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BISHOP-1A7 MBT by MrJumpManV4 BISHOP-1A7 MBT by MrJumpManV4
Here's my latest work! this one is more of an update than a new work, but i like to consider it a new work since the whole thing is revamped so much (this is the previous APOSTLE tank [link]). If you need any explanations or you think you found something that is incorrect/misspelled please comment!

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The Bishop-1A7 MBT is an unconventional design featuring an amalgam of the world’s best 3rd generation MBTs. It is the first tank to be succesfully constructed by two nations (Germany and Israel) supported by the multinational corporation NINECORP. However, Israel and Germany both use the Bishop as their own MBT it is also sold to a variety of countries who use it as their primary MBT. The Bishop has tackled more challenges than any tank before it; it does this by using innovative technology as well as technology taken from older tanks such as the Abrams models, the Leopard 2 models, the Merkava models, and the Challenger 2.
The technolgy adapted from the Abrams models is having heavy DU armor and a high power yet quiet engine. One of the incredible abilities the Abrams models have is not only the extremely tough DU armor but also the capability to move silently and quickly with its psuedo-jet engine. However the Bishop uses a conventional (i.e. very load) V16 engine the designers realized the importance of having this advantage and implemented sound muffling technology inside the engine compartment. The DU armor is not layered inside the frontal plating like it is in the abrams it is instead homogeneously alloyed with Rh (Rhenium) and used as the first line of defense on the armor.
Perhaps one of the biggest obstacles the designers overcame is the resistance from IEDs which borrows the design from the leopard 2 tank and various MRAP vehicles. The Bishop is able to divert the energy across the lower surface of the tank, using a similar method that the Leopard 2 does. The hydropnuematic suspension system is also borrowed from the Leopard 2 tank and the Bishop owes its offroad speed capability to that system.
The Bishop, like the Merkava uses a front engine design in addition to the rear hatch. Though the crew survivability is mostly preserved by the advanced armor (see Specifications for detail on the armor) and the V shape under the body to reduce damage from IEDs. The rear hatch allows for quick deployment of soldiers as well as a quick and easy entrance for potentially injured soldiers. However unlike the Merkava the rear hatch on the Bishop offers cover to supporting soldiers on the outside of the tank.
The only technology borrowed from the Challenger 2 tank is the rifled barrel which increases overall accuracy. The Bishop also uses a triple shot autoloader similar to the French Leclerc and Russian MBTs (see figure 4A, note the Russian tanks and the Leclerc use
a larger magazine system and do not need a loader to change out the magazine).

to get a reference for the size, it's approximately twice the volume of a merkava MBT.
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someone1fy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
How rounds that Flakpanzer able to fire in a minute?
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someone1fy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
I mean how many rounds, sorry.
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Knighteclipse Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
 I love the design, but I question the practicality of the design.  89.3 short tons!? That is a huge and heavy tank. That is almost 30 short tons heavier than a Leopard 2. 
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this design definitely isn't practical, mainly because of the weight like you said.
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ValkyriaDawg Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very, very nice design! I had to take a double look at it. :) (Smile) 
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man! I'm making another tank, and i'm going to try and do a similar thing to what i did with this design.
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DaveCarter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Photographer
This first; superb artwork and detail.  One small observation though, "to get a reference for the size, it's approximately twice the volume of a merkava MBT"  The problem with this is that designers have been struggling for years to come up with a design that combines speed, armor, weapon, and a LOW PROFILE.  The lower the profile the less chance of it getting spotted and hit.  YOU my friend have gone in the opposite direction. 
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an older design, and you're correct to point out these issues. Partly these designs are just for entertainment but i like them to be as practical as I can possible make them so input like this is helpful.
I've addressed these problems for the most part in my newer design, It's around the same size as modern tanks but a tiny bit shorter and lighter. To address what I'm sure will be the first thing you notice, the short barrel, is that it fires missile based munitions, you can read the conversation that Doug and I had on this topic if you want to know more about it (before i upload the final).
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DaveCarter Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Photographer
Can't wait to see it.  I honestly wasn't criticizing the art work, the gods know I CAN'T draw a straight line without a ruler, just pointing out design philosophy.  Keep up the good work.
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royal-chipman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
"and so for my presentation for shark tank i give to you an anti-army weapon"
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RobloxianArtist86779 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bishop is my last name! Seriously...
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Phillipzu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow!
What a vehicle! oo
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
that is one sexy tank o.o
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ConsPark Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
All of this.
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
doh phhhhh thanks
I think i'm gonna make another one soon.
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DesignShabtai Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
wow!
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Demon89Modeus Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Dam awesome work!!!! :)
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kernda03 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
WELL HELLO THERE!!!
Mr.JumpManV4 sir, you're my new favorite artist
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
doh!
thanks =D
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Lumberjack2014 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Very good and advanced!
But, making it 90 tonns gives it a lot of drawbacks.
Weight is an issue allready at 60 tonns, due to bridges, transport and mobility. Could it be made in carbonfibre, giving it a weight in the area of 40-50 tonns, it would make a severe impact. 
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been curious as to why they haven't started using carbon fiber in tanks already. my theory is that it is inadequate as an armor since it's very very brittle from what i understand so it wouldn't hold up very well against anti-armor weaponry. armor effectiveness of a given material is more than just its resistance to pressure, there's multiple factors that go into armor effectiveness like resistance to heat and the ability to bend without breaking (which is why aluminium is a terrible armor and why i think carbon fiber wouldn't work as an armor). If it turns out it's a good armor i'd imagine the reason they don't use it is because of either cost effectiveness or manufacturing difficulties.

