After the first hiccup, Susan does fine in taking the tank for a few circuits around your house. The treads leave huge gouges in the earth, but it wasn't like the land around your place wasn't already covered in them."Not bad," you say into the intercom."Thanks, but I'm not good either. This is only my first time. That Michael Weiss guy, back at the bar? He's a hell of a veteran. Rumor has it that he was the driver in the Rex Immortalis, but if anyone asks, he denies it. In any case, he's still one hell of a good driver."Rex Immortalis, huh? You can't remember well, but you think that might be the name of your father's tank. You keep that to yourself, though."Having fun?" you ask Susan."Yeah, this is great. Driving around a forty ton war machine.""I'm still waiting to fire the gun," says Sarah, turning to give you a pointed look from her seat in front of you.>Let's head straight to the demo job>Let's go get Erich first>Ask more about the Rex Immortalis
>>35946941>Let's go get Erich first>Ask more about the Rex ImmortalisMight want to put a link to the archive and twatter upNow I can't wait for us to get a second tank so we can hire Mike
>>35946941Oh, forgot.Twitter:https://twitter.com/SaSentinelsArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tank+Hunters+QuestCrew sheet:http://pastebin.com/s1A9E2dr
>>35946941>>Let's go get Erich first>>Ask more about the Rex ImmortalisIntel grabbin time!Achtung! Panzeren!
>>35946941>>Let's go get Erich first
>>35946941>>Let's go get Erich first'ere we go
Oh shit! Sentinal's running a tank quest.I'm in. Lemme just hit the archives!
>>35946941>Let's go get Erich first>Ask more about the Rex ImmortaliJust to prevent more tanksperging, we're driving a Leopard 1A3. Sentinel confirmed that last time at the end.
"We'll get to it in a minute, Sarah," you say. She huffs but turns back to her console. "So, the Rex Immortalis. I've heard the name before, but what is it?""You really don't know?" Susan asks."Not a clue," you reply."Neither," says Sarah."Right, well. In practical terms, the Rex Immortalis is meant to be the last surviving M1A2 Abrams in Europa, or at least the title given to what is thought to be the last surviving M1A2 in Europa. Those things are rare, very rare. Such that the last time anyone saw a hint of one was during the last war with Russia, six years ago. I mean, there's always rumours that the Rex Immortalis is still out there, but that was the last time it was confirmed."They say that the Rex Immortalis came back to life to fight for all good Europans and stop the Russian hordes from taking over the world. They say that the one tank stopped an entire Russian Army just outside of Bonn, then turned them back and drove them all the way back to Moscow, before disappearing again."Stories like this pop up throughout history as legends. The last time the Rex Immortalis appeared, before Bonn, was when Balkania invaded from the south thirty years ago, and before that, when the Mongolian hordes nearly overwhelmed Ukraine."It's the same thing every time. A great enemy seeks to conquer the known world, and the Immortal King of all tanks appears and drives them back from whence they came."Honestly? I don't know if it's bullshit or not. It could be, but you're never so sure. Stories say that the crew for the last time Rex Immortalis appeared came from here, in Fulda. And Michael Weiss was the driver. You never know."1/2
>>35947426>Rex Immortalis>Last surviving M1A2 Abrams in Europa>Rex>REXI'm snickering for some reason
>>35947426We are so getting him to drive for us when we expand
>>35947426> the last surviving M1A2 Abrams in Europaand you all voted for a medium. Not criticizing, Leopard 1's a very good tank, its just... an Abrams, man, an Abrams!>>35947458it's either a 40k shoutout given the Latin name, or a Metal Gear REX reference,
"That's one hell of a story," you say. If your father really was the commander of the Rex Immortalis, this would explain why he disappeared six years ago. "Anyways, guys, let's grab our loader then go to that job.">Take the tank to town>Use the jeep
>>35947495Oh sorry man, I was thinking of Rex Bishop but he's from a different branch so meh.>>35947550>Take the tank to townLook at my tank, my tank is amazing...
>>35947495You don't really think I'd give you a Gen 3 tank as a starter, would you?Seeing as it's in the past, you guys want the starter list?
>>35947550>>Take the tank to townTAAANK
>>35947550>Take the tank to townas long as we have plenty of fuel and its cheap enough
>>35947495There was no way we were going to get a 3rd gen MBT immediately, so stop being stupid about it, we can think about getting one of those monsters waaaaay in the future.>>35947618>Seeing as it's in the past, you guys want the starter list?Sure
>>35947618Show us so that we may weep for what we have lost .
>>35947495>and you all voted for a medium. Not criticizing, Leopard 1's a very good tank, its just... an Abrams, man, an Abrams!And you keep being a annoying namefag who thinks we would be handed the latest and greatest of tanks at the very beginning of the quest.
