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A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank
The Tank, Heavy Assault, Tortoise (A39) was a British heavy assault tank design developed in World War II but never put into mass production. It was developed for the task of clearing heavily fortified areas and as a result favoured armour protection over mobility. Although heavy, at 78 tons, and not readily transported, it was reliable and a good gun platform. The Ordnance QF 32 pounder gun design was adapted from the British 3.7 inch anti-aircraft gun. The ammunition used a separate charge and shell, the latter a 32 pound (14.5 kg) armour piercing shot (APCBC). In tests the gun was successful against a German Panther tank at nearly 1,000 yards.
About this creation
Because I already build the American T95 Superheavy Assault Tank, I decided to also try and make the British A39 Tortoise.





Again, with functioning engine covers. I think I'll be adding these to my models from now on...


Both of my behemoths, side-by-side. The T95 is lower and longer, just as in real life (also, the gun is quite a lot bigger)


The tank in real life, only five were ever produced... Read more here.


The tank in the World of Tanks videogame.

*EDIT: Now the LDD file is available. Get it while it's hot*

DISCLAIMER: the LDD file is for personal use only. please, PLEASE don't redistribute this here, there or anywhere.

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Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I like it 
  April 6, 2014
Excellent build, the engine is a really nice touch.
 I made it 
  March 9, 2014
Quoting Nathan Elkins How do you get your pictures looking so good? Photoshop?
Hhhey! Long time no see! This is LDD, but I render them with a program called POV-Ray. There is an LDD to POV-Ray converter. Google it, all LDD models look fabulous with it!
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  March 8, 2014
How do you get your pictures looking so good? Photoshop?
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  January 28, 2014
Awesome!
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  January 24, 2014
That's... scary. *drives Hellcat into corner to hide* And awesome.
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  December 26, 2013
Really really great job!! 5/5
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  December 16, 2013
neat, smooth and menacing aspect.
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  December 5, 2013
This is an incredible build! Great job :D
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  October 21, 2013
WOOOOO, Awsome
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  October 19, 2013
Fantastic work!
 I made it 
  October 15, 2013
Quoting James Prins Great tank, what render program do you use for the pictures; they are very realistic!
I use the POV-Ray render program. It's pretty common among us digital designers.
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  October 15, 2013
Great tank, what render program do you use for the pictures; they are very realistic!
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  October 12, 2013
Awesome, great scale model! Very nice work on the details, i like the opening compartment and that accurate look :-) Cool shot with the T-95 too!
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  September 26, 2013
My 1/20th A39 is up :)
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  September 25, 2013
Fabulous! Nice functions!
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  September 23, 2013
woww it's perfect looking..
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  September 21, 2013
Outstanding tank! Some great techniques have been used! Awesome work!
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  September 19, 2013
fantastic tank Alex! heavy hitter!
 I made it 
  September 19, 2013
Quoting Psycho Nguyen WOOOOO, Amazing do you have LDD for share ? Bong_lai_dao_v2@yahoo.com
Actually, I forgot to include the LDD file on the website, will do when I come home :)
 I like it 
  September 19, 2013
Looks awesome man, as always! :)
Alex Sonny
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Dr. Monster
  September 18, 2013
Great tank! Excellent shape and detailing.
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  September 18, 2013
WOOOOO, Amazing do you have LDD for share ? Bong_lai_dao_v2@yahoo.com
 I like it 
  September 18, 2013
This is Fantastic! Extremely accurate and very well detailed. I love it, especially the guns! :D
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  September 18, 2013
Fantastic job! You got the shaping perfect ! Love the engine detail. Excellent
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  September 18, 2013
Looks sweet hopefully I will have my 1/20th tortoise up within 2 weeks but I need a order of parts to arrive. It could use some grenade launchers on the other tortoise I saw on google they used binoculars for the launchers
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  September 18, 2013
AWESOME!
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  September 18, 2013
It looks amazing and you perfectly recreated every shape of this tank. What's coming up next?
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  September 18, 2013
cool modeling as always! good job with the details, that tank is a beast im game with that good armor and that epicly fast RoF gun
 I made it 
  September 18, 2013
Quoting Loek Marcus My next build will probably be the Conqueror. Or the Bat.-Chatillon 25 t.
If you've just started working with LDD I recommend doing easier builds, tanks, such as Pz.IV and such, but if you're up to the challenge, make it! Also, If you'll build Conqueror I'll make a Batchat, and vice-versa :D
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  September 18, 2013
Very nice work! Def a bruiser of a tank. And at 78 tons? Look out! Outstanding reproduction Alex!
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  September 18, 2013
That tank is funky. Never knew it existed. Great work though!
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  September 18, 2013
Top notch work again, Alex! My nex build will probably be the Conqueror. Or the Bat.-Châtillon 25 t.
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  September 18, 2013
Amazing tank! Very detailed. Good work!
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  September 18, 2013
Before I saw this MOC, I was not familiar with the A39 (although I did know of the T95). You have done a remarkably good job reproducing it. I really like the picture of the two superheavy tanks side by side.
 
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