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  1. Named for nearby Fort Legoredo, the town of Legoredo City was first settled in 1867 by the people following the Union Pacific railroad through the West on towards the Central Pacific to create the First Transcontinental Railroad. Usually these towns die off once the construction teams move on, but this town didn't because of one crucial fact: Valuable veins of silver were discovered by the Construction crews in a attempt to tunnel through the side of Raindance Ridge. This new wealth happened to be right up the tracks (about a mile or two) from the City. The town continues to have a booming industry in the 21st century, with tourists flocking to the Wild West town and more recently, the reopening of the silver mines because of advances in mining techniques. The railroad still stops at Legoredo City, with a Native American reservation and the preserved Army Fort nearby. US 1870's LEGOREDO MODULAR TRAIN DEPOT This old railroad station was inspired by set 7594 (Woody's Roundup!) which I have named the Fort Legoredo passenger depot after the famous set number 6761. (Fort Legoredo) This railroad station was built in 1874 after the original station structure (built 1867) burned to the ground in late 1873. It was confusingly named Fort Legoredo at that time by the railroad in an attempt to persuade potential settlers that this land was protected by the army, when in fact the Federal government was planning on closing down the actual Fort Legoredo. (this plan was eventually gone through with, as the Fort ceased operations when it burned to the ground in 1885 and was not rebuilt) The station has since stood for 140+ years with only slight modifications, such as adding computer control systems to the upper floor in 1980 to control the switches and monitor train traffic to the still-active silver mines. The station also serves as the oldest building in the city and is featured heavily in tourism advertisements for the city and it's historical reproduction of the original Fort Legoredo. (the US Army base, that is) The station is modular, as the roof and second floor come off and the two side platforms come apart by means of Technic pins. This lower floor features two waiting rooms with a ticket office in-between them. This office features stairs to the upper floor. The upper floor features a vintage safe that is used to hold silver dust / nuggets that is still payable for a train ticket. The metal is weighed on the scale (seen next to the safe) to ensure it is the correct type. (Read: not fake). The newspaper contains the daily precious metals prices, so that is is fairly measured and properly payed for. Eventually a special train comes though the station and the dust / nuggets are exchanged for proper paper currency, with the expensive metal being shipped back east to Denver to be made into coins and bars. The anachronistic modern computer system was added in 1980 to control the switches and monitor train traffic to the still-active silver mines. 1870's LEGOREDO CITY This bank was partially inspired by set 10255 (Assembly Square) with BANK stickers from 70800 (Getaway Glider). The rear of the bank also has a modified safe from set 10217. (Diagon Alley) along with two bank teller's windows and a desk. This barber shop was inspired by set 6765. (Gold City Junction). The barber shop features two chairs taken from set 10246, (Detective's Office) along with a sink and cash register. This general store is supposed to be modeled after the one in set 6765 (Gold City Junction), but with updated parts and expanded collection of items for sale. The sign on top of the building is supposed to say GENERAL STORE in printed 1 x 1 tiles. Inside, we have a cash register and a not-yet-finished interior. This saloon was inspired by the bank in set 79109. (Colby City Showdown) It features a typical saloon swing-open door, a cash register, and several spots to sit down and order a drink. Being on a corner, much of the building is left to the imagination as I wanted to avoid lift away floors to keep with the vintage 1990's Western feel. This sheriff's office was taken almost wholly from set 79109. (Colby city Showdown) The rooftop cannon has been removed, and a sticker-based sign from set 7954 (Woody's Roundup) has been placed up there instead. The floor of the building has also been redone, and most of the odd colored part removed. The rear of the building features the sheriff's office and his armory, plus the jail cell with it's exploding front wall. The jail cell with the wall blasted out of it's normal spot. This blacksmith's store was heavily inspired by 2011 Ninjago set 2508. (Blacksmith Shop) I revised the colors scheme, removed the rotating rear wall, and added a holder for a future sign that will read "Blacksmith" via a custom sticker. The roof still folds open like the original set. US 1870's MILITARY TRAIN & 4-2-4 STEAM LOCO Let's start with the newest train: the 4-2-4 and the US Army train. This is a more realistic version of set 10254 (Winter Village holiday train) for all the train fans who don't like the engine. I added working pistons, and a more cohesive color scheme plus two more sets of wheels on the engine. This is a tank engine, and as such does not have a tender. The rotating Gatling gun you see here was taken from set 79111. (Constitution Train Chase) This horse car was originally a cattle car from set 60052, (2014 Cargo Train) but I've re-purposed it for my Army officer horses. These cannons are from set 79106 (Calvary Builder Set) and were placed on a generic flatcar. for transport by rail. This coach was inspired by set 10015 (Passenger Wagon), and features no interior. The jail car you see was originally from set 79111. (Constitution Train Chase) while gaining the styling of set 10015. (Passenger Wagon) This car has one play feature that is sure to blow you away: the back wall can be removed to get at the jail cell via the "dynamite" on the outside of the back wall. When pushed back towards the other end of the car, the rear wall pops out and the bad guys can escape! Here is the whole military train all put together. US 1870's PASSENGER TRAIN & 4-6-0 STEAM LOCO Next up, the modified passenger train which I have shown before on these forums, but has received a bit of a face-lift. This engine was originally modeled after set 7597 (Western Train Chase) with some design inspiration from TF Twitch's "Humble Sapphire" 4-4-0. The engine also features a boiler copied from set 79111 (Constitution Train Chase) to keep it inline with the rest of my steam locomotives. The rear of the loco features a ladder to the tender-top. These passenger cars were mostly inspired by set 10014 (Passenger wagon) but repainted red instead of green and with fancy part 30613 "Brick, Arch 3 x 6 x 5 Ornamented" on the end of the cars. I might be mistaken, but Ben Shuber may have been the one to inspire these coaches with his own red versions of set 10014. The end of my passenger train features this little four wheel caboose. It was designed after set 10015 (Caboose) with some features taken from set 7597 (Western Train Chase) This train uses a lot of unique sets to make this model possible, including sets 10254, 60052, 79106, 79111, and 10015. US 1870's FREIGHT TRAIN & 4-4-0 STEAM LOCO Since I turned the red 4-4-0 into a 4-6-0, the slot has been opened up for another "American"-type. Thus, I created Yellow 4-4-0 number 2, to go along with red 4-6-0 number 3 and green 4-2-4 number 1. As the red one before it, this engine was originally modeled after set 7597 (Western Train Chase) with some design inspiration from TF Twitch's "Humble Sapphire" 4-4-0. The engine also features a boiler copied from set 79111 (Constitution Train Chase) to keep it inline with the rest of my steam locomotives. This log car was also designed by my brother, and is quite ingenious for using set 60059 (Logging Truck) but on a train base. The logs are floating place, as they would be resting on the bottom of the car in real life. It was quite a pain to position them into place as seen here. The coal-filled gondola was inspired by a sub-model from set 10183, Hobby train. This vintage water tanker is a modified set 2126 (Train Cars) design with four wheels on the two bogies instead of two wheels stuck to the frame. I've had this model built since 