HST-3 "Bradley" . Heavy Siege Tank mark 3. A super heavy tank, and the pride of House E'Leit. . The HST-3 was first designed in the Fifth Zillan War, but never put into production due to the reliability and modularity of the HST-2 "Bulldog." By the beginning of the exploration era, House E'Leit decided that a new tank platform was needed, one that would be suitable for multiple types of terrain and could be easily updated as the times changed. The HST-3 was first tested soon after Zilla integrated itself into the Coalition, but never saw mass deployment until the Battle of Ardeth II. Even after the disastrous results, the Bradley held firm, and soon the new tank was here to stay.
It comes in at 24 feet long, about 12 feet wide, and 10 feet high. With those dimensions, it's just about at the upper limit for 23CU tanks (which I feel is a little too restrictive, but never mind that), and easily bigger than most tanks produced in real life. The cannon is 120mm, and fires specialty "Hemorrhage" rounds, which are designed to enter the enemy vehicle and explode from inside. Kind of like a squash-head round, but more explosive. It also features two 12.7mm machine guns and 2 turret mounted missile launchers.
Front view of the Tank. In case you were wondering, yes, this is classified as a Heavy Tank. Actually, by coalition standards, it would probably be a Super Heavy Tank, since most Coalition tanks are based on World War 1 Medium Tank designs. This is an M24 Chaffee on heavy steroids.
Look at that profile. I couldn't add side armor because my piece count is going down, but you can see the M24 Chaffee influence here. Right?
Jeez this thing came out big. Look how puny Jarl Hawkeye looks compared to this thing.
Stop the presses, he added engine detail.
There's even a ladder on the back for ease of access.
And a working hatch, too.
There's truly no better way to cruise through a city. Whether you're on parade, negotiating a treaty, or just taking a stroll, nothing picks up chicks like your very own HST-3.
-This is my first "realistic" tank ever built. It's pretty big, but soon I might make a smaller, medium tank. Might.
-The nickname "Bradley" comes from the ancient Zillan word Brath'Lei, which means "Power." The language is not our common language, rather it's a leftover that we use for names and such. Basically, it's my version of Latin.
-SO now I'm officially back in business for 23CU. I hope you guys get interested too!
-If you'd rate and leave a comment, it'd be much appreciated.