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T-90
*I must give credit where credit is due, the front turret slopes were inspired by Builder Allan's Desert Camo T-90 Battle Tank, which he himself was inspired by Lego 4 Life* "If it's a good system, don't fix what aint broke right?" Well this is it, the last Russian MBT that you're gonna see from me (until the battle pack is released, then you'll have 2 surprises in there as well)
About this creation








In the following Top and Bottom pictures the angles are used to show off the additional plating on the side skirts around the side of the drivers compartment in the front... These plates are why the tank looks a little "fat"...




reference photo



a little history

The T-90 is a Russian third-generation main battle tank that is essentially a modernisation of the T-72B, incorporating many features of the T-80U (it was originally to be called the T-72BU, later renamed to T-90). It is currently the most modern tank in service with the Russian Ground Forces and Naval Infantry. Although a development of the T-72, the T-90 uses a 125mm 2A46 smoothbore tank gun, 1G46 gunner sights, a new engine, and thermal sights. Standard protective measures include a blend of steel, composite armour, smoke mortars, Kontakt-5 explosive-reactive armour, laser warning receivers, Nakidka camouflage and the Shtora infrared ATGM jamming system. The EMT-7 electromagnetic pulse (EMP) creator has been used in testing but not fitted to T-90s in active service. It is designed and built by Uralvagonzavod, in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. Since 2011, the Russian armed forces have ceased ordering the T-90, and are instead waiting for the development of the Armata Universal Combat Platform that is expected to enter service in 2016.

Model features:

- 12 wheel independent suspension (gonna need 2 rubber bands for it to work properly)
- 360 degree rotating turret (even with the add ons)
- elevating/depressing main gun
- opening engine hatches with removable engine
- detachable side skirts
- sturdy construction for active play (though some of the ERA on the turret may be a little loose)
- removable ERA on tank front

notes:

since this is basically a T-72, as you can probably tell i just took my T-72, and added some modern appointments to it, a different gun, a NEW turret (that was quite the pain because im not very fluent in S.N.O.T work) and new additions here and there.
but with all that said, it should still play well, and this will be the last MBT i upload from Russia till i upload my "Russian T-Series Tank Battle Pack"... you'll have 2 extra tanks in there,
1 new, and 1 old... take a guess at which ones im talking about :)

see you later

EDIT: 8/25/15 yesterday i started another 10 week semester at my college, so my next builds will come few and far in between as i tackle this semester (last class of math i gotta take forever, in theory) so my Russian T-Tank Battle pack will have to wait, along with the 2 special builds included in it, they're still in the planning phase... so see you some time in December, hopefully sooner, but dont count on it... till then, feel free to take any of the LDD files, and upgrade/modify them to fit your own personal army...

EDIT #2: 10/28/15 while creating the T-90RGTc, i noticed something off about the standard T-90 compared to the reference picture... its turret placement, i had placed the turret 1 stud to far forward, and as such, i have had to edit the file to fix this screw up by me... the armor plating around the turret however, is still unchanged, i feel its 1 stud to high, but i have yet to find a solution to this lesser problem as well... at least the turret is in the right place now

EDIT #3: 10/27/16 while finally getting some time to go back and re-look at my old models, and with the new pieces in LDD, I was able to address the issue "sam tt" and myself noticed, the armor on the turret was a stud too high (Not a plate, because its SNOT) I was able to bring it down, and touch up the model itself...

EDIT #4: 3/11/17 During spring break I re-looked over it and made the sideskirts a more faithful reproduction of the ones seen in the technical drawing. It is hard to photograph them due to the majority of them being flat plates now...

*Please note that while the tank looks as though it rides high, LDD is a zero G environment, in reality when built this tanks weight will push down on the suspension to the point that to bottom of the side skirts will rest close to the top of the running gear, much like the reference picture*


This is how the rubber bands should be placed. Notice that with the 4 inner wheels the pens in the suspension arms are in between the rubber band sides to allow resistance up and down, whereas the last wheel and first wheel, the suspension arm pen is completely out side... This allows double resistance on the first and last wheel stiffening them. This also prevents the tank from leaning forward or back too much. And with the track wrapping around at these points you do not have to worry about the suspension arm flipping forward. Also the rubber band being under the mounting pens in the middle 4 wheels is important because it it were over the pens they would be flat against the bottom of the hull...

