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XT-37 by TheXHS XT-37 by TheXHS
The XT-37 is a six-wheeled amphibious infantry fighting vehicle. Armed by 125-mm cannon (as used in typical main battle tank), twin 12,7-mm machine-gun (for eliminate enemy troops and anti-aircraft usage) and two surface-to-air missiles.
Also equiped by smoke launchers.
Crew 3 (commander, gunner, driver) + 6 (troops also may use own personnal weapon)
In this picture I used colour pencil and soft pastel (one of my first work with pastel)
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
The colors are simply awesome!
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Ravajava Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No matter what you draw, it turns out awesome and detailed.
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:icondru-zod:
Love the design.
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Mudry Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what, no more aircrafts?! o.0
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TheXHS Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't worry - I have more twenty uncompleted picture with aircraft)
But have some problem with free time at last time)
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:iconlt-havoc:
I am not sure how feasible it is to arm a six wheeled IVF with a 125mm maingun. You would loose the room to carry infantry if you install that large gun not to
mention the recoil would fuck up the systems. Just my 2 cents
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TheXHS Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
About recoil - what you think about "soft-recoil" technology from Hawkeye howitzer, or sothing such as XM360 cannon (or russian 2A75, if we want 125-mm caliber)?
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Yeah I know about smooth bore guns and all, the Leopard uses it, but its still a lot of recoil for a light vehicle. I saw the Stryker firing a 105mm cannon once and the whole vehicle shook up and down because of the recoil. The Stryker is 19 tons in weight, its also rather heavy and yet, the 105mm gun put a lot of stress onto the vehicle. Not to mention that you need to store ammo somewhere so there is no longer room for infantry to disembark. What you up there have constructed, is a wheeled Tank hunter and not a IFV in my book.
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TheXHS Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think, what this one, with 125 mm maingun is not typical version of IFV. Typical version will have only 25 or 30mm chaingun as main weapon, an larger room for infantry...
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Yes and the 25mm and 30mm guns are enough if the fire explosive ammo and most IVS are also outfitted with ATGM (like the Bradley) not to mention that this is not necessarily needed seeing that IFVs would serve together with MBTs and thus do not need overly large guns. The scenario were a lone IFV has to face a MBT is rather unrealistic to begin with, because if your IFV operates in an area without armor protection or is so far in that it faces tanks, you simply screwed up.

The IFV is there to bring the infantry to the drop off point and support it with its weapons. It is usually handled that the IFV drives up to the target, the infantry disembarks and then follows the infantry in at least 300m distance and supports the infantry that is before thme with its chain gun. The russians did had the doctrine to charge head in with the BMP1, firing all its weapons, but after the the experienced of Egypt and Syria in their wars with Israel and the experienced in Afghanistan, this was dropped.

Also dont forget that the infantry most likely carries Anti-Tank weapons as well, everything from a LAW, over an AT-4 up to a Javelin ATGM.

BTW: do not see this critic as overly negative, I am just trying to explain to you why "I" and only "I" think arming a IVF with a 125mm gun is not a really good idea. I can understand what you are trying to do, you want that the IFV is able to fight tanks in case it has too, but smaller guns or missiles can do the job just as good as butting a large gun on your vehicle.
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