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Mega Tank by spacegoblin Mega Tank by spacegoblin
A super-heavy tank . It has thick armour to the front and sides . The large number of heavy turrets protect it from arial attack. The tank is fully amphibious with a float attached to the exhaust, allowing it to float above the water during river crossings. This was a vital feature as few bridges can support a 1000 ton tank.
The vehicle can also take refuge below water , relying on air tanks or drawing oxygen through the emergency tubing housed along the floated exhaust (which is dissengaged during such an opperation).
Multiple weapons include dozens of machine guns and numerouse multi purpose cannons able to fire AP or high explosive rounds.
A light tank and crewman have been included for scale.
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MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Landkreuzer would be proud.
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
lol-Landkreuzer would probably work better :) I love the idea of giant tanks (who doesn't?!) but in reality they'd probably be more trouble than they'd be worth :)
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MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist
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frankpatriot Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your designs since my first time in this site! 
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Thanks a lot :)
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Jankovic123 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good. What program did you use?
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Thanks! Pen over pencils for the lines, Photoshop to add colour :)
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Jankovic123 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
K
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Star-trek-Parker Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I was looking at this, and I felt something was off, it's a good drawing overall, except for ONE little thing: the little rings in the camoflauge don't bend with the geometry of the actual tank, so it looks weird. although it could be dazzle paint (really interesting WWI camoflauge, look it up) but still, it just makes parts of the tank look flat even though they shouldn't. OTHER than that, this is an excellently drawn piece.
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green6644 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I do see one weakness, the exposed engine in the back. A well placed shot would disable it and also possibly destroy it if there is no armor separating the engine between the crew and ammo rooms.
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
That's true. It also has some vents on the side that are probably less heavily armoured than other areas. The real life land ships turned out to be impracticable at best. The Soviets were the only nation that really used them in battle and these vehicles tended to be more use as props in German propaganda films than as weapons for their Russian masters. It's still a fascinating idea for me. I often find the less effective weapons more interesting than the successful ones.
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green6644 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
The impractical weapons of WWII were intresting. Such "Wonder Weapons" as the Maus, P.1000 Ratte, and the lesser known P.1500 Monster would've inefficient, but they would've been really amazing to see in action. 
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Yes-It's almost a shame they never got them built. If they had built them they would have done more harm than good to the Nazi war effort (given the amount of materials required) and it would have been quite interesting to see such monsters in real life.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Why dont you do awesome stuff like this anymore?
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I really should. One day I'll do a whole new design book :)
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Giant-Lynx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
rocking!
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lastbullet2 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
see that thing driving towards me first thought "oh shit"
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Dzhas Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Ratte 2
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Yeah-thoes super tanks would have been a sight. Not sure how effective they would have been though. They have something along those lines in the new(ish) Captain America film. Giant tanks are always good ;)
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MightyMEC Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
One of the best fantasy tanks I have yet seen. Great coloring too!
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Thanks :)
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Hunter8854 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Un peut nid à obus mai vachemen beau
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FulcrumProductions Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Ooh, looks like a cross of the P1000 Ratte, Char B1 Bis and the 2C Super-heavy tank.
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TheWithness Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
What are you planning to fight with this behemonth?
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Dinosaurs + Godzillas, Drakula, Blackula and Son of Kong (the only three real monsters).The origional super tanks were designed as either land battleships or mobile fortresses. They were designed as super breakthrough units, able to smash through defences and sweep aside all conventional opposition. Perhaps the tonic to the Soviet 'defence in depth'-thier answer to the Blizkrieg tactics of the German army.
Several multi turret vehicles were completed in the 30s but proved to be inneffective (hard to control and thinly armoured). Several giant tanks were designed by the Zazis but never finished.
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daniellandrom Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
actually, the russians used two multi-turret tanks during WWII
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Yep-like many of the great powers they designed multi turret tanks between the wars. The difference is that the Russians actually used theirs in combat. The British and German versions were shelved as inpracticle (the Germans only built and handfull and these were only rolled steel prototypes).

I think one of the lighter British versions was used in Belgium and France, but none of them survived the Dunkirk evacuation-and they were quite obsolete at any rate, so no more were manufactured.

Generally designers and soldiers alike decided the idea was more trouble than it was worth. Once you've taken into account power source, structure that can support many turrets, storage for many different shell sizes and increased crew size, other areas (such as armour and mobility-and maximum gun size/firepower-the three most important factors) soon start to suffer.