2008, and finally used it for something other than a shelf-warmer. It was originally a gift from my father to go with my black-and-red class 7715 style train and is now at home on my Wild West layout. This caboose was inspired by set 10014 (Caboose) except this versions cupola (that's the roof top thing) is centered and is a bit bigger. Here is the whole train together. US 1870's WESTERN MILITARY - FORT LEGOREDO This is an updated and enlarged form of sets 6769 / 6762, (Fort Legoredo) with new parts and some modifications to the original set. These new parts include two cannons which oddly are missing in the original sets. I have heavily modified this model by adding Technic pins to hold the sections together, and by filling in the gaps in the wooden walls. The jail cell has also been enlarged and opened up for play-ability, plus a train platform had bee placed at the secondary gate for loading and unloading soldiers and equipment. The yellow flag is supposed to have this print: http://www.bricklink...35pb107#T=C&C=3 while the tan plates above the main gate are to have printed 1 x 1 tiles spelling out "Fort Legoredo". (which are sadly not in LDD) The back of the fort features the commander's office and jail cell below. I removed the originals set's trap door and enlarged the cell. The main gate has been greatly enlarged to allow for wagons to enter the fort. The secondary gate allows for rapid deployment of artillery and troops off of trains and into the fort. The commander's office is above the jail. I plan on adding a custom Confederate officer into the cell. Not much to say about this part... US 1870's WILD WEST MINI-FIGURES Commanded by General Buford Armstrong, the garrison at Fort Legoredo is ready for anything... or so they think! Just some local folks, including retired sheriff Woody, Jessie the cowgirl, the current sheriff (Rodger Walker, top row in black) two deputies (lower row), two ladies, and two citizens. Just some local folks, including a old miner 49er, a couple ladies, the honorable Mayor Peter Johnston (with white beard, lower row) and three citizens. The Blackheart gang is led by the genius gunslinger the "Man in Black" whose name is not known by anyone still living. Also he plays harmonica during raids, giving clues and help to gang members in code as he does not speak much. (lower, center) This gang features other criminals such as (top row from left to right:) "Sister" Sarah: she infiltrates the train at a previous station sometimes disguised as a Catholic nun. She then makes mental notes of where the valuables and safe are kept, and how many guards their are Tuco "the rat": This man puts ties on the tracks to stop the train, then blows the track behind it. He also can blow the safe door easily, no matter how thick the metal. He also knows most locks better than most locksmiths (just in case), and keeps a running table in his head of how much dynamite he has left to use. "Hot-Lead" Luke: He takes care of any guards (permanently) and relives the passengers of their watches, gold and and cash, with help from Sarah. "Smiley" Feared sociopath, and is said to kill the train men of each train they rob, though the bodies have never been found. he also makes sure no-one looks at the robbers as they leave or tries to be a hero. These hardened railroad men are as follows: Top: Tom Hardy; senior locomotive engineer and perpetually two weeks from retiring (or so he says) Joseph Barbara; station master of the Fort Legoredo depot, always punctual and runs through life like a well oiled machine Middle: E.S. Hawkins; division manager and a bit of a eccentric. Stops by the Legoredo station every now and then and demands a train be chartered to a fictional / impossible place (such as the ghost town of Grave Stone). He says he's serious, but in actuality he just likes to keep people guessing on his next sentence! Lower: Sidney Flattery, junior fireman of engine Number 3 and is very proud of keeping the girl running like clockwork. Alex; locomotive engineer of engine 3 and sometimes old No.1 when Tom Hardy is busy or unavailable. These Native Americans are of the tribe displaced by the US Army and the silver miners in the Raindance Ridge area back in the 1860s. They aren't to happy about that, to say the least, and they are determined to get the land back, even if they have to team up with the evil Blackheart Gang to do so! US 1870's MODULAR EADS TRAIN BRIDGE Here is my final design of the St. Louis bridge, commonly known as the Eads bridge because of it's designer, James B. Eads. It uses Indiana Jones roller-coaster ramps for the arches, which looks pretty cool. The bridge is nine tracks total in length and 19 bricks high from base to track. (this means about fourteen brick of clearance between arch top and floor, so some ships could pass through!) First, a little background info from Wikipedia (which is also where this picture came from): "The Eads Bridge is a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis, connecting St. Louis and East St. Louis, Illinois. The bridge is named for its designer and builder, James B. Eads. When completed in 1874, the Eads Bridge was the longest arch bridge in the world, with an overall length of 6,442 feet (1,964 m). The ribbed steel arch spans were considered daring, as was the use of steel as a primary structural material: it was the first such use of true steel in a major bridge project. The Eads Bridge, which became an iconic image of the city of St. Louis, from the time of its erection until 1965 when the Gateway Arch was constructed, is still in use. The bridge crosses the St. Louis riverfront between Laclede's Landing, to the north, and the grounds of the Gateway Arch, to the south. Today the road deck has been restored, allowing vehicular and pedestrian traffic to cross the river. The St. Louis MetroLink light rail line has used the rail deck since 1993." This is a rough representation, as it is missing a lot, (I.E. no car deck, missing tunnel under downtown, and lack of the East St Louis ramp approach.) Here is the modular component, of which three of these big sections together via eight Technic pins (four per section) to make the whole bridge. The modular component of the bridge's design also makes it a LOT easier to carry as the whole bridge with the three sections weighs about 10 pounds total. US 1870's WESTERN STAGECOACH, TOWN CARTS, SNAKE-OIL SALESMAN VEHICLE, US ARMY CANNON CART + AMMUNITION WAGON "Come one, Come all! Gather 'round for a cure to end the all-too-common cold!" It may say "bait shop" on the side, but it really is a patent "medicine" store, where Anton Dewey Cheatum makes his own brand of lethal cures using rattlesnake venom, whiskey and his special addictive ingredient... one or two tastes, and you'll come back for more until you drop (dead). Usually this happens after he has fled town in his red wagon with the citizens hard-earned cash. This Express Stagecoach model was mostly taken from set 79108 (Stagecoach Escape) from the 2013 Lone Ranger theme. I removed some of the random colors to give it a more unified look, and replaced red with yellow as the main color for this stage while the rear baggage ejection feature still works as originally designed. Here we see inside the stage, with the roof removed and doors opened. The brown box on the roof is the safe hauling the silver miner's pay, disguised as a steamer trunk to fool bandits. These wagons are for my townsfolk and their businesses. The yellow crates hold various liquor bottles for the Saloon, and the other wagon is headed for the mine with TNT and a barrel full of Whiskey. This 1860's US Army covered ammunition wagon with cannon is inspired by set 6716 (covered wagon) from 1996's Western theme. The cannon can come detached from the wagon, and become ready for action very quickly. Revered among the west are the lawmen, the get-it-done type of folk, like Wyatt Earp, for example. This is the ride of not a single one of those type of men. The wagon you see here is the official Mayor's carriage of the town of Fort Legoredo. This wagon was used for the second though fifth mayors, with the first (the one who died before this wagon was delivered) being the only truly honest and good one in the bunch. He was pushed off of Boulder Cliff Canyon in 1872 by cattle ranchers for giving the Native Americans a fair share of