A development of the E-65 Bertrand Assault Tank, the E-68 Carson was designed to apply the Bertrand's brand of armor and firepower to more mobile engagements. Some of the Carson hulls were converted to heavy ARVs for supporting existing Bertrands. Nicknamed "Harvie," the ARV boasts a generous suspension and powerful engine, along with big side fenders for plenty of outboard stowage.
Because support vehicles don't get enough love.
The Harvie, buttoned up and crane retracted. The suspension was changed to the standard bogie you've been seeing on all of my other tanks, mostly because I have no other suspension designs. :<
Front view, with Dozer blade up.
Side view, showing off the METAL BOXES and the like carried on top of the fender. The rear things are spare suspension units.
3/4 rear. It's a bit of a clusterfrag because the A-frame crane lies on top of the engine deck when not deployed, and it's colored the same as the rest of it. Note the hook sitting on the crane arm.
The left winch wheel located on the back of the superstructure is the only one that turns. The right winch wheel stays stationary so the string would have something to anchor to.
Crew hatches open. The Harvie carries a crew of 4: A commander, a Driver, and two technicians.
Also note the spare tracks. Gotta have spare tracks.
Crane and dozer blade deployed. LDD is rather finicky with chains and strings, so that's why the hook is sitting there.
3/4 Rear again, with a better look at the engine deck without the crane arm in the way. The chains are meant to attach to other tanks to tow them, and let me say they were a mess to work with in LDD.
Harvie without stowage, to give an impression of the actual silhouette.