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MISSION: Greatest Ever Modern Tanks            




 

  MISSION:Greatest Ever Modern Tanks
  CAMPAIGN LEADER:jazza
  SCALE:1:1200 To 1:6
  START DATE:June 1st, 2006
  ENDS:December 31st, 2006
  ADDITIONAL INFO/IMAGES:Click here to view
Award Ribbon
Upon completion of this campaign you will recieve this fine ribbon to decorate your profile page and act as a link back to this page.

Greatest Ever Modern Tank Award
Upon completion of this campaign, you will be decorated with Armorama's Greatest Ever Award. This award is given to the selected few that has shown dedication and effort in completing a campaign that is dedicated to the greatest ever tanks that are in active duty today.

Operational Overview
This campaign is a spin off from Discovery Channel's Greatest Ever Tanks where tanks from different countries are compared to one another and rated in the top ten based on their specifications and factors like mobility.

Discovery Channel compiled this list as the top ten greatest tanks of all time.

M4 Sherman
Year: 1942
Power: 400 HP
Engine: 9 cylinder radial
Weight: 30.3 t
Top speed: 34 km/h
Armament: 7.5 cm M3 L/40
Rank: 10th

Sheridan Tank M551
Year: 1966
Power: 255 HP
Engine: GM, 6 cylinder
Weight: 15.8 t
Top speed: 70 km/h
Armament: 152 mm cannon
Rank: 9th

Panther
Year: 1943
Power: 700 HP
Engine: 12 V gasoline
Weight: 45.5 t
Top speed: 46 km/h
Armament: 7.5 cm KwK 42 L/70
Rank: 8th

T-72
Year: 1972
Power: 840 HP
Engine: 12 cylinder multifuel
Weight: 44.5 t
Top speed: 60 km/h
Armament: 125 mm
Rank: 7th

S Tank
Year: 1967
Power: 791 HP (total)
Engines: 1 Detroit diesel (6V-53T), 1 Caterpillar diesel gas turbine
Weight: 42.5 t
Top speed: 50 km/h
Armament: 105mm cannon
Rank: 6th

Centurion
Year: 1945
Power: 650 HP
Engine: Rolls-Royce Mk IVB 12 cyl.
Weight: 51.8 t
Top speed: 34 km/h
Armament: 105mm cannon
Rank: 5th

Merkava (MK3)
Year: 1990
Power: 1,200 HP
Engine: AVDS-1790-9ar diesel
Weight: 61 t
Top speed: 55 km/h
Armament: 120 mm cannon
Rank: 4th

T-34
Year: 1942
Power: 500 HP
Engine: V 12 diesel
Weight: 30.9 t
Top speed: 55 km/h
Armament: 76.2 mm cannon F-34 (L/41.2)
Rank: 3rd

M1 Abrams
Year: 1980
Power: 1521 HP
Engine: Gas turbine
Weight: 59.8 t
Top speed: 67 km/h
Armament: 105 mm cannon
Rank: 2nd

Leopard 2
Year: 1979
Power: 2,200 HP
Engine: MTU 12-cylinder diesel
Weight: 55 t
Top speed: 72 km/h
Armament: 120 mm cannon
Rank: 1st

For this campaign, enlisted members will build a modern armor kit based on this list OR add a kit outside this list however you are required to justify your reasons as to why you feel it should be on this list. Reasons such as:

Armor plating superiority?
Mobiltiy (ie: top speed and/or ease of turning)
Accuracy
Hull Design

You may build on these points as and where you feel its necessary.

To make this campaign slightly more unique compared to the TV program, I would like to focus more on more modern era tanks. As a guideline, all tanks after the 1970s will be acceptable. Tanks that were developed before 1970 but have since been enhanced and modified for modern use is also eligible for this campaign.

The Rules and Regs
- TANKS ONLY! This means all wheel and amphibious vehicles are excluded from this campaign
- Tanks in use after the 1970s are eligible. Any armor prior to this will not be eligible.
- The only exception to the above rule for vehicles developed before the 1970s would be the ones that were enhanced and improved and used after the 1970s.
- No Restrictions on brands or scale.
- Figures are optional but it does look prettier with them.
- ENJOY yourself otherwise what the heck are you doing here? :)
- Models can be OOTB or scratch built.
- Minimum of one photo of your build, 3 maximum.
- Starting the model on the start date is encouraged but not a criteria.
- Provide a short description on what methods were used in the construction. ( From construction to weathering techniques)
- Add a short history of the model being constructed.

Contest Element
Upon completion of this campaign, you will be decorated with Armorama's Greatest Ever ribbon. This ribbon is awarded to the selected few that has shown dedication and effort in completing a campaign that is dedicated to the modern armor engineering.

The official campaign thread can be found at :
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=70686

Or navigate to the Campaign Central forum and search for the thread titled 'The Greatest Ever Modern Tank Campaign'.

To complete your submission to this campaign, you must move your photos to the campaign gallery. The campaign gallery can be found by navigating on kitmaker to the following folder:
Home Campaigns Currently Active Campaigns Greatest Ever Modern Tank Campaign Gallery

Campaign Debriefing
It's with great pleasure to announce that these selected few have successfully completed this campaign and answered the call to find the Greatest Ever Tank to be built in this modern era.

It is with great pride that i present the Greatest Ever campaign ribbon to this list of brave men!

emroglan
Rockfall
Monte
propnut_66
eMan
DeskJockey
Joker
Tomek_K
trahe
Cyberwombat
GnrSebs2414
Adolph
seuss95b
spongya
jcsimonc
swingbowler
Percheron
gbkirsch
rwscull
barv
dexter059
tony55
plasticman
Erik67
Orso
blaster76
Danial
mother

Congratulations to all!

     
84
PARTICIPANTS

Click to see their campaign info.

2-2dragoon
Adj606
Adolph
afv_rob
airbornematt
AngryDog
armorjunior
armydude2118
barron
barv
bgrimster
blaster76
bones2586
Braystaff
Buzz
capnjock
cdave
commanche1
Cyberwombat
Danial
darylayo
DeskJockey
dexter059
dgrady72
drumthumper
eMan
emroglan
Erik67
gbkirsch
GnrSebs2414
GSPatton
Hawkeye
hdbint
Henk
Herchealer
IdiotStick
Jacques
jazza
JimtheGreat
johnybgood18
Joker
jonnysocko
Kalmar
keomas
kevinb120
lavgnr
Mac06
mauserman
mikado
Monte
mother
newnikonian
nikon1
oldstl1000
Orso
Panzercmdr
pod123
propnut_66
ptruhe
rcnpthfndr
Red4
rfeehan
RHO_Steel
Rockfall
Rogue58
rwscull
ryally
Sabot
Savage
seuss95b
Spades
SpiritsEye
spongya
Stormin
superglue61
swingbowler
Tomek_K
tony55
trahe
umustb
vanize
Warsawpact
whytewolf
will6392