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Defender III Main Battle Tank by Stealthflanker Defender III Main Battle Tank by Stealthflanker
currently under progress...

the Defender III MBT..the principal Battle tank of our forces.


The Defender III MBT , is our current backbone of armored forces , built using the combination of sophistication of "western" MBT such as Leopard II or Leclerc .. and low shillouette and high armor to weight ratio or Russian MBT the T-80's and Black Eagle tank technology in reactive armor package, the Tank is also designed to be light enough (52-54 tons) to be carried by our multipurpose transport aircraft .

The tank is armed with our unique 138mm tank gun , offering lighter weight than 152 or 140 mm gun but more powerful firepower than current NATO standard 120mm L-55 gun or Russian 125mm equivalents . The gun uses our Lohengrin long rod penetrator, capable of punching through up to 600-750mm RHA equivalent sloped armor , and other ammo including Laser or IR guided ATGM "Kasatka" .

The gun uses "Bustle" type autoloader , with 40 rounds , revolving on the linkless belt.

In armor package , Defender III uses base composite armor with special ceramic plate and high grade steel in hull and turret materials , the armor is also provided with empty space , to "cushion" the effect of HEAT or HESH type munitions as well as to increase strain and stress experienced by kinetic penetrator attempting to penetrate, the armor is sloped by 45 degrees , providing protection equivalent to 583mm RHA equivalent protection .

The base armor can also be enhanced through provision of applique armor package, consist with Reactive armor package , which depicted on the picture above . the reactive armor package also can serve extra purpose.. as a storage container for Active protection system ammunition (not depicted..will be available soon) .

In terms of engine, the Defender III uses Turbocharged Diesel engine, producing over 1500 HP , the engine is multifuel capable , simplify logistics thus allow the tank to operate in almost any place .

The tank also provided with NBC protection gear, with air filter and water and airtight hull to prevent dangerous particles (radioactive dusts or bilogical agent) from infecting crews . However it is advised to decontaminate the Tank as soon as it cleared out from contaminated zone .

In terms of fire control system , Defender III tank is equipped with advanced Hyperspectral multimode sight system , capable of working in multiple spectrum , from visible light till microwave , this improved countermeasure capability and allow better target recognition capability , another benefit is that the sensor can still operates with its aperture closed (in mmwave imaging mode only) .. improve survivability in urban combat , where Tank's optic sensor will be vulnerable to sniper fire .

The tank is provided with datalink and advanced communication system .. allowing data sharing between tanks or command center, or off board sensor platform improving situational awareness . The comm system features EMCON and LPI modes to prevent interception by enemy ESM.

Introductionary Specifications (Subject of Change) :


Total Length : 10 m
Width : 4 m
Total Height : 2,4 m
Combat Weight : 53-54 Ton
Crew : 3

Armaments :
-138mm Tank Gun
-14,5mm "Polyot" co-axial machine gun
-12,7mm machineguns (Gunner and Commander)

Performance :
Road Speed : max-65 km/h
In roadless terrain : 20-40 km/h
Range : 650 km .

hmm more to come later :D
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Shafstar1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Nice turret design! 
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :3
PaganiZondaFroadster Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow this is really good! you should start coloring your tanks. Maybe you should do an M103 heavy tank? Good work!
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
tactican Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Wow, sloped like crazy for ricochets and low profile for the win :P
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fave :D
daybreaks0 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
wuih, akhirnya liat tank!

btw, MG nya nggak dibikin pake remote control? kayak tank2 modern
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ada RWS (Remote Weapon Station) cuman di layer yang laen ..belom ane tampakin
daybreaks0 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011   Digital Artist
owh, gak sabar liat jadinya, hahaha...

jadi pengen ikutan bikin tank :D
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mantab gan :D

ane pengen liat hasilnya
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