the land they were owed in a treaty that was signed by all involved.... unfortunately, this mattered not to the ranchers. The next eight years and four mayors were full of lust, greed, bullets, and backstabbing. It wasn't until 1880 that a real era of economic boom and social change began in the Fort Legoredo area. (The snake oil delivery wagon, mayor's wagon and the two town wagons were designed by Baskerville bricks (seen at this Bricklink store here.) with some added flourishes by me.) WILD WESTERN STERN-WHEEL STEAMBOAT The captain of the Proud Mary is Thaddeus Sweeney, better known as "Old Man Sweet-tooth", for his habit of chewing saltwater taffy when the going gets tough and and giving candy out to the little children whenever he lands at small towns and native american villages such as Lone Tree, Nebraska, or Fort Legoredo, Colorado. He usually plies his brand-new-for-1872 stern-wheel steamboat up and down the Rapid River, with the Missouri River in Iowa at one end, and the the mighty cliff face of Showdown Canyon Springs at the other end in the middle of Colorado. Thaddeus is the only one he trusts to handle his ship, as he says the Rapid River is too treacherous for many newer pilots, as the wrecks that litter the shoreline prove. However, even Captain Sweeney admits from time to time that age is catching up to him, and he has been looking for a suitable first mate for the Proud Mary for some time. The name of the ship is the Proud Mary, after the Creedence Clearwater Revival song of the same name, as I figured it would be appropriate. The rear paddle moves around 360 degrees and simultaneously slides the gray piston parts in and out on both sides. WILD WESTERN RAILROAD TRUSS BRIDGE This through-truss bridge design was originally downloaded by me (I don't remember the name of the original designer who created the bridge) from the LEGO Factory / Design By ME page in 2010-ish and was never built in real life due to questions about it's strength. I came across it again while looking at my MOCpage account's older files and made it into the version seen above using newer parts and a longer frame quite a while ago. (and as to those original questions about it's strength: It's built like a safe, as I can pick it up with a single finger by the top..... just don't drop it, because the reddish brown parts won't survive the landing!) More recently, I revised the deck where the track goes to be able to take the RC track up and be able to put down 9V down more easily. (We run 9V trains at shows in Gateway LUG.) In short, the track is now more easily removable to become 9V, 12V, or even a road bridge. The bridge fits any of my trains, and should fit all official LEGO trains except for double stack containers such as sets 10219 (Maersk Train) and 10170 (TTX Intermodal Double-Stack Car). WILD WEST RAILROAD WATER TOWER This model was inspired by fellow builder @Pdaitabird and his water tower, as seen here on his Flickr page. I have re-purposed the model for my Wild Western town / railroad. The tower top rotates a full 360 degrees with the water pipe, allowing the engineer to pull up, get his loco full of (imaginary) water, shove the pipe away, and move on. US 1860's WESTERN SILVER MINE AT SKULL ROCK This Wild West model was originally LEGO set 79110 (Silver Mine Shootout) from the 2013 Lone Ranger theme. I added a more reinforced right wall and a real base-plate to support the model, as I know from experience it can be pretty flimsy if handed wrong. I also added the collapsing water tower from set 79111 (Constitution Train Chase) to the front corner as another action play feature. The model has also been heightened by five bricks to allow for regular train cars to pass through, but unfortunately it still isn't wide enough for custom locomotives with side-rods to fit through. (yet!) The natural rock formation (the skull) on top of the mine gives it it's name, and features a carved out section for two cannons to protect the mine, either from Native Americans wanting their sacred mountain back, or desperadoes looking to cash in on the (supposedly cursed) silver. You can see many more details on the mine can be seen in this topic. NOTES ON THE POST EDIT: 2/25/19: Added truss bridge and water tower LDD screenshots. As usual, comments, Questions, and complaints are always welcome!
  2. The Type 99 A2 MBT is an improved version of the Type 99 MBT designed and manufactured in China by the local defense industry. Main armament of the Type 99A2 consists of one 125mm smoothbore gun with a thermal sleeve and fume extractor. The turret is fitted with a carousel automatic loader located below the turret. Smoke grenade dischargers are fitted on each side at the front of the turret. The hull and turret are of all-welded steel armour. The tank has also an improved composite armor over the front of the hull and turret to provide a higher level of protection against anti-tank guided missiles and rockets. It has a new Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) able to defeat new generation of tandem warhead of anti-tank missiles which is mounted at the front and along the sides of the turret. The same ERA armour is fitted at the front of the hull. The Type 99A2 is motorized with a 150HB turbo-charged diesel engine developing 1,500 hp. Standard equipment of the Type 99A2 includes an NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) protection system, fire detection and suppression system, global positioning system and snorkel for deep fording. The Type 99A2 MBT is fitted with the 1A45T Fire Control System, A JD-3 infra-red jammer is mounted at the base of the top of the barrel to jam Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) such as the Western HOT, TOW and MILAN. A laser jamming device is mounted on the turret roof. Lego Type 99A2 Main Battle Tank by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Type 99A2 Main Battle Tank (2) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Type 99A2 Main Battle Tank (3) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Type 99A2 Main Battle Tank (4) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Type 99A2 Main Battle Tank (5) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr
  3. The year is 2035. War rages across Europe and Asia. NATO is struggling to keep the peace. The Middle East is riddled with pockets of biological radiation. To deal with the challenges and hazards associated with the new breed of warfare, NATO updated their legendary M1A3 Abrams Main Battle Tank. The resulting armored vehicle was designated the M1A4 SEPV5. Upgrades include a new unmanned turret, vehicle defense package, and heavy weapons suite. The most prominent feature of the new turret is the pair of "rabbit ear" missile tubes. The missiles are based off of the Titan MRPL Compact from ArmA 3. Mounted all around the main chassis are Active Protection System grenade launchers and their infrared targeting cameras. The APS launches chaff/smoke grenades to confuse guided anti-tank missiles. The tank's cannon has been upgraded to a 120mm cannon with a rate of fire of about 15 rounds per minute. At the end of the barrel is the gunner's primary sight, with a muzzlebreak fitted to keep muzzle flash from interfering with the gunner's sight picture. The 7.62 coaxial machine gun has been replaced with a 12.7mm (50 Caliber) machine gun. The driver's hatch on this tank has been replaced with an aftermarket one, as the standard version does not have any periscopes fitted. It appears that the crew of this tank are fans of classic PC gaming. Looking at the rear of the tank, we see the rear mounted CROWS turret. This is an automated weapons system designed to protect the tank from rear attacks. It features a mounted M2 50 caliber machine gun, MAAWS anti-tank missile launcher, and two blocks of tear-gas launchers. The writing reads: How's My Driving? 1-800-Screw-You. The interior of the tank has been upgraded with more controls and sensor screens for the commander and gunner. Additional rounds for the MAAWS and boxes of 50 caliber Raufoss rounds can also be seen. Finally here we see the crew of the tank wielding their chosen weapons. From left to right, Gunner (H&K MP7 PDW), Driver (L22 Carbine), Commander (XMP PDW). Thanks for viewing. Comments and crits are appreciated and I'm always happy to answer additional questions.
