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BISHOP-1A7 MBT by MrJumpManV4 BISHOP-1A7 MBT by MrJumpManV4
This is an older model, i understand it isn't very plausible, please see some of my more recent works before
you spend your time criticizing it.

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 If you need any explanations or you think you found something that is incorrect/misspelled please comment!

This is part of the description found on the top right corner of the image.
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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rbt0583 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
Hi. Absolutely epic tank, I just have a few questions such as: how do you get the ammo from the chassis to the turret and where does everyone sit.
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The turret is fed through a cylinder-type mechanism (similar to a revolver) inside the main body behind the driver. This is an older tank and i've since improved my designs though.
MASCH-ARTDesign Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gute arbeit, very Nice
Pegasus047 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is damn sexy! What program did you make it in?
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man,
I made it in sketchup
loneCyberWolf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome tank design this thing could easily fill in multiple roles, infantry support, mobile AA artillery unit, and convoy escort. what bugs me the most is the fact that the ammunition locker looks like its stored where the and above the engine compartment. im guessing crew survivalbilty was factor in this design but how does the engine and fuel bladders react to exploding munitions? also the auto loader nice idea though it scares me that it still requires a loader to manually feed the gun still, i think it would be better off with a manually breech loading cannon a different design in auto-loading system. overall impressive work all together :)
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, this is my older design so it's not really anything i claim to be very plausible, autoloaders should be completely automatic unlike this design, but there are 1000 other problems with this things in any case.
SolidScorpion Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Very cool concept for a sci fi tank concept but not very practical. This tank would be absurdly heavy easily over 100 tons, exhaust vents are partially under the turret which would super heat the rear end turret of the tank and possibly heat the inside where the ammo is contained. The spoiler is just awkward and unnecessary and where does this thing hold ammo? you have four weapons systems each with different types of ammunition with differing sizes and weights, and in the case of the miniguns you need at least thousands of rounds for it to be an effective weapon. Not to mention with all this ammo how would you fit 8-12 people inside and the driver doesn't even have a view port. With some edits this would be a awesome tank.
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1- this tank isn't really practical, i never claimed it should be, it's a design i made for fun not for the military
2- the tank is 90 tons, it says in the design specs.
3- the ammo is not contained in that part of the turret so heating isn't an issue for that, however it is an issue for anything being stored in the storage rack behind the turret.
4- the ammo is stored inside the haul, refer to number 1.
5- I agree this design could use less variation.
6-  8-12 what? people? it doesn't say it fits that many people i think.
7- i'm not going to be editing this tank since it's an old design. I have made a new one though.

99.9% of designs on deviantart are completely impractical in real life applications, I spend more effort than most I'd say in making my designs a little more realistically designed but I never claim that I could take this to the military and have them replace the abrams. There's also 100 other things wrong with this tank that I'm sure you'll also notice if you read the descriptions. Afterall in what world could a SPAAG take down a SR-71 with conventional munitions?
someone1fy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
How rounds that Flakpanzer able to fire in a minute?
someone1fy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
I mean how many rounds, sorry.
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. 
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this design definitely isn't practical, mainly because of the weight like you said.
ValkyriaDawg Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very, very nice design! I had to take a double look at it. :) (Smile) 
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.
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. 
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).
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.
royal-chipman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
"and so for my presentation for shark tank i give to you an anti-army weapon"
RobloxianArtist86779 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bishop is my last name! Seriously...
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What a vehicle! oo
ShaozChampion Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
that is one sexy tank o.o
ConsPark Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
All of this.
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
doh phhhhh thanks
I think i'm gonna make another one soon.
DesignShabtai Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Demon89Modeus Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Dam awesome work!!!! :)
kernda03 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Mr.JumpManV4 sir, you're my new favorite artist
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks =D
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. 
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.
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"..!
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 

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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.
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is a older model so i'm unlikely to revisit this one.
fancy13 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting work! Delorean inspired? )))
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).
ICEFALCON29 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Artist
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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
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
spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
For a second I thought that said HESS.
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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. :)
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.
Merchantofdeath5328 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
it is fantastic, none the less
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?
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i knew it could take out helicopters, i don't know about jets though.
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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