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Ares Tank Concept by MikeDoscher Ares Tank Concept by MikeDoscher
This is a concept I did for the upcoming PC game End of Nations.

www.endofnations.com
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Given 2012-04-28
Ares Tank Concept by *Malaveldt ( Featured by WillowXD )
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battlecruiser006 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Oh look a Mammoth Tank wannabe...... DESTROY IT!
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kilo139 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
nice
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kilo139 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 17, 2015
i did my research and am disappointed by the fact that its been delayed. no offense but when stuff like this happens the games that fall victim to this usually die.... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_of_N… ....
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Universe-of-Dusk Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the cannons!! (:
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oslec357 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Photographer
who wants to kick some ASS...................
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Phaerim Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love weapons and armor design. you are a amazing artist!
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SARGY001 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fantastic concept tank, added to Favs
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Doga-87 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
How is the guy in the side turret not screwed?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Prayer. XD Seriously, we turned that into a remote mount for the actual in-game model.
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John117xCortana Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
It looks like the Mammoth tank from Command and Conquer. Without the missile launchers.
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Nice tank... um... just asking here... do you do commissions? I got some tank specs here and there and... I want them done. I can give you them to play with if you want...
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool, thanks. I don't really do commissions, but if you shoot me the specs I might be able to sketch out some ideas sometime.
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Would it having ~5 inches of composite armor (semi-ablative min-max armor composite layered with ablative alloy armor, Osium-Iridium alloy (ala Hammer's Slammers Ursa tanks), Pollyalloy armor, titanium alloy, Ferro-ceramics, walled carbon nanotubes, Mollybdinum Pollysteel Alloy with diamond-carbon nanotube weave, Titanium, Titanium weave (ala Craven Corporation armor)) with possible armor enhancement packages (utilizing things like hydro-crystalline energy absorbing armor gel (which is extremely resistant to kinetics), more ceramics, and more), a Mono-Permeable Anti-Kinetic/Energy Dispersion Defense Barrier to act like an omnipresent shield (only way to 'down' such a shield is to destroy its emitters), a 150mm coilgun (called a linear cannon) firing rounds at 10km/s, a UV-B FEL laser, 2 M2B4 HMGs (think Ma Dauce 2.0), an active defense mount using a .50 cal plasma beam pulse gun, powered by a proton-proton fusion turbine, can move up to 95kmh on road or between 70-85 off road, a sophisticated suite of electronic counter wave measures and cross-spectrum sensors, countermeasure mortars that fire flare/chaff hybrid countermeasure mortar rounds, a fire control suite that can shot targets to horizon within a 10 nanosecond reaction time, massing 175 tons, and slightly larger than a M1A2 with TUSK.

Aesthetics would be mostly between the Abrams, Leopard II, and Challenger II. It's a tread vehicle with the capability to run on the road wheels bare. Its name is Schwarzkopf.

Overkill and over engineered? Maybe. Then again this thing is designed to go up against tanks with particle, plasma, and lasers a plenty as well as coil guns with similar power.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
What's the power source? Also, it sounds like those weapon systems would generate significant amounts of waste heat. Do you think the systems would manage heat removal separately, or would the the tank handle it with some sort of cooling plant to remove it?

That curb weight is quite high, and at the stated size there are practical limits to track width. I assume these would be brought in by rail or some sort of superheavy transport.
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
It also has a crew of three (thank you automation).
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's the number I was gravitating towards. I figured with both the size of the vehicle, the emphasis on survivability, and the extreme power of the weapon systems involved that the crew would have sealed and pressurized compartments in the turret and hull that were shock loaded. This would give a bit more protection against overpressure and impact.
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Easy to abandon but something like that. The M2B4s are essentially M2s capable of firing hyper velocity (3km/s+) ammunition. The FEL is not nuke level, and at that speed the kinetic rounds are 'their mass in TNT' not 'nukes' and the crew and troops in general are in essentially power armor for the faction of origin of this tank.

The tank itself is part of the pinnacle of [i]manned[/i] tank warfare in-fic. Quite easy to use too if you got the uplink protocols (all of the crew have Mind-Machine interfaces similar to the jacks in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex to hook up directly to the tank for maximum effectiveness).
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
If you read the Homeworld I manual you can easily guess how comfy they are inside each of their compartments.
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Power source is a fusion reactor using proton-proton fusion. Most of the weight is actually cooling systems, transmission system, alloyed tracks and road wheels, and armor. Usual forms of transport is anti-grav capable mobile bases.

