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    Amateur tank nerd, looking for some knowledge. Also rock (rock 'n roll, hard rock, alternative, etc.)

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  1. Lord_James

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    I'm really happy Got the turret pretty far, as well as the gun mount (no breach block yet), AND I decided on the name. May I present to you, the Cascadia Medium Tank T9 ('s turret): Yes, it is a cleft turret. I was originally going for a Object 477 design, but it ended up being more like a squished Leclerc. I'm quite pleased with it, though. General: Height: 517.6mm (from hull roof to top of gun mount) / 467.5mm (from hull roof to turret roof) Width: 2.3m Length: 3.1m (from turret front to turret rear) / 6.31m (from gun tip to turret rear) Mass: 6.86 metric tons contains 3 crew (commander, gunner, loader) Gun depression: -20* (probably gonna be less due to the hull roof, but still pretty good) Gun elevation: +60* (it could go higher, I just calculated that it would hit the floor of the hull just past this angle, 62.4* IIRC) Armor: Front plate: 230mm Front sides: 130mm Rear sides: 90mm Rear plate: 90mm Roof: 40mm Gun mount front: 100mm Gun mount sides: 35mm Gun mount roof: 25mm The gun mount almost completely surrounds the breach, and acts as a counter balance to assist the stabilizer. I'll post the pics of the gun mount separately here: Thankfully, I managed to get the center of mass really close to the center of the trunnion (it is within the trunnion's area), so the primitive stabilizers the T9 has wont need to work so hard. There's some things I need to change with the turret and mount, mostly just cutting a hole through both so the loader can access the breach easier. Also gonna add commander cupola/MG as well as loader MG and assorted sights, but that's for tomorrow.
  2. Lord_James

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    I present to you, the 94/74mm C2 squeezebore anti-tank gun: currently, the sliding breach and mount are not made. Recoil stroke: 300mm Barrel length: 3.76m (L/40 if using the 94mm as reference, it's an L/50.8 using the 74mm reference) Mass: 833.5kg (using steel alloy 7.73 g/cm3) Only the first 10 calibers are rifled (940mm), the rest is smoothbore (I hope this is acceptable, it is very similar to the 7,5cm PaK 41 I'm basing this off)
  3. Lord_James

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Ahh, I was gonna say “I haven’t used any type of CAD in over 3 years”, but the work thing I get. Classes are starting next week for me, so hopefully I can get most of my vehicle done before then.
  4. Lord_James

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    ok, so I fudged up the turret a little bit... and I have to start over, tomorrow. BUT, I did get the shells done!! I present to you, the 94/74mm Shot Mk-1 APCNR: 755mm long complete round (11.4kg without propellant [and steel body]... as I don't know how much propellant I need, yet) 94x275mm squeezebore projectile (7.63kg with steel body, 5.84kg with aluminum body... dont know which to choose) 50x200mm Tungsten Carbide penetrating slug (4.88kg) Hopefully I can get the gun and turret done tomorrow.
  5. Lord_James

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    pretty much done with the hull for now, gonna move on to the turret. center of gravity included, haven't calculated mass yet (will probably edit it in). Edit: Mass= 14 metric tons (13.92), I was expecting more material= high strength, low alloy steel (7.850 g/cm3), so thoroughly average steel (the color is rubber green, cause @ApplesauceBandit already took the rusty red I wanted )
  6. Lord_James

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    After 2 hours (and a total restart), this is what I have for the hull so far. 3.1m wide, 1.4m tall, 7m long, 2m turret ring, 540mm tracks, side sponsons are to contain fuel cells and equipment (tow cables, shovels, spare track links, etc.). Torsion bar suspension, 4 man crew, 85mm/55* front plate (148.2mm LoS), 45mm sides (not including upcoming sponson armor) 30mm roof and 20mm rear/bottom. Planned: low profile turret, 94/74mm L/40 squeezebore gun with loader assist device (cause I'm crazy), side skirts, engine/transmission/fuel tanks.
  7. Lord_James

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    I completely forgot about inventor, which I strongly preferred over normal autoCAD. Thanks for reminding me.
  8. Lord_James

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    I will be using Autodesk’s AutoCAD for my design, because I have a lower form of autism than the rest of you... and I have experience with it... but mostly the autism. Hopefully I can start creating tomorrow morning. Edit: can I use technology that might not be in the Cascade documents you so generously gave us, but was around (and in use) during the early 40s?
  9. Lord_James

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Chanelling your inner 1930s France, I see Also, I think I’ll throw my hat into the ring. Just need to get a CAD program
  10. Apologies, I didn’t mean the whole thing, but Afrin and Aleppo are kinda deep in there, just looked through and found the end of Afrin at page 500 (March 2018), and I found a post on page 402 that says SAA are approaching northwest part of Aleppo province, where Afrin is. Hope that narrows it down.
  11. I assume you have read through the Syrian war thread?
  12. ... well, it wouldn’t be the first time a psychopath has been in office.