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Telikos Protocol - Arbiter Mk.8 MBT by AdamBurn Telikos Protocol - Arbiter Mk.8 MBT by AdamBurn
Telikos Protocol Facebook: [link]

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.

Telikos Protocol Facebook: [link]
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:iconxenanraptor720:
Xenanraptor720 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Badass design for a sci-fi battle tank.
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:iconcommanderchristian:
commanderchristian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Artist
awesome detailing
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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.
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Guard81 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Aesthetic Fidelity. Love it.
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thenotsowelltaught Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
that is on well-thought concept.

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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.
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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
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:iconhobbitshire:
hobbitshire Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
A realistic-looking future tank, especially the low profile, (vital with MBTs).
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, I took a inspiration from the Merkava MBT, a great looking tank :ahoy:
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:iconred2009:
Red2009 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Very cool.
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Nice concept!
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:iconlastbullet2:
lastbullet2 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
love the design, looks like it's just rolled out of a factor and is ready to give someone a really bad day!
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BerlinPelicanMotion Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so fucking amazing cool
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HiveLordLusa Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that looks pretty badass. :meow:

"there was even rumoured to be a version that mounted dual rail drivers and missile pods... But that's just silly."
Well, of course the end bit of that immediately makes me think otherwise. I wouldn't put it past any human military with enough money to figure out how to do something like that. :D
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StargateMaster Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
a rail driver.... wow i dont wanna be on the receiving end of that. id hate to be in the tank if the rail driver isnt incolated right
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:iconars189zre:
ars189zre Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Amazing
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I'm loving the details on the back of the rail driver it really adds to it looking like a rail-gun.
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:iconzornxiv:
ZornxIV Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
clean! loving it :)
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:iconsubjectrho:
SubjectRho Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Rail guns are the greatest! I loved these portable ones
from the MGS-series.
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Highspeed0516 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Can I just say Badass and where can i get one?
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:iconsandstorm:
sandstorm Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, nice. Looks like a Tron tank!
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matrix-296 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist
is that a actual game?
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nope this is for a comic series called Telikos Protocol you can see more about it here: [link]
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XvExtortionvX Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
This is simply amazing man keep it up im enjoying your work a lot even tho I just came across you. Thanks for the visual treat! :o
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :ahoy:
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh gosh, all that physics talk in the comments section. :D Its all so inspiring.

As for the art, I think it's a really cool tank. I wonder what its rivals are going to be like.
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TheCobaltOcean Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I like to think we provide a service /Railgun physics talk :D
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Haha, anyway, I really enjoyed the discussions. :)
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:iconthecobaltocean:
TheCobaltOcean Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol no problem :)
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deanorobotic Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
this is fantastic. love your work.
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axeman3d Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful rendering of a very interesting design. Love all the recoil debate too, everyone's an expert! Regardless of that physics debate, I've been told off before for mounting huge guns off-centre by tank guys. "It would spin like a bloody ceiling fan!" was one comment, and I can see where they're coming from.
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:iconthecobaltocean:
TheCobaltOcean Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, we try :D /Railgun Physics :D
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha I've missed all the physics talk none of it shows up in my messages as they are replies to other people, I love sparking these silly debates and I have one answer that fixes it, it's not real, it's sci-fi and it has a fancy piece of tech like inertial dampeners that solves the issue. I win :ahoy:
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axeman3d Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No one can argue with that!
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:iconthecobaltocean:
TheCobaltOcean Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, I submit, you win :D
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GermanPete Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
And here we are launching a solid round at speeds that are so fast if you blink it'll be zipped by and have reached the next state.
Oh, by the way: don't stand near it when it's firing. Take some steps back. No, more steps! You really don't want to hear that beast as the last thing you ever hear...
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Gage-242 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
WHY AM I NOT WATCHING YOU?! This is amazing!
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:iconzeraio:
Zeraio Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Awesome tank and hilarious notes on the tank!!!
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
notes??
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:iconzeraio:
Zeraio Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Yes... You had all the text below the picture explaining the tank and one part that said "Note." So notes about the tank.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I wrote that amazing description, Heck I wish I made the tank. I can dream though. :)
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Carbon-Vanilla Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
That is one hell of a scary tank. Just by reading your description of it... I wouldn't want to be sitting in the thing let alone be the one on the receiving end, but it does look bad-ass. I certainly hope the company that designed this machine refines the recoil on that gun. If the tank only slightly slides backward, does that mean the hull and turret have to be facing to enemy? Has the tank been tested to fire stably on either the port or starboard sides? I mean these I serious questions about the M.B.T. Mk.8. I am impressed that you added spaced segmented armor to the tracks; at least the spaced armor isn't a single piece covering the length of the vehicle. That and it's angled slightly, which is good... the projectile will most likely ricochet or bounce. If not, the momentum of the projectile detonates prematurely so that the jet of metal is focused well before the main armor, becoming relatively ineffective, smart thinking.

Ehh, this is what I get for playing World of Tanks; you gotta learn your history about them to have an edge on the battle field, otherwise your a sitting duck if you don't know the weak spots are.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it is able to fire in all directions regardless of hull position, its just if the gun is facing the same direction as the tracks the slightly less grip you get from having the tracks running in the same direction causes it to slide slightly, though if firing to the sides it does tip slightly but not too drastically.

The armour alone on the tank could not withstand a similar hit from that gun it's far too powerful but it does have some powerful tech including a very strong magnetic field defence system which creates a short burst of immense magnetic energy that acts a lot like the Earth's magnetic field but much stronger and lasting only a split second, as the projectile is detected the "shield" bursts into life slowing the incoming projectile down considerably, smaller projectiles and slower ones like standard bullets and RPG's are stopped in their tracks against this defence but the Rail Driver fires at such speeds stopping it dead is impossible so there is some luck involved, it will still have enough speed and force to destroy the tank but there will be a chance it hits a strong piece of armour or deflects. But this tank wasn't designed to attack other kinds of the same tank, there is no other like it, a one of a kind.
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NeroVII Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The copper (Not sure if it is) wiring on the side of the main gun was a good idea for this design I think.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks I think it really stands out in a good way, they are essentially heat sinks and the heat up a deep red and orange when the gun fires.
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conquest79 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
nice & interesting
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is an astounding design, well done.

Regarding the assymetrical positioning of the gun I totally agree with Shimmering Sword above. It's Newton's 3rd Law: Whenever there is a force, there must be another force of exactly opposite vector, . No questions asked -it's that general.

Oftentimes I find myself too, tempted to design an assymetrical projectile turret only I never succumb to the temptation for this very reason -I have this problem of wanting my fictional designs to look "vialbe" too (sometimes I do forego of this but not too often :) ).

Nevertheless, this is silly talk - your work is second to none and that's all that is of importance.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do like functionality but this is also sci-fi and as such we sometimes forego realism for rule-of-cool, many sci-fi tanks have an a-symmetrical design but you could also come up with many special devices that counter that 3rd law.
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah you are right it's sci-fi. That's what I meant with "silly talk". I kind of "succumbed" to the "rule-of-cool" with my latest designs whose design brief dictates tracks without the usual upwars slope (which helps a tank overcome obstacles). And it paid off, visually.
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Nullcast Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I like how it's got those enormous heatsinks hanging off it. Probably to keep the ammo from spotwelding to the rails when you try to fire it.
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