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chillsnotskills #1 Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:45 AM

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The Chrysler TV-8 was an extremely strange-looking medium tank concept which was developed in the 1950s. But if it's appearance was odd, it was nothing compared to the proposed power source, a nuclear fission-powered vapor-cycle power plant located towards the rear of the main compartment!

Design work on the Chrysler TV-8 began in the early 1950s. The Chrysler Corporation wanted to build a tank which was different from all previous tanks, and one which also, in their eyes, was better.

The unconventional design of the TV-8 featured a modular construction, with the lower portion able to separate from the main body for easier transport. In addition, unlike most tanks, where the crew compartment is in the main body, and the rotating turret sits above. In the TV-8 the entire crew compartment, main gun and powerplant are all housed in one massive turret. The tank was designed to be manned by a crew of four, but if required it could be crewed by just two, the driver and gunner.

 

 

The Chrysler TV-8 was fitted with a 90mm T208 main gun with a hydraulic ram. The ammunition was stored behind a steel bulkhead separating the crew compartment. Two coaxial .30 caliber machine guns were located up front, and on the roof there was a remote control .50 caliber machine gun. The tank was also equipped with external video cameras relaying images to screens in the crew compartment. This was designed to allow the crew to see their surroundings without having to open any hatches, and also protect them from the flash of tactical nuclear explosions. 

The tank's armor consisted of two layers around the crew compartment. The outer section acted as spaced armor to protect the inner layer by pre-detonating shaped-charge penetrating warheads, however its curved shape was also designed to deflect glancing rounds. The inner layer was composed of traditional thick metal plating. 

Amazingly, despite its 25 ton weight, the Chrysler TV-8 was designed to float (due to its watertight turret), and it could even propel itself through the water using water jets located at the rear. 

Aside from the nuclear powered option, Chrysler also had some more conventional drive system options, including an internal combustion V8 and a gas turbine engine. The only prototype of the TV-8 was fitted with a 300 horsepower V8 which acted as a generator to supply electricity to the two electric motors driving each of the 28-inch wide tracks. 

In the end the project was abandoned. Chrysler were unable to convince the US military that their unusual tank offered any noticeable benefits in comparison with more conventional, and also much simpler designs already available. The TV-8 was finally canceled by Chrysler in 1956. 

 

p.s. if you hit the engine on this tank you blow up and kill everything on the map.



Lord_Edge #2 Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:48 AM

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Well, it's a good job the games only last 15min so we don't need to worry about the crew dying from radiation poisoning halfway through xD

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Tier 8 premium then yeh?

Dava_117 #4 Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:15 AM

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The design is indeed intresting, but doesn't look so practical... 25ton means the tank is quite badly armoured even if it's almost allways covered in spaced armour. Arty would love a tank like this.

Also I can't see any way to elevate and depress the gun: is it fixed?

 

But it would be fun to have it in game, especially if it really blow up like a Fatman bomb from Fallout! :trollface:



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View PostDava_117, on 11 June 2018 - 11:15 AM, said:

The design is indeed intresting, but doesn't look so practical... 25ton means the tank is quite badly armoured even if it's almost allways covered in spaced armour. Arty would love a tank like this.

Also I can't see any way to elevate and depress the gun: is it fixed?

 

But it would be fun to have it in game, especially if it really blow up like a Fatman bomb from Fallout! :trollface:

 

 

but it's WarGaming, they've just completely fabricated the statistics for nearly all the Polish tanks. They buff the 268 V4 massively past what it was ever drawn up to do.

They fabricated all the stats for the SU line as well



jack_timber #6 Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:40 AM

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Now that is one weird looking tank!



chillsnotskills #7 Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:58 AM

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View PostDava_117, on 11 June 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

The design is indeed intresting, but doesn't look so practical... 25ton means the tank is quite badly armoured even if it's almost allways covered in spaced armour. Arty would love a tank like this.

Also I can't see any way to elevate and depress the gun: is it fixed?

 

But it would be fun to have it in game, especially if it really blow up like a Fatman bomb from Fallout! :trollface:

 

imagine this, you go drown yourself but find out this thing actually floats. bingo, your hull is under water so no one can track you or shoot you in the hull, no one can flank you on water, you go hull down behind some island and shoot :D i dont know but this gun looks like it makes the "pew pew" sound 

 

btw i found this:

 

The heavily armored inner turret provided protection against a hit from a small nuclear strike, and it was surrounded by a light exterior casing that made the turret look pod-like.

 

hull armor 12/12/12

turret armor 50/50/30 + 15 spaced

depression -6, elevation +12

+ a jet pump installed in the back of the turret for propulsion in the water

 



loot_the_supermarket #8 Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:20 PM

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if it were a Russian design, it'd be in the game already

Browarszky #9 Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:11 PM

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I can't wait to see the fallout ...:hiding:

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View Postchillsnotskills, on 11 June 2018 - 10:45 AM, said:

The Chrysler TV-8 was an extremely strange-looking medium tank concept which was developed in the 1950s. But if it's appearance was odd, it was nothing compared to the proposed power source, a nuclear fission-powered vapor-cycle power plant located towards the rear of the main compartment!

Design work on the Chrysler TV-8 began in the early 1950s. The Chrysler Corporation wanted to build a tank which was different from all previous tanks, and one which also, in their eyes, was better.

The unconventional design of the TV-8 featured a modular construction, with the lower portion able to separate from the main body for easier transport. In addition, unlike most tanks, where the crew compartment is in the main body, and the rotating turret sits above. In the TV-8 the entire crew compartment, main gun and powerplant are all housed in one massive turret. The tank was designed to be manned by a crew of four, but if required it could be crewed by just two, the driver and gunner.

 

 

The Chrysler TV-8 was fitted with a 90mm T208 main gun with a hydraulic ram. The ammunition was stored behind a steel bulkhead separating the crew compartment. Two coaxial .30 caliber machine guns were located up front, and on the roof there was a remote control .50 caliber machine gun. The tank was also equipped with external video cameras relaying images to screens in the crew compartment. This was designed to allow the crew to see their surroundings without having to open any hatches, and also protect them from the flash of tactical nuclear explosions. 

The tank's armor consisted of two layers around the crew compartment. The outer section acted as spaced armor to protect the inner layer by pre-detonating shaped-charge penetrating warheads, however its curved shape was also designed to deflect glancing rounds. The inner layer was composed of traditional thick metal plating. 

Amazingly, despite its 25 ton weight, the Chrysler TV-8 was designed to float (due to its watertight turret), and it could even propel itself through the water using water jets located at the rear. 

Aside from the nuclear powered option, Chrysler also had some more conventional drive system options, including an internal combustion V8 and a gas turbine engine. The only prototype of the TV-8 was fitted with a 300 horsepower V8 which acted as a generator to supply electricity to the two electric motors driving each of the 28-inch wide tracks. 

In the end the project was abandoned. Chrysler were unable to convince the US military that their unusual tank offered any noticeable benefits in comparison with more conventional, and also much simpler designs already available. The TV-8 was finally canceled by Chrysler in 1956. 

 

p.s. if you hit the engine on this tank you blow up and kill everything on the map.

 

500-600 shells of 105mm caliber can if in his turret , great potential carry.

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Reminds me of my m103 :trollface:

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View PostgunslingerXXX, on 11 June 2018 - 06:15 PM, said:

Reminds me of my m103 :trollface:

 

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