Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
August 24, 2013
Image Size
38.6 KB


5,726 (7 today)
95 (who?)
HT9A8 'Istrenyr' Main Battle Tank by SixthCircle HT9A8 'Istrenyr' Main Battle Tank by SixthCircle
A tank from the 5th Brigade the Guards Grenadiers of Horse, who operate a little further north of the capital area in Anemos Major in the Duchy of Fierei where the land is a lot more level with far fewer trees than the forested regions that lay to the south.

This is a First Production Standard vehicle - essentially, Block I.

Please leave comments, it's nice to know what people are thinking. :)


HT9A8 'Istrenyr' - First Standard (Block I) - Main Battle Tank

Numerical Designation: HT9A8/IOCY
Name: "Istrenyr" - "Lancer Wyvern"

Key Data:
Crew: 3 (Commander, Gunner, Driver)
Designer: Fierei-Oblastinei IECpl
Cost: TBA

- Hull: 8.1m
- Gun forwards: 11.3m
- Turret roof: 2.2m
- Incl. RWS: 2.7m
- Chassis: 1.6m
- Hull: 3.7m
- w/ SCSP skirts: 4.1m
- Base combat: 66,500t
- w/ SCP applique: 73,800t

Engine: MA.252/mod H2, 22L, electronically-controlled, liquid-cooled, hyperbar, 10 cylinder opposing piston EUI diesel engine
Power: 2,000hp (1,491kW, steady state)
Power/Weight ratio: 30.08hp/tonne
Transmission: FMA MHPT M.550 Semi-Automatic Transmission, epicyclic gearing, hydrokinetic torque conversion, 6 forward/2 reverse gears
Suspension: In-Arm Active Controlled Hydropneumatic
Wheels: 7 road wheels, rear drive (12-tooth sprocket), front idler with 6 return rollers

- Road: 74kph road speed (electronically governed)
- Reverse (road): 38kph
- Cross-country: 52kph
Operational Range: 490km (internal fuel, road)
Acceleration: 0 to 32kph in 4.8 seconds

Main Armament: 128mm SC12.4 55 calibre solid propellant smoothbore cannon, fitted with thermal sleeve and automatic compressed air fume extractor
- Ammunition: 42 rounds, 30 in two-bloc reloadable autoloader magazine (APFSDS/HEDP-MF/GLATGM/MRKE mix)
- Elevation: -9/+15 deg
- Elevation rate: 30 deg/sec
- Traverse: 360 deg
- Traverse rate: 45 deg/sec
Coaxial station (left): 12.7mm MG/H8A3 heavy machinegun (can be replaced by modular block compatible weapons)
- Ammunition: 2000 rounds (12.7x99mm, HEIAP/HEIAP-T mix)
Commander's weapon: 20mm M.30 Automatic Cannon on Powered Remote Weapons System (interchangeable with compatible armaments)
- Ammunition: 1000 rounds (20x120mm CTA, APFSDS-T)
- Elevation: -15/+60 deg
- Elevation rate: 40 deg/sec
- Traverse: 300 deg
- Traverse rate: 60 deg/sec
Additional: Mounting point for 1x commander-operated ultralight UAV
Fire Control: Aoede Digital Fire Control System

Armour: Mordens-3 Passive Protection Suite (Standard Combat Protection layout)
- Base: Multiple layer composite (multiple alloy-ceramic), IRHA/Type 7720 Ti-Al alloy base
- Forward Applique: Composite-tiles backed modular EERA array, TiB2/Ti-6Al-4V cover fronting
- Side Applique: 5-section IRHA skirts with mounted composite-tiles backed NERA
- Additional Armour: Top-mounted NERA and distruptive plating, further protection can be added as necessary
Passive Protection Systems: Castel Passive Protection Component
- Sensors: 4 module full-coverage coarse/fine laser detection/missile warning suite, five-unit distributed full-coverage thermal imaging system, secondary coarse thermal signature warning system, 8-faced distributed phased-array pulse doppler radar, acoustic detection sensor, cateye sensor
Active Protection Systems: Castel Active Protection Component
- Soft-kill: 2x E/MY.23 'Astal' Electro-Optical Interference Emitters (one unit on either side of turret), 2x E/MY.303 Independent Infra-Red Jamming units (on topside of turret, fully traversible)
- Hard-kill: 4x aimable MEFP launcher modules, 2x guided KE interceptor arrays (one unit on either side of turret)
NBC: Collective and overpressure protection, compartmentalised auxiliary systems, full vehicular climate control, mast-mounted environmental detector (biological/chemical agents and gamma radiation), EMP hardening
Fire: Pentafluoroethane, automatic (crew compartment), Halon 1301 extinguishing/foam fuel tank self-sealing suite (engine block)
Smoke: 2x 8-barrel, 2x 4-barrel 3-in (76mm) multiple role dischargers, one of each on each turret side, variable autocue, diesel injection into engine exhausts

