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"Blackjack"
"Blackjack" Mobile Ballistic Nuclear Missile Launcher
About this creation
The Blackjack is often seen as a the ugly duckling of the fleet, but when you pack this much firepower, you don't need to have looks on your side. Sporting ten nuclear tipped ballistic missiles, a single Blackjack unit can deliver more devastation than an entire army can, ten times over. The need for a weapon like this came from stubborn resistance that simply refused to give up, which resulted in having to pour manpower and allocate valuable armour to put them down for good. This also resulted in an unacceptable level of losses when facing an enemy that would choose death over surrender, so a solution was desperately needed. With the Blackjack, you can clear large spaces of open ground without a single friendly casualty. Although this weapon is extremely effective at it's specific task, it does come with some major drawbacks, the first being that when you unleash a weapon with such a magnitude of destruction, it's inevitable that your enemy will employ some kind of equal counter, and the thought of nuclear tipped missiles flying around is no good to anyone. The second issue is when you deploy a missile, if you were to fire them off whenever you met a pocket of resistance, you'd end up with a barren wasteland that's useless to everyone, so for this reason, none of the crew of the Blackjack can actually launch a missile, without permission, and launch codes from a Command Center, this eliminates any chance of missiles being fired on friendly units should the Blackjack ever be captured by the enemy.

The Blackjack itself is a mobile and agile vehicle, weighting in at around 16 tonnes, it has a fantastic power to weight ratio, fitted with a 365hp turbo charged diesel engine, and a six speed automatic gearbox, meaning that it can move from location to location quickly, deploy it's payload, then relocate to avoid detection. It has no armour to speak of, but the crew compartment itself is lightly armoured, and does have bulletproof windows, but nothing a .50 caliber weapon would struggle with. As this vehicle operates far behind the front line, and is often part of convoys, or other small specific launch groups, it's rarely deployed alone. The Blackjack has also proven to be a mechanically reliable vehicle, with low maintenance, and easy to work on.

The unit only needs a crew of three, including a driver, who doubles as a body guard, ensuring that the Blackjack does not fall into enemy hands. He has a rifle which is attached just behind the crew compartment. On board is also two missile technicians, they are responsible for launching the missile, only once they have received the launch codes, and have been given permission to fire. They are responsible for confirming the target, sending the data packet to the missile, launching, and then monitoring the missile in flight, until it reaches it target. Each missile has a maximum flight time of five hundred miles. The unit can also be reloaded in the field, but needs to dock at a field re-arming station in order to do so, which can be swiftly erected at any temporary base camp.
















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  April 2, 2018
Awesome
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  December 3, 2017
Boom! what a fantastic model. i love it, great job man!
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  December 6, 2016
Oh Wow! That is nice. This is among the best Earth, ground, non-futuristic, vehicles I have seen.
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  November 21, 2016
Quoting Garrett Woelk Your ground vehicles are pretty great but this is probably my favorite. Great work!
I'm always happy when someone can pick out a favourite from my creations, glad you like it. Thanks for looking!
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  September 24, 2016
Your ground vehicles are pretty great but this is probably my favorite. Great work!
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  December 21, 2015
Quoting Comrade Stribog Absolutely brilliant!
Thank you!
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  December 19, 2015
Absolutely brilliant!
  November 12, 2015
anytime, anywhere, without hesitation!
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  November 11, 2015
Quoting BATOH rossi the nightmare of the Treaties S.T.A.R.T.! spectacular, as always ...
Just make sure that you're on my side when war breaks out! Thanks for looking!
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  November 11, 2015
the nightmare of the Treaties S.T.A.R.T.! spectacular, as always ...
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  November 11, 2015
Quoting Michael Hardy AWsome work i want one!!!!!.
Christmas is coming up, wish hard enough and you never know! Thanks for looking!
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  November 11, 2015
AWsome work i want one!!!!!.
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  November 11, 2015
Quoting Stuart Lucas Awesome vehicle, scary concept. Best use of swamp green Lego that I've seen yet!
LDD palette says this is Sand Yellow, but Swamp Green sounds SO much better! Thanks for looking!
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  November 11, 2015
Awesome vehicle, scary concept. Best use of swamp green Lego that I've seen yet!
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  November 10, 2015
Quoting Walter Lee YOu know a nuclear weapon carrying vehicle with no side mirrors and the big blind spot on the driver's right side ...sounds like roadway accident waiting to happen.
