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Offline WarlockTopic starter

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Army Tank
« on: September 09, 2007, 06:17:09 PM »
Is it feasible to build a tank large enough(the size of a skyscraper, the sixe of several city blocks or bigger) to withstand all weapons created by humans except the atom bomb.

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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007, 06:28:21 PM »
possible, but not practical
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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2007, 06:32:38 PM »
pffft I so built one in like 3rd grade. And mine was nuke proof! Get with the times man.
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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2007, 06:41:10 PM »
To ed1380: What practical problems are you talking about?

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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2007, 06:50:17 PM »
To ed1380: What practical problems are you talking about?

Tools: lack of large enough cranes, large enough molds

Time: by the time you finish it, it will be outdated

Resources: the cost will be extremely prohibitive, and the money could be used to buy a huge fleet of fighter jets, which will be alot more capable

And of course, only having just one, or a few, makes it easy to target them.

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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2007, 06:58:41 PM »
To Nyx: How long is it going to take to build it? What is the cost going to be? How will it become outdated?

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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2007, 07:31:10 PM »
seems like youre actually thinking of building it Warlock.....

also one major setback of a tank : It can only move over land. So wherever you build it, thats where it can fight. You build it in USA, you can only attack places in North and South America.

It would probably take as long as it would take to build 2 and half skyscrapers. I would say like 15 years. The reason for that is because a ton of research would have to be put in.( big treads, huge motors, etc.) The cost will be in the billions. 
It will be outdated because technology advances exponentially.

Also, just because its big doesn't mean its invinsible.

If you want to withstand all weapons of mankind INCLUDING the atom bomb ,  build an underground bomb shelter. It would be cheaper( but still expensive for the common citizen).
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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2007, 07:47:18 PM »
What about giant aircraft and naval vessels?

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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2007, 10:53:12 PM »
Develop the following items:
1) Infinite energy supply
2) Energy Weapon
3) Energy Shields

and slap them all into a jet. Your also going to need one hell of an electric motor. If you can do all that, you can destroy whatever the hell you want and no one would be able to do anything about it.
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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2007, 07:33:29 AM »
They could stop you getting food and water....  :P

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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2007, 09:51:26 AM »
You also have to realise that tanks are low profile (in terms of height) for a reason: it gives them a better ability to hide. If you build a huge tank, this ability is not there anymore, which kind of defeats the purpose... And in the end, no matter how big the tank is, it stands little chance against a rain of GPS guided missiles fired from aircraft carriers 500 miles away... Or a fleet of fighter jets. In the end, it's just not cost effective, and does not bring any advantage.

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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2007, 04:41:42 PM »
They could stop you getting food and water....  :P

.... not if its autonomous! HA! just dont let them know its yours lol :D
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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2007, 03:54:43 AM »
And everything has a weak spot. Just ask Steven Segal and MacGayver!

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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2007, 01:23:14 PM »
You lie H3ro! Segal and MacGyver have no weaknesses! And neither does Chuck Norris! :-P


but everything else does, its just a matter of finding it =)
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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2007, 01:34:08 PM »
Segal and MacGyver < Norris

What I meant is that they always find the weakness of things. They them self have non.

This is getting way OT  :P
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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2007, 01:38:49 PM »
Off topic? The topic is building a tank the size of a city block, I dont really think it matters? lol

But to get it back on "topic":

If you could design all the stuff and have all kinds of countermeasures for missiles and stuff, just one of those things would be able to do some serious damage so if you built a squadron of lets say 9 of em, built some crazy ridiculous method for their computers to talk to each other and develop a quick plan of action, they could probably dominate unmatched.
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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2007, 01:51:51 PM »
Quote
Off topic? The topic is building a tank the size of a city block, I dont really think it matters? lol
Made my day :D

An other problem is how do you transport the tank around? Normally they put the tanks on trucks and drive them where they need them to save fuel/maintains cost/not damage infrastructure. Cant really see how that would work in this case?

And how do you move it from the factory?

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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2007, 07:31:37 PM »
Hahahahahah xD nice joke

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Re: Army Tank
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2007, 10:26:03 PM »
lol
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