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Pamerian Main Battle Tank: 'Dunehild' by EumenesOfCardia Pamerian Main Battle Tank: 'Dunehild' by EumenesOfCardia
Hey everybody, sorry about the lack of updates but I got a new job which takes up 60 hours a week so I haven't had much time to do anything else. I'll try to post more (even if it's only WIPs).

Not to be confused with the 'Eithelfeld' Md.4 Rev.A Pamerian main battle tank, the heavier MBT used by Pameria.

Created to support the Pamerian military doctrine of defense and quality, the 'Dunehild' is designed for short, high-intensity combat where it fights the enemy from an entrenched or otherwise defensible position either in ambush or acting as the bulk work of the immense border with their enemy the ISSK. While it doesn't "outclass" tanks like the Eithelfeld, the Dunehild fills the MBT role in a reduced platform, even by normal MBT standards, while still maintaining battlefield effectiveness. This smaller design is achieved by separating the driver compartment, reducing the crew to 3 (the signals operator takes on a commander role as well), using a much smaller engine, and reducing the amount of ammunition stored by eliminating the 7.62mm coaxial- and pintle-mounted machine guns used in the 'Callistor'.
Although the 'Eithelfeld' was originally manufactured to be the successor of the aging 'Callistor' MBT, the project was 1 billion Lor over budget and 2 years behind schedule. The government decided to re-target the Eithelfeld as a smaller production "heavy MBT" (also partly due to the unit price tag and operational costs projected) and instead handed production of an entirely new MBT to another company, ALM Weapon Systems, who redesigned this smaller, more mass-producible model.
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Xadrik-Xu Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very Nice.
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kunraven Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I love your MBTs. Are you interested to help me develop a new modern war game. I need lots of MBTs

Illustration. Can you contact me on ravenworks2014@gmail.com.

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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
IMpressive.
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SomeNavySEALs Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I gotta ask, why is the frontal armor bolted/riveted? That's really old-school.
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EumenesOfCardia Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tank is facing 125mm shells. In order to prevent penetration those riveted panels contain plastic high explosive as reactionary defense. Normally, like in the T-80, this reactionary explosive tiling is protecting RHA or a similar type of solid metal armor and can just "stick out". However, due to the advanced military hardware of the Pamerians as well as the need to cut costs, they designed this tank small and light. That means the use of Ceramic composite armor without a lot of room for redundant structural rigging.

These explosive tiles don't "absorb" the impact but divert the energy along the longitudinal axis. In order to avoid creating bending stress in the ceramic tiling below, the bolts are designed such that in this event, it converts a majority of the bending stress into shearing stress which the armor can handle more easily. I haven't done the measurements required to determine the size or number of rivets needed (if any) but I felt that just having explosive reactionary armor flush against ceramic composite without some kind of "force-converter" was a bad idea.
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SomeNavySEALs Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I've never seen anyone use ERA inserts, I suppose it's a good way to keep size down... though it's still kinda concerning.
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EumenesOfCardia Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah its a not a very conventional idea but the ability to produce more tanks is always appealing :). It requires a great deal of technical expertise to design but the weight, and therefore cost goes down while still maintaining good defensive capabilities.
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SomeNavySEALs Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes the engineering can cost more than the materials :P
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it
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EumenesOfCardia Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, your work also :)
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