And when it does, we'll remember it's made from Lego. Thanks for looking!
  November 10, 2015
YOu know a nuclear weapon carrying vehicle with no side mirrors and the big blind spot on the driver's right side ...sounds like roadway accident waiting to happen.
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  November 10, 2015
Quoting Kermunklin the Giant Evil House Head That is one sweet behemoth! Very intimidating...nicely done!
Well if you can't intimidate people, what is life really for?! Thanks for looking!
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  November 9, 2015
That is one sweet behemoth! Very intimidating...nicely done!
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  November 9, 2015
Quoting D H Wow, awesome build!! The vehicle military styling is top notch, plus it is a really neat idea in the first place.
Thank you very much!
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  November 9, 2015
Wow, awesome build!! The vehicle military styling is top notch, plus it is a really neat idea in the first place.
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  November 9, 2015
Quoting legobaba 123 Spectacular! But I am still trying to comprehend the fact that it has 10 nuclear missiles... :0.
Well I was gonna have an ice cooler in the 10th slot, but I couldn't get the lid to stay closed. Thanks for looking!
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  November 9, 2015
Quoting eric s You bet! And rest assured I checked out the following pics too! Excellent to see your influences - one of these days I am absolutely going to get around to designing my own Metal Gear REX!
I'll be keeping an eye out for that! Get to it! =D
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  November 9, 2015
Spectacular! But I am still trying to comprehend the fact that it has 10 nuclear missiles... :0.
  November 8, 2015
You bet! And rest assured I checked out the following pics too! Excellent to see your influences - one of these days I am absolutely going to get around to designing my own Metal Gear REX!
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  November 6, 2015
Quoting Martin Larin where did you get millitary green colored legos?
This isn't actually a real model, it's just created from a computer program called Lego Digital Designer, then rendered using POVRAY. The end result is a creation that on quick glance can look quite real. But to answer your question, from the LDD colour palette, this is 138 Sand Yellow. Thanks for looking!
 I like it 
  November 6, 2015
where did you get millitary green colored legos?
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  November 6, 2015
Quoting eric s Sorry but I rated this 5/5 off the first pic xD Love your military stuff. Anywhere in particular you get your inspiration?
I get inspiration from everywhere really, but I would have to say that my biggest inspiration comes from old computer gams, the Super Nintendo, the Sega Mega drive, the Nintendo 64, the Playstation 1. They all had such cool looking military vehicles. I just kinda mush all my influences and ideas together in my head, and out comes one of my creations. Thanks for looking!
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  November 6, 2015
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 . That is a really amazing MOC. I love the color scheme and the real rough 'n tough look it has. It would make a great addition to any LEGO modern combat army indeed.
I also really like the rugged look of this model, it would look great covered in mud or sand. Thanks for looking!
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  November 6, 2015
Sorry but I rated this 5/5 off the first pic xD Love your military stuff. Anywhere in particular you get your inspiration?
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  November 5, 2015
That is a really amazing MOC. I love the color scheme and the real rough 'n tough look it has. It would make a great addition to any LEGO modern combat army indeed.
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  November 4, 2015
Quoting Stephan Niehoff Wow, what a fantastic job. Very detailed. And very impressive.
Thank you Stephan. I never thought when I built this that it would turn out to be one of my most popular creations.
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  November 4, 2015
Quoting Kenji ! Really cool stuff. I wish these were in production! What was your inspiration?
I saw a vehicle like this, where the missile section raised up to reveal hidden missiles, about ten years ago, maybe even more, on a Playstation 1 game, I can't for the life of me remember the name. LDD has given me the opportunity to build Lego even when I don't have much real Lego, so I just build models loosely based on things I have seen over the years, but haven't had the resources to create. Thanks for looking!
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  November 4, 2015
Wow, what a fantastic job. Very detailed. And very impressive.
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  November 4, 2015
Really cool stuff. I wish these were in production! What was your inspiration?
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  November 3, 2015
Quoting J Cooper Ugly duckling? Nope! This thing is flippin' awesome!
Well beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Flippin' ey! Thanks for looking!
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  November 3, 2015
Ugly duckling? Nope! This thing is flippin' awesome!
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  November 3, 2015
Quoting Jacob M. Big and epic! Did you use dark tan or olive green?
In the LDD colour palette, this is 138 Sand Yellow, even though it doesn't look anything like it in my opinion. Thanks for looking!
