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Telikos Protocol - Arbiter Mk.8 MBT by AdamBurn Telikos Protocol - Arbiter Mk.8 MBT by AdamBurn
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This is the Arbiter Main Battle Tank Mk.8, it has a massive rail driver as it's main armament and like the deadly Hammerhead Gunship the Arbiter also has many variants, there was even rumoured to be a version that mounted dual rail drivers and missile pods... But that's just silly. The main gun, a Mk.5 6th generation TRX-60 Rail Driver (nicknamed the T-Rex by E.D.G.E personnel), is capable of launching a solid fin stabilised tungsten round at a velocity reaching mach 20 (6,805.8 m/s) at these speeds the projectile explodes violently upon impact as well as providing unrivalled penetrative power. The weapon has dual recoil action, the primary barrel recoils into the main housing, once it hits the limit of it's recoil the whole weapon housing recoils backwards absorbing the worst of the recoil, despite this dual recoil action and advanced systems to reduce recoil the weapon still causes the tank to slide backwards slightly but thanks to it's advanced targeting systems the cannon never looses tracking on it's target.
The Arbiter is capable of reaching speeds of 50mph on flat even ground and around 30mph on uneven rough terrain, it is capable of moving at those speeds and firing it's main weapon though it has been recorded that doing so at top speed can reduce forward momentum by as much as 10mph, a few un-prepared rookies have been caught off guard by this maneuver and have suffered minor head injuries, despite this issue the targeting systems adapt instantly.

Secondary note: It is worth pointing out that during the weapons first involvement in combat exercises resulted in several injuries including 15 broken bones, 4 cases of temporary deafness, 1 case of permanent deafness, 6 counts of concussion, and 1 case of uncontrolled voiding of bowels. These injuries occurred when personnel were between 10-20 metres of the main gun barrel upon it's firing (despite warning not to) one infantryman was thrown clean off his feet landing 12 metres away due to the shock wave and suffered a broken arm and leg. Since these exercises all personnel are permitted to wear ear protection and to stay at least 25 metres away from the forward section of the weapon upon firing.

Anything on the receiving end of this wont be around long enough to regret it.

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Xenanraptor720 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Badass design for a sci-fi battle tank.
commanderchristian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Artist
awesome detailing
delta7Xx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
is it's rail driver some sort of railgun? i always wanted to put a HV railgun on a tank, when i suggested it to the U.S.'s future weapons program, they turned me down saying the on board capacitor banks would only allow for a few shots. i then suggested long range remote recharging through use of intense low frequency radio wave bombardment. they haven't gotten back to me on that one.
Guard81 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Aesthetic Fidelity. Love it.
thenotsowelltaught Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
that is on well-thought concept.

vala553 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I take it the 2-barrel version had too much recoil? Kept snapping the crew's necks?
Fire it in sequence then. You might get the same deceleration, but smoothed out so the crew doesn't get as much whiplash.
bbtomahawk12 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Arbiter Main Battle Tank Mk 8

This system is for the brave and the bold because this tank has resulted to severe injuries to our men and I am willing to sell it to you to the highest bidder
hobbitshire Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
A realistic-looking future tank, especially the low profile, (vital with MBTs).
AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, I took a inspiration from the Merkava MBT, a great looking tank :ahoy:
Red2009 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Very cool.
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