AG1 - Lights.
VTOL+TRIM - Main cannon.
PITCH+ROLL - 20mm autocannon.
THROTTLE+YAW - Movement and steering.
Credit to Strikefighter04 for base hull and
MrVaultech for the base turret.
The GT-6 Cheetah A1A main battle tank, developed by SMC Ground Forces with assistance from Lykins Engineering, is designed to replace the Lykins Jaguar in SimpleLandian Army service. So far, five vehicles have been built, with two converted from Jaguar prototypes and the other three being pre-production models.
The Cheetah A1A is based on the hull of the Jaguar, which has been re-designed to use advanced composite materials, saving weight and increasing space internally. With the new hull, the Cheetah can fit three crew members with all their equipment, leaving the brand-new turret completely unmanned, improving crew survivability. The Cheetah has 620mm of Chobham armour plate, 105mm of ceramic armour plate and 80mm of Kevlar splinter protection, and is also fitted with reactive armour for extra protection.
The turret is equipped with an automatic auto-loader which uses ultra-violet markers on the shells to detect when a new round requires loading. All the ammunition is stored at the rear of the hull in a blow-out compartment to disperse any blast from a magazine explosion. Forty-five shells and missiles are stored internally, with the specially designed Sledgehammer-SR ATGM being fired from a hollow shell structure which breaks up upon leaving the barrel, allowing the ATGM to acquire and destroy its target. All ammunition is lifted into the gun by an automatic shell lift.
The main gun is 145mm in calibre and is capable of penetrating the thickest armour of any known MBT currently in service. The unmanned turret assembly contains most of the Cheetah's weaponry, ranging from the main gun to a secondary minigun, as well as a single rocket launcher and one of four active protection system missile launchers. The turret also contains the majority of the tank's sensor suite, permitting the crew to have a 360° field of vision even with all the hatches closed up. Most turret components can resist hits by shells up to 20mm in calibre and is deliberately designed with a small cross section, creating a highly difficult target for any weapon capable of dealing serious damage.
The secondary armament consists of one 20mm autocannon in a coaxial position and a 7.67mm minigun tied to the movement of the main gun. Both of these weapons are for use against massed, lightly armed forces at short range, with the minigun also having an anti-aircraft capability.
The Cheetah A1A is fitted with both hard and soft kill APS systems. The APS can intercept incoming ATGMs and low-flying aircraft, with six point-defence missile launchers mounted in tubes completely surrounding the hull, with one launcher on the turret covering the front, being able to rotate to any side when required. Targeting is provided by four ASEA radar systems which are mounted on all sides of the hull and are capable of tracking targets flying up to 12 miles away at Mach 3.5. The missiles have a maximum range of 1.5 miles.
The Cheetah is powered by a 1600 horsepower diesel engine, which can propell the tank to 53mph on road and 33mph off-road. This means that the Cheetah can tackle rough terrain at high-speed, lending itself to the SLA's Blitzkrieg tactics.
The Cheetah A1A has a crew of three, with a driver, gunner and commander, all positioned in an armoured "bath" structure in the forward hull. All crewmembers have their own hatch, permitting rapid escapes in the event of an emergency.
The SMCG GT-6 Cheetah A1A is available at a price of $5.5 million per unit.
- ZetaAvalon 1.4 years ago
- Predecessor SMCG GT-6 Cheetah A1A
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 15.5ft (4.7m)
- Length 26.6ft (8.1m)
- Height 9.3ft (2.8m)
- Empty Weight 51,516lbs (23,367kg)
- Loaded Weight 54,268lbs (24,615kg)
- Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
- Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
- Drag Points 7204
- Number of Parts 223
- Control Surfaces 0
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