Ah well-they look cool. I'm just glad I don't have to go to war in one. I think the larger of the Soviet tanks was designed in such a way that some of the crew could only get out if the turrets were rotated in a certain configuration. Not likely to happen if the tank catches fire. Talk about a death trap.

Thanks for the comment :)
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daniellandrom Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yourwelcome!
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TheWithness Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
That is a lot of ambition right there...
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Unknownmarksman115 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would it have smaller tanks to gaurd it, because its like an enemy soldier can come and jack it, or put bombs under it.
anyway, Love the tank.
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
It's armour's too thick for any hand held anti-tank weapons or charges-for the most part(you may notice a few vulnerable spots). Some infantry support'd probably be a good idea though. Aircraft would probably be a bigger threat given its size (hard to hide or relocate quickly).
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Kathador Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Giant tank!!! God, i would be afraid to see that coming down the street. (IOM on the other hand "Quick men, jack that tank in the name emporer!") seriousely though, (i spelled seriousely wrong) that is one awesome fighting machine.
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InquisitorPariah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
beautiful. although i think it would weigh a lot more than 1000 tons...vaguely reminds me of a Baneblade variant from Warhammer 40K.
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
I think you may be right. Perhaps 10.000 tons would be closer. Those tanks a pretty cool in 40k-although they always seem to get flattened by stompas in our games (not that I mind -as I play Orks in Apoc level games ;)).
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Sotamies007 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
MAN THIS IS AWESOME, I LOVE IT
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koth54321 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Thats no tank its a land battleship
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emir0 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy sh*T. It's as cool as it's big.
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Thanks:)
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DaiSpaceYuta Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Monster Size Literally......
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thetempegrouch Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Looks like a French Renault and Hotchkiss on steroids with a good helping of cocaine.

God i love the smooth curved designs of French tanks.
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Thanks for the comment:) I love the French tanks too. They were pretty good for their time as well-at least in terms of armour(not that effectivness is any barrier for liking something as far as I'm concerned-I often find myself drawn to the less succesful vehicles/weapon systems).
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Vekyo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Reminds me of "The Ratte" and "The Monster" Tanks that Nazi Germany was producing in 1942. The Ratte was suppose to be 1000 tons in weight and The Monster was suppose to be 1500 tons with shells weighing at 7 tons each. Productions were scrapped, but partial plans still remain on these tanks. Nice designs!
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Lean-V Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh and another heads up, The Nazi Germany also attempted to make an underwater/submersable tank. They completed production and discovered an unforseen flaw: The tanks sank into the mud 60% of the time, and would refuse to budge. When this happened, the tank crew had to go through the terrifying ordeal of opening the top hatch, flooding the tank until no more water flowed, and then proceed to swim up through 40-60 ft of water and no drown.

It was a neat, but failed concept- and if a 10-40 ton tank sinks into the mud, I believe this behemoth would simply entrench itself into the ocean floor and become an underwater fortress. A great concept though ;)
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
That's right-I beleive the 1500 ton vehicle was to be powered by 2 submarine engines. Some people point out that such war machines would be impracticle. On the other hand-GIANT TANKS:)!!!
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Lean-V Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For the shock and awe factor, I'm not sure if anything could top that if it was ever seen in combat. Only thing I can think of that could take it out would be bombers. Even then, if there were say, 8 flak/anti-air cannons along the top, the opponent would have to do what the RAF did to the Bismark (one of the most powerful battleships of all time): Launch an entire CAMPAIGN just to sink/destroy the monstrosity!

This gets a 20/10. Fantastic work! And this is coming from another Tank artist =D
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Vekyo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
It would have been amazing to see just one! The monster, Flak Panther (Dual 88mm AA guns) and the Landkreuzer E100 tanks would have won the war for them if they could have gotten their luftwaffe back on its feet. Imagine the devastation one shell would have done. Giant tanks indeed
:thumbsup:. I modeled the e100 already and probably going to work on the flak panthers. It would take me a while to do a good job on the monster, but it would be awesome to do!
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giantpropeller Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
if I may say so... HOLY CRAP!

wouldnt want one of those running doun my house :(
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0verlordofyou Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
This is amazing!
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Thanks:)
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SimpleMistake Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
looks badass :D

kinda like the P. 1500 Monster
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