  4. The C2 Ariete MBT has been developed at the end of Cold War, to replace Leopard 1 and M60. After an initial offer, Italy decided to achieve the development of a battle tank by financing its industries. The main armament of the C2 Ariete is a 120 mm smooth-bore cannon, which is able to fire APFSDS-T (Armor-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding Sabot Tracer) and HEAT (High-Explosive Anti-Tank). The MRS (Muzzle Reference System) system is also present on the muzzle (on the end of the barrel). There are 8 GALIX launchers for 80 mm smoke bombs (4 per side of the turret) capable of firing FUM-B grenades which generate an effective smoke screen both in the visible and in the IR. The front and side armor of Ariete is made of steel and composite materials; the turret is built with the same technique as the hull and has, on top, additional armor to protect the crew from missiles with a high profile flight path. The C2 Ariete is equipped with the TURMS OG-I4 L3 system by Galilelo Avionica (periscopes, COSMO MP501, meteorological and ballistic sensors, gyroscopic device, MRS, coaxial auxiliary telescope). The Ariete is equipped with NBC system. It also has anemometer, RALM receiver, Radio antennas attached to digital radios of the SINCGARS type, PSO Additional Armor Pack, new 1600hp IVECO engine, Integration of SICCONA and an APS of type "SCUDO". Lego C2 Ariete Main Battle Tank by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego C2 Ariete Main Battle Tank (2) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego C2 Ariete Main Battle Tank (3) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego C2 Ariete Main Battle Tank (4) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego C2 Ariete Main Battle Tank (5) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr
  5. The T-90M also nicknamed Proryv-3 is an upgraded variant of the export version of the Russian T-90MS Main Battle Tank (MBT). The T-90M Model 2017 is improved in term of protection, mobility and fire power. Main armament of the T-90M Model 2017 Proryv-3 consists of one 125 mm 2A46M-4 smoothbore gun able to fire standard ammunition but also anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM). At the rear of the commander hatch is mounted a remotely operated weapon station armed with a NSVT 12.7mm heavy machine gun. The T-90M features a new all-welded turret design protected by the Relikt ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) armour fitted at the front and on each side of the turret. It features higher protection performance and serviceability compared with the Kontakt-5 ERA suite. The lower part of the turret on 360° is also protected by an RPG metal net to counter the threat of rocket propelled grenades. The T-90M Proryv-3 is motorized with a V-92S2 engine developing 1,000 hp. The T-90M is also protected by a soft- and hard-kill active protection systems (APS), which seems similar to the Afghanit system installed on the T-14 Armata. According to Russian military experts, the T-90M is also fitted with a modern fire-control system providing tank-type target detection at a range of 5,000 m by day, an enhanced dual-axis gun stabilizer and automatic target tracker that can operate in hunter-killer mode. Lego T90M Proryv-3 Main Battle Tank by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego T90M Proryv-3 Main Battle Tank (2) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego T90M Proryv-3 Main Battle Tank (3) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego T90M Proryv-3 Main Battle Tank (4) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego T90M Proryv-3 Main Battle Tank (5) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr
  6. The Black Night Challenger 2 is an upgraded version of the British army Challenger 2 MBT. The new version of the Challenger 2 features many new improvements mainly mounted inside and outside of the turret. The new combat equipment of the Black Night MBT turret is equipped with a Safran Paseo commander’s independent sight, Leonardo thermal imager for the gunner, and Leonardo night sight DNVS 4 to provide hunter-killer thanks to thermal imagers for the gunner, commander, and driver. Uses the same turret as the standard Challenger 2 that is mounted in the center of the hull. Main armament includes consists of one BAE Systems L30A1 RO Defence 120 mm rifled tank gun fitted with a thermal sleeve, fume extractor and muzzle reference system. The layout of the Challenger 2 Black Night MBT is similar to the original Challenger 2 except for the turret which is equipped with additional systems including night vision equipment, active protection and laser warning systems. It also has CV-12 Condor V-12 12-cylinder diesel developing 1,200 hp, hydro-pneumatic suspension and hydraulic track tension system. Lego Challenger 2 Black Night Main Battle Tank by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Challenger 2 Black Night Main Battle Tank (2) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Challenger 2 Black Night Main Battle Tank (3) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Challenger 2 Black Night Main Battle Tank (4) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Challenger 2 Black Night Main Battle Tank (5) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr
  7. The Type 10 (TK-X) is an advanced fourth-generation main battle tank (MBT) for the Japan Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF). Main armament of the Type 10 MBT consists of a 120mm L44 smooth-bore gun. On each side of the turret is fitted a bank of electrically operated smoke grenade launchers that are coupled to the warning laser system. The hull and the turret are of all-welded steel amour including nano-crystal steel and fourth generation of modular ceramic composite armor which provides protection against rocket propelled grenade (RPG) rounds, HEAT projectiles, and anti-tank missiles. The add-on armour modules can be easily removed and installed to add/remove protection levels. The Type 10 MBT is powered by diesel engines producing 1200 hp. The Type 10 is also fitted with an Hydropneumatic Active Suspension which allows the driver to lower and raised the overall height of the vehicle to suit the tactical situation. The suspension can be also adjusted on the left or right and front or rear. The Type 10 MBT can run at a maximum speed of 70 km/h. Standard equipment of the Type 10 MBT includes automated fire suppression systems, NBC (Nuclear, Bacteriological and Chemical) protection, C4I (command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence) system, night-vision cameras and laser warning systems. The C4I system allows the tank to communicate and share information with other tanks in the GSDF network. The intelligence C4I system also enables the MBT to work together with the troops in the infantry's outdoor computer network, Regiment Command Control System (ReCS) during integrated combat operations.The Type 10 MBT is also fitted with a computerized fire-control system (FCS) that enable the vehicle to engage stationary and moving targets while the vehicle is stopped or moving. The Type 10 MBT is fitted with a digital battlefield management system (BMS) that provides increased situational awareness by displaying the required information. Lego Type 10 Hitomaru Main Battle Tank by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Type 10 Hitomaru Main Battle Tank (2) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Type 10 Hitomaru Main Battle Tank (3) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Type 10 Hitomaru Main Battle Tank (4) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Type 10 Hitomaru Main Battle Tank (5) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr
  8. Broadside is one of my favorite triple changers ever since I set my eyes on his G1 toy photo decades ago. I had a chance to acquire Chinese KO version of him many years ago (bundled together with a few KO combiner limbs) but sadly missed out on it. So I never owned / played with this toy to understand his notoriety as a brick-former in the TF fandom. Anyway... 9 years ago I attempted LEGO Broadside version 1 (below) . VERSION 1 As you can see... the ship mode looks fat and the plane mode has saggy wings. duh! VERSION 2 Few months ago I started this v2 project after I saw a photo of Macross Valkyrie in my FB feed . That's an eureka moment where I kinda got the transformation to jet mode figured out. From there , I took a few breaks in between to retreat, rethink and redo it to get the right shaping in both his alt modes. Inspired by USS Nimitz, the back of the ship mode must be symmetrical to provide more mass to form robot legs, unlike an actual ship show above . Compared to v1, the ship mode v2 here is missing armaments on the deck. This is a nod to G1 Broadside's bio about "his vulnerability in ship mode and the need to rely on his passengers to protect him." USS Titanic is a Transformer too :) One of the transformation step: fold the ship deck to form the jet mode's rear. JET MODE Jet mode was inspired by F-14 Tomcat. Since the ship mode is long, this causes the halved deck to form pretty long wings for the jet. ROBOT MODE! In the actual G1 toy of Broadside, he's equipped with an Axe and also a gun. Here, I've decided to integrate them both as a single weapon (Axe turning to gun)... and it's named Hull-Raiser. :) When not on active duty, he tend to his farm and crops. With fellow triple changers that I built recently, Rodimus Prime and Snapdragon For more photos of Broadside v2 and clearer visuals on how he transform between modes , click on my blog link below: https://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2019/08/lego-triple-changer-broadside-v2-part-2.html don't forget to follow me below! http://instagram.com/alanyuppie78 https://www.facebook.com/alanyuppiebrick https://www.youtube.com/user/alanyuppie
