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B540-RC
Tracked tank, heavy assault, close range, rotary cannon 50mm.
About this creation
The Pimm Industries B540-RC is produced by the company's heavy vehicle division and this model, again, is part of the Highlands Company.

Specification:
Weight: 54,431kg (60 tons)
Engine: Turbine powered by fuel cell technology
Crew: 4-5 (can be run by 2 if needed)
Main Weapon: Rotary Cannon - 50mm, 100 rounds/second
Secondary Weapons:
1) 50cal anti-personal machine gun (top mount)
2) 2X, 2 round, short range missiles (front mount)
Armour: Undisclosed. Laminate design with experimental energy
absorption properties. Double layered. Light weight.
Classification: Heavy tracked ground short-range assault tank.

B540-RC's (rotary cannon) role is toe-to-toe battle with other tanks. It is 20% wider than the B325 series and has a much larger turret (which give the tank a stubby look compared to the b325). This larger turret is required for the massive amounts of ammo needed for the rotary cannon, and for the increased armour.

Using a 50mm round with a depleted uranium core laminated with lead, then titanium, and finally copper. This semi-sabot round is especially effective against laminate armour; when the armour of the target has been thinned enough the uranium core will pierce the target and ricochet within destroying important electronics and internal soft targets.

The B540-RC uses an overly powerful turbine engine to close with its enemy rapidly as it holds no medium to long range anti-vehicle weapons. It carries a double layer of laminate armour (sounds redundant) to withstand the punishment of this close range combat.

The short range missiles are devastating at the intended close range, and a well placed shot is capable of disrupting the tracks of other vehicles. The 50cal top mounted machine gun is the only anti-personal armament the vehicle carries.

all parts from Bricklink

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   All hatches open



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   I may make the turret thinner so the tank doesn't look so 'stubby'



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   The chassis are the same length and height, the B540-RC is 2 studs wider.



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   Turbine motor.



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   The crews of the B325-LA and B540-RC.



Comments

 I like it 
  October 4, 2009
I read what you said about making the gun thinner so it doesn't look so "stubby." You should make it longer, now it looks like it has a very oversized turret: which it does. Which isn't a bad thing, I wouldv'e made the gun longer, like minigun length. great moc.
 I like it 
  January 25, 2008
Great job. I think that this one looks better on a greebeling perspective. I do think that it needs more gunz. Not bigger, just more. One gattling is not enough. On a side note, it looks like the Gatling tank on Comand and Conquer: Generals
Lee Jones
 I like it 
Aidan Grau
  December 17, 2007
i just dig the color scheme on your tanks.and the smoothness
 I like it 
  November 19, 2007
leave the turret and tank as it is it looks big and muscular
 I like it 
  October 4, 2007
Another smooth design in black equals another great tank.
 I like it 
  May 18, 2007
Very accurate scale for the mini-figs. The extra width over the B325-LA is better and looks more realistic. The turret and rotating canon looks impressive. Great work.
 I like it 
  April 24, 2007
Downright awesome. Solid black with trans-red highlights? Now that is my kinda thing! Nice gun too, and the tank itself looks practically invincible.
 I like it 
  April 23, 2007
that is tight!!! I love the black, it makes it look evil!!!!!
 
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