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  November 3, 2015
Quoting Mister Lego ~ Big and chunky, just the way I like 'em ;)
You know it brother! =D
Lee Barton
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Matt Bace
  November 2, 2015
Really well done! Great coloring, shaping, and detailing.
Lee Barton
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Kain .
  November 2, 2015
Very nice work
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  November 2, 2015
Big and epic! Did you use dark tan or olive green?
 I like it 
  November 2, 2015
Big and chunky, just the way I like 'em ;)
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Subic Vedran Nice model. Thank you for very clear opinion about using this machine in reality.
Thank you, and you're welcome. I try to add some realism to my creations, some more than others. Thanks for looking!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Wesley Kreiss This is killer! Functions and look are top notch but I really like the overall shape (closely matches the real thing). You have my respect!
What is the real thing? Thanks for looking, you have my respect too!
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  November 2, 2015
Nice model. Thank you for very clear opinion about using this machine in reality.
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting ThunderBolt ~ O.o SOOO COOOLLLLL!!!!!
THAAAAANNNKKKSSSSS!!!11 =D
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Matt Bace Really well done! Great coloring, shaping, and detailing.
Very kind of you sir, thank you!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Green helmet spanish AFOL 6/5 More than excellent. Great model, great description, great everything. Congratulations!
Achieving the unachievable? I'll take that any day! Thanks for looking!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Tanner Compton Amazing! All of the intricate little details really make the entire model pop!
This thing really does pop! Just give the word! Thanks for looking!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Ron Dayes That thing looks massive, yet still fitting into minifig scale. Cool techniques everywhere, really liking the front view! A great military build
It actually turned out a little bigger than I was expecting, but I had to make the crew compartment and chassis fit the scale of the launcher section, but it all turned out hunky dory. Thanks for looking!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Pico van Grootveld Awesome work!
Thanks Pico!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Johan van der Pluijm Brilliant, it reminds me of the Kathuska missile launcher
I can see the connection, they both launch missiles! Thanks for looking!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Sasch Weidler very very good! a perfect shape and so many fantastic details.i love your work!
Thank you very much, it's nice to know my work is well received. Thanks for looking!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Simon Kicks Superb level of detail, 10 Smiley faces if that were possible! :D
You can never have too many smiley faces my friend. If LDD had a smiley face, I would make a camo paint job out of it. Thanks for looking!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Jimmie Martinez Magnificent job. Looks like A U.S. MLRS on serious steroids. BOAJEWD
I quote: Everything is better on steriods! Don't quote me on that. Thanks for looking!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Antonio Nicassio eccellente
Danke!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Werewolff . Very nice! Looks like it would be deadly on the battlefield.
As deadly as possible hopefully! Thanks for looking!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Kain . Very nice work
Thank you sir!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting John Fink Excellent build. The rockets were so well hidden, and I love all the details.
A loose idea was that when the launcher is closed, this could just look like an unimportant logistics vehicle and avoid being targeted. Also I don't like it when my stuff gets dusty. Thanks for looking!
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  November 2, 2015
Quoting Jacob Lyman Wow, very well built. Very freaky nuclear winter vibe going on too!
As freaky as possible! Burn em' all! Thanks for looking!
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  November 2, 2015
This is killer! Functions and look are top notch but I really like the overall shape (closely matches the real thing). You have my respect!
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  November 2, 2015
O.o SOOO COOOLLLLL!!!!!
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  November 2, 2015
6/5 More than excellent. Great model, great description, great everything. Congratulations!
 I like it 
  November 2, 2015
Amazing! All of the intricate little details really make the entire model pop!
 I like it 
  November 2, 2015
That thing looks massive, yet still fitting into minifig scale. Cool techniques everywhere, really liking the front view! A great military build
 I like it 
  November 2, 2015
Awesome work!
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  November 2, 2015
Brilliant, it reminds me of the Kathuska missile launcher
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  November 2, 2015
very very good! a perfect shape and so many fantastic details.i love your work!
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  November 2, 2015
Superb level of detail, 10 Smiley faces if that were possible! :D
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  November 2, 2015
Magnificent job. Looks like A U.S. MLRS on serious steroids. BOAJEWD
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  November 2, 2015
eccellente
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  November 2, 2015
Very nice! Looks like it would be deadly on the battlefield.
 I like it 
  November 1, 2015
Excellent build. The rockets were so well hidden, and I love all the details.
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  November 1, 2015
Wow, very well built. Very freaky nuclear winter vibe going on too!
 
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