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Pitbull by jflaxman Pitbull by jflaxman

The Pitbull is a heavy quad armed with a revolving turret. The first Clan Zahl examples immediately proved their worth against the lighter technicals most of their opponents used. Some of their success can be attributed to better tactics, but this has not stopped other clans from fielding equivalents.


Design Features:


- The original Pitbull used a 7L turbodiesel which was more efficient than most engines of its size and could run on cruder kinds of fuel. Clan Zahl has greatly benefited from Consortium technology; the engines used by other clans are usually inferior.

- Four drive wheels, Kevlar-belted tyres, and a strong coil-spring suspension provide excellent offroad mobility. Pitbulls have often been able to catch lighter, faster vehicles facing them in bad terrain.

- The standard Pitbull can be fitted with many different kinds of armour. Damaged plates can be replaced with improvised ones if need be. This example carries extra shielding over the windows, grille and gun turret.

- The Pitbull’s central turret offers more protection than a tray or flatbed; communication between gunners and cabin crew is easier; and crew can change positions without leaving the vehicle. These traits proved decisive during clashes with older technicals, whose gunners were much more exposed and harder to replace under fire.

- Most Pitbulls were originally armed with a 20mm cannon and 7.62mm machine gun, though many variants exist. Different weapon combinations have less effect on handling due to the turret’s central placement.

The Pitbull’s small rear tray lets it double as a light transport, but in combat it is usually emptied to provide room for loot or casualties. Some Pitbulls carry extra gunners; they can easily dismount and scout short distances ahead, or perform minor duties under cover of the Pitbull’s guns.

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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional
sweet job
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice piece. It reminds me of some WWII armored cars.
FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This would make a great vehicle in my Stalker game but they don't let you drive in that game. It sucks. :D
jflaxman Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
I've never played Stalker but I've only heard good things about it! The setting's a main point of interest. Stalkers also get a mention in Metro 2033, one of the best books I've read this year.

Ravaged might be worth a try if you're after vehicles. It's gotten mixed reviews but I hear that part really shines.
FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you enjoyed Metro 2033 then you must read Road Side Picnic  by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky it was the inspiration for STALKER and in some ways for the Metro novel and two games as well so far, the book being written by one of Strugatsky's biggest fans from what I understand. The three STALKER games and the two Metro games are some of my absolute favorites. I can get lost in them for days at a time even if they are not completely open world sand box style games of which I am completely addicted to.

I have Ravaged on my Steam wishlist and have been going to get it for some time but unfortunately money is tight at the moment having gone through such a bad winter but it won't be long before the heating bill will be caught up and I'll have a few extra bucks to waste. :D I'll let ya know what I think. I never listen to reviews for the most part. I prefer to make up my own mind.
Psyrecxx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks exactly like what I'd expect people who live in the Australian Outback to drive.
Whoa awesome!
CanRay Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Have to ask, are these communities able to build engines on their own, or are they salvaging the wastes for old engines to rebuild?

Also, where do they get the fuel?
jflaxman Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
It's an open world right now so there are many answers! Most Wasteland factions have to rely on salvaged engines and/or parts, but the three main powers (the Alliance, Veyon Industries, and the CMIC) retain some heavy industry and can build their own.

Many different fuels are used. Petrol still exists, but is rare and only refined in a few locations. Diesel engines are more common; these use cruder shale oil or various organic fuels. Some Veyon machines run on hydrogen. More primitive communities use steam, wind or muscle power - I've drawn some concept sketches but haven't photoshopped them yet.

I spent a lot of last year on vehicle concepts, but your comment's reminded me there's lots of work to do on the world!
CanRay Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
There's always more work on a world.  It is never finished, only abandoned.
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