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B640-RG (Rail Gun)
Tracked tank, 80 tons, rail gun
About this creation
B640-RG (Rail Gun)
“The Sniper”

The Pimm Industries B640-RG is produced by the company's heavy vehicle division. This particular vehicle is assigned to the Highlands Company.

Specification:
Weight: 72,576 (80 tons)
Engine: Turbine powered by fuel cell technology
Crew: 3
Main Weapon:
Rail Gun, 32 megajoule, 5,000 m/s (Mach 14.7) with a 20kg (44lbs) slug (KE=250MJ or 184 million foot-pounds), 1-round/10s (recharge time). Using iron skinned, titanium coated, depleted uranium ammo. Can fire 1kg slugs at 20-rounds/s (KE=12.5MJ)
Secondary Weapons:
1) Double barrel, 20mm cannon (front mount)
2) 2 round, short range missiles (front mount)
Armour:
Undisclosed. Laminate design with experimental energy
absorption properties. Double thickness, light weight.
Classification:
Heavy, tracked, ground, extreme long-range assault tank.

The B640-RG is designed as an extreme long-range (up to 50km) assault vehicle. The 20kg depleted uranium slugs hit with a force of 250Mega-Joules – enough to devastate even the largest vehicles. The down-side is that the heat generated by the gun is immense, which requires an extremely large barrel housing multiple cooling units, or heat-sinks.

Originally built as a replacement for the mobile howitzer, the B640-RG quickly found favour as a tank ‘sniper’. One well place shot is capable of devastating almost any vehicle the enemy can field. With the 20kg round traveling at 18,000km/h (11,185miles/h) it is covering 5km (3.1 miles) every second.

The downside, of course, is that actually hitting a moving target at such distances is unlikely at best. In addition, the heat created by firing the main gun makes for a very slow firing rate with the 20kg slug.

If two or more enemy tanks should manage to close with the B640-RG, it may down one of the enemy machines but will likely be taken out by the other. The exception is that if it is loaded with 1kg slugs. These are generally used for taking out aircraft, but can be used to ‘mow’ through most enemy vehicles.

As a note, my daughter designed the barrel as I was making this tank. It was supposed to be a bed at first, but then she thought it would make a great main gun. It is bigger than I would like, but some things just can’t be changed for fear of feelings being hurt. That, and I love the gun, it is just a bit big for the tank turret (hence the back story about the cooling units).

Thanks to those who view and review.

Don’t forget to check out Bricklink for all your Lego parts needs.

Regards,

www.leejones.ca




Side shot showcasing my daughter's gun design.






















Not the favourite view of the enemy.







Have to show off her fat butt.








Overall shot of the interior.






Panel design to allow for easier viewing of the interior.






Hatch open for entry/exit - design flaw: in event of power loss the crew will be trapped in the tank unless they blow the explosive bolts that will topple the turret off of the tank.














Navigator and his/her control panel. Also shows the driver/pilot who is "jacked in" through a bioelectrical interface. This allows for much quicker maneuvering and operation of the tank - "as fast as thought" (only minor surgical modifications required).






Turbine engine.





















Gunner's controls.






The vehicles currently assigned to the Highland's Company. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for they know better than to mess with the Highlands Company!





Comments

Lee Jones
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Kinh Lę Huynh
  March 19, 2010
That is so cool that I can't find any word to describe it!
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  July 21, 2009
AWESOME!!!! I love your PIMM INDUSTRIES creations!
  July 17, 2009
horrible flaw, a good tank crew is wurth more than a tank
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  May 15, 2009
Wow! Now that's what I call a tank!
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  April 16, 2009
I gather from your rail gun statistics that you know something about physics. The shape proves it more. Matter takes the path of least resistence and by angling the armor you increase chances of a ricochet. You should be designing real tanks!
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  September 7, 2008
nicely done, great use of SNOT, I like its massive look, great job
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  June 24, 2008
i love this hunk of machinery! you should include instructions.... and how did you get tracks? i cant find any for love or money =1
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  June 8, 2008
I just cant stop thinking about how lucky you are,because I am too young to us bricklink...*sigh* ...happy tanking, and, yes lets see one in pink!
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  May 31, 2008
that's just... really cool. Now let's see one in pink. ~ Chris.
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  May 16, 2008
wonderful tank my man, always love railguns. so do you live in alderta? cause thats where I live. =) -Ian
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  May 11, 2008
This is excelent. go to the URL below if you want to join the brotherhood of the Crow (make alliance) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/56843
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  May 6, 2008
Man, your tanks are amazing. Their massive size, smooth curves, and treads always leave me feeling black and trans red with envy.
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  May 4, 2008
Nice, although, it might, possibly look better without the things in the front.
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  April 28, 2008
wow great tank. thanks for the review
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  April 27, 2008
thanks for your review on my elite. nice job. (i would put my name right here but it's too long.) ps have you noticed people using my name and posting reviews? some were on my pages but i deleted them so nobody thinks im reviewing my own stuff.
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  April 24, 2008
Death does not ride on a Pale Horse, It rides on THIS!
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  April 18, 2008
Wow!! I've seen many great tanks, but this one is surely the best! The design is awesome, and I especially like the control cabin! Great job!
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  April 17, 2008
Um, what if the driver thinks he needs whiz while thought controling the tank? That could get messy. Still, very nice tank, looking forward to the next addition to the Highlands company.
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  March 10, 2008
After you reviewed my starfighter, I realized that I had to review another of your creations. This is awesome, far beyond what my building skill and budget would allow me!
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  March 1, 2008
Another excellent creation Lee, good job! I'm lovin the railgun on this baby, best rail gun I've seen. I'm looking forward to some more nice MOCs like this.
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  February 11, 2008
This is pretty amazing...but i don't know if i want to be connected with this tank, like the driver :D
Lee Jones
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Marco <3|Heart|Studio's
  February 6, 2008
OMG this thing rocks this is so smooth realy realy realy great job and check uot my new scar L
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  February 4, 2008
Another awesome tank from Lee! It's good to see some printed tiles in the interior.
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  January 30, 2008
That's very good and detailed. Check out my new Heavy Assault Tank under my Army Folder. It is kind of similar.
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  January 25, 2008
Very nice. The gun looks a bit like the snout of a pig, in a good way! =) I also love the slants of the side of the tank. Although I love your PIM tanks, I do think that they all lack a bit of detail. It will be hard to stick to the theme, but I think that they need a lot more greebeling, or at liest some studs.
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  January 20, 2008
this is an exallent tank wish i had the pieces and skills to build that come and review my creations.
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  January 13, 2008
Nice pice of hardware! I like the studless design but feel there could be a few more details. Very nice
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  January 9, 2008
I loves me some rail guns! Nice little fleet you've got going there Jones family.
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  January 7, 2008
I love the rail gun,and I like the Black and red colour scheme.
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  January 7, 2008
So your daughter was making a bed all in black? Must be a little goth chick. She made the right decision, turning it into a gun. Also, I was impressed to see the whole faction together -- I thought for sure you were cannibalizing previous MOCs for all those black slopes.
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  January 7, 2008
Great lookin' tank, Lee! As Ocean mentioned, it's definitely got your signature. Can't say I mind the over-sized gun a bit (what are you compensating for?). It seems to work well with this design...even if you could sleep in it. Love the curves, love the interior. Nicely done!
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  January 7, 2008
Man you Canucks are a sinister lot! Look at that thing; it's MISERY on two treads! Great minimal design. It looks very focused and keen to kill. The cockpit might be the coolest I've seen with the "jacked in" gunner. Oh, and the story about your daughter's contribution: VERY cute! LOL:)
 
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