A simple but effective battle tank, the MBT-09 is what happens when you build too many tanks and don’t get online enough.
Here’s the url.
It’s got a 120mm KGCX cannon, a 12.7mm sidearmament, is completely mouse-guided (mouse aims and fires so you just center a tank in your crosshairs and click) and has a very low profile. It’s designed to have an enclosed driver/gunner compartment (no sniper shots taking out the driver :P), a reinforced compartment where the 120mm ammo adv dupe (release by karbine) is, and has independent treads (well, wheels adv ballsocketed together).
W = forward
A = brake the left track
D = brake the right track
Space = forces turret to weld-latch to frame, useful so that you can move quickly and not have complicated welds hopping around like mad
- = Increase throttle (uses speed setting on wire wheel & adv input)
- = Decrease throttle
LMouse = Fire AP 120mm round (also weld-latches gun and barrel to frame to auto-stabilize the gun)
RMouse = Fire secondary 12.7mm gun (also useful as spotting rifle)
Left display = Range to target (ignores the world though, so only hits target and tells when you have a target in sights)
Right display = Displays Miles an Hour speed and Throttle control setting
There is no reverse. It just turns on a dime. It can drive with one track welded to the side to turn, and has a very very low profile. I neglected to put a suspension on, even my leaf spring suspension was too tall to do that, and I also neglected to make an elevating gun, since the tank is so low anyway and I wanted it to be stable when firing so I could long-range shoot (why it weld latches on fire)
Being so low it’ll hit other tanks and still be stable, so there’s no need to depress the gun barrel (I’ve found that makes the gun hop up and down while in motion a lot. It has a top speed of forty-three miles an hour, on wide wheels, which gives it good stability and traction.
Basically in a nutshell, it’s the most fancy “nothing-fancy” tank out there that I know of. I looked up a few gcombat battles on youtube, and found that mouse-aiming is a huge advantage in tank combat, as is a ranger and a small frame. This is an almost-perfect centering of the crosshairs and the gun barrel. Hence my creation.
Please comment. It’s my first post, but i’ve been in gmod for several years now, just always played offline. I use KGCX all the time, and used basic wire mod. The tank is like 90 props or less, I think like 70, so you can add armor without crashing a server. Figured it’d be good. Maybe sometime I’ll upload an adv dupe if you guys want.
Thanks! Tell me what you think!
Just FYI : this is my suspension tutorial that’s just a few quick ways to do easy suspensions --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPrQgvalB3o . It’s rather confusing since I was tired and only uploaded because I was tired of seeing elastic suspensions, but is really good. I reference it a lot.