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BTV56 - Test Sales Begun! UPDATED 25/5/2004

25-05-2004, 16:11

Front Armour First Plate: 500MM: Anti-Shell armour
Front Armour Second Plate: 50 MM Anti Explosive
Side Armour First Plate: 400MM
Side Armour Second Plate: 50MM Anti Explosive
Back Armour First Plate: 300MM
Back Armour Second Plate: 50MM Anti Burn
Main Gun: 125MM Smoothbore
Hull Mounted Machine Gun: 50.Caliber
Speed offroad - 30MPH
On Road: 45 MPH
Engine: Az-Tung Double Diesel
Weight: 61 Tonnes
Range: 500KM
Fuel Consumption:
A tank will need approximately 300 gallons every eight hours; this will vary depending on mission, terrain, and weather. A single tank takes 10 minutes to refuel. Refueling and rearming of a tank platoon--four tanks--is approximately 30 minutes under ideal conditions.
0.6 miles per gallon.
60 gallons per hour when traveling cross-country
30+ gallons per hour while operating at a tactical ideal
10 gallons basic idle
A mine plow will increase the fuel consummation rate of a tank by 25 percent

The 125MM SmoothBore uses a carbon dioxide laser rangefinder,, thermal imaging. However, it is still aimed and fired and loaded by a human crew. The aiming systems have motion tracking, electromagnetic tracking, heat tracking and night vision aiming assistants. It also has a bino-scope capable of going up to X20 view. The front is equipped with a light and can be fitted with a bulldozer blade.

After continuous testing over rough terrain, advanced stabilising systems have been added. This lets the tank fire an extra round a minute, upping its ROF to 3 rounds a minute in good loading/firing/aiming hands. Gyro-Stabilization systems have been added to keep the tank on the move while firing.

One of the last test problems was that the BTV56 got bogged down in heavy snow or heavy mud. To solve the problem, engineers fitted a "Lao Tzeh" System. The Lao Tzeh system is a gripping fitted to tank tracks, which works in tandem with the engine to make the tank propell itself forward. When working in such conditions a large piece of metal is added to the back track. This is to help push the tank forwards when un-miring itself.

Price is going at 5,000,000, USD

OOC// Im adding more.

25/5/04:: Added 125MM smoothbore instead of 120
25/5/04 :: Back Gun Deleted Armour Changed
25/5/04:: Changed name from BTV88
British Communists
25-05-2004, 16:13
25-05-2004, 16:14
Thanks. I'm thinking of someone to work on this with, they will also receive the production rights.
The Burnsian Desert
25-05-2004, 16:24
Pretty good.
25-05-2004, 16:33
My first tank ^^
26-05-2004, 05:06
26-05-2004, 05:14
I might be able to help with the picture if you want me to. Just tell me what you want me to put on it.
26-05-2004, 05:19
I thought the picture was alright for now.
26-05-2004, 05:54
United Soviet Nations
26-05-2004, 06:52
Bumpd for hogs
31-05-2004, 19:53
ooc: odd i seem to remember a T-100 that had a rather.... amusing picture :lol:
31-05-2004, 19:55
Yes yes, be quite now Jamezy.
02-06-2004, 17:21
are you still selling the tanks? If so we would like to purchase 10 of them for our own testing porposes.
03-06-2004, 09:03
They will be shipped from our armoury and will come in one RL day. Thank you for buying.OOC// They are 3.4 Million each.
13-04-2006, 02:39
Tap teh old thread! :p
13-04-2006, 02:50
[OOC: Necrophilia isn't all that safe, Velk.]
13-04-2006, 03:12
Psshaw, to hell with your health codes.
The Beltway
13-04-2006, 03:15
But why? And why this thread?