>>35947618Starter tanks:Medium class:M60 PattonT-55Panzer 58Centurion Mk. 3Leopard 1Light class:AMX-13M41 Walker BulldogSK 105PT-76Strv 74Heavy class:M103ConquerorIS-10
>>35947550>Take the tank to town>>35947618Sorta, depending on the difficulties with maintenance, people gunning for us on Rep. I'd be fine with just a M1A1 Abrams.as for the list, Eh, sure, why not.>>35947657I never specified which version of Abrams. Yes, I know we'd be getting a earlier version. I'm not stupid, just sleep deprived.>>35947689Did I say I wanted a M1A3? No, just any Abrams would be fine by me.
>>35947730>Yes, I know we'd be getting a earlier version.No we wouldn't, and the M1A1 is still a Gen 3 when we are starting at Gen 1, we've got 4 decades of tanks to progress through so stop thinking you'll be handed the best there is on a silver platter and shut up about it.
>>35947730>Yes, I know we'd be getting a earlier version. I'm not stupid, just sleep deprived.Oh jesus christ shut up already.
>>35947720>M103given the apocalypse here hit in the 70s-80s, I'd be fine with that. you all want mobility, I'm not judging. >>35947758point made anon, now let's all be chill and enjoy the tanks.
>>35947799>given the apocalypse here hit in the 70s-80sYou're still spouting this as fact when we've not yet seen otherwise, stop trying to backseat QM
>>35947720>Panzer 58Thank god we avoided that mess
>>35947887I'm a bit upset we didn't end up in any of the pip pip tanks. I'd have been happy with any of them.
>>35947817you've got a better idea of the in-game date? I'd love to hear it.
>>35947926Year 0, Day 1, RQT (relevant quest time)
>>35947926The year's about 270 PW (Post-War)
>>35947967In the Grim Dark future of 270 there is only TANKS!
>>35947926We don't fucking know, so stop trying to spout bullshit as gospel and fact when we don't know the details of the apocalypse
>>35947939Ok, I'm rolling with it. >>35947967aaand still keeping the connection to actual history ambiguous. Like I said, I'll roll with that.
>>35948027>>35947939that could be kind of the start of our logbook and adventures, a reference point for us and how much time has passed>>35947967and that can be the in universe time to hold the lore together and give perspective on lore matters
Just curious OP, are you the anon from the TANK KNIGHTS thread?Can we also have Saladin-equivalent of rex immortalis? Saudi Arabia and Indonesia has Leopard 2A7, 2A4 EVO and that Austrian Leo
>>35948110>that could be kind of the start of our logbook and adventures, a reference point for us and how much time has passedI like.Sentinal ,can we do this?
>>35948110sounds good, I'm getting a doc saved up.
>>35948178you imply those countries might still exist after the apocalypse when we know little to nothing about it
>>35948235At first I thought you were hating on the name fag.. now I just think you're a dick.
>>35948235No thats not what I am trying to sayWhat I am trying to say is, its good to give a Rival to Abrams, and why not Leopard? since it has actual population in the East (including Singapore, mind you)But I digress, I am just wildly speculating about 4th gen MBT legends in the Tank Hunter Universe
>>35948325I'm sure there are a couple 3rd and 4th gen monsters still around, but yeah, like you said its all just speculation, and speculation about things we're not likely to encounter for a long time.Bringing things back closer to where we are currently, what kind of tanks do you think we're likely to face off against in our Leo 1A3?
>>35948384Not that guy... Maybe t-62's?
>>35948384T-62s? 64 and especially 64 BM is too tough for 105 mmWestern tanks would be AMX thingy that has Nitrogen ejection mechanism, Centurion, and maybe Chieftain
>>35948384This early, maybe late Cold war light tanks or something...
>>35948404I feel sorry for anyone we come up against whose stuck in one of those coffins, terrible tanks that were so bad the Soviets didn't even try to export them.
>>35948384well, I'm not much of an expert on tanks, unlike some of you fine anons, so I'd mainly be looking at the starter list our kind GM posted. outside that, I'm saying nothing.
>>35948452Wasnt 62's an export version of 64?
>>35948477Nope, completely unrelated to the -64, was intended as a replacement for the -55 but was worse than even -54's because they went cheap on it.