  9. Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, BEHOLD: The Mighty MAZ 7310 Uragan Cargo Truck, in LEGO! This massive set, which I have designed over the course of two years, stands almost ten inches tall, two feet long, and is comprised of almost 7,000 pieces. I sat at my computer for hours a day, sometimes, surfing the web, looking at blueprints, building, deleting, building some more, etc. And now, finally, I can reveal my masterpiece to the world! Bwa-ha-ha! Okay, anyway, I have designed my set for maximum playability, stuffing it full of all sorts of awesome goodies, like opening hood, doors, tailgate, and utility boxes. A removable roof, folding rear seats, free-spinning wheels (including the steering wheel), two Diesel engine options, a generator, compressor, radiator, Master Mechanic's Toolkit, fuel and water drums, 12v batteries, large cargo container, winch, wide-load flags, roof racks, warning beacon, fog lights, two sets of mirrors, lightbars, and more! (Whew! I'm out of breath!) Now, for the real machine: The MAZ 7310 (Minsk Automobile Plant, in Russian), was a large 8-wheeled Missile Transport truck built in the 1950s and 60s. Soon after, people started using them as cargo trucks, tankers, tow trucks, and airport fire trucks. Alright, that's it! Thank you all for looking at my LEGO creation! If you have any questions, comment, I'll do my best to respond ASAP. Happy building and have a great day!
  10. Introduction Time for another clone bricks review. No not the Star Wars™ soldiers. Today I am looking at a Chinese clone. Specifically the Kazi M1A2 Abrams main battle tank. While I have seen a few video reviews of it, I could not find any in-depth written reviews of this set. I aim to change that. Set Information Title: M1A2 Abrams Number: KY10000 Released: 2016? Part Count: 1463 Price: Varies Links: Amazon AliExpress Packaging My tank was shipped to me without a box. It took roughly 15 days to process and ship from China to Idaho, USA. The bags and instructions were tightly wrapped in bubble wrap to protect them during shipping. With the exception of the tracks and some larger pieces, all of the bags were numbered. I also received a small bonus sticker sheet, for some reason. There were two instruction booklets, one for the tank, and for for the all-terrain humvee (review coming soon). There is no DSS, as all of the details are printed parts. Instructions The instructions are clear with excellent parts differentiation and directions. Minifigures Five minifigures are included with the set. They are (from left to right): Militia Grenadier Militia AT (Anti-Tank) Gunner? Driver Commander? The Militia grenadier is armed with what appears to be a M32 MGL. The Militia AT is armed with a RPG-7. The gunner has a UMP 9mm with removable(!) suppressor. The driver and commander are unarmed. The figures only have front printing and good articulation. The M1A2 Abrams SEP It is a a very large tank coming in at 27cm long (35cm to tip of barrel), 10cm tall, and 14cm wide. Here it is compared to a Sluban/Oxford tank and the taxi from set 60233 Donut Shop Opening. It absolutely dwarfs the taxi with it's menacing size. The turret spins 360 degrees and the M256 120mm smoothbore gun moves up and down. The turret is also fitted with a small rod to represent the gunner's coaxial M240 machine gun (mounted beside the cannon). The side mounted smoke grenade launchers and commander's independent thermal viewer (the drum-thingy in front of the loader's hatch) are also present. The tank commander has access to a M2 Browning 50 Caliber machine gun while the loader has a LSAT caseless light machine gun mounted over his hatch. (A Brickarms M60 would have been a better choice for the loader's weapon). Unfortunately, the hatches are too small for minifigs to fit in. There are also 4 slightly larger-than-life ammunition boxes for the M2 machine gun mounted on the rear of the turret. The Coalition Identification Panels (the panels with black angles on them) and the battalion markings (F2 panels) are the only printed pieces in the set. Interior The driver's position is well detailed, but there is no way to easily remove/put in said figure without taking apart the front of the tank. The tank does not feature a turret basket, instead it has a space for two minifigures in the middle of the hull. The pair of white tiles are supposed to be data screens/controls. The minifigs can only fit if the are reclining backwards. A small rack of what appears to be SABOT anti-tank shells is also modeled. Behind this is the engine compartment. The gas turbine engine (similar to that of a jet) is well detailed and includes some minor details. I do not particularly like the inclusion of the transparent blue tile, as it seems to clash with the rest of the tank and feels out of place. The only way to open the top engine hatch is to remove the turret. The engine can also be accessed through a pair of doors on the rear of the tank, like the real thing. Exterior Looking at the bottom of the tank, the is no working suspension, even though it is modeled. The tracks roll very smoothly, but only on rough surfaces, like carpet or cloth. Having no suspension, the tank simply rides high over obstacles. How it should actually happen. Here we see a short scene following the crushing of the car. One of the road wheels is swapped for a new one by a repair team. Meanwhile the commander berates the driver for his reckless behavior that damaged the tank. A special forces team provides 360 degree protection throughout the whole process. Not wanting to interrupt the commander, the gunner chats with the leader of the special forces team. With the repairs done, the special forces team escorts the repair crew back to the forward operating base (FOB), while the tank returns to it's original mission. Destroyed Building Included with the set is a destroyed building, in which a pair of militia men have set up an ambush. The building has three floors and looks excellent. A stoplight(?) has been modeled as well as a barrel and signpost. Some TNT and a backpack are provided for the hostile soldiers to presumably use as a makeshift IED. Amusingly, the position of the soldiers will result in the grenadier being back-blasted by the RPG when it is fired. The building has some minor structural details that make it pop and look unique. Summary As far as tank sets are concerned, this set is amazing. It has tons of detail, plenty of playability, and overall good looks. The figures could be better, as well as some of the accessories provided. The mold quality of the parts is rather high, however one of my parts was melted. Do I like the tank? Heck yeah! It is bada** and looks great displayed on my shelf next to it's 1/16th scale brother produced by Tamiya. Would I recommend it? Definitely, as long as you can find it for a reasonable price. Pros Realistically detailed Well made Tons of playability Cons Lack of suspension Odd minifigures Melted piece Score How do I rate this set? Design - 8/10 Looks like the real thing and features plenty of realistic design details Building Experience - 5/10 Not too boring, but not very exciting either. Building the tracks was rather laborious, as expected. Features - 8/10 It has all of the functions that the real tank has and even includes multiple minifigures. Playability - 7/10 I had fun setting up the repair diorama and enjoyed rolling it back and forth when testing the tracks. Parts - 7/10 This set is a decent parts donor with a good variety of unique pieces and accessories Value for Money - Variable I got mine on sale for $35 with free shipping. Your experience may differ. 8/10 - A fantastic replica of the venerable M1A2 Main Battle Tank and good addition to any fighting force. Thank you for reading through my review. C&C are always appreciated and needed, as I am constantly working to improve my review and presentation skills. I leave you now with the view that many Republican Guard tank crews experienced during Operation Desert Storm.
