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

www.endofnations.com
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LurkingDaemon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
As many have mentioned: A dead-ringer for the GDI Disruptor Tank from Command and Conquer: Tiberium Sun, and the Firestorm expansion.

That said it's an impressive design, although I've always felt that large a reflector would make for a very big target (and highly fragile weapon).
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MichalKus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
what is the tiberain sun disruptor doing in end of nations? :P
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olafanderson Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Why does this look identical to the one in Tiberian Sun?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not to be mysterious, but I really can't talk about it due to my NDA.
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olafanderson Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Mkay, but that game did have something nearly identical. Was one of the best ground units because it damaged everything within the beam path.
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blacklion68 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Interesting concept for a tank. I think the US army is working on a RL version of this right now, using a microwave transmitter on top of a humvee. Can you say stick a fork in you?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah, I looked at those, even if this design doesn't much show it. :)
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It is nice to see a beam tank that actually has a parabolic reflector to focus the laser. :) A powerful laser could melt enemy soldiers- I would not want to be on the wrong side of this tank. Nice concept tank!!
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TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
"We watched as the Helios Tanks positioned their reflectors towards the Pan-Asian tanks and emplacements along the skyline. As the only slightly-visible beams made contact with their targets, we saw tiny fires, and occasional bright flashes, followed by billowing smoke. 'Fuck,' cried one of the men looking through his optical scope, 'I have never seen such hell in my life!' I asked to see his sniper rifle, he obliged, obviously shaken. I peered down the scope and felt slightly nauseous. I saw human forms, half incinerated, frantically running about in some sort of vain attempt to survive, to stop their bodies from being consumed by lasers- I saw burning tanks, collapsing buildings... I nearly vomited. In twelve years of hellish war, I had killed and nearly been killed- but for the first time, the horrors of war turned my stomach. I saw a PAC Gunship, a Type-9 Doragon attempt to attack us- it was half incinerated when a Helios merely turned its weapons array to the sky."
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Hrwolf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like the Mirage Tank from Command and Conquer :3
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carlodagunz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AKA THE DISRUPTER!!!!
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
A disruptive influence. Petroglyph's core design team is full of old Westwood guys, so yeah there's the odd shoutout. ;)
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carlodagunz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Long live Westwood, death to EA's ruination of my favorite games!
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!
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marcinciszewicz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
I'm not the first person to point out the obvious GDI roots of this thing, but I still think it has been beautifully executed. Must be a real bitch to maintain though. :D
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, one of the designers wanted exactly that unit again. I just did my best to update it. (Petroglyph is made of ex-Westwood people, but you probably knew that...)
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist
end of nations, huh? sound pretty cool. this unit is also cool. good job!
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AnAspieInPoland Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks very much like a GDI Disruptor from 'C&C: Tiberian Sun' (ingame cutscene: [link])
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Gnougnou Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thought exactly the same at first sight.
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Daandric Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I heard that some people from Westwood are working on it.
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AnAspieInPoland Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On the game where this 'Helios' is from? Then it might explain the similarities.
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Daandric Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Yep. That's one of the reasons why it attracts to much attention from the very start of development.
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AnAspieInPoland Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder if they make it possible for it to shoot down aircrafts- cause, from certain point of view, the disruptor should be able to do that.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yep. :)
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