>>35948470Well unless we come up against those heavies, our L7 should be able to handle anything on that list if we get the drop on them.>>35948477Nah, they were unrelated, the T-64 was so good they didn't export it and gave everyone T-72's, the T-64 was essentially a T-72 done right, but expensively, the 72 was much cheaper
>>35948505What I get from Soviet tank doctrine is a mass of near useless MBT (55,62,72) with elite MBT to exploit cracks in NATO's MBT line (54,64,80)Post Soviet-they use NATO doctrine (T-90 Series with the latest T90V)
"Susan, let's take the tank down to town.""You sure? I don't want to smash anything up.""We'll be fine," you say. "Just take it slow. It'll be good practice.""Alright," she replies.She takes the Leo out onto the dirt road leading to town. You and Sarah unbutton in the turret. A farmer in a tractor is driving along, and you turn off the road to give him room. He beeps at you and waves, and you wave back.It's the same all the way into town, with people waving. One old man yells up to you "You look just like your father did!"You stop in the middle of town, gathering a crowd. People start throwing questions at you about the tank and you do your best to answer them."Where'd you find her?" "In the tank graveyards.""What's her name?" "Fury, like the Goddess.""What's your merc name?""We're the Edelweiss Brigade.""You taking jobs right now?"You pause at that one.>Tell everyone you're busy and then go get Erich>Send one of the girls to get Erich, see about this job opportunity
>>35948564>>Send one of the girls to get Erich, see about this job opportunityMONEY MONEY MONEY
>>35948505>>35948533Okay, bit confused since 55 and 62 is kinda similiarI know that 64 is a damn good MBT that even Cambodia and Indonesia is considering procuring it if they cant get the good Post-Soviet MBTs
>>35948564>Send one of the girls to get Erich, see about this job opportunitysay we're going on a job now but will consider it
>>35948564>>Send one of the girls to get Erich, see about this job opportunity
>>35948564>Send one of the girls to get Erich, see about this job opportunity
>>35948556Well the later variants of the 55 usurped the 54 and made it obsolete, but they don't export those, the 55 became their go to numerous decent quality MBT, with the 72 being a cheap big gun and the 64 being the best they had, the T-80 was an attempt to modernise the 64 yet keep its price down when they shut most of their factories down, and the T-90 is an expansion to simplify it and export it
>>35948564Seconding the Seconding >>35948624does that make it four votes?
>>35948178No idea what that is>>35948182You guys can keep track if you want. Right now it's about midday in game and still the same day
>>35948655nah, just three.
>>35948759I was hoping for Second to the power of Second but Math has let me down again.
Guise guise guiseImportant questionHow shall we paint our tonk?
>>35948985Hello Kitty ItashaIt secretely wants to be Type-90
>>35949001Holy Roman Empire colors.
>>35948985it depends on the area it should be repainted when we go to different areas camo is good
>>35948985Like her soul-brother. Isara never forget.>>35949027And I thought you would go the Hippo Team route man.
>>35948985We put Susan on the side.
>>35949049I was like wait isnt that type-61 and then I was filename
>>35949068Because the Type 61 is Loev, even in Gallia man!
>>35949049I second the Edelweiss paint. we can apply >>35949033 area camo over it.
>>35949001TYPE-10Sorry, China and Japan is close
>>35948985I say we use AADPC, the Australian 3 tone plains camo, or the traditional German 3 tone Gree/Black/Brown camopic related is a simple AADPC scheme
"Hey, can one of you girls go and get Erich?" you ask. Sarah volunteers, and Susan stays in her position. Sarah climbs down from the tank and runs off in the direction of the New York.You turn back to the guy who asked you about a job. He's balding, with a large mustache and what appears to be some old and faded cammies. "You said something about a job?""You're James' kid, right? Robert Bradley?""Yeah."The man gestures you closer. "You wanna know what happened to your father?""Go on," you say."If you do, meet me at the New York at sundown."The man looks around, puts on a hat and starts walking. You watch after him."Who was that?" Susan asks.>Tell her>It was no one
>>35949157>Tell her>Dad's... ol pal, I think
>>35949157>>35949172This>>35949049no please, that scheme looks good in an anime game, but terrible in the real world>>35949140yeah I'll go with those>>35949108that doesn't work at all...
>>35949157> Its him
>>35949184Fuck yeahI'm hoping we can upgrade our 1A3 to a AS1+ super leopard, those things were fun to work with and much quieter than the M1A1 AIM SA's we've got now.
>>35949140>sees >>35949184well, QM approves, guess we've got it.>>35949200we must have different ideas of what 'area cover' means. whatever, Aus/Deutch pattern it is.
I wonder how expensive reactive armor is in this quest.
Alas, I have to be up early tomorrow. I'll catch up over breakfast.Good luck, tankers.Thanks for running Sentinal. Is there a particular day for this quest?
>>35949354Reactive needs to be replaced every time, I say we should stick with chobum
>>35949389Well we kind of need to get that first...We're stuck using traditional RHA for now
>>35949389>>35949416This is gonna be a problem in the future is it? In addition to payouts and fees, we'll have to budget our resources for fuel, ammo, engine maintenance and armor.
>>35949445I imagine those costs will get rolled into maintenance upkeep
>>35949474Still, if we're going to stick with our dear Leo for the time being, we'd need to see what prices we're dealing with.I wonder if haggling for parts and ammo works.
I run it whenever I can/whenever I have writing motivationalso writing
>>35949220AS1? you mean 1A6?>>35949416We will get composite if the QM allow us, Leo 1 has such upgrades. But they need better engine first to keep the power to weight ratio, like Canadian C2
Some more AADPC pics>>35949536>AS1? you mean 1A6?Nah, Australia originally had 90-100 Leopard 1A3's and upgraded them to the AS1 and later the AS1+ variants, local made modifications
>>35949501> Not just "acquiring" parts
>>35949576Ah now it made sense, of course its quieter than Abrams, they are using turbine>>35949474I hope so, I hate micro management in quest to be honest, but I am not forcing anyone
>>35949576so what's the difference between the 1A3 and the AS1? or the 1A4 and the AS1+? what local modifications?