  11. Sci-FiFleetAdmiral

    Challenger II British Main Battle Tank

    Hey folks, I'd like to present one of my older but still awesome MOCs: Challenger II MBT Challenger II British MBT by Joshua, on Flickr Overhead view: Challenger II British MBT by Joshua, on Flickr Rear view: Challenger II British MBT by Joshua, on Flickr ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The FV4034 Challenger 2 is a British main battle tank (MBT) in service with the armies of the United Kingdom and Oman. It was designed and built by the British company Vickers Defence Systems (now known as BAE Systems Land & Armaments). Vickers Defence Systems began to develop a successor to Challenger 1 as a private venture in 1986. A £90 million deal for a demonstrator vehicle was finalised in January 1989. In June 1991, the Ministry of Defence placed a £520 million order for 140 vehicles, with a further 268 ordered in 1994. Production began in 1993 and the unit's tanks were delivered in July 1994, replacing the Challenger 1. The tank entered service with the British Army in 1998, with the last delivered in 2002. It is expected to remain in service until 2035. The Army of Oman ordered 18 Challenger 2s in 1993 and a further 20 tanks in November 1997. The Challenger 2 is an extensive redesign of the Challenger 1. Although the hull and automotive components seem similar, they are of a newer design and build than those of the Challenger 1 and fewer than 5% of components are interchangeable. The tank's drive system provides a 550 km range, with a maximum road speed of 59 km/h. It has a four-man crew. The Challenger 2 is equipped with a 120-millimetre (4.7 in) 55-calibre long L30A1 tank gun, the successor to the L11 gun used on the Chieftain and Challenger 1. Uniquely among NATO main battle tank armament, the L30A1 is rifled, because the British Army continues to place a premium on the use of high explosive squash head (HESH) rounds in addition to armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding-sabot armour-piercing rounds. The Challenger 2 is also armed with a L94A1 EX-34 7.62 mm chain gun and a 7.62 mm L37A2 (GPMG) machine gun. Forty nine main armament rounds and 4,200 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition are carried. The Challenger 2 is considered to be one of the best protected tanks in the world. The turret and hull are protected with second generation Chobham armour (also known as Dorchester). However, on one occasion, in August 2006, during the post-invasion stage of the Iraq War 2003 an RPG-29 was fired at a Challenger 2 that was climbing over a ramp, the front underside hull armour of the tank which was not augmented with an ERA package was damaged, the tank subsequently returned to base under its own power and was quickly repaired and back on duty the following day. As a result, the ERA package was replaced with a Dorchester block and the steel underbelly lined with armour as part of the 'Streetfighter' upgrade as a direct response to this incident. To date, the only time the tank has ever been seriously damaged during operations, was by another Challenger 2 in a 'blue on blue' (friendly fire) incident. It has seen operational service in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Wikipedia article --------------------------------------- I've had this for awhile, but since I'm new to EB, only just got around to posting them here. This is the best Lego rendition of a Chally that I've ever found online, so I'm actually very proud of this model. The green-and-gray camo one was built as a Christmas present for my younger brother, who likes the Challenger alot. Hope you all like it! Cheers, Joshua
  12. Hello all, It has been a few years since I've posted on here, and I thought I might celebrate my return from the Dark Ages with a review, or two. This review is mainly pointed towards individuals looking to increase their armies, without spending a whole lot of cash. I found this set on Ali-express for $5 USD. It consists of twelve (12) minifigures kitted out with a variety of weapons and gear. It took about 10 days for the set to arrive through E-Packet and then USPS. Each figure was individually wrapped and the weapons were still on their sprues in a separate bag. The guns appear to be clones of official Brickarms weapons. Each figure has detailed front printing and comes with some variation of helmet or headgear. All of the figures have realistic skin tones. Here is the full group as geared in the store pictures. I re-kitted them out as a few different groups. First up is a 5 man SAS team with custom HK23E and L22 weapons. Next is a shotgun group. The last 3 were geared up to match the CIA hit squad that shot up the house of Bruce Willis's character in the action movie Red. Overall, the set is of high quality and does not match the common stereotype of low quality knock-offs produced in China. I would highly recommend this set to those who wish to increase the size of their armies, while still paying a low price. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Ryn Labrie
  13. Yes! this my 3rd rendition of LEGO Snapdragon since the very first one made I about 15 years ago (when I first rekindled my passion with LEGO as an adult) VERSION 1 (2004) Back then most of the parts I used came from LEGO sets so I just make do with whatever colors I had. More photos here: Snap Dragon: A LEGO® creation by Yap Alan : MOCpages.com VERSION 2 (2012) Leaps and bound improvement over v1. I was pretty satisfied with the outcome then. I even cloned 2 extra copies of this creation to be displayed in a LEGO exhibition in 2015 .. so visitors can see all 3 modes More photos here: Fall of Cybertron Snapdragon Triple Changer: A LEGO® creation by Yap Alan : MOCpages.com On retrospect, I found version 2 to be pretty dated now with a few design glitch > like protruding robot head on the jet undercarriage > weak jet nosecone design that tend to detach easily > shoulders too wide (think "ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime") > robot back kibble jutting out at a weird angle. VERSION 3 (2019) What meant to be a quick 1 week project , dragged on to about 2 weeks: My overzealousness got the better of me. Part of the long list of to-fix's: > Every nooks and corners were rebuilt to strengthen weak hinges > Rounder/more cylindrical arms. > Nosecone-kibble tucked in more neatly to the robot's back. > beast head too funny-looking. off with the buck teeth! > narrower shoulders. ..and of coz... a color scheme closer to his G1 toy version. more photos here: Alanyuppie's LEGO Transformers: LEGO Triple Changer Snapdragon version 3 Alan Yap (@alanyuppie78) • Instagram photos and videos Alanyuppie's Brick Adventures Alan Yap's LEGO Transformers
  14. About this LEGO Creation This took me about 2 weeks to complete.. with large part of the time without a confirmed color scheme (I usually prototyped with random colored LEGO parts) . I initially thought dark gray would be nice.. then changed my mind by week 2. Robot Mode Hero's landing Here's the twist! yet another tankhead mode from his robot mode. Quad-blasters mode shooting simultaneous laser beams When Not on Active Duty When the legs ran away, no biggie... here's a puppy mode. Titanic is a transformer too!! Hanging out with the boys at a local car wash. More photos here! http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2019/06/lego-tankhead-mecha-with-twist.html For more frequent updates on what I'm up to, follow my instagram and fb page! Thanks guys! https://www.instagram.com/alanyuppie78/ https://www.facebook.com/alanyuppiebrick/ https://www.youtube.com/user/alanyuppie
