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M4AX-AGDF "Sherman Kai/Emperor"

17.9k NirvashTec  4 days ago
Auto Credit Based on exosuit's M4AX-JP

Credits to:
Exosuit - Testing, Calibrating and Angling on the Engine Bay

Warning! This vehicle was made and tested on a PC in High Physics. You have been warned.

Controls:

Pitch, Roll - Move Vehicle
Yaw, VTOL, FireWeapon - Rotate, Elevate and Fire 93mm Gun
AG1, FireGuns - Operate Coaxial 20mm
AG2, Pitch, Roll - Operate Commander's Cupola M2HB Twins
AG8 - Turn On/Off Lights

Features:
Gyro-Stabilized Turret & Gun
Actual Gunsights
Some form of Muzzle Flash

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The Type 4 Kai or the M4AX - AGDF, most often referred to as the Sherman Lightning, was a modified version of the American M4 Sherman Medium Tank that served alongside the Type 5 in the Aleuztian Ground Defense Forces from the mid-1950s to the 1980s, where it was succeeded by the Type 61 Main Battle Tank.

History:

After the passing of the Misawa Order in 1946, outlining the dissolution of the Empire of Japan and it's reinstatement under the flag of the Royal State of Aleuztia, the newly-formed Aleuztian Ground Defense Forces were left with hundreds of M4A3(75)s, which have proven themselves quite potent against their Japanese counterparts, however, are now facing a deadlier threat -- Chinese 85mm-armed T-34/85s and the Soviet T-54/55 series.

With this, Aleuztian Armed Forces - High Command issued a formal request for the procurement of tanks such as the American M26 Pershing and the British Centurion.

However, this request was denied by the Aleuztian Parliament as it was deemed "unnecessary" at the time.

And so, the AFHC pushed for a massive overhaul and modification program for all of their current Shermans, codenamed the Kimizuka Plan.

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First, the turret was replaced by a larger, angled turret with attachment points for bolt-on armour.

The commander's cupola receiving a T121-based replacement with twin .50 caliber M2HBs on both sides of the hatch.
This gun system can be controlled from both the inside and the outside, saving crewmen the trouble of having to turn out of the tank and risking their heads.

The gun mantlet was shielded further with the addition of a 100mm (3.94 in) frontal plate and later on, 50mm (1.96 in) "ears."

The now-inadequate 75mm M3 gun was ditched in favor of a 93mm Autoloaded gun, which gave the new M4 heavier firepower.
The Coaxial was not spared, as it was then replaced by a 20mm Autocannon for use against lightly armoured targets such as APCs and other vehicles.

The lack of the HVSS was the most noticeable change, as it was replaced by a torsion bar suspension coming from an M4A2E4.

A 76.2mm (3 in.) armour plate was welded onto the Upper Front Glacis, making a total of 152.4mm (6 in.) at 50 degrees.
55mm (2.2 in.) was also added to the front - middle sides and 38mm (1.5 in.) to the rear sides, resulting in a 133mm (5.2 in.) F/M and 114mm (4.5 in.) R.

A bundle of 14 smoke dischargers were added to either sides of the tank.

An SCR 528 Communications Unit replaced the SCR 508 unit that was previously installed in the tank.

Finally, the engine.
The Ford GAA engine was thrown out and replaced it was a Supercharged, Twin-Turbocharged R-975 in order to push the Loyal Dog-turned-Fierce Tiger forward..

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Overview:
Type - Medium Tank
Used by - Royal State of Aleuztia

Service History:
In Service - 1950 - 1987
Wars -
Sino-Aleuztian War
Russo-Aleuztian War
Annexation of Korea
Communist Insurgency in Kaohsiung

Production History:
Designed - 1948
Manufacturer - Rivet Heavy Industries
Produced - 1950 - 1965
No. built - 473

Specifications:
Mass - 44 tonnes (97003 lbs)
Length - 24.0ft (7.32 m)
Width - 8.7ft (2.65 m)
Height - 10.5ft (3.20 m)
Crew - 4 (Cmdr, Gun, Ldr, Drv)

Armor -
UFG - 152.4mm (6 in)
LFG - 140mm (5.51 in)
FMSH - 133mm (5.2 in)
RSH - 114mm (4.5 in)
LSH - 55mm (2.2 in)
Mantlet - 278mm (10.95 in)
FT/ST - 170mm (6.7 in)

Main Armament - 93mm J-91A Autoloaded Gun (74 rounds)
Secondary Armament - 2x .50 caliber M2HB (1400 rounds)
1x AJ-20 20mm Coaxial Autocannon (400 rounds)

Engine - Continental R-975J, Twin-Turbocharged & Supercharged (800hp)
Suspension - Torsion Bar
Speed - 50mph (80 kmh)

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor M4AX-JP
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 8.7ft (2.6m)
  • Length 24.0ft (7.3m)
  • Height 10.5ft (3.2m)
  • Empty Weight 50,724lbs (23,008kg)
  • Loaded Weight 61,027lbs (27,681kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 20,158.6lbs/ft2 (98,423.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 3.0ft2 (0.3m2)
  • Drag Points 4973

Parts

  • Number of Parts 593
  • Control Surfaces 0

Required Mods

  • Tracks by MOPCKOE_DNISHE
    Version 0.8 (9/23/2018 12:46:29 PM)
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    3,121 CDRxavier

    @NirvashTec
    Sherman emperor ... sure.
    Nice one.
    It works fine on mobile, with medium / high physic settings.
    Only thing is that you need the track mod for there to be track (and not empty space)

    4 hours ago
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    23.6k belugasub

    Cool bean

    10 hours ago
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    I know but it just sucks that is Mobile users get screwed over this is like the part limit divide all over again because so many builds use it @exosuit

    3 days ago
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    5,609 Roswell

    Awesome!

    3 days ago
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    12.4k exosuit

    @RYAviation it's a workaround just so that he wouldn't need to add additional 300-500 parts on working tracks and basically lags most people's devices because it would work only on high settings

    +1 4 days ago
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    Ugh the track mod..

    4 days ago
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    1,204 Randomdoggo

    looks at tank wow I can run it but look at that detail looks again SeEs TrAcKs MoD SCREAMS WHY MODS sobs

    4 days ago
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    25.8k CRJ900Pilot

    Cool!

    4 days ago
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    Looks at tank. Oh I can't run that. * Looks at part count*. Wow, I can! And it has great detail too!

    4 days ago
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    12.4k exosuit

    Epic
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    I like the swaying antenna
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    I trade swaying antenna for the smoke dispensers kappa

    +1 4 days ago
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    24.7k ThePilotDude

    Unacceptable. Olive green paint and white stars are the only colors to be painted on anything Sherman related

    4 days ago
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    2,143 Stormfur

    Sees first pic....

    'MURICA!!!!!!!!
    i do notice this has a Sherman-like shape to it
    oh wait it is one lol i am stupid when it comes to reading disc

    4 days ago
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    Fake and not gay

    4 days ago
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    17.9k NirvashTec

    @Zoomzoom999

    4 days ago