Okay so here it goes bear with me......Role and philosophy
I envisage it as a main battle tank.....but its time frame could be said as 2022-2023!!Highly network centric with super sophisticated software!!!Highly mobile....and agressive!!Specs and Weapons
i know it sounds weird but the design should be aerodynamic!!Not like a rocket or something but should take advantage of aerodynamics all the while still being masculine looking!!!
Now it would have 3 persons....one commander,one driver,one for weapons and all!!
Now the commander and driver would have some sort of display helmet like for fighter pilots but highly customized!!
The commander's helmet would have a secure small distance connection with a control panel like that of a keyboard or something for his work!!!The commander should be able to see infrared thermal emission etc on his display which also would track his eyes....he could assign priority targets and diff targets in a line!!he could customize the software for himself.....the tank would just tag the targets which would be in line and keep tracking them....and start firing while the commander is busy doing other work!!Also a system should be there so that whatever data the radar gathers a basic picture could be created of mountains vehicles personnel's on the basis of thermal etc....and a bird eye view of the battlefield could be created for a radius of whatever seems appropriate!!
The driver's helmet would not have targeting features but rest could be same with some more features to aid in driving!!
The weapon guy just would select which kinda weapon to be hit to which vehicle and all and any other work which i don't know
i am taking out the main gun....i somewhere read that it could weight upto 15t....i don't want that.instead i propose a cannon kinda system in 4 direction or maybe 3 directions covering 360 degree....also they should be able to have an angle of around 15 to 75-80 degree in vertical, it should be able to make a cone with its movement....i am talking about each cannon....and the whole system of those 4 should be able to rotate 360!!(sounds complicated but is realistic)....this would lead to good weight reduction.....i think the cannons could be somewhat longer than a normal 120 mm mortar....should be made totally of titanium and composite!!!having a range of >current tank main guns....Secondary weapons
There should be custom built modules of 3 Nags on each side which could be added as and when necessary.......
Two AA guns also in modules placed diagonally for maximum coverage....(i need suggestions in this one) also the cannon could be used for the same purpose too!!!(We could even have 1 Nag and 1 AA module)
1 12.7mm machine gun with a add on grenade launcher system.
1-2 7.62mm machine guns at appropriate positions!!(if 2 then atleast 1 should be operable by computers!!)......
Now on every side of the tank i need a mechanism not much in size 8-9x8-9x14-15 in box type which could carry 4-6 small missile type with ICL-20 as their ordinance for bigger bang in small package for its own protection as well as for targeting less armored vehicles....it should be able to reloaded from inside the tank!!
Protection would always come first if the tank detects an incoming hostile weapon towards it....it could stop shooting the given targets and shoot the incoming threat with every possible way!!..........umm i cant think of anything else now
Then there should be Smoke grenade launchers
and other things which i don't really know a lot about.....(feel free to add)Armour
Very imp....also very weight intensive!!
In the middle part i dont think heavy armour is needed as only bullet protection is generally needed there.....most of the weapons target from top!!!(Not sure about this one)
Now i guess we should have average armor mostly some new kinda composite created inhouse.....as i would like to concentrate more on protection through the protection systems!!!
But still the composite armor should be decent!!!
And the rest of things would be general only.....please do add your suggestions or additional features you would like!!...Engine
As said in my previous posts fully electrical engines......Weight
For this lets say its weight would be around 35-40t(just a guess)
Finally it could be a total in house project but some help could be taken from american and Europeans in technological stuff related to it and electrical things to reduce development time!!! Now,if you have read all this THANKS....for bearing.....it got quite long!!!
Please do constructive criticism and do give additional ideas.....would like to refine it as much as possible!!!