  15. Merkava MK4 M is a Merkava Mark IV equipped with the Trophy active protection system (APS). It detect the location that the projectile came from. It can transmit the coordinates to nearby ground and air units through the Tzayad battlefield management system. It has removable modular armor, from the Merkava Mark IIID, is used on all sides, including the top and a V-shaped belly armor pack for the underside. This modular system is designed to allow for damaged tanks to be rapidly repaired and returned to the field. Because rear armor is thinner, chains with iron balls are attached in order to detonate projectiles before they hit the main armored hull. Some features, such as hull shaping, exterior non-reflective paints (radar cross-section reduction), and shielding for engine heat plumes mixing with air particles (reduced infrared signature) to confuse enemy thermal imagers, were carried over from the IAI Lavi program of the Israeli Air Force to make the tank harder to spot by heat sensors and radar. The Mark IV includes the larger 120 mm main gun of the previous versions, but can fire a wider variety of ammunition, including HEAT and sabot rounds like the APFSDS kinetic energy penetrator, using an electrical semi-automatic revolving magazine for 10 rounds. It also includes a much larger 12.7 mm machine gun for anti-vehicle operations. The Mark IV has the Israeli-designed "TSAWS (Tracks, Springs, and Wheels System)". The model has a new fire-control system, the El-Op Knight Mark 4. It has an Amcoram LWS-2 laser warning receiver, it also has The tank carries the Israeli Elbit Systems BMS (Battle Management System). Lego Merkava MK4 M Main Battle Tank by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Merkava MK4 M Main Battle Tank (5) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Merkava MK4 M Main Battle Tank (4) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Visit my flickr page for other photos!
  16. Kou2000R

    LEGO Mig-31 Jet fighter

    ソビエトジェット戦闘機
  17. General Map D2 Alsarh is a peaceful nation that remains neutral even when conflict erupts in the surrounding nations. However, the Walara-Priunulia war is drawing in surrounding nations and the Alsarhian military is concerned that rebel groups may draw them into the conflict. To prevent this occurring, soldiers are sent out to Alsarh's borders to patrol. The elite 3rd Volorsk unit known as the 'Death Pack' is sent out to guard the hills around the ruins of the Great Wall of Alsarh, under the leadership of General Zaytsev. The rebel group rumoured to be active here are known as the Priunulia Freedom Front of PFF. They are little in number and poorly trained and equipped, but a threat the government wants to be neutralised before it grows any stronger. http://Hill Camp Patrol 1 by marvelBoy123, on Flickr The unit spread out around their base looking for insurgents. http://Hill Camp Patrol 2 by marvelBoy123, on Flickr A cry comes from one of the soldiers as he spotted a masked rebel lurking in the forest. http://Photo on 19-02-2019 at 17.14 by marvelBoy123, on Flickr A firefight begins as both sides fire at each other while searching for cover. http://Photo on 17-02-2019 at 13.39 by marvelBoy123, on Flickr The Alsarhian military far outclass the insurgent, with their superior body armour and the latest weaponry - M16s with grenade launchers attached - and they quickly surround the target. http://Photo on 19-02-2019 at 10.30 #2 by marvelBoy123, on Flickr The skirmish is short and sharp with the rebel quickly eliminated. http://Photo on 19-02-2019 at 10.33 by marvelBoy123, on Flickr The soldiers quickly return to their positions on the look out for more militants. http://Photo on 17-02-2019 at 13.45 by marvelBoy123, on Flickr Two soldiers remain patrolling the area while one reports the enemy contact to headquarters with the portable radio. `Some extra photos: http://Photo on 17-02-2019 at 13.47 by marvelBoy123, on Flickr An overall view of the creation http://Photo on 19-02-2019 at 10.34 by marvelBoy123, on Flickr The motorbike - a 500hp Czar Enigma made specially for the Alsarhian military and fitted with machine guns
  18. The K2 is a South Korean main battle tank. Developed as modern main battle tank that will replace most of the remaining M48 Patton tanks and complement the K1 series. The K2 Black Panther combines an auto-loaded 55 calibre 120 mm main gun, advanced composite armour along with hard and soft-kill active protection systems. The K2 is equipped with an advanced fire-control system (FCS) linked to an Extremely High Frequency radar system deployed on the frontal arc of the turret, along with a traditional laser rangefinder and crosswind sensor. The system is capable of a "lock-on" mode, which can acquire and track specific targets up to a range of 9.8 km (6.1 mi) using a thermographic camera. This allows the crew to fire accurately while moving as well as engage low-flying aircraft.The Korean Gunner's Primary Sight (KGPS) and the Korean Commander's Panoramic Sight (KCPS) are present in the Black Panther. The Korean Smart Top-Attack Munition (KSTAM) is a fire-and-forget, top-attack anti-tank munition. The K2 Tank has Visual and Infrared Screening Smoke (VIRSS) grenadesRadar Warning Receiver (RWR) and radar jammer. Four all-bearing Laser warning receivers (LWR) are also present to alert the crew should the vehicle become "painted", and the computer can also deploy VIRSS grenades towards the direction of the beam.The K2 houses the following features which help to improve situational awareness for the crew. Lego K 2 Black Panther Main Battle Tank by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego K 2 Black Panther Main Battle Tank (2) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego K 2 Black Panther Main Battle Tank (4) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego K 2 Black Panther Main Battle Tank (5) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego K 2 Black Panther Main Battle Tank (6) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr
  19. The MRAP Cougar JERRV 6x6 is a vehicle which incorporated the latest US-made automotives, a new hull design and structure, as well as built-in growth potential, including dimensions that allowed for the addition of the latest armor and protection systems. JERRV stand for Joint EOD Rapid Response Vehicle or Joint Engineering Rapid Response Vehicle, while MRAP stand for Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected. This vehicle, therefore, combines the best that the two programs provide. The result is a versatile, robust vehicle, suitable for every situation. Some feature are a vertical hull side to increase internal volume, a full-length bottom plate to increase strength and to provide blast and ballistic protection for the engine, full US-specification engine, cooling, power-train etc., sufficient payload to provide ballistic-protection upgrades and so on. Ergonomics were based upon first-world standards as were protection levels and automotive specifications. Lego MRAP Cougar JERRV 6x6 by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego MRAP Cougar JERRV 6x6 (2) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego MRAP Cougar JERRV 6x6 (3) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego MRAP Cougar JERRV 6x6 (5) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Other images on my flickr page!
