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Crusader Medium Tank by PaintFan08 Crusader Medium Tank by PaintFan08
“We’ll start with this one.” The tarpaulin was pulled away, revealing a low squat tank, the sloping armor giving it a streamedlined look. “This is the Crusader. Eighteen tons, with two inches of armor on the turret and the frontal plate, one inch elsewhere. Engine at the front, beside the driver-a three hundred horsepower six-cylinder in-line unit; half a Rolls-Royce Merlin actually. This leaves the rear half of the vehicle clear for the fighting compartment, in this case with a three-man turret mounting a two-pounder gun firing ammunition compatible with the Bofors 40mm AA gun…”
-The Foresight War pg. 30-31

18-20 ton four-man tank and the basis for a range of other armored fighting vehicles. MK I with 2 pdr gun, MK II with 6 pdr, MK III with 14 pdr. The different models also feature additional armor.
-The Foresight War pg. 301

My illustration of the British Crusader tank, from the novel The Foresight War. Completely different from the historical Crusader, this tank features sloped armor and is very easy to modify. The chassis serves as the base for a number of other British vehicles in the novel.

EDIT: Actually got some feedback from the author! Anyway he told me to move the turret farther back so here is a revised version.
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Tevo77777 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Artist
Tank Destroyer!
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
In the vein yes it can destroy tanks :)

I don't recall if the novel had any TDs in it or not.
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Tevo77777 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Artist
Not enough armor, must scoot and shoot.
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
If you read the book its a tank designed for the 1939-1942 period which is balanced out with each model getting bigger guns and more armor. The creator knew that it would be eventually phased out with a Centurion like replacement taking over. Another benefit of the design is that the old tanks can be easily taken apart to become APCs, SPGs, etc.
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Unknownmarksman115 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks a lot like this tank [link]
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Not intentional but that's good, looks like a real tank!
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Unknownmarksman115 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The design is pretty good, with a good speed and cannon, it's pretty set! Although Idk about your tank's armor, but the one I showed you was... ok, you could say. Its low profile helps.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Nice design man, what era is this for?
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PaintFan08 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
World War II. An alternate 1945ish design. From an alternate history novel.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
dude i love doing WW2ish era scenarios
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