>>35949576Heres a well used M1A1 AIM in AADPC, in the background you can see a Leo AS1 that's been dressed up as an OPFOR tank and 'knocked out'
>>35949612>"acquiring"Haha, I like the cut of your jib my friend.
>>35949655From the pic, I am guessing extra Slat armor, toolboxes, maybe laser rangefinder and upgraded FCS? the turret looked big
>>35949612>>35949686LOOT AND SHOOT AND SHOOT AND LOOT!LOOT AND SHOOT AND SHOOT AND LOOT!>>35949688ok, thanks. Wikipedia wan't being very helpful.
>>35949708But wait a minute, is that even legal though? I mean, it's post-apoc and all, but the overseers of tank hunters might not approve of that...
>>35949655pretty much what >>35949688 said, a slightly more modern version of the british L7 when we got them and upgraded FCS, and stowage boxes on the exteriorthe AS1+ program was about modernising them with new composite armor add-ons, a new powerpack, a 3rd gen FCS hunter killer sytem replacing the aging FCS installed when they were first made and improvements to the interior in ammo stowage and crew comfortin the end the army decided to get the M1A1 AIM from the americans to replace the aging leopard fleet instead of modernizing them we managed to get the M1's for a fucking bargain
>>35949763Its not stealing, they are just gifting it to us
>>35949794where did I save that blood Raven...
>>35949763Freebooting would probably be illegal. Usually nobody gives a shit about dead bandits, so just take whatever you want from them
>>35949794pfthahahahanow I want to paint the bloody magpies chapter iconography on our tank
"Some guy, I think he was a friend of my father's.""Your father?""My father went missing six years ago in the war, and that man said he might know something about it.""Ah, I see."You spot Sarah coming back to the tank, Erich in tow."I got our loader, sah!" she says, saluting you. You nod back.Erich isn't looking so hot. "Do you really need me for this? You can load it yourself, right?" You can smell the alcohol on him from here.>What do?
>>35949813Speaking of, shouldn't we also have a team logo or something?
Sorry for slow and short, had to do stuff
>>35949845"The work will help you sober up, just don't drop my rounds"
>>35949813>>35949855yes, that for team logo.>>35949794FOUND IT!
>>35949845"You look like shit"
>>35949845Oh, I think I heard they'll paying EXTRA for this gig...
>>35949845Yes Eric, As a matter of fact I am certain that I do , now please get in>>35949855My money still on Hello Kitty
>>35949845seconding >>35949873>>35949813>>35949855you ask for logo, I get you logo.
>>35949911>My money still on Hello KittyNo please, just no
Speaking of AADPChttp://i.imgur.com/gB62wGv.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/fHxeS14.pngI think I fucked it though, since I didn't use a reference or anything when doing these
>>35949940Ohh, I like the second one.
>>35949940>http://i.imgur.com/fHxeS14.pngturret has a shot-trap, but the color's fine.
Writing>>35949983>shot trapyou know that shit ain't relevant in the modern day right
Of course you start running when I need to fall to sleep.Oh well, do good work, anons. Give 'em a burst of coax for me.
>>35949940the 'spots' are a little too small and reoccurringthe 'spots' in AADPC are rather large and a bit more spread out so there is less 'noise'
>>35949983Shot traps ceased becoming a problem in the mid 1950's with the advent of modern ammunition, HEAT and APFSDS rounds don't 'bounce' when they hit a shot trap, they shatter or dig in and penetrate.
>>35949998Glad to see you know your shit.
>>35949998apparently not. I'll shut up until there's voting to be done.
>>35950004I should probably fix it up.One day.
>>35950028Thanks you kind anon. I now know a little more about tanks. one day I may yet post something on modern tanks that's not totally wrong.
>>35949940I tought it was 2A5
"You look like shit," you tell him."Funny, I don't feel like it."You sigh. "Hop in, the work will sober you up."It takes him a few tries and some help to climb up into the turret. You tell Susan the address and she starts rolling.You duck back into the hatch to see how Eirch is doing. "You think you can lift that?" you ask him. "Not while we're moving around like this," he says, wobbling in the turret. You grab his helmet and give it to him, and he puts it on.The farm house is a ways out of town, and a man is waiting for you outside. You step out of the hatch and hop down to talk to him."'eard you comin' a mile away, son. Knew it was someone comin' to do the demo job. This your tank?""Yeah, this is ours. Which building are we knocking down?"He points out a short brick hut sitting out in the plains. "That wun. It's a ruin, been sittin' out there since befo' ah was born. Finally got permission ta expand me paddocks out that way, so ah wanna clear em up.">You know, for something like that, you could take a sledgehammer to it?>What're you paying?>That's it? Sorry, but this isn't worth the cost>Other
>>35950093's actually something I came up with myself. Based it on a stingray, did the stats, had a guy do the lineart, then I camo'd it up.
