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MCV1-IMP1 "Challenger" Main Battle Tank

2,395 DeltaLCR  2 months ago

Lost Causes Republic


In 2019, the Lost Causes Republic, with it's aging (And also very, VERY expensive) fleet of M60s and Panzer IV H tanks, needed to produce it's own armored vehicle. Soon, the then-named Lost Causes Motors (now North Pacific Holdings), with zero experience in making armored vehicles, decided to make a tank - That tank being the LCMBT Challenger Mk. I in 2020. After five years, the MCV1 was produced with a 105mm L7. Mediocre at best, it was soon upgraded in 2030 to have a 125mm M7 cannon, previously used on the Panzer IV N models of the LCSDF. This proved to be quite the splendid main gun and a perfect match, but it needed reworking. The turret was enlarged, the gun was put more inside the turret, and it was upgraded to fire sub-calibre rounds. This would be known as the M7A3.
In 2035, a 5.56x63mm MG22 turret was placed in the hull, and with it a coaxial 50mm autocannon and a new engine; The NPMC-28, a 3,500 horsepower V16 that kicked like a mule and pushed the tank to 80mph (However it was limited to 63 to prevent engine damage). This new model would be named the MCV1-IMP1 (Main Combat Vehicle 1-Improvement 1)


Honolulium explanation

Found only in the Hawaiian Islands, Honolulium is a special type of material, a metal that is strong on impact but can easily bend back in shape with so much as a hammer. Hawaiian crews often called the Challenger a "very strong oobleck tank".


Specifications

Crew: 5 (Loader, Gunner, Commander, Radio Operator, Driver)

Armor type: RHA, Honolulium (100mm = 1000mm)
Turret Armor (F/S/R/T): 150, 120, 100, 500
Hull Armor (F/S/R/T): 200, 150, 120, 500

Armament:
x1 M7A3 125mm Cannon
x1 M4-50 50mm Coaxial Autocannon
x1 5mm Light Machine Gun
x1 G-TAM-1 Munetani SAM
x1 SMAT-1 Misaki ATGM

Producers:
Lost Causes Motors (Until 2025)
North Pacific Defence Company (After 2025)

Suspension system:
McPherson Strut

Top speed:
80mph (Without speed governor)
63mph (With speed governor)

Unit cost:
16.48 Million USD

Engine:
NPMC-28 V16


Wars

2022-2025 Russo-Ukrainian War
2025-2050 Third World War
*2035-2045 Second Hawaiian Civil War
*2045-2049 Sino-Hawaiian War
*2049-2050 Arab-Israeli War
2065-2067 Second Mexican-Texan War


Alternative paint schemes

Snow
Woodland
Multicam
Desert LCR
Desert Alternative


controls

1 to turn lights on
2 to activate turret camera control (or to activate all turret controls as the alt. paint scheme versions aren't up to date, sowwyy!)
3 to activate the MISSILE LAUNCHERS

VTOL for turret horizontal control
Trim for gun vertical control

General Characteristics

Performance

  • Wing Loading 562.8lbs/ft2 (2,747.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 64.9ft2 (6.0m2)
  • Drag Points 8733

Parts

  • Number of Parts 282
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 1,027
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    2,395 DeltaLCR

    Fun facts:

    The MCV1 is a replacement for the LCMBT-105 Challenger I, automatically forcing the LCMBT into a prototype role, not a production. The original description of the Challenger I is now redundant to the LCR lore and timeline, and anachronistic.

    There's an unrealeased camouflage that looks similar to that of the Imperial Syllixian Empire's desert camouflage.

    This used to operate with a V18, not a V16.

    The original name was M1A1 Challenger, not MCV1.

    MCV derives from XCV, also known as Experimental Camera Vehicle.

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    2,395 DeltaLCR

    @KipSqueaks I'm sorry sir this is a mcdonalds

    2 months ago
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    5,970 KipSqueaks

    @DeltaLCR please

    2 months ago
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    2,395 DeltaLCR

    @KipSqueaks no

    2 months ago
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    5,970 KipSqueaks

    @DeltaLCR
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    2 months ago
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    2,395 DeltaLCR

    @KipSqueaks sir sir

    sirsirsir

    ma'am

    they/them

    heli/copter

    with all due respect this is not a Sturmgeschutz III

    2 months ago
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    2,395 DeltaLCR

    @rexzion :pensive:

    2 months ago
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    28.7k rexzion

    i foror

    2 months ago
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    2,395 DeltaLCR

    @InsertNameHere01 why thank you

    +1 2 months ago
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    5,970 KipSqueaks

    The barrel isn’t centered bro how many times do i have to tell you

    2 months ago
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    Flat.
    I approve.

    +1 2 months ago