Primary Gunnery Sight: Eletyr MYR-34 full-stabilisation gunnery sighting suite (Daytime Optical Channel (3x, 10x, 20x three-step optical magnification), 3CCD video daytime channel (default magnification of 3x and 10x with digital magnification up to 20x), 3rd generation staring FLIR (3x, 7.5x (WFOV) 15x, 25x, 50x (NFOV) five-step magnification)
- Laser rangefinder: Eye-safe pulsed CO2 laser
- Gunnery aids: Stabilised doppler LADAR, roof-mounted crosswind sensor, integral muzzle reference sensor
Commander's Independent Sight: Eletyr MYS-404 full-stabilisation independent sighting unit (Daytime Optical Channel (3x, 10x, 20x three-step optical magnification), 3rd generation staring FLIR (3x, 7.5x (WFOV), 15x, 25x (NFOV) four-step magnification)
- PWRS sensors: Daytime 3CCD Video Channel (3x, 10x magnification with digital magnification up to 25x, 2nd generation staring FLIR (3x, 10x, 15x three-step optical magnification with digital magnification up to 30x), eye-safe Nd:YAG laser rangefinder
Elevated Optronics Mast: Eletyr MYR-31 full-stabilisation 3rd generation staring FLIR (3x, 7.5x (WFOV) 15x, 25x, 50x (NFOV) five-step magnification)
Additional sensors/sights:
- Gunner: Auxiliary 8x telescope
- Commander: 5-unit distributed 3CCD vehicular periphery viewing array
- Driver: Observation block (three-block observation periscope to left, centre and right, passive IR-sight, 3CCD camera visuals at fore and aft)

Communications Management: SAIC Combat Networking Suite
Radio: CAGRE (Common Air-Ground Radio Environment) architecture multi-mode VHF/FM (30-150 MHz) radio, CAGRE compliant multi-mode ALE/ALE(3G) HF (1600-29999 kHz) command radio
Networking: Multi-mode UHF IPv4 compliant high capacity data radio, IEEE 802.11 standard ad-hoc E-WLAN, digital broadband connection capability
Battle Management: CombatNet Tactical Battle Networking Framework (WarNet integrated), IEEE L-Band IFF transponder, GPS receiver, IVIS datalink, POS/NAV capability
Protection: Proprietary compression/encryption, dynamic malware protection, EMP hardening (boron carbide shielding, computer hardening (SRAM, depleted boron-coated chip arrays, partial redundancy, error-correcting memory)
Add a Comment:
Rekiin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I'm not an expert, but wouldn't a flat turret flat like that mean your tank would have absolutely zero gun depression or elevation?
SixthCircle Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nah - at least, not on this vehicle. Normal gun turrets have a gun depression that's restricted by the turret roof, true, but in this case there's actually a flap along the top of the turret that essentially moves that part of the roof alongside the gun. Cue somewhat more complex mechanical construction (and the need for more powerful electrical motors driving the gun depression), but also the ability to have a fairly significant depressive range alongside a low profile turret.

Wegmann (of KMW fame) came up with a concept along those lines for a Europowerpack driven Leopard 2 back in the '90s, if you can dig that up.
Rekiin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah darn. I have a massive bulging monster of a turret on the tank I'm making right now. Out of curiousity, what's with the little tower thing just in front of the remote weapons station?
SixthCircle Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well, I mean, the vast majority of conventional turrets don't have Wegmann flaps. :P

That's the commander's independent sight.
buckweiser Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What did you use for this? I really need to make these sorts of drawings for my own designs.

SixthCircle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Microsoft Paint!
buckweiser Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No way! That is awesome!
SixthCircle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ahaha, thanks!
darklord86 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
BlastWaves Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Damn, that is the best looking tank I have ever seen. :eyepopping:

I guess I'llnever make a tank...

But truly awesome work! :)
Add a Comment: