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Mobile Fortress by spacegoblin Mobile Fortress by spacegoblin
A Prince class mobile fortress. Equiped with numerous cannons , machine guns and artillery pieces and supported by a motorised flak regiment and two motorised infantry regiments the 'Blutzen's' primary role is as a long range artillery piece, firing it's 10,000mm gun up to 3 times per hour.
A super heavy tank has been included for scale.
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:iconphaedeaux:
Phaedeaux Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
In any terrain softer than bare granite it would probably bog almost instantly, and even then it would be only marginally more maneuverable than a poured-concrete fort.
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I don't know, its tracks are pretty wide. You're right about maneuverability though. I doubt it was designed with speed in mind ;)
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StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Correct!
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Voyager15Space Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Another way to say the USS Missouri on wheels.
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SirRinge Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's excessive ._.
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StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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SirRinge Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The U betrayed you xD
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StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
DAMN IT!! XD
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HeinzHoerler Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014

a 33 feet wide cannon fyi this is 33feet wide 2.bp.blogspot.com/_WJOyqmg_gpc…



And also where do you get the material to make that and where do you store the ammo and how do you reload the gun that thing is a mountain

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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
A specially designed train delivers shells to the underside of the machine which has mechanized aperture including blast proof hatches and a set of cranes. This weapon is in no way practical -I'll be the first to admit that :) Real life (though less extreme) super tanks were abandoned pretty quickly by anyone who attempted them. Why build a land battleship when you can build a while fleet of regular tanks for the same cost? Ah well-it's a fun thing to design anyway ;)
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green6644 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
A 10,000 mm cannon.....
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BlackStallionSister Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
O.o Damn that a lot of turrets it look like the B1 France tank but bigger and more turrets
 
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
That era was an inspiration for this project :)
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BlackStallionSister Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Ahh i get it now just making tanks off the B1 France Tank?
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Not exactly-but this era (1920s up to ww2) had a big influence on my designs. It's a very interesting time when it comes to tank design because so many theories and ideas were being tried out-from the tankettes to the multi turreted 'land battleships' experimented with by Russia, GB and others besides.
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BlackStallionSister Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
The B1 was the first heavy tank made made because it was a Tier 4 tank that was a heavy is very hard to take out with 60mm or Armour up front and sometimes it 20mm cannon but the leader of the army change it flamethrower or that 20mm cannon
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BlackStallionSister Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Ok my mad is i pit any wrong things in there and I spelled stuff wrong
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BlackStallionSister Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
.-.
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bigton Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Artist
Reminds me of a joke by Robin Williams

"Here's this designer cruise missile fire this and you'll blow the tits off the world! Ooo! Lala! BABOOM!"
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marcioo9 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
compared to THIS Ratte looks like a toy :P
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Yep-it's a big one. Not sure how practicle it'd be, but designing giant tanks is too much fun to be held back by logic ;)
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YIIIIIKES!!! Don't get in it's way!!
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CUTANGUS Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is really a "land battleship" by the size, but even then, a 10m caliber mortar seemed to me excessive. Can you imagine the ammunitions magazine plenty of powder charges and projectiles?
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Although the vehicle can carry stores for up to 30 shots (firing continually for 90 hours) it has been designed with clearance enough to allow the standard military supply trains to dock underneath the hull-where loading machinery can easily re-supply the magazine (protected at the heart of the machine).
Although envisioned to be an indipendant mobile fortress the Blutzen has proven itself more akin to a difficult child in practice, eating up supplies, fuel and requiring the constant protection of army and air force units. On the other hand it can fire a 400 ton shell(with a warhead of thermobaric explosive) up to 65 miles.
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Kathador Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
looks like my surprise at the megatank was premature. Oh. My. God.
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MisterNailbrain Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I love the early tank designs, and this thing is fantastic! Well done!
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GreatDictator Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student General Artist
this is like a tank version of those japanese clothes designs where they have like zippers EVERYWHERE
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Well-you can't have too many guns.
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leobracerstudios Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
YEOWCH!
That motha-buzza looks like it packs a massive punch!
I bet a naval battleship would barely stand a chance againt that monstronsity!
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Thanks for the comment:) I guess you're right-unless the ship is even bigger! (I feel a new project coming on).
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TarkNorthwind Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Sheesh that's huge, oh well loving the design on these tanks. Although i wonder wouldn't it's underside be exposed to smaller and quicker weapons.
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Probably-although a couple of rifle regiments or the like would no doubt be assigned to defend it. I guess that's the problem with any super heavy-they become so important that the ammount of resources put into safe-guarding it tends to outweigh any tactical advantage it's power may bring (unless it's just a big fat decoy designed to draw the enemy into a deadly trap!).
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Good point, although I don't think this sort of weapon would really be practicle(at least not going on the way real world weapons have developed). I expect there would be a few infantry and lighter tank regiments assigned to guard against that sort of attack (a bit like destroyers protecting a battleship from submarines and torpedo boats).
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ragingcephalopod Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
um, 10000 millimeters is WAY too large to correspond to that picture. 10 meters is roughly the equivalent of a 5 story building. and judging by the scale of the tank that you are giving for scale (yes, i know its big, i looked at the other picture) if that where the size, you could parallel park one and a half of those inside of the barrel.
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jerard79 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Actually, if you look at the drawing for the super-heavy tank it would appear the track on it is about 18 feet. Then, you can take this drawing and compare the size of the track to the size of the barrel and the artillery rounds should be about 5000 mm.

Also, 5 stories would be between 13 and 15 meters.
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
oops-I guess I meant 1000mm. Oh well:)
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ragingcephalopod Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
oh, and why is it camouflaged?
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:iconspacegoblin:
spacegoblin Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
The army was all out of pink paint;)
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ragingcephalopod Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
goddamnit.
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
It is a bit ott. Structually I'd be most worried about the concussion caused by the firing of the main gun. It'd also be such an importatnt unit that entire air arms wold need to defend it from enemy attack. Otherwise it's only real enemies would be other super artillery units and fuel consumption.
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sephodwyrm Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Holy crap! That thing will demolish a city block simply by venting her exhaust pipes over it.
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