As for the weight of the tank, 90 tons is indeed completely impractical i would agree and in the future i will probably avoid making such a heavy tank without a proper excuse.
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Lumberjack2014 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Glad to see you acknowledge the wheight issue, it is really a big one!
Specially when we talk of terrain outside the big steppes and so on.
A good "mountain tank" must be a strong but light one, that can encounter steep terrain and get to places it isnt expected to come. Those things produses "panzer-chock"..!
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kunraven Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014

Hi Bishop,

Love your work. Are you interested in help me on developing turn base strategy modern war game. Which I need lots of MBTs  

illustration. Can contact me on ravenworks2014@gmail.com 



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Unb3kann1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
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ahwall Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
I love the futuristic design of the Bishop, its really cool to look at, however, the front of the tank could be designed to withstand shots better.

The upper glacius of this tank (where the treads on the front are resting) will bounce shots that don't penetrate  into the front underside of the turret, possibly knocking out the gunner and/or damaging the gun. 

I would fix this by moving the turret backwards in relation to the chassis a meter or so (maybe less). However, this comes with a set of problems: Ammunition will need to be re-situated, and extra seating for troops in the back will be decreased. 

But with the size of that gun,  you probably won't have to worry about enemy fire.
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
this is a older model so i'm unlikely to revisit this one.
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fancy13 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting work! Delorean inspired? )))
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks =D
from starwars? no, it was inspired by the 4 well known MBTs, leopard, abrams, merkava and challenger (not saying those are the best tanks, just some of the most well known ones).
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ICEFALCON29 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Artist
cool
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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BrotherOfMySister Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Seems like a Leopard 2a6 and a M1 had an offspring. Very nice design, and strong presentation sheet. Looking great :D
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea the design i was going for was an amalgam of most of the main modern MBTs with a few of my own ideas thrown in there. also larger
and thanks =D
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spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
For a second I thought that said HESS.
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HEER?
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Merchantofdeath5328 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
This tank is epic. where did you come up with the idea? i would want one of these so let me know when they come out. :)
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heheh, i want one too Xp
Most of the inspiration i got for this came from a variety of MBTs like the leopard, m1 abrams and merkava.
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Merchantofdeath5328 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
it is fantastic, none the less
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Drock625 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
You know, M1 Abrams can shoot down enemy helicopters and even jets if they have to, would this one do the same?
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i knew it could take out helicopters, i don't know about jets though.
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Drock625 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Well, I may be over exaggerating, but the designers tested it's targeting system on a low flying jet fighter and it caught up with the jet and stayed on target. Which is awesome as shit.

I wonder did you submit these designs to the Military? because apparently you can do that.
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea i wouldn't be surprised under the right circumstances if it could take down a jet, but i doubt one would ever encounter that circumstance since the main cannon doesn't elevate to a very high angle.
I've not submitted designs to the military. If i were ever to do that i would wait 'till i'm older, more experienced and knowledgeable.
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druillet Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Very cool design... Love all the descriptions...
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks =D
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SCdeluxe Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Awesome tank. I still have a question. Why does the tank still need a loader? If you made the loading fully automatic, then the loader could be a secondary gunner. After all 4 guns need some serious multitasking to control.
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forget how i made logic of this when i made it but i believe the two miniguns are automated turrets, that or the loader uses the miniguns while he's not reloading (since the tank has 3 shots before it needs to reload)

anyways, thanks and glad you like it!
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CardsharkInfluence Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Well i think a loader on such an advanced design seems extremely conservative. Besides, i don't see how a loader could easily manipulate and load huge 181m ammo manually, let alone at such a rate (assuming the shape is the same as a modern 120mm round, around 22 kilograms, scaled up to 181mm it give a weigh close to 70 kilograms). And if the loading is mecanically aided, why not let the tank commander deal with the ammo selection and loading in a fully automated way depending on the target like on the Leclerc? The fourth man could then manage the secondary weapon systems and defensive suite (while i think the tank commander could perfectly be able to deal with that as well if it is automated enough, the onboard computer selecting on its own the relevant weapon or counter measure and pointing or even using it automatically at targets depending on the detected threat, low flying aircafts, incoming missiles, targeting laser, etc... modern tanks can do it, why not this one?) Concerning the SPAAG version, design is absolutely awesome, but i do hope it can counter modern planes much more impressive than antiques like a F117 or SR-71^^
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The 181mm rounds are more snub rounds, only about 30% heavier than 120mm rounds. I was considering making it fully automated for the loading but i couldn't really figure out how to fit it in (i actually made the interior and getting it with the semi-automatic loader was hard enough). For the SPAAG variant i think i was actually being overly ambitious and now it sounds quite silly to say conventional rounds could take out an SR-71, which flies faster than most bullets do.

Next tank design i do will be more thought through than this one was.
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CardsharkInfluence Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Thanks for the answer to my fluff-related comments. I should however have said first that I think the design look absolutely AWESOME :D
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries, thanks very much =D
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