This is more or less the same setup used for the T-64, T-72, and T-80...



Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I like it 
  September 14, 2017
Ok here it is: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/442104 the quality of the pictures is kind of bad though.
 I made it 
  September 14, 2017
Quoting Hector Vallianatos Ok, I uploaded the moc at this site (says I am too new though, and it won't make it visible). When it is visible I will post one more comment with the link. Sadly I have no pictures of your base tank, I actually never finished it. I only made its turret and part of the hull, where I was trying to fit the transmission when I started the rescale process.
Nice, I'll check it out for sure.
 I like it 
  September 11, 2017
Ok, I uploaded the moc at this site (says I am too new though, and it won't make it visible). When it is visible I will post one more comment with the link. Sadly I have no pictures of your base tank, I actually never finished it. I only made its turret and part of the hull, where I was trying to fit the transmission when I started the rescale process.
 I made it 
  September 10, 2017
Quoting Hector Vallianatos I know it took me about three months, but hey, it was harder than i thought. I made it (kind of), i motorized your T-90. Let me explain. After acquiring the parts for your tank and started building it (early June), I started realizing that it would be impossible to motorize it at that scale (about 1:35). So i re scaled the model (very long process) at roughly 1:25. I added two M motors to it, geared at 1:2 (half speed, twice the torque), a 8881 battery box and an IR receiver. To my disappointment, the model is really slow but there is space inside for 2 L motors for a future upgrade. About the suspension now. Each wheel is independent (i dropped your system), and the suspension is simulated with the use of small rubber bands. Unfortunately I still don't find space inside the hull for turret and gun motorization, that would be awesome in the future though. As for the looks I am really happy. I used your model as a baseline (expanding on it), which proved very useful. I still made my own touches though almost everywhere (the turret and side-skirts are prime examples as they needed a full re size). With your permission i will be posting my creation on this site. Tell me if you have any questions! And thanks again for the awesome starting model!
WOW I would absolutely love to see that as a post either on here, or a video on youtube, this makes me happy because this is the first time anyone has taken my mocs and improved upon them in real life, let alone make them in real life as well. I gladly give you permission, I want to see what you did. And also, yeah, I thought the initial scale that I built it in would be a bit small for motorization. If you have any pictures of it built in real bricks before you started your rebuild process I would love to see them as well.
 I like it 
  September 8, 2017
I know it took me about three months, but hey, it was harder than i thought. I made it (kind of), i motorized your T-90. Let me explain. After acquiring the parts for your tank and started building it (early June), I started realizing that it would be impossible to motorize it at that scale (about 1:35). So i re scaled the model (very long process) at roughly 1:25. I added two M motors to it, geared at 1:2 (half speed, twice the torque), a 8881 battery box and an IR receiver. To my disappointment, the model is really slow but there is space inside for 2 L motors for a future upgrade. About the suspension now. Each wheel is independent (i dropped your system), and the suspension is simulated with the use of small rubber bands. Unfortunately I still don't find space inside the hull for turret and gun motorization, that would be awesome in the future though. As for the looks I am really happy. I used your model as a baseline (expanding on it), which proved very useful. I still made my own touches though almost everywhere (the turret and side-skirts are prime examples as they needed a full re size). With your permission i will be posting my creation on this site. Tell me if you have any questions! And thanks again for the awesome starting model!
 I made it 
  July 5, 2017
Quoting Hector Vallianatos Hi, can you tell me how and where are the rubber bands exactly attached? Thank you!
Hey sorry for the late reply, I just got the email about your comment today. I added in a picture near the end of the MOC to try and visualize the rubber band placement. It was a lot easier than trying to explain in great detail. If you have any questions feel free to continue to ask.
 I like it 
  June 16, 2017
Hi, can you tell me how and where are the rubber bands exactly attached? Thank you!
 I like it 
  June 5, 2017