>>35950218>What're you paying?
>>35950218>What're you paying?if he's a cheapskate, fire a few rounds then just run the thing over. if he's asking a fair price, get some shooting practice in.
>>35950218>>What're you paying?This guy's one hell of an explosives fan, is he?
>>35950069The sloped armor is for adding more protection layers with as minimal materials as possible instead of deflecting bullets, IIRCthats why top-attack munitions or Airstrike is devastating to even the Heaviest of MBT, since there are less sloped angle from top, and generally lack of protection on those sides
"What're you paying for it?""Ah'll reimburse ya fo' all the rounds you fire. Oy, you're James Bradley's kid, right? Fo' tha', ah'll throw in a thousand as well.""Seriously?""'s tha least I could do for ya. Ya father's a damn legend."You've got forty rounds of AP, ten rounds HE, and five HEAT.Take the job?>Sure>Nah
>>35950400>>Sure.Use AP only, we can afford to use some of it.
>>35950361Sloped armor allows for more protection for a given plate. Pythagorean theorem.However, that takes up space. One might argue that the space used might be better served with full blocks of armor, thus making sloped armor unnecessary.What makes top attack munitions so dangerous is that the top of the tank isn't as heavily armored as the front or sides. That's it.
>>35950400>SureAlso we could ram it if possible.
Fuck yeah a new tank quest! Time to get on board.
>>35950400>Sure>Why waste ammo? Just smash the corners with the front of the tank.
>>35950361*finishes taking notes* Please Professor Anon, do continue. I really want to learn this stuff!>>35950400I have no idea what the economy is so>sure
>>35950361Thing's only armoured up to 30mm autocannons on the front. It's a light tank. Fire support and recon.
>>35950400>SureWe need the practice
>>35950417Nah, we can use a couple AP rounds to sight in, then use a HE round to finish the job seeing as this guy is paying
>>35950447>>Why waste ammo?Because the kind man is paying for it, and we need to see how our crew works and get Sarah sighted in
>>35950447He's reimbursing us for rounds we use AND paying us 1k on top of that.I say we give this man the tank demolition services he wants.
>>35950451Scholar and Gentleman, I'm gonna link you to a youtube channel of a guy who plays a lot of Steel Beasts and is pretty good at it. I suggest you watch some of his videos, you'll learn the basics pretty quickly.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuLY1MgDBCo&list=UUd_tvPkRQOVFmfnUjPmeegA
>>35950488No, you can't. Different rounds have different ballistics. For example, an AP round is going to have a much flatter trajectory than a HEAT round. They won't zero to the same point
>>35950400>suregotta get that gunnery practiceDoes anyone else think that we should do some formal training sometime soon?
>>35950541I know that, but I meant to sight in the gun, to see if we need to rezero it, we've not yet fired it that we know of, and we've a new gunner on it, so we may as well use the cheaper rounds for practice, and then when she's ready, use a HE round to blow it up.The Sabca built FCS system has provisions for sighting the gun based on different ammo, it will adjust the ballistic computer as needed when we input that we're switching to HE>>35950562I don't think such formal training exists outside the legions, and we're way too small game for thatbest bet at getting training would be taking on some bandits and protecting conveys from them
>>35950528Verstandin, Professor, I will have review the material by next class!
>>35950584Of course we wouldn't have much in the way of tactical training available. I meant more of making our crew more professional. A ragtag crew may be fun in outside the tank but in an actual fight, we need professionalism to avoid panic and maintain operations.Not like this is going to matter anytime soon.
hang on, quick research break
>>35951077dang it, I gotta hit the sack too now. It's been fun Sentinel, see you next time.
What leo variant are we driving, again?
>>359511611A3, I think..
>>35951191yep>>35950685I imagine that will come with on the job experience as we become a tight-knit crew and work together
>>35951191>>35951221Thanks. Is there a listing of what all vision systems we and our gunner have?
Can we modify our tank?
>>35951278I don't think we have the details for that yet though.
>>35951278not readily available sadly
>>35951292Later on when we get the parts and supplies, I am guessing.