Materials science took a great leap in-verse as well and they can be brought in by rail.

The heavy armor is because there is no longer a 'lag time' between firing the weapon and hitting the target so speed is more or less an afterthought and that everyone now understands that the CREW is worth more than ten tanks, at least on some level. Direct fire weapons are now TO HORIZON if LOS is unhindered and anything within 10km is going to get a kinetic explosive surprise... let alone a laser, plasma beam, or particle projection weapon.

In size its ~1.25 to 1.75 times larger than an Abrams with TUSK. The mass would be actually much larger if the barrier wasn't in there...
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Perhaps it might look a little like this: [link]
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Damn, if I could I would actually throw money at the screen. I would like to see this thing completed. :D
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
BRILLIANT! That is a damn fine piece of work even if only grey scaled.

Also, this is just the prototype of the final product? If that's your prototype, then... may God have mercy I think my brain just exploded.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
There's still a lot to do, but I think it's shaping up nice: [link]

I'm pretty sure I'll add color, but it's easier to work out certain elements of composition by doing a grayscale version first.
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wrath9 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Definitely looks like it go some mighty power behind those guns.
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Alceister Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I want to use the Ares because it looks great, but it's so underwhelming in gameplay.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, the game is still in beta, so we may see some adjustment of unit performance still. I'm glad you like the way it looks, though. I tend to prefer the designs that tie into real-world roles a bit better.
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asoldier Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is awesome. Can we get some of these in Afghanistan?
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
the tank looks awesome!
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Kent1990 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
love tanks :D
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tomcio199214 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Nah I was commanding this tanks and they had power but in tank fight they lose more times than they win:) but the look is nice:D
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ShadowMaker-241 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
End of nations! :la:
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RedeyeLatios Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yed I think this look like Mammoth Tank too.
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks awesome :D
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FluffyVulpine Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was thinking the same thing about its vague resemblance to the mammoth tank, but after playing countless hours of world of tanks I can only theorize its a tank destroyer but more of a base defender because of its low profile and heavy frontal armor. Having 2 main guns for higher rate of fire and the flak turret for anti air and infantry. Very nice design, while cutting edge its a possible look a like for a future real tank. love it
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Deilwyna Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
this reminds me so much of the C&C unit Mammoth Tank, perhaps you got the inspiration for this from there?
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Slayte1 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought I wanted a car when I got older but now I want this >:)
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Sovietfuturistic Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
OMG! this is greatest tank!

I love it.
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Willembrettano Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
nice, signed up for beta!
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LordCastigator Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Dual main cannons, possible AA gun, not too big but not too small, I like it. Defiantly a threat to the enemy...
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DarthGoldstar710 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Awesome tank! :D
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SapphireFyr Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
This is extremely awesome, haha. xD
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TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
MY GOD! NOW THAT IS A TANK!
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DakartaSoladon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Amazing!
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inlocoparentis Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I think that is perhaps one of the most functional pieces of fantasy armor that I've seen. I'm truly impressed!

Nice use of sloping the front armor plating for maximum effect.
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
now that's a cool concept!!
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father12345 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
It actually reminds me more of M1 abrams (the real tank) and maybe it's me but damn I wanna play Battlefield 3 now :)
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someguysname Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome. ^w^ Nice job! I only have one question, why does the quad-turret look like it's only capable of aiming in one direction? It looks hard mounted onto the main turret with no means of turning to face other opponents. Just thought I'd point that out.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, originally the quad MG was going to be able to separately controlled, but this wasn't done for technical reasons, ultimately. A style revision was also done on the unit to emphasize the size of the main battery, and this led to the gun enclosure projecting above the roof of the turret. Naturally, this limited the real-world firing arc to the right side of the vehicle, but was deemed a good look for what we were doing. RTS unit design, like miniatures, involves a certain amount of caricature it seems like.
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someguysname Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is still very doable by real world standards, all you need is something to allow for free turning, not machine-aided turning. If the turret can be turned by a human being then turret rotation can still be done. I'm just not sure game mechanics could handle it though.
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ddc-Cl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Photographer
:iconinglipplz: is similar to mammoth tank of tiberium war
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