Well i am determined to try! I am in the process of aquiring the majority of the parts needed and even if i don't manage to motorise it, it will still be an awesome build! By the way the E-100 familly... it's just not attractive enough to build it... German engineers lost their ispiration after the tigers it seems to me... But the T90 with this curved turret... Its Awesome! Great job with the model, again! Now i want to ask you a few things. Firstly about the suspension, how responsive is it and it uses the smaller 15mm rubber bands? If i remove the internal details and replace them with mechanical parts there will be a significant enough change to make the suspension unresponsive? I think it might even turn somewhat heavier concerning the complexity. I don't know though i will have to give it a try. Also turret rotation is off for now, it will require too many modifications to the hull, i will try it only if i am succesful with chassis movement. Does the model need your internal parts to stay intakt? What i want to know is how much it requires them to stay in one piece (concerning that it will propably get also stressed from the motors if i am succesful in motorising it). Hope i didn't become irritating... Thanks in advance!
 I made it 
  June 5, 2017
Quoting Hector Vallianatos Hi! Thanks for the awesome tank! About a month ago i started experimenting with lego tank building. I wanted suspension and movement (2 PF M motors). I managed to build a fuctioning chassis but failed miserably at making it look like an actual tank. So after some trial and error, i decided to find an already made chassis and add the functions i wanted. I then came by your amazingly well made T90 and thought about giving it a try. Do you think adding two M motors in it (one for each track) will be possible? I see quiet a lot of space in there (if i remove the custom made engine) and add a custom battery box to save space. I would really appreciate your thoughts on this one. Thanks in advance!
As much as I would love to see it motorized, the hull is only 8 studs wide, with interior space of only 6 studs at best and the majority of the tank is full to add strength to itself and weight for the suspension, I don't think PF motors would fit in it because it's fairly small. However take a look at my G.W. E-100 or Jagdpanzer E-100, if you use some U-Joints and replace the interior detail with the motors you might just be able to make it work...
 I like it 
  June 5, 2017
Hi! Thanks for the awesome tank! About a month ago i started experimenting with lego tank building. I wanted suspension and movement (2 PF M motors). I managed to build a fuctioning chassis but failed miserably at making it look like an actual tank. So after some trial and error, i decided to find an already made chassis and add the functions i wanted. I then came by your amazingly well made T90 and thought about giving it a try. Do you think adding two M motors in it (one for each track) will be possible? I see quiet a lot of space in there (if i remove the custom made engine) and add a custom battery box to save space. I would really appreciate your thoughts on this one. Thanks in advance!
 I made it 
  March 11, 2017
Quoting sam tt I like the shpaping. I am REALLY amazed by how you've com up with the turret, and the ERA is done amazingly! my only problem is that you didn't catch the typical low-profile look of the Russian tanks
I have gone back and re-updated the ERA on the front, and I believe I have solved the issue, Personally I believe the turret was holding it back from being a "Sleek" T-90, But I believe I fixed it now, would love your opinion on it...
 I made it 
  April 9, 2016
Quoting sam tt I like the shpaping. I am REALLY amazed by how you've com up with the turret, and the ERA is done amazingly! my only problem is that you didn't catch the typical low-profile look of the Russian tanks
I know how you feel, the turret bugs me, its one stud to high, but if I take anything out of it, I lose the strength of the turret... thanks for the comment, believe me, im trying to fix it
 I like it 
  April 9, 2016
I like the shpaping. I am REALLY amazed by how you've com up with the turret, and the ERA is done amazingly! my only problem is that you didn't catch the typical low-profile look of the Russian tanks
 I like it 
  August 19, 2015
Sick! I admire the texture and armored plates the most! Keep building! And Sam Sanister says hi!
 I made it 
  August 14, 2015
Quoting Parrington Levens Superb design!
thanks Parrington
 I like it 
  August 14, 2015
Superb design!
 I like it 
  August 13, 2015
I love all 7 tanks ( T-64 T-72 T-80 T-90 T-62A Koksan SPG and another one i don't remember, sorry. ) And here's my guess at the tanks OLD T-34, NEW Chiormy Oriol
 I made it 
  August 13, 2015
Quoting moTT 10 Wow, that's awesome dude. I like it.
thanks man
 I like it 
  August 13, 2015
Wow, that's awesome dude. I like it.
 I made it 
  August 12, 2015
Quoting Navy Person I like this one a lot. You captured the shaping of the turret pretty well!
thnks man, it was hard for me to do but i think it came out well
 I like it 
  August 12, 2015
I like this one a lot. You captured the shaping of the turret pretty well!
 
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