"Alright, we'll take it." You pause before you go back to your tank. "You know you can just take a sledgehammer to it, right?"The farmer grins. "Ya know ah jus' wanna'd see a tank blow it up. Bit of a guilty pleasure o' mine.""Nothing wrong with that," you tell him. "Alright, we'll get it done. You just sit back and watch the show."You climb back onto the tank and hop down into the turret. "Alright, we're gonna treat this as a drill, get a bit of practice in, learn the ropes. Susan, take us up that hill to the north-east, we can get a good firing position there.""Roger.""Erich, load up a round of AP.""Uhhh..." he says."They're the one with the blue bands around them.""Got it," he says, hefting up an AP round. He lines it up with the breech then shoves it in, pulling his hand back as the breech closes over the round."Careful," you say. "Don't get your hand taken off." Erich just nods and looks pale. "Might also want to let Sarah know the gun is loaded," you tell him."Loaded," Erich says.The tank rolls to a stop on the hill. "That's good, Susan. Sarah, want to line up the the gun? You remember how to do that?""I got it," Sarah says. The turret starts rotating towards the house, and you guide Sarah onto it using your own sights."Alright, you're on target. Fire at will."Sarah pauses for a moment, making final adjustments. "Just like firing a rifle, 'cept this one is huge. Firing!"With a boom, the gun fires. You wait for the smoke to clear and catch the round arcing through your target. It sails through the roof, demolishing the beams and causing it to collapse inwards. The house is still standing."Erich, load another AP round!"Erich grunts and loads another round. "Loaded!"You do this ten more times, taking chunks out of the building bit by bit. The roof has caved in, and though you tried, the chimney is still standing.>Keep practicing>Finish it up, load HE
>>35951333>>Finish it up, load HEDEMOLITION DERBY TIME
>>35951333>OtherRotate turret to 6 o'clock, RAM THAT BITCH
>>35951333>Finish it up, load HEI thought Erich was a veteran loader and knew what he was doing?
>>35951395He's too drunk to focus
>>35951299>>35951300Too bad. I'm not sure how good the night vision on our tank is, or if we even have it. Either way, if we could get the fire control system of the a5 variant, this tank could seriously compete with almost anything we encounter.
>>35951395Guy got fired from a moving and freight company here he did heavy lifting
>>35951415ah I must be remembering it wrong
>>35951333>Finish it up, load HE
>>35951278Thing's a 1A3, so according to wiki and the research I just did, it's mostly got optical sights and a white light/infrared night sight. Not good but not bad either.Never been in a tank but it's got a basic FCS too? Dunno how good that is though
>>35951413It would be later, if ever. Gotta climb dat ladder, yo.
>>35951466Mediocre is better than none, that's a serious advantage against anything that lacks night vision.I wonder if it would be better for us to run escort missions at night, since most bandits probably don't have much in the way of night vision.
>>35951472I wonder if we could get away with running the entire campaign in just our leo, going for upgrades to the tank instead of more tanks. I mean, as the variants rolled along, the tank got hand-me-downs from the leopard 2, up to and including the 120mm on the 1A6,
>>35951558Sadly, most would prefer to jump tank as soon as we can afford a higher-tier one, so the chances of the quest finishing in the same tank are slim.
>>35951466the commander had an independent sight for himself, the 1A3A1 upgrade added night sights for standard observation, the 1A3A2 added better radiosan upgrade that several governments opted for for their 1A3's was the fitting of the EMES 12 FCS system, and upgrade over its original FCS, the EMES 12 became standardized on the 1A4, and with the 1A4 upgrade the commander also got his own independent night sight
>>35951558Nope, the hull and turret were at a dead end up the time the 1A5 and 1A6 modernization programs rolled out, they were obsolete by then>>35951584I'm all for upgrading our Leo to a C1 or AS1+ variant eventually, but that's as good as it can get, which brings it firmly into gen 2 MBTs
>>35951620In any case, I hope Fury doesn't get sold. She doesn't deserve that.
>>35951585>the 1A3A1 upgrade added night sights for standard observationBy this I mean an integrated nightvisio, not reliant on the white light/infrared system, which it still had
>>35951585Opticsfag from before, I think that this tank is going to benefit immensely the more we eventually sink into vision systems.
>>35951632We can hand her down to the next crew we recruit when we get a better tank, and keep her on the company as a training vehicle in the futuregotta remember our humble beginnings>>35951642those vision systems come with the latter variants, culminating in the 1A5 refit which was a modernization of the german armies Leopard 1A2's which they had 2000 of, it included the new spaced armor turret and a vastly improved FCS
>>35951665>>35951642I'm not well-versed in armor, so can anyone clarify if the Leo1 can have part-sharing with other NATO AFVs?
>>35951677nope, they all use their own parts, although with the leopards widespread service and adoption, there were and still are plenty of parts around
>>35951620Yeah, as much as I want to see the tank converted to an A6, the lack of armor is going to be awful once we start fighting well-equipped enemies.I still believe in the A6's viability if our main tanks get knocked out, if only for the gun, vision, and mobility.Is the mobility on the Leopard better than current-gen MBTs?
>>35951706>>35951704Darn. So much for a Chieftain-Leopard mashup.
>>35951705>Is the mobility on the Leopard better than current-gen MBTs?not reallyand the lack of armor is already a problem, the leo was always very thin skinned
>>35951744Didn't figure so. Looks like A3A1 shooting for A4 will be the most efficient path to take with this tank.