  20. The M1 Abrams is an American main battle tank. Highly mobile, designed for modern armored ground warfare, the M1 is well armed and heavily armored. Notable features include a powerful AGT1500 multifuel turbine engine, sophisticated composite armor, and separate ammunition storage. This tank has also advanced conuntermeasures. The M1A2 M1A2 Abrams is equipped with Tank Urban Survival Kit armor upgrade equipment and Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station (CROWS). The main gun is a 120 mm L/44 M256A1 smoothbore gun (42 rounds) rifled tank gun firing a variety of rounds. This version offers the tank commander an independent thermal sight and ability to, in rapid sequence, shoot at two targets without the need to acquire each one sequentially. Also has TOW missiles pod with 2x missile, on each side of the turret. SEP V.3 stand for System Enhanced Package, so this version of M1 Abrams has a number of upgrades in the areas of survivability, maintainability, full efficiency and network capability. The primary mission is to provide mobile, protected firepower for combined-arms maneuver and wide-area security. The Abrams must be capable of engaging the enemy in any weather, day or night, on the multi-dimensional, non-linear battlefield using firepower, maneuver and shock effect. This is a combination of developmental upgrades and the addition of mature technologies that include the Ammunition DataLink (ADL), improved 120mm ammunition, Improved Forward-Looking Infrared (IFLIR) and the low-profile (LP) CROWS. TUSK stand for Tank Urban Survival Kit, the TUSK 2 update is an advanced and more efficient upgrade of the first version that increases the survival capacity of the tank in urban battlefields. Lego M1A3 Abrams SEP V.3-TUSK 2 MBT by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego M1A3 Abrams SEP V.3-TUSK 2 MBT (2) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego M1A3 Abrams SEP V.3-TUSK 2 MBT (5) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Other images on my Flickr page! Comparison with my Lego Leopard 2A7+: Lego M1A3 Abrams SEP V.3-TUSK 2 MBT vs Lego Leopard 2A7+ MBT by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Which one do you prefer?
  21. This stealth single engine aircarft is equipped with the most modern avionics and military technologies: aerial supremacy, low observability, situational awareness, multispectral sensors, extremely connected, network-centric warfare, 360 ° vision. Its particular profile makes it suitable especially for aerial superiority, it can be deployed from both ground and aircraft carriers (thanks to his compact body). Also is equipped with modern weaponry suitable for a 6th generation jet fighter: two cannon and retractable pods (to minimize radar track) for air to air missiles, or air to ground missiles. The name come from Abaddon, a powerful demon in Christian and Jewish mythology. This aircraft feature also a one pilot cockpit with on board computers, commands and ejectable seat, functional air surfaces (2x ailerons, 2x elevators, 2x rudders, 2x air brakes), functional retractable trucks inside aircraft, hook for docking on aircraft carriers, top nozzle for aerial refueling and jet engine afterburner. Lego Jet Fighter LF-6 ABADDON final update (1) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Jet Fighter LF-6 ABADDON final update (2) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Jet Fighter LF-6 ABADDON final update (3) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Jet Fighter LF-6 ABADDON final update (7) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Jet Fighter LF-6 ABADDON final update (6) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Other photos on my flickr page!
  22. The Leopard 2A7+ is the latest development of Leopard 2 German MBT series and is designed to operate both in low intensity and high intensity conflicts. The tank's protection has been increased by modular armour; the frontal protection has been improved with a dual-kit on the turret and hull front, while 360° protection against RPGs and mine protection increase the survivability of the tank in urban operations. The turret mounted MG3 has been replaced with a stabilised FLW 200 remotely controlled weapon station. The mobility, sustainability and situational awareness have also been improved. The main gun is a Rheinmetall 120 mm L/55 smoothbore gun. The engine is a MTU MB 873 Ka-501. It has been chosen by numerous armies all over the world thanks to his performances and abilities. Lego Leopard 2A7+ MBT by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Leopard 2A7+ MBT (top) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Leopard 2A7+ MBT (engine compartment) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Leopard 2A7+ MBT (engine) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Other photos on my Flickr page!
  23. The "WARLORD" is a medium-heavy military truck used as a control center for allied activities on the battlefield. The truck consists of 3 distinct units but conitinuee: cabin; engine compartment; armored and armed command center. The armoured cabin can accommodate 3 crew members. The engine is a modified version of the M1 abrams turbo jet engine. the main armoured hull hides inside a full operational command center and intelligence center which assists each operation by land and air directly from the battlefield, communicating through the numerous antennas on the vehicle. It can also be converted to transport and deploy a platoon of soldiers. the WARLORD has advanced countermeasures, two 50mm cannon on each side, and a CROWS system with TOW missiles. It can also tow small trailers. Lego Mobile Command Center Truck WARLORD (1) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Mobile Command Center Truck WARLORD (2) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Mobile Command Center Truck WARLORD (7) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Mobile Command Center Truck WARLORD (4) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Other photos on my Flickr page!
  24. The BAE Amphibious Combat Vehicle ACV 1.1 is designed from the ground up to fulfill the complex mission objective of deploying Marines from ship to shore. The BAE ACV 1.1 is a unique mix of true open-ocean amphibious capability, land mobility, survivability, payload, and growth potential to accommodate the evolving operational needs of the United States Marine Corps (USMC). the ACV 1.1 offering proved its ability to successfully perform ship launch and recovery. ACV 1.1 provides MRAP+ survivability which was demonstrated during government testing. This version has extra CROWS gun system with countermeasures. Lego USA Marines BAE Amphibious Combat Vehicle ACV 1.1 (1) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego USA Marines BAE Amphibious Combat Vehicle ACV 1.1 (2) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego USA Marines BAE Amphibious Combat Vehicle ACV 1.1 (3) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego USA Marines BAE Amphibious Combat Vehicle ACV 1.1 (4) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego USA Marines BAE Amphibious Combat Vehicle ACV 1.1 (5) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr
  25. This super heavy military tank has 4 indipendent tracks, that guarantee movement even in the event of one of them breaking, configuration which allow to face the most difficult terrain. This tank it also has a hull in ultra-resistant composite materials with specific deflecting angles to deflect enemy projectiles. It has a 2 main hatches, and an hatch in rear position in the hull. It mounts a M1128 Mobile Gun System as the main turret and employs a crew of 3 members. This is a modified version of the 7297 set. Lego Super Heavy Tank MAMMOTH (1) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Super Heavy Tank MAMMOTH (2) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr Lego Super Heavy Tank MAMMOTH (3) by Jordan Parmegiani, su Flickr