The Ogre MkII is the replacement for most of the Brickville MBT's. Itís larger and heavier than any previous tank the Union made. Two version are pictured here, a normal version and a snow version. The redevelopment took several weeks, and because of this several version were made to replace it. The full name for this version is: T-108 ďOgreĒ MkII
About this creation
The Ogre MKII was developed even before the start of production of the MKI versions. It was already clear that the tank was not good enough, and a new version was made. Itís more or less a conversion of the MKI, meaning that all MKI tanks were called back to the factory to undergo these modifications. Not all went back, mostly because some generals wanted to keep the older model because it was a little cheaper. The plan is to replace all older tanks with this tank as the official MBT. However because of the high cost of the materials this can take up years.
Like most equipment in the Brickville Union, it is tough, relatively simple, and crude. Thick armor protects its crew while its giant 190mm Gauss gun dishes out some of the toughest punishment on the planet. Also these can fire the Unions newer Bunker buster shells, that are able to level an normal size office building with one shot.
The new smoothbore Gauss gun is a completely new design and dwarfs that of most other tanks. The range and full capabilities of the Ogre's main gun are a tightly-kept secret. Ground troops love it in urban warfare because the fatter shell carries more explosive, and the radial damage it can cause. Because of the calibre of the gun there is a limited space to store the ammonition. Normal versions can carry 20 to 35 rounds inside the turret, with 20 more stored inside the hull itself.
It includes a chemical flame-thrower on the top of the turret, which can kill normal infantry and also is able to destroy lighter vehicles.
On the side of the turret are two 40mm anti air guns, that are capable of shooting down enemy gunships, and thus hreatly increasing the effectivness of the unit in the field.
Also a newer and somewhat smaller engine replaced the older one. It was clear that the older one was not good enough and as a result a much more powerfull and reliable engine was developed. Still the tank is not very fast, with the same speed as the previous one. This was the result of the increased weight.
As protection it uses a Shtora jammer which can be used to jam wire and laser guided anti-tank missiles. Also an Arena defence system which can shoot down incomming rockets like Rpgís. However this system was made in a highly premature state, and thus can sometimes fail. Futhermore two smoke grenade launchers were fitted on the side of the turret, each launcher contains 2 grenades.
The 'normal' version of the tank
Back view, also the fuel tank on the outside was made bigger, so the tank can doesn't need to refuel that often
The gun can elevate this far, still not as far as we would like, but that was also not needed since the other guns can engage higher targets
Here's the chemical flame-thrower, it can spin 360 degrees and elevate 45 degrees, meaning that it can burn down any target around or above the tank in a range of 20 Meter.
Also the turret can turn, revealing the engine intakes.
Close up of the gun where the Shtora jammer is located
The hatch on top of the turret can open, because sometimes it's better to rely on your own eyes than on advanced sensors.
On the other side of the gun is the small coaxial gun.
Front view, showing the profile of the tank
And the propaganda view
The other version has a winter camo. It's not different than the other tanks except the color.
Like most of my bigger tanks it has a suspension system
And as a new upgrade the side skirts ca be lifted up, making it much easier to acces the wheels and boogies.
The turrets removed
And the hulls removed
A close up with description of the interior of the tank
Like the previous version, the back hatch can open to acces the engine
Close up of the engine, it can run on fossil fuels, with injections of gas to give it a small boost to go faster.
A summary of the systems installed on the tank
And another view of the snow version
At last I wanted to show you the A version of the MKII tank. It will be used as an model that can be sold to other nations, but the Union won't use it. here's a comparisson between the Brickville Union MBT and the X-56 MBT from Matthew Sylvan's Tongorian army
As you can see the size of the tank is very big compared to standart size tanks
As an extra I've made a box art of how this tank would look like when it would be sold in the stores (which it never will)
Also a picture of it on a Brickville Union Propaganda poster
The Unions small fact sheet that we give to potentional tank drivers to learn about the tank they'll be driving.
Wow, impressive. It seems reminiscent of a Warhammer 40k Imperial Guard tank, but Im not sure which one. I really have no complaints with the tanks. The designs are cool and imposing, the camo is awesome, and the designs used seem very interesting and original. All I can say is, keep on building!
Great job. The bad news for you is that after you started to spread your MkIs to other countries, we started to design a state of the art heavy tank. Talon heavy tanks have finished production, and are bigger, better armed, and armored than even your MkIIs. Good thing you will probably not need to fight us for a while.