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December 17, 2009
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Dreadnought by J-Humphries Dreadnought by J-Humphries
A concept for the force projection tank, my idea for a futuristic weapon. This massive thing is basically a battleship that's not limited to water. The hull itself has armor two feet thick, and the skeleton is jointed and segmented, allowing it to flex as it moves over varying terrain.

The main cannon is not a conventional weapon in any sense. The turret area is filled with sensors that analyze targets for structural weaknesses. Once determined, the cannon projects an array of force-fields on the target, each with a different vector and strength. Then, the force-fields are released, ripping the target apart. In essence, the the force-fields act like a fist, crushing a pop can in a split second. While each field has a small surface area of about a hundred square inches each, the power they exert allows them to level city blocks or crush tanks with ease. The system is equally effective against air targets, quickly snapping off wings or crushing the crew, depending on the tank commander's malice. The weapon generates an enormous amount of heat, so ground troops are advised to stay well out of the hundred yard danger radius during weapon operation.

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sanchiesp Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice Desing.
MaxKielsmeier Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
I needed this machine when I used to play with G.I. Joes
hobbitshire Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Impressive concept. Just one issue. With the raised shoulder on the wing to port, (and presumably starboard as well), I wonder whether the turret has a 360 degree rotation, especially with the turret's lowered nose.
fatman791 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
I agree that looks to be a problem. Also my questions are, does it have any other defense mechanisms? Such as point defenses or shielding capabilities? How quickly does it move? Finally with that much heat being expelled around the turret wouldn't a more efficient weapons system want to be developed? But still it is a great concept. I am sure different variations could be constructed.
sadyVONschattig Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
as i read, it really projected me into a world where these weapons are used at small-scale
teknotrooper573 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the art and the concept!
Klerych Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's exactly what Alliance artillery/heavy tanks would look like in Mass Effect universe! :D Even the colours match. Lovely piece of art, mate. Faved!
templar127 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Mechatherium Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Brilliantly--I should say deviously--original!
daniellandrom Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can we get a pic of the forcefields?
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