>>35951705>Is the mobility on the Leopard better than current-gen MBTs?It's slower
>>35951761well we could go for the A3A3 upgrade, which added the night sight and the improved radios, but thats going to cost more, which would be better spent towards the A4 upgrade and then the A5 would be as far as feasible before getting another tonk
"Alright, we've had enough fun. Erich, load HE!"Erich pulls up the round and shoves it in. "Loaded!""Fire when ready.""Adjusting," says Sarah. All told, she's been doing pretty well. There's only been one miss so far, and that was you trying to get a hit on the chimney, which was a longshot even for an experienced tanker."Firing," she says. The gun thunders, and it's a perfect shot, the round sailing through an open window and exploding inside the house, blowing all its walls out and sending bricks flying.You get Susan to drive back to the farmer's house. The farmer's waiting for you as you hop down from the tank."Enjoy the show?" You ask."Tha' ah did, tha' ah did. Thank ya very much young Robert, fah givin' this ol' man a show like that. Now, how much I be payin' ya fah ya services?"You do some mental calculations. "It's about a hundred and fifteen all up for the rounds, plus the thousand as payment for coming out here. So that'll be a thousand, one hundred and fifteen marks.""Righto, son. Ah'll just be gettin' tha money, give me a mo' wouldya?"You wait patiently for the farmer to go back into the house. He comes back with a handful of cash that he gives to you. You count it all up and it's good."Thank you very much, sir. The job was fun.""No son, ah be thankin' ya. One 'elluva show."You climb back into your seat and wave at the man as you drive off.>1/2 doing the calculator shit
>>35951793That's gonna need a lotta grinding though.
Might I suggest we stay clear from anything 3rd or 4th gen until we find a workshop that can test and repair electronic components?Automatisation and superior systems are all fine and dandy, but only if we can keep 'em up to specs.
>>35951866Seconded.Speaking of, we don't have anyone in the crew who's versed in electronics, right?
>>35951866Actually, electronics maintenance will be a problem even for muh sturdy slavshit. We really need to find that electronics workshop pronto.
>>35951866yeah, though I imagine we won't get the opportunity to actually get a 3rd or 4th gen MBT without the capability of maintaining and caring for it
>1115 total>Susan's share: 223M>Erich's share: 167.25M>Remaining: 724.75M>Your current funds: 924.75>(You had 200 marks previously)What now?>Head back to the New York>Stop by the tank workshop
>>35951963>Stop by the tank workshopLet's see what those guys can do and have in stock.
>>35951963>>Stop by the tank workshop
>>35951963>Stop by the tank workshopTake your time, look around!
>>35951963>>Stop by the tank workshopsee what the prices are like, then we can head back and follow that lead on our dad
Putting together price list pastebins and shit
Um, so I've lost my price list and it'll take me another hour to rewrite it all, so I'm just going to timeskip to tonight when you meet that guy, ok?
>>35952520sounds good to mewe can go shopping later
>>35952520Fine by me boss.
>>35950425Its more economical with sloped armor because with an identical mass of slab, you get more protection using it for frontal glacisI agree re top attack
>>35952590You sacrifice crew comfort like that, which can impact crew performance
>>35951415SO THATS WHAT IT MEANS BY EXPERIENCED LOADERLOL
It's sun down, after you've split ways with your crew. They know where to go, and you've organised your next meeting to be the day after tomorrow. Now you're at the New York, ready to meet the mysterious man you met earlier.He walks in, recognisable by his faded camouflage uniform and distinctive mustache. He sidles into the booth you're sitting at (the one you saw Michael Weiss was sitting in this morning)."So, you're Robert Bradley, then. I knew your father. He was a great man. He used to talk a lot about you, his precious son.""What's your relation to him, exactly?" you ask."I was his gunner when we crewed the Rex Immortalis."Well, that's something.>So my father commanded the most legendary tank in recent history?>I guess you know Michael Weiss?>What, exactly, do you want with me?>Other
>>35952634>I guess you know Michael Weiss?>What, exactly, do you want with me?>Other>What do you mean by 'knew'?>>35952619only if you infringe on the interior, and the leopard, despite being rather small for a tank, is still damn big, big enough for sloped armor and plenty of room inside
>>35952634>>So my father commanded the most legendary tank in recent history?>>I guess you know Michael Weiss?>>What, exactly, do you want with me?SELECT ALL THE OPTIONS
we totally need to get dads crew together and under our command
>>35952619That it do, thats why Western MBT only sloped on the front a bit. Maybe we will see Tiger-like blocky tank dimension in the future
>>35952634Everything in succession
>>35952666We'd have to prove ourselves first, man.>>35952676>Tiger-like blocky tankBaneblade tanks ahoy
>>35952703Man now I'm getting flashbacks of 40k's stupidity when it comes to armor design, like the Land Raider, the most badass thing one treads, and it has 300mm of conventional rolled steel plate...
>>35952742SPACE STEEL mind you
>>35952748nope, not even the adamantium unobtanium shit they use, just 'steel armor'
So how does the area we're working in look? Is it lush verdant forests, rolling plains, burning deserts?
>>35952757Not even plasteel shits? holy fuck
>>35952786>>35952757>>35952742>Standard, rolled steelhow does that thing survive in Warhammer with ordinary steel??
>>35952807Evidently the Emperor wills it.
>>35952820>the Emperor wills itOh does he now?
>>35952836That is a magnificent photoshop.>>35952807>>35952820Also, don't get into the 40k > Real Life armour argument. It never ends well. 40k is never meant to be serious, let it lie. I say this as the proud owner of an Imperial Guard Armoured Company, including two baneblades.
>>35952836Well not really, the one thing Land Raiders are known for are dramatic last stands after breaking through the enemy hordes and getting surrounded
>>35952862Have another one then, from the Dark Flame Master's perspective.>>35952885Well that's saddening.
I need to watch Chuunibyou and Durarara S2 after I get out of Catachan
>>35952761If I remember correctly, its in the Rhineland, home of Koblenz
"I guess you know Michael Weiss?" you ask."Yep, he was our driver. Best damn driver in the 11th ACR, and he was ours. I'm Reese Herrman, by the way.""So, Reese, my father was your commander, then? He commanded on of, if not the most legendary tank in history, the Rex Immortalis?""That he did, Robert. He was one hell of a commander and he led us through hell in Russia.""So... why do you say you 'knew' my father. Is he...?"Reese takes a drag from a cigarette he lit moments ago, looking at your with baleful eyes. He sighs. "Sorry, Robert. For not telling you this sooner. Your father died in Russia."You always knew he was dead, but this was the first confirmation you ever got.Reese continues. "They finally took us down, in the heart of Moscow. They captured us, took us out. Me and Michael, we got imprisonment. James got execution." He takes another drag from his cigarette. "Not that it mattered. Having to be removed from your tank in the middle of Moscow, without protection... All of us got a pretty bad dose of rads. Our loader died long ago, and I'm on my last legs. Out of all of us, it seems like Michael'll be the only one to make it to old age. And he was the youngest too.""So," you begin. "There must be some reason you're here, right? What do you want with me?""I've been waiting for the day to tell you this, and it's finally arrived. Robert, I think you might be worthy to inherit the Rex Immortalis."- - - - - -And that's all for tonight. Something something twitter https://twitter.com/SaSentinelssomething something archiveshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tank+Hunters+QuestSomething something thanks for playing?And I'll have those pastebins ready by next thread!
>>35952965Oh fuck yes.Thanks for the thread Senti, loving it so far.Next thread when?
>>35952965WE ARE NOT WORTHY WE ARE NOT WORTHYThanks for the run man
>>35952987Friday at the earliest, prolly some time on the weekend.
>>35952987>Senti,Noyice me Senti!
>>35953004Cool, cya then.>>35952997Right now we ain't, but we will be eventually, we just gotta work our way there.
>>35952965I prefer Leopard 2A5 but thanks for runnin mate
>>35952961We're actually in the area around Fulda
>>35953029Nah man, just imagine our dad's legendary M1A2 rolling through apocalyptic europe, punching the russians in the face whereever appropriate (whenever we meet them)here's hoping it can be eventually upgraded to a SEPV2 or even the A3 upgrade
>>35953055So... Much... FREEDOM...
>>35953055Have they even come out with the A3 specs yet?
People, we must not forget the eventual end of our current tech tree will be this baby here.
>>35953110nope, though they have started building the factories for it and they've started retooling the factory for making engines, they stopped making engines for M1's a decade agobest estimates are solid physical development will begin in 2016-2017 with trials starting in 2018 for deployment by 2022but early guesses are a new turret, based on the old one but largely expanded on with better armor, improvements to the hull armor and the powerpack and perhaps development of a larger gun, though that's a pipedream carried over from the M1 CATTB's 140mm autoloaded beast
>>35953131>quad tracksN-no, it's worse>quint tracksMake it stop!
>>35953055> Implying it still works> Implying the tank we've had from the start won't surpass the M1A2 by the time we find it> Implying the real reward isn't a the perfect crew and the power of friendship. or something>>35953110Supposedly the Gas Turbine is being replaced with a Multifuel Diesel, an auxiliary generator, and the wiring replaced with fiber-optic
>>35953131That is the stupidest thing I've ever seen.And I had G.I Joe toys...>>35953146>> Implying the tank we've had from the start won't surpass the M1A2 by the time we find itThere's only so much you can do with a Leo 1, the canadians found that out with the C2
>>35953055But anon, I am a Leopard fanboy>>35953143140 mm worked?
>>35953144>>35953155>Not appreciating superior Zeon technologyNah I kid fellas.
>>35953177>140 mm worked?On the M1 CATTB it did, the Germans also tried it with the Leo 2, but both found it wasn't worth it, sure it was good, but it brought about other problems like longer barrels and different ammo stowage and all that.And the existing 120's are more than adequate.There's some rumors going around that the yanks will upgrade their L/44's to L/55's with the A3 program, which would be good, the rest of the worlds been using 55 calibre 120's for a while
>>35953207> but both found it wasn't worth it''Thats what I meanUpgrading to bigger cal? like L/66? or are they finally going to install coilgun on the barrel>tfw Tiberium wars