of detail you put in your models, Im sure this would make for a great cutaway view if/when the interior is added.