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T10 Charioteer Tank by Keithwormwood T10 Charioteer Tank by Keithwormwood
The age of tank brigades storming across fields and deserts is over, ended by a glut of inexpensively equipped anti-tank soldiers and devastatingly precise attack helicopters. However, the tank still has its place protecting convoys and providing highly mobile artillery batteries. The T10 Charioteer, a design anonymously donated to the United Nations to aid in increasing global conflicts, has revitalized the proficiency of mechanized divisions.

Key Features:

Helmsman robotic torso commanded by a direct link to either the gunner or driver gives the crewman the impression of riding atop a vehicle completely under their control.

Roller detonates anti-armour mines before they are positioned under vulnerable components of the tank.

Fully automatic loading 130mm gun with a variety of task-specific rounds available.

160mm point of fire howitzer.

Additional boxes of reactive armour mounted on top of the tank's normal protection.

Art prints available here: T10 Charioteer prints
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Danubium Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2014
Those treads make me cry.

I guess people in that world no longer know how to calculate ground pressure...
KarenRonwood Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So much ground pressure. Why is so much of the track length wasted? Also a bullet is cheaper than an infantryman, but that doesn't make infantry obsolete. Modern tanks have already proven capable of withstanding multiple hits from most infantry portable anti tank weapons, and protection is only going to increase as more hard kill countermeasures are developed, and implemented. Really the biggest threat to tanks on the modern battlefield isn't any weapon system, but tactics. Guerilla fighters rarely engage tanks directly. Instead they wait for the tanks to pass them by, then attack the inevitable convoy of unarmored trucks that are en route to resupply the tanks. A tank without fuel is a bunker, a bunker without ammunition is a pillbox, and pillboxes are much easier to deal with than tanks.
pfistara Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
main problem would be the high weight on the tiny tracks :P
somehow looks really nice ^^
MetalicSoul Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Neat design on this tank robot thing, I am quite curious where the gunner or driver sit when they drive that thing. Since its in the torso I am guessing somewhere in the chest area.
MadScientistCompany Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOL! Killing the driver would be such an easy task for any sniper!
Csp499 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The scenario mentioned in the description- in which tanks are for the most part rendered obsolete- seems awfully believable. Gets me wondering- is this just a random design, or is it for any work or universe in particular?
Keithwormwood Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional
It's a part of a persistent world I sort of ended forming in general with my art. Should be more things in the future tying them together a little clearly.
dodd14029 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Cool. You should find a writer and make a comic book for the world. 
winduparamarta Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
like it very much..
MaxTerran Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
wow looks cool but ._. can it even get a firework, i mean no sloped armor not spaced armor no realy futureish or realish decide in its armor or and its weapon is just a up 120mm used but the abrmas so and what good does the robo dude on top?
Nikdo-92 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
damn damn damn damn, this is so epic. You're really great! :)
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
This is so cool in so many levels!!
thinkwithoutlimits Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dayuuuum hot! :bd
jepi12 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is what i call a " HEAVY METAL!"
Zoogoo40 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this in a book when I was 7, I use to gawk at all the awesome pictures.
ragdolls-and-robots Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well Mr Wormwood...again words ellude me!
AnaithnidEsblenin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Dear Santa. ._>
xSheperDx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Reminds me of shagohod from Snake Eater, well done.
PSconcepts Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Photographer
Rezec Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
the hell is that? o_O
EdXCal Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
What an interesting concept. Fantastic art too!
medrazerblade Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very epic!!
Baggins04 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Seriously GODLIKE ^^
Science-Art Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010   Digital Artist
Maybe if you did something more original i would think your not pulling my leg.
robot-god Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
That's awesome. Where do the guys sit? Not sure I see the point of the robot poking out of the top, but it looks like an alien so it's all good.
CaylexTimewise Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Holy shit, I knew I'd seen this before! I have an art book with this picture(as well as some others I can see in your gallery). Well, that settles it, then.
RivetsAndRain Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010   Filmographer
Terrific work, the texture is amazing.
0volent190 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010   General Artist
awesome. Btw, I liked Leviathan, Westerfield's creative as sin, but your illustrations were freakin' incredible. Made the book what it is. A masterpiece.
SS-Angel-of-Death Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Duerkark-the-Witness Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Oh, but this one was my absolute favourite!
georgePsmith Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Nice design, I've just read a book with your design in it, a book on how to draw (better). It's an awesome piece of work and I aspire to be able to draw like that too. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Amerious Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
unbelievable what the human mind can create...
Raydis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
This is win, pure win
lostprophetxtian Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the revolutionized M-1 Abrams. very impressive
Orcania Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
O: -eyegasms- so much awesome in that much space -drool-
crazy-croco Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Student Artist
very, very nice...
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool work! :D
johnnyjinx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
magicswordz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i love the mechanized tanks
ExevaloN Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Impressive piece you have here.
Eldahast Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Awesome design, but looks like it wouldn't do good as a tank, more like a fast artillery.
Tank's armor is not only thick, but also angled, so it would reflect enemy's fire
Robotic torso also stands out and looks like an easy target to blow the hell out.
The anti mine roller is a great idea. I'm wondering though, if a powerful explosion from a well placed couple o'mines could turn the tank upside-down. Hmmm.

I'm no enginner, but tanks are more "bulky" and this one is a little too...slim.

Yet, great artwork you got there. Brilliant, really.
SkyWyvern Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
This is the reason why your my favourite artist :D
Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NickNP Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome design ;)
BLTsalade Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Helmet-the-Cadaver Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
MAN! I need to get that book!
Fey-Lady Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
I love that you come up with a story for all these drawings! Or, did the story come before the drawing? Either way, I love that you give us a background.
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
delicious. i need me a couple few battalions of those... ;p
Aberleigh Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
that is crazily amzing, the details are just overwhelming (